The news came out yesterday that the premiere episode of Season 5 of The Walking Dead pulled in a record 17 million viewers Sunday night.
In the past two or three years, zombies seem to have replaced vampires as the creatures most likely to appear in a fictional work. (Of course, the zombies have absolutely no redeeming qualities, whereas since the debut of the Twilight series, vampires have been romanticized.)
Today an AP article came out stating that the World Health Organization is now predicting that in two months time there could be as many as 10,000 new cases of Ebola per week. Per week.
(Am I the only one who sees a certain ghoulish parallel?)