Items of recent awesomeness

Some of these links aren’t as shiny-new as they were when I started this post, but even so:

The CDC’s zombie apocalypse preparedness plan: Yes, the CDC is all over the possibility of a zombie apocalypse. For real.

If zombies did start roaming the streets, CDC would conduct an investigation much like any other disease outbreak. CDC would provide technical assistance to cities, states, or international partners dealing with a zombie infestation. This assistance might include consultation, lab testing and analysis, patient management and care, tracking of contacts, and infection control (including isolation and quarantine).

Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn move trailer: I knew Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson were making a Tintin movie, but I didn’t realize just how OMGAWESOME it was going to be until I saw the trailer:

The Javascript PC emulator: pure amazing geekery. This is an x86 processor being emulated in Javascript inside a browser. And it’s running Linux. To be clear: what is essentially a full computer is running independently inside the browser. Which theoretically means you could run, well, anything inside of it.

Two brilliant (goofy?) ideas

One of the goals I have in mind for 2011 is to get back to writing more on this, my first blog (without slacking off on my other two blogs). Sometimes that will be in the form of braindumps, just random ideas I have bouncing around my head that need to be recorded somewhere. Brilliant? Maybe. Goofy? Possibly. Here are two.

#1: Santa Claus, Zombie Killer. This just seems so obvious that I’m not sure why I haven’t seen it somewhere before. Although I admit I may have been subliminally influenced by Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter; it’s hard not to see a title like that and not internalize it somehow.

#2: Godzilla vs. Voltron. This popped into my head on New Year’s Eve while we were over at our friends’, watching a Godzilla movie (one of the ’90s ones). Since Godzilla is usually the villain this would totally work; it would of course have to be the lion Voltron fighting Godzilla. This would be completely awesome, though I bet the licensing on this type of deal would be a real bitch.

"Pet Sematary" zombie dogs

Okay, this is damn freaky. Apparently US scientists have succeeded in reanimating dead dogs—yup, bringing them back to life by replacing their blood, cooling them down, and shocking them with electricity.

They claim the zombie dogs are “perfectly normal, with no brain damage.” Riiiiiight.

There is no way I would trust a dog—or any animal really—to be normal again that died and was brought back to life like Frankenstein’s monster. I’ve seen Pet Sematary (just the movie; ironically it’s one of the few Stephen King novels I haven’t read), that just ain’t happenin’.

On the other hand, when I clicked through to the article I just about wet myself laughing so hard at the totally inappropriate stock photo they used…

Via Slashdot.