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Is the Zombie Apocalypse Underway?

By JoshMogerman in News on Oct 30, 2011 7:00PM

His time in Washington, D.C., prepared Rahm Emanuel for interactions with flesh-eating zombies [Chicago Mayor's Office]

Does City Hall have a sense of humor or are we in the midst of a zombie preparedness drill? We have not seen signs of walking dead near any of the Chicagoist outposts, but we saw this photo on the Mayor’s Facebook page that suggests otherwise.

Since Mayor Rahm Emanuel is clearly taking zombie preparedness seriously, so are we. It is time to dust off your copy of the Centers for Disease Control's guidance to the public on supplies necessary to survive a zombie apocalypse. Hungry? We have a list of Chicago restaurants most likely to weather a zombie apocalypse. You might also stock up on some Three Floyds Zombie Dust or some rum to make our Zombie cocktail. Businessmen could learn a thing or two about "How to Succeed in Business by Being a Zombie," and kids can trade their zombie baseball cards.

While we cower in the basement or in one of our hideouts, let us know if you witness any shamblers moving through your hood (and don’t be confused by ill-informed trick-or-treaters getting an early start on Halloween).

And if the zombie apocolypse is not underway we are going to be really pissed at Mayor Emanuel for distracting us from all the other pressing issues facing the City. Emanuel might not be fazed by zombies, but going Orson Welles on us won't improve our schools, get enough police into troubled neighborhoods, or the fix the budget... even if it will make us smile.