Writing this from my lunch break at work. :)
There are some fun games on the Internet that are free or almost free. Rune Scape is a popular Java based game. The graphics are not great but it's much more better looking than the old school MUDs. The game is free to play but if you want more access to different worlds and skills then it's $6 a month. Not bad compared to Ever Quest or Xbox live. While playing this game I was cutting down some trees and broke my axe. I spent so much time just walking around trying to see who would fix it I gave up for a few months. lol
Speaking of old school games, here's a client for Windows that allows playing of old MUDs. These are text based games on the Internet, they mostly came out in the early 90's. It's called Zugg's MUD Client and for $30 offers a bunch of extras. Looks pretty cool. Also has access to all MUDs making it easy to find a new game.
Incase there is ever a zombie break out, this book will be at the top of the list to buy. The Zombie Survival Guide is pretty funny to read, lots of information about which weapon to use and why the biggest car isn't the best idea to drive (*hint the roads would be blocked and attracts zombies).
While on the topic of zombies, Kevan Davis has created a very interesting graphical example of a zombie breakout. Zombie Infection Simulation v2 simulates zombies infecting people. While Zombie Infection Simulation v2.3, Davis gave the humans a choice to either fight or run, leaving a 50 percent change they will still be infected. Amazing just how fast the v2 people get infected since they don't fight at all.