Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Brooks , Max (2011-09-27), World War Z, Three Rivers Pr, Retrieved on 2012-01-03
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  • Folksonomies: fiction science fiction zombies

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    03 JAN 2012

     No One Will Join the Military to Fight the Zombies

    Even if the coffers hadn’t been empty, if we’d had all the money to make all the uniforms we needed to implement Phase Two, who do you think we could have conned into filling them? This goes to the heart of America’s war weariness. As if the “traditional” horrors weren’t bad enough—the dead, the disfigured, the psychologically destroyed—now you had a whole new breed of difficulties, “The Betrayed.” We were a volunteer army, and look what happened to our volunteers. How man...
    Folksonomies: war military zombies
    Folksonomies: war military zombies
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    The volunteer military cannot find personnel after endless wars in the Middle East and the Government betraying soldiers by overextending their commitments prevents volunteers from being willing to sign up.

    03 JAN 2012

     All That Goes Into A Bottle of Root Beer

    Ingredients: molasses from the United States anise from Spain licorice from France vanilla (bourbon) from Madagascar cinnamon from Sri Lanka cloves from Indonesia wintergreen from China pimento berry oil from Jamaica balsam oil from Peru And that’s just for a bottle of peacetime root beer.
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    In a post-apocalyptic world, it becomes apparent how much we relied on world trade for the products we use every day.

    03 JAN 2012

     Self-Described Otaku

    I was an “otaku.” I know that term has come to mean a great many things to a great many people, but for me it simply meant “outsider.” I know Americans, especially young ones, must feel trapped by societal pressure. All humans do. However, if I understand your culture correctly, individualism is something to be encouraged. You revere the “rebel,” the “rogue,” those who stand proudly apart from the masses. For you, individuality is a badge of honor. For us, it is a ribbon of sh...
    Folksonomies: culture geek nerd otaku
    Folksonomies: culture geek nerd otaku
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    The term "Otaku" carries horrible connotations in Japanese culture, so it seems highly unlikely that a Japanese male would describe himself as such, but in Max Brooks' book, he has such a character. Posted here for the fascinating definition of Otaku that bares little relation to the actual definition.