Energy Secretary Steven Chu talks zombies and vampires on Facebook


Hard to imagine any of GW's secretaries doing something like this. Pretty cool.

WASHINGTON — The walking dead have infiltrated the Energy Department.

Energy Secretary Steven Chu shared a picture of himself as a zombie on his Facebook page in an effort to teach users about saving electricity.

"To date, there is no scientific evidence about the existence of zombies, but what about vampires?" Chu asked in a Facebook note.

He went on to warn readers about so called "vampire appliances," such as computers, stereos and DVD players, which use power in standby mode.


A member of Chu's staff found the zombified photo of Chu on a technology blog and forwarded it to him, said department spokesman Dan Leistikow.

"As a lifelong geek, I've never had such a cool Halloween costume," Chu wrote on Facebook.

He is an active Facebook user with more than 14,500 followers. Recent posts include his thoughts on the film "The Social Network," a question-and-answer session about home energy efficiency and a video tribute to his high school physics teacher.