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-- -- Combing through Q if you rural room and have to -- -- and what shows some.
Well -- -- starts in California have released reports focusing on the phenomenon specifically on that trance like state.
-- -- -- -- -- Even though we dodged a bullet today whether it's called judgment day the rapture or doomsday trying to help lots of people believe the end is still here.
Now even the Centers for Disease Control the CDC is getting on the bandwagon.
Using all the chatter about.
Doomsday is an opportunity to make people aware of the need to be ready for real time real -- disasters.
In Los Angeles and my next guest he's Max Brooks.
He's an Emmy award winning writer he's the author of the zombie survival guide.
He's also the -- of Mel Brooks who wrote and directed my two favorite comedy is young Frankenstein.
And blazing saddles and of the late great actress and bankrupt from delighted.
-- to welcome -- so how do you feel about the CDC edging into your territory.
Well I think it's about time the government started doing things like this because.
For the first time in my lifetime you've got kids talking about disaster preparedness only they don't know that they think they're talking about zombie preparedness but it's not having that where there's obviously make up from the radiation leaks from the Japanese nuclear plants -- mean.
-- -- Zombies not slugs -- No the thing about zombies is it's a great way to get kids thinking about real disasters.
If you put out a book about an earthquake at a nuclear disaster.
No teenagers gonna read that.
But if you put -- a book about surviving zombies you're actually going to get kids talking about things like.
Clean water dried food.
Basic preparedness having a plan being prepared I can tell you that a lot of the kids that -- meet.
Who are into zombies actually know more about surviving real disasters than their parents and when -- into zombies as you say I mean.
We -- today conceive of the zombies coming from and do they believe that they are the living dead.
No I I think that you break it down as far as 90%.
Of zombie fans think it's fine and if you're staying and just like -- -- into it.
-- -- 10% who are actually getting -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Yet the -- so they're actually getting ready they're the ones who don't know where I live up up up up.
I I appreciate that but that how what is on BP created what -- the mechanism.
It's pretty much depends on which movie.
Or book or medium you're talking about there's -- really.
Radiation or a virus that's pretty much the big one is the viral zombie which is transmitted through bites.
Then there's the one of.
-- voodoo but that's pretty much.
Commanded by a dark lord that just -- cheap labor up upward.
I had to -- you believe that 10%.
-- kids believe zombies are real the really is that is that is that it joked I'm maybe I'm.
Missing it not I did I did not -- kids I said people I think there's I think 10% of the population.
Will believe anything.
Do you zombies.
Be -- weapons of mass destruction in Iraq it doesn't -- People will believe anything did you -- to deny any president -- did you believe at 3 o'clock Pacific time today that they world was going to end.
-- that there was a chance.
No and I didn't bet on it but I wish I -- about some people that did I would have bet them.
Max Brooks great to see you.
Regards to dad are you pick -- close to that you -- -- jokes.
But don't quite that's actually very proud -- you for having a job and not ask you Monica and Steffi -- -- that.
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