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Aug 30, 2007

"a zombie gathering"

Have you heard of these so-called "zombie walks"? See, in different cities around the world, people... umm...they...err... man, how can I describe a "zombie walk" so you'll understand? It's so complicated. Okay, stay with me. In a zombie walk, people dress up like zombies...and then they walk around. Does that make sense?

Anyway, I have a hard time deciding if I think it's a cool idea or not. Perhaps I find it cooler in theory than in reality, sort of like how I feel about The Jets. I mean, obviously the world needs more Samoan family supergroups, but then their music kinda blows (yes, yes, "Crush On You" aside...however, I always found "You Got It All Over Him" more disturbing than anything else).

Apparently there was a zombie walk in London recently, and CNN has a video blurb about it. I have to admit, for one second- just one second- I saw the "breaking video news" at the top of the page and "zombie invasion" on the video, and it was almost like the zombie invasion was really happening and it was kinda the best second evar.

Yes, a lot can happen in my imagination in one second, and yes, I'm a big fat nerd.

So watch the video and see people acting like zombies. I will say that zombies speaking with British accents sort of classes up the whole affair. I will also say that finding videos on CNN with titles like "Duck! Tomato incoming!", "Naked beer thief", and "Plate throwing relieves stress" depressed me.

10 cool points to anyone who knows where the picture at the top of this post came from; 5 additional points for knowing exactly what that thing is.

15 comments:

JA said...

It's from the Resident Evil videogame, ain't it? I recognize that staircase and corner. Man alive, I'm the geek. And, uh, it's a zombie? If I'm supposed to know who it is then I'm at a loss, and you win in the geek pissing contest I have decided we're having with this comment. ;-)

Theron said...

British people have an easier time dressing up as zombies because they don't have to go to the trouble of messing up their teeth. (See the way I employed "stereotype" humor there?)

m13b said...

Boston had a Zombie March this past May.

http://m13b.net/blog/525/boston-zombie-march/

Couldn't go, but really wish I had.

Casey C said...

Brits take their zombie invasions pretty seriously. At least the make an attempt at being prepared!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ynXBMgLEbM

Goose said...

I wanna walk in a Zombie Walk....

What a completely cool idea. With Halloween coming up (the holiday not the movie) things could be quite interesting.

Spread the word, Come one Come all. Oops, I suppose I would need to mention a city...Any city, USA.

starlen said...

I'm still not sure how I feel about the zombie walks, either. I think one of the earliest is probably the only one that is unquestionably awesome:

The LA Cacophony Society held a "Zombies for Gore" march during the Democratic National Convention in 2000.

HorrorHR said...

I witnessed one zombie walk in the old school hippe part of San Fran:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=F_a3HhHal5o

Queen Anthai said...

HorrorHR - there was one last May, too. My friend Bruce recorded it:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=FLBMngfvuYk

Anonymous said...

There have been several here in the San Francisco area, but there's been some discussion about finding a venue that would make it interesting enough to do again. Like during Critical Mass. Or at a Renaissance Fair. I'd actually participate if we tried it during church services.

spazmo said...

Crimson Head Zombie!
From RE (GameCube Remake)

I'm playing RE Outbreak File#2
right now. It's total crap, but I need to shoot some zombies as part of my therapy program, and I just ralized my PS2 is now too old and picky to play most of my PS1 games. :(

Andrew said...

Ah, thanks for a zombie thread!

Any gamers out there play the Thief series? The undead in that game can scare the bejeezes out of you.

Stacie Ponder said...

Yeah, it's a crimson head zombie... the ones that come back again after you kill them and then they're wicked fast. The first time that happened in the game, I think I soiled myself.

How geekily awesome would it be to do (or witness, anyway) a zombie walk at the Monroeville Mall??

ARBOGAST said...

Even if I were to become a zombie, I'd still walk normally. Like how even though everybody has tattoos these days, I refuse to get one. You don't have to do what everybody else is doing.

Bob Turnbull said...

The Toronto After Dark Film Festival is doing its 2nd Annual Zombie Walk in late October with it finishing up at the theatre just in time to screen two zombie films (AUTOMATON TRANSFUSION followed by the zombie musical comedy POULTRYGEIST: NIGHT OF THE CHICKEN DEAD).

I think it's pretty cool, but kind of in the same way I think about those Polar Bear swim clubs...

Hank said...

first hand account. Zombie walks are awesome. I just got back from one :)