Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Zombie-mania, Could it be Lamer?

Okay, so I was going to post on Zombie books and add a little about Zombie-Mania but the more I looked into zombie wannabes the more it became apparent that zombie-mania was a post all on its own. I've even heard someone say that Zombies are more popular than vampires. What I want to know, is why do people want to be zombies? Zombies aren't cool, the people that kill them and survive are cool, being a zombie is like wanting to be slaughtered to promote someone else's cool factor. I guess I just don't get it, but there are a lot of people that do.

Locally, zombie marches/walks have occurred, or are planned to occur:

http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2008/10/grand_rapids_rob_bliss.html

http://www.lansingcitypulse.com/lansing/article-2984-culture-shock.html

When I tried to research these local marches, I found a website for the entire country, although I didn't inspect it for validity. http://www.zombiewalk.com/forum/index.php?sid=7941365fdaa124c4f4b11d16d150038d

I also have been informed about a tumblr with growing popularity which is dedicated to photos of zombies, and even Stephen Colbert sounded off about the new 'zombie tag' epidemic: http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/187340/october-07-2008/threatdown---zombies

And if you think zombie-mania is restricted just to humans, think again: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/homepage/story/67975.html

Even with this new desire to be a zombie, I don't think you will find any kindergartners saying they want to be a zombie when they grow up, and when we're all zombies will we be holding 'Human Marches'? When all of us die and then rise up again, will we long for those days when we were alive or will we just be more desiring of brains and moaning for our lost limbs and lost humanity?

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