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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-07-02 04:54
Subject: [cancer] Top 10 reasons why cancer is like the zombie apocalypse
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Tags:cancer, funny, health
10. Cancer strikes when you least expect it.
9. Like a zombie lurking in your basement, cancer is with you no matter what you do.
8. Cancer scares the hell out of everybody around you.
7. Cancer isn't contagious, but it spreads anyway.
6. Cancer turns your body into an enemy of the state.
5. Cancer makes the familiar terrifying.
4. Cancer is always on the wrong side of the locked door, with you.
3. No matter how hard you hit it with a shovel, cancer can come back.
2. Somehow there's always blood involved.
1. Cancer eats your braaaaaaiiiiiiin, no matter where in your body it's happening.

Originally published at jlake.com.

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russ: grr
User: goulo
Date: 2009-07-02 13:17 (UTC)
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Wait - it's my understanding that zombie-ism is contagious. Didn't you see 28 Days Later?
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User: kara_gnome
Date: 2009-07-02 13:37 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
LOL, this is too true to be funny, but it's very funny, too.
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User: bridget_coila
Date: 2009-07-02 14:57 (UTC)
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and dont forget...

- in the end, the hero will, sometimes against all odds, beat the clamoring horde and survive to rebuild the world... (take that zombie cancer!)

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merlinwon: meditation
User: merlinwon
Date: 2009-07-02 15:37 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
This was funny and true.. And i like the zombie part.. lol! Cancer has been with the first born on dads side of the family and i hope it stopped with him. Cuz i be next. Yet maybe if it does happen then i won't be around to see 2012 or more destruction of the earth as mankind rapes her. Good Post!
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Danny Adams
User: madwriter
Date: 2009-07-02 16:32 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
World War C, by Jay Lake.
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Allison Lonsdale: science
User: caprine
Date: 2009-07-02 18:12 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
This. Or a collaboration with the zombie-mad Seanan McGuire (cadhla).
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S. Boyd Taylor
User: sboydtaylor
Date: 2009-07-02 16:47 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Black humor, but good humor.

Best wishes, and good luck, man!
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User: imzadidragonfly
Date: 2009-07-02 17:42 (UTC)
Subject: 3. No matter how hard you hit it with a shovel...
Number three sounds very cathartic. So much so that I'd be willing to find a stand-in for cancer and and bring on a little smack-down. I'd need to borrow a shovel though. Oh! Maybe I could borrow one of those ceremonial shovels they paint gold for groundbreakings. Or a sledgehammer.
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User: tsheehan
Date: 2009-07-02 20:36 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Number 3. Awesome.
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2009-07-03 08:06 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
As a recent cancer survivor (4 months now) who spent a lot of downtime watching zombie movies, this is great! Keeping your sense of humor is hard with cancer, but it helps immensely, even if it makes other people uneasy. My wife started calling me 'Nos' once I lost my hair and 40 pounds since she thought I looked like Max Schrek...
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