Dead Man Walking

I’ve just run across an unsettling story on the BBC’s website: while we’ve been bickering about philosophical zombies, it appears that over in Cambodia they have to deal with the real thing. Have a look here.

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9 Comments

  1. MikeZ says

    We’re not falling for it! :-)

    – M

    Posted April 1, 2007 at 8:23 pm | Permalink
  2. Eugene says

    Hmm, it is a Resident Evils, Cambodian version and it can only outbroke at April 1st every year after rain season. Did Colonel Walter E. Kurtz resurrected his army of dead men in this way to scare shit out of Viet Congs?

    Posted April 2, 2007 at 3:59 pm | Permalink
  3. MikeZ says

    Wait a minute… at the time of Malcolm’s posting, it wasn’t even April 1st in Cambodia. Foul! :-)

    You’ll have to do better next year.

    – M

    Posted April 2, 2007 at 7:55 pm | Permalink
  4. Malcolm says

    Tough room…

    Posted April 2, 2007 at 8:02 pm | Permalink
  5. Eugene says

    It depends on the timezone. Mike, When Malcolm posted it. It April 1st in East Asia already.

    Posted April 3, 2007 at 9:52 am | Permalink
  6. MikeZ says

    Cambodia is GMT+7, EDT is GMT-4 which give you a delta of +11. His posting was at 3:30pm on April 1 which would be 2:30am on April 2nd. It was no longer April fools day in Cambodia at the time of the post. Feel free to verify this at http://www.worldtimeserver.com/

    – M

    Posted April 3, 2007 at 8:45 pm | Permalink
  7. eugene says

    That is right, Mike. But when BBC posted it. it is on April 1st 2005.
    So Malcolm finally saw that on April 1st 2007.

    http://www.snopes.com/humor/iftrue/zombies.asp

    Posted April 5, 2007 at 10:45 pm | Permalink
  8. Malcolm says

    Good Lord, are you two still bickering about this?? Move along, lads. Nothing to see here.

    Posted April 5, 2007 at 11:08 pm | Permalink
  9. MikeZ says

    What? And sweep your lack of timeliness on this item under the rug?? :-) A recycled April Fools item, no less! Malcolm, Malcolm, Malcolm….

    :-)

    – M

    Posted April 6, 2007 at 8:15 am | Permalink