Slate has a cool interactive graph chronicling the job loss in local regions for the last 26 months. Click "play" and watch it progress on a month by month basis. It's like watching a zombie movie where people are initially infected one by one but the situation soon starts spiraling out of control. To my naked eye Texas seems to be relatively immune to the disease so far, but if we follow the zombie movie analogy then the state is merely due for an extremely gruesome death. Where is Bruce Campbell when we need him?