Framing the Dialogue

You Might Be A Zombie and Other Bad News

I would characterize this collection of “shocking but utterly true FACTS” a cross between one of those bathroom readers, Ripley’s believe it or not, and Mad Magazine (Sorry Cracked Magazine).  I grew up on both Cracked and Mad which might explain a lot about my psyche and why I liked this You Might Be a Zombie and Other Bad News: Shocking but Utterly True Facts by the editors of

There is a lot of humor;

“Back in 1993, PC Professional columnist Lisa Holst decided to prove that you could make up anything on the Internet and people would believe it.  She did this by putting together some utterly ridiculous ‘facts’…Holst’s email was forwarded from inbox to inbox.”

 A lot of information;

“Five stories the media doesn’t want you to know about.  At its best, the media is a knife at the throat of tyrants everywhere, the ever-watchful guardian of the interests of the people.  Unfortunately, it’s rarely at its best.”

A lot of “I never knew that;”

“color of lighting did indeed have an effect on children, but even more bizarrely, it had an equal effect even if they were blind.”

 And a lot of Wow;

“While campaigning for a third term, Roosevelt (Teddy) was shot by a madman and, instead of treating the wound, delivered his campaign speech with the bleeding, undressed bullet hole in his chest.”

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