Mattress Vancouver

Simmons Mattress Gallery's Blog

Vancouver’s Zombie Walk

Haven’t been sleeping well? Feel stressed and under appreciated? Trouble at home? Lose your worries at this year’s Zombie Walk.

The Zombie Walk returns to Vancouver to round off the summer. The event was moved from its earlier date in August, to September, to appease the tourism industry. Apparently an army of foot-dragging, near-dead, blood-spitting ghouls is off-putting to cruise ship passengers.

Never-or-less, the dead will have their day. All you need to concern yourself with on September 6th is ‘braaaaaains.’ That and your make-up.

The organizers have planned a 3 p.m. meet-up at the Vancouver Art Gallery, with a 4 p.m. start time for the parade of undead corpses. The route will be the same as years prior: west down Robson and then south on Denman to English Bay. The shenanigans should wrap up around 6 p.m.

All participants are kindly asked to help with the cleanup, i.e., blood detail. The undead leave a nasty slug trail.

Spectators are welcome and encouraged to document the walk on social media.

The police will also be on hand to monitor the event and keep the fun safe for everyone. Zombies are asked not to deface public or private property and to respect the space of the bystanders.

Need a little inspiration for your costume or zombie movements? Your homework for the week is a sit-down viewing of any or all of the films listed below:

  • Shaun of the Dead
  • World War Z
  • Night of the Living Dead
  • 28 Days Later
  • Dawn of the Dead (our favourite)

“This is the way the world ends; not with a bang or a whimper,

but with zombies breaking down the back door.”Amanda Hocking

Stopping Zombies With Sleep

This has been one of the craziest weeks for news in a long time. There have been four. Four! Headlines about cannibalism this week alone. People are eating other people. Not necessarily brains. But what starts with a little face nibble here, and the odd rump roast there, can quickly accelerate our pleasant little cities into something out of the Walking Dead.

The Zombie Apocalypse is coming. But it can be stopped. If you read between the lines in the gory details, there is one common denominator that is summoning the zombie-like behavior – hallucinations brought on by sleep deprivation.

Sleep deprivation can be caused by working strange shifts, being worried, or having some kind of chemical in your system. It’s hard to imagine that anything as innocent sounding as ‘bath salts’ could be so dangerous. Bath salts is a new designer drug that has hit the streets across North America. Besides its adrenaline-inducing, euphoric results, it’s also known to have some rather unfortunate side-effects – like panic, extreme insomnia (one man was up for eight days straight), and cannibalism.

The most recent story of one man eating another man’s face., that was brought about by bath salts. The Montreal parts killer, who sent a rather gruesome ‘You’re costing us an arm and a leg’ message to the government – he ate bits of his victim as well. He was heavy into the drugs too. He probably wasn’t hungry. He just needed a nap. We’re thinking, if he had a better bed, this might not have happened.

So the next time your neighbour starts looking a little tasty, we suggest you untuck the napkin from around your neck, put down the knife and fork, and sleep yourself back to sanity.

  • Statcounter

    counter for wordpress