The tax revenue potential prompted Adam Chodorow, of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, to recommend that legislators enact special tax laws for the undead that would have the undead categorized the same as those in a persistent vegetative state.
Still, it wasn't long before spoilsports began to dampen the fun, and the CDC's "endorsement" of the zombie apocalypse was rescinded. CDC spokesman David Daigle saying his agency "does not know of a virus or condition that would reanimate the dead or one that would present zombie-like symptoms."
Somehow, a split has occurred between those who get the joke and those who believe with all their heart that the dead can be reanimated. According to Google, "zombie apocalypse" is the third-most-frequently-searched phrase trending right now.
Thankfully, the humorous side of the undead continues, and my favorite new trend involves couples choosing to have zombie weddings.
Said the pastor at one recent wedding, in an interview with MSN, the couple came together to "celebrate one of the scariest moments of their lives."
It seems an appropriate way to recognize their undying love.
Although I wonder if they rewrite that one particular wedding vow: "Till death us do part."
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