Prof Seeks Funds for Zombie Study

If you still don’t believe me, that college is a waste of time and money, there are way too many young people in college, there are way too many colleges and universities, etc.–well, read on.

First, let me just give you, verbatim, the lead to this news story from Latinos Health.

“Can a zombie apocalypse really occur? [No] Tara Smith, an associate professor from Ohio’s Kent State University, is issuing an international call to action to fund and promote studies on how to prevent a possible zombie outbreak.” (http://www.latinoshealth.com/articles/13743/20151215/zombie-apocalypse-possibility-rise-infection-trigger-international-call-action-expert.htm )

Zombie-ism is also being studied at Cornell.

Apparently they don’t understand, at our glorious institutions of higher learning, that there is no such thing as a zombie. Well, hey, if you can study an imaginary thing like man-made Global Warming, you might as well study zombies, too.

All right, at the very bottom of the article they say they’re popularizing Science, and trying to capture public attention for needed scientific work, by tying it in with… zombies.

Uh, Prof, do your students know there’s no such thing as zombies? Have you made that clear to them? Betcha haven’t.

So here we are, a bunch of interllecturals, schnorring for public money, taxpayers’ money, so we can study zombies! Like we don’t already take in enough moola in tuition?

America would be twice as good a country with half as many universities.

20 comments on “Prof Seeks Funds for Zombie Study

  1. Great graphic lol. Wonder if Mothman will be taking this course? As I ponder this, it occurs to me that this fits right in with the left’s agenda – making zombies out of our children. And what possible employment opportunities would this provide? Hmmm . . .

    1. I’m quite surprised that they have made a comeback. To me, zombie movies were always cheesy, schlockish and pointless. Want to make a scary movie? Put a saltwater croc’ in it. Watch The Ghost and the Darkness, which are the names given to two lions in a movie based on historic fact. Beats the heck out of some phony zombie movie.

    2. “The Ghost and the Darkness”–yeah, that’s a good one. Based on the true story of “the man-eaters of Tsavo,” about a pair of young male lions who developed a taste for railroad workers.

    3. As long as they stick to railroad workers, I’ll sleep ok at night. When they start branching into network engineers I’ll worry.

      No kidding about this, motion sensing wildlife cameras have photographed a Jaguar in the mountains just south of my neighborhood. Jaguars were extinct in North America for roughly 100 years, but they seem to be making a comeback. I think I’ll start carrying a spray bottle when I go outside. Bad 200-300 LB. Kitty!

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Jefe_(jaguar)

    4. That can change. When I bought this house, there was no disclosure of Jaguars living just a few miles away. 🙂

      Mule Deer are very common around these parts and I assume that’s the big attraction for the Jaguar. It would be no problem at all for it to feed itself in the area. While the Jaguar is close, as the crow flies, it’s unlikely that it would ever come much nearer than 5 or so miles away from the neighborhood. That would involve crossing open land with few sources of concealment. There are plenty of deer near where El Jefe lives and a working cattle ranch with free-range cattle between here and there.

      Just a second. What’s that rustling sound? Better go outside and check. Agggghhhhhh! 🙂

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