"(Reuters) - A blog post by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that mentions a 'zombie apocalypse' as a lighthearted way to get Americans to read about preparing for hurricanes drove so much traffic that it crashed the website, the agency said on Thursday.
"The Zombie Apocalypse campaign is a social media effort by the CDC's Public Health and Preparedness center to spread the word about the June 1 start of hurricane season."
Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/20/us-zombies-idUSTRE74J44A20110520
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention zombie blog page: http://emergency.cdc.gov/socialmedia/zombies_blog.asp
I think that's great. I'm sure there are many people who consider this an unfit use of tax dollars, but I like it. You never know when zombies might attack.