ATL'S CDC Takes On Z-O-M-B-I-E-S

Though the real Apocalypse may be a bust, the zombie apocalypse still lurks in our future. In an amazing show of tongue-in-cheek preparedness, Atlanta's Center for Disease Control ("CDC") published a wildly popular blog entry providing advice for the public in the event of a zombie apocalypse.  Check the awesome article out here.

This is not the CDC's first connection with zombies; you guys might remember the facility's prominent role in the first season finale of AMC's The Walking Dead.  The CDC is a real place -- it's located on Emory University's campus, and I lived next door to it for years.

Aww, look. it's me graduating from Emory.
But the location they filmed for the show was NOT the actual CDC,  because it must be impossible to get a permit to film at the CDC.  Instead, the show creators picked a funky, futuristic-looking building outside Atlanta city limits to shoot Dead, namely the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center.  The real CDC looks like a factory in Gotham City. Now, where have you heard about Cobb County before?

Walking Dead's CDC at the Cobb Performing Arts Centre with an "re" because they're pretentious.
The Real CDC on Emory's Campus.
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November 8, 2011 at 5:14 PM delete

I'm a huge walking dead fan. I'm visiting Atlanta and just biked 7 miles to the CDC to see where they filmed everything.... It did not look the same, so I googled it from my iPhone and found this blog post. BUMMER!! Guess I'll have to bike to Cobb tomorrow.


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