Halloween + Home Improvement Hardware = Zombie Preparedness
Check this out, and it's just in time for the second season premiere of AMC's The Walking Dead:
According to the Omaha World-Herald, the Westlake Ace Hardware chain of stores in Nebraska have rolled out "Zombie Preparedness Centers". This Halloween season ad campaign involves posters, buttons, and store employees who offer advice on which tools, cleaners and locks are most effective at fighting off hordes of the ravenous undead. Click here to read the whole story.
Also check out the official Westlake Ace Hardware Zombie Preparedness Center site. This site offers zombie defense and zombie proofing tips for humans, as well as bodily repairs and home and lifestyle tips for zombies. (Ace's site is "equal zombor-tunity", so it doesn't discriminate between the living and the reanimated.) This reminds me of the Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse blog post that the Center for Disease Control (CDC) published last May, which later included an interview with World War Z author Max Brooks.