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We adore Cracked.com. Smart, insightful, no-nonsense comedy that often actually teaches you something (often things you never wanted to know, but still). So when they announced they were doing a zombie series, we were amazingly on-board. Well, it’s here! All four episodes uploaded at once for a mini-binge.

Sadly, the whole thing kinda blows. There’s giggles, but overall… it’s a pass. You want something hilarious from Cracked? Watch After Hours. Seriously, some of the funniest stuff I’ve ever seen. If you absolutely must have a story from the zombie point-of-view, why not try Wasting Away? It wasn’t great either, but it did give it one hell of a try.

Guangzhou ZombieAs the New York Times reports, China is now arresting people creating hoaxes on social media after a rash of scares. Apparently, in addition to a refrigerated alien in Shandong Province and a hairless, lemur-elf-thing in the Huairou District of Beijing there have been no less that two high profile zombie reports that have gained traction with the population.

In one case photos of a mummified corpse found by archaeologists was promoted as  evidence of a zombie outbreak. In a second case, photos from an apparent subway zombie attack of a woman in the city of Guangzhou were published. Some reports claim the photos were of an actual assault, while others pin them as stills from a low-budget movie. Whatever the case may be, the man who posted them as a zombie attack spent 10 days in prison.

The moral of the story is clear: if you get attacked by a zombie in China, you might want to keep it to yourself.

John, over at Many a True Nerd, is our very favorite Let’s Player, and for his regular “Why Not Wednesday?” feature, he’s playing 2011’s zombie stomper “Dead Island”. He’s mature without being immature and his upbeat positivity is absolutely infectious!

If you like what you see, and we think you will, you should definitely check out any of his epic “Fallout” runs!