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Talk about dumb.  I was leaning against an enormous uber-bale of cotton, flicking a bic, when Richard said with emphasis, "I'm standing over here."  I looked up at the fluffy cotton wall, then I looked out toward the dusty horizon.  Cotton, as far as the eye could see.  Oops.  "Maybe I'd better not smoke here."

So many ways to flick a bic and win a Darwin Award.  Smoking in an oxygen tent, Smoking in an ammunition depot, Smoking while walking off a speeding bus,  Smoking while dressed as a mummy.  Smoking kills.

What am I doing on the road, you might ask?  I am seeking to investigate accounts of darwin awards moments during zombie attacks, boneheaded moves that could have been avoided.  

Yes I am aware of the irony that, with full knowledge aforethought, I am walking into areas of known infestations and pockets of zombie resistance.  What can I say?  I'm a Darwin Award waiting to happen.

Along the way, I'm teaching kids and adults to hula hoop!  If you wish for a personal lesson or demonstration, contact me and we'll put you on our zombie tour.

Wendy

11:03 AM PT: Smoking on an oil tank, Smoking next to a bucket of TNT, Smoking while dousing anthills with gasoline, and Smoking with a lapful of firecrackers.  The list goes on.


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