Brain-eating zombies invade SF Apple store

mac_zombie.jpg(Cnet) A horde of decaying zombies invaded San Francisco’s downtown Apple store on Friday evening, hunting for brains, terrifying the customers, and gnawing on iMacs. I’ve placed some photos here. I’m pleased to report that the zombies ultimately decided human brains were tastier than plastic iMacs, although it wasn’t for lack of effort in trying to vary what must be a monotonous diet. It was difficult to judge the exact number of zombies that shuffled through the city’s shopping district, losing limbs, blood, and unmentionable body parts along the way, but probably at least 150 converged on Union Square. Then they decided to visit nearby businesses, including the Apple store, Nordstrom, the Disney store, and the Westfield Mall.

Mystech: I hardly see how this is news worthy. Every time I’ve stepped foot inside an Apple Store, the place has been full of zombies. 🙂

The event was titled “SF Zombie Mob 2007,” and it was organized by the gruesome-minded folks at It’s akin to a flash mob, though because the participants trek around the city after gathering, the Zombie Mob was closer in concept to the Critical Mass bicycle ride, which coincidentally was happening at the same time along the same street. In truth, it was a pretty polite affair: only passers-by who volunteered to become zombie-fied were, and no arrests took place.

It may be worth noting that the Westfield Mall and Disney security tried to bar the zombies from entering, but Apple store security did not. In fact, salespeople were jostling one another for a position where they could take the best photo of the zombies (or themselves with the zombies, or their brains being eaten by the zombies).

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11 Responses

  1. Tara M. says:

    I am so torn between loving this and worrying that kids might be traumatized if they saw it coming and no one was quick to explain it wasn’t real.*

    I think I’m leaning toward the love.

    *Also, I think my kids would totally “Get it” and want to join in. But that may just be a sad reflection on the culture of my parenting.

  2. Mystech says:

    A little trauma builds character… or is that a character background. I forget.

  3. implementor says:

    Awesome :).

  4. roger fortier says:

    At last, a current photo of my progeny for the office desk. My customers will now know that their used car purchases are……..

  5. Victoria says:

    I am cut to the core. The Apple store is not full of zombies… unless… Oh My God! Could my husband secretly be a zombie? Can anyone secretly be a zombie?

  6. implementor says:

    “Can anyone secretly be a zombie?”

    Just Mac users :).

  7. Mystech says:

    Signs your partner may be a zombie…
    – Used to compliment your eyes, now just goes on and on about your BRAINZ!!!

  8. Victoria says:

    The whole Mac v. PC cults are very interesting to me. My loyalty is about what side my bread is buttered on and since Apple helps pay my mortgage, well–

    On a completely different, and zombie-related note– that zombie in the photo has very good teeth for an undead entity.

  9. Mystech says:

    About as far as I’ll go into the infamous PC vs Mac debate…
    – Choose the machine that best empowers you (whether it be work, play or social).
    – Remember that what you “like” isn’t necessary what others “like” or want.
    – All choices have their flaws. Failing to acknowledge them doesn’t indicate loyalty, just fanaticism.

    A diet high in brainz, means chewing through the skull which requires strong teeth in the first place and results in the ingestion of large amounts of calcium to maintain those teeth. I’m sure she also engages in regular dental hygiene.

  10. Victoria says:

    Hm. I see a future in zombie-oriented dental care products, not for me necessarily. I mean, I’m a chef and I ain’t cookin’ what zombies are eatin’. But imagine a zombie riff on the Orbit dirty mouth commercials… comedy gold.

  11. Melissa J. says:

    humm, sounds like the idea for the zombie flash mob a D*C…I am gonna have to get some fake blood…rip up some clothes…


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