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Posts Tagged ‘zombie

Zombies on the Brain (Pun Intended)

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As I’m writing this post, I’m watching the zombie romantic comedy Warm Bodies, starring Nicholas Hoult, John Malkovich, Teresa Palmer, and others. While I’m watching this for my enjoyment, I’ve been wanting to write something concerning zombies and their surge within mainstream media. Though this movie and others are one facet of this, comic books (The Walking Dead springs to mind and others),  novels, movies, television programs (again TWD comes to mind) continue to fill the mainstream and do not appear to be losing steam. However, I’m still mulling over what could be a good “in” for me into the conversation of zombies.
Right now, I’m reading Kyle William Bishop’s American Zombie Gothic: The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of the Walking Dead in Popular Culture, which follows the rise of the zombie from its roots in Haiti to the zombie’s more modern iterations. While this book is giving me some insight, I’m don’t know what would be the most interesting way to probe the “zombie” problem in literature and culture… I know that many have looked at the zombie as a figure of consumerism, others a fear of death, and much more…. Although these theories have been played out a little, I’m still intrigued by the zombie as a figure of…something… It can hold so much connotative possibility. What do I see it as? I’m pondering on that one.

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June 5, 2013 at 10:06 pm

Unintentional Zombie-ish Picture

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I know that this is my first post in a while and it will be brief, but I’m sharing this pic with you on here in anticipation of The Walking Dead premiere on AMC later tonight. While this picture is not necessarily one of a zombie, the effect of the poor printing makes this otherwise mundane advertisement a little off-putting and produces a scary looking normal lady. I hope you enjoy.

 

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October 14, 2012 at 2:57 pm

101 Things to Fear–Number 101: Zombie Penguins

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So, I’ve decided that over the next few months…weeks….a year…however long it takes I am going to do a constant set of posts that deal with the things the people should be fearing in the world. Now, I know it may seem a little weird or whatnot, but I think that all of you might enjoy! So, here’s the first of 101 posts about things that people should fear because terror does exist every where we look.

#101–Zombie Penguins. Now, I know what you’re thinking. This is a very illogical thing entirely. What self-respecting  zombie attacks a penguin? Well to be honest with you, I don’t know exactly. The only thing about it is that if the zombies are working on a special operations unit, Zombie Penguins would fall into this category. So, let us know the face of the enemy.

 

*They have water fairing capabilities which make them especially handy because the majority of zombies cannot swim. However, these little beasts can make it in the water and be a sneak attack on any unsuspecting orcas.k

*Penguins are cute, and people like them. From afar, the zombie penguin is capable of imitating the living penguin. Thereby, it can lure people to it so that it might attack and infect them very quickly without too much of a fight.

*Moreover, the zombie penguin is a master of blending in with the tuxedoed crowd which makes them especially deadly at black tie events. Here, they can attack the elite, movie stars, politicians, etc. With our most powerful individuals under the thrall of the zombie horde, what are we to do?

Conversely, the zombie penguin is a very distinctive creature and cannot run very quickly…so, without it being in the water or having its camouflaging abilities, it’s actually a pretty small threat to the general populace.

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February 19, 2011 at 9:30 pm