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Zombies: the new vampire.
posted by zerodark at 1:40 PM on September 24, 2009


Where's the weather section? I was expecting to find out that it was slightly creepy, with a chance of BRAAAAAIINNNNNS!
posted by adipocere at 1:46 PM on September 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


TEENAGE MONSTER DANCE PARTY!


Sorry, that phrase has been in my head all day for some reason. My apologies.


TEENAGE MONSTER DANCE PARTY!
posted by The Whelk at 1:47 PM on September 24, 2009


The zombie meme is dead.
posted by Dr Dracator at 1:47 PM on September 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


I thought zombies were the new pirates. Although I'm not sure where that leaves the ninjas.
posted by Kabanos at 1:49 PM on September 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


We just have to keep them from joining forces. A zombie on a chain (or say, thrown onto an enmie ship) would be a fine addition to a pirate crew. It's not like they'd have qualms about being it chained up. Vampires and Ninjas have a shared love of stealth and moonlight, if they share throwing stars tips we're done for.

Don't get me started on the Undead Money Pirate King.
posted by The Whelk at 1:52 PM on September 24, 2009


The zombie meme is dead

-ish.
posted by brundlefly at 1:54 PM on September 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


Next on Probings: "Monster Parties - Fact or Fiction?"
posted by Iridic at 1:54 PM on September 24, 2009


The Whelk, you just reminded me of MAD MONSTER PARTY(?), form the same pre-clamation 3-d animators who did Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (with voice stars Boris Karloff and Phyllis Diller). A classic case of "What could possibly go right?"
posted by wendell at 1:57 PM on September 24, 2009


clamation? I meant pre-CLAYmation... well, at least I didn't call Morton Downey Jr. Jewish...
posted by wendell at 1:58 PM on September 24, 2009


undead money?
posted by echo target at 1:58 PM on September 24, 2009


Hmm. A careful survey of Archie McFee leads me to believe that an absinthe flavoured sasquatch made out of bacon might be the next big thing.
posted by Artw at 1:59 PM on September 24, 2009 [2 favorites]


Bacon.
posted by slogger at 2:03 PM on September 24, 2009


Zombie World News

Geez. Do we have to keep linking to FOX?
posted by PlusDistance at 2:10 PM on September 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


We need a West Side Story-style duel between zombie and vampire Internet memes, with star-crossed lovers showing that they can have hate, too, against the backdrop of a flame war.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 2:23 PM on September 24, 2009


ZombieWorldNews.com is a fictitious news site. It is an experiment in real world naration, encouraging reader input to affect the developing news reports.
...
Through editorials and reader participation we are exploring the social, political and economic impact such an event would have on humankind.
This sort of phrasing really grates. The authors sound as though they think they're getting involved in some kind of Grand Participatory Project Made Possible By The Internet, rather than admitting that they run a humor site that accepts user contributions.
posted by deanc at 2:24 PM on September 24, 2009


Can't be any worse than FOX NEWS.
posted by blue_beetle at 2:31 PM on September 24, 2009


I thought zombies were the new pirates. Although I'm not sure where that leaves the ninjas.

BEHIND YOU!
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 2:36 PM on September 24, 2009 [2 favorites]


Kinda fun but I don't think I'll even find a piece of zombie media as good as World War Z, because that was just all sorts of awesome.
posted by turgid dahlia at 3:19 PM on September 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


io9 hopes Yetis are the next Vampires, with news of Sam Raimi's film Refuge from Hollywood Reporter. Sadly, vampires are not going away yet, as Raimi is also slated to make a vampire comic book adaptation "Priest." Furthermore, there's a World of Warcraft movie on the works from Raimi. You have been warned.
posted by filthy light thief at 3:20 PM on September 24, 2009


I love the idea behind this, but zombies are played out. Too many trips to the well. Same with vampires and werewolves. They all need to be put in a cool dry place for a decade or so, allowed to regenerate in the mind of the public. What we need right now are some righteous mutations, some ghastly alien infestations w/ carbuncles and tentacles. Some oozing boils and hatching parasitic spawn would hit the spot just about now.

And a pizza. Long live the new flesh.
posted by metagnathous at 3:47 PM on September 24, 2009


metagnathous, I am concerned for you that your interest in "oozing boils and hatching parasitic spawn" leads into a longing for pizza. Perhaps you should try food made of less processed parts? Or at least try a veggie pizza, they can be delicious.
posted by filthy light thief at 4:10 PM on September 24, 2009


It's a great idea but the writing and general execution of this site is horrendous. If they'd put a little more effort into it, it really could have taken off. Too bad :/
posted by june made him a gemini at 4:10 PM on September 24, 2009


The zombie meme is undead.
posted by Dr Dracator at 4:47 PM on September 24



FTFY
posted by liza at 4:20 PM on September 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


metagnathous, I am concerned for you that your interest in "oozing boils and hatching parasitic spawn" leads into a longing for pizza. Perhaps you should try food made of less processed parts? Or at least try a veggie pizza, they can be delicious.

Thank you filthy light thief, I am indeed long overdue for a lifestyle adjustment.
posted by metagnathous at 4:59 PM on September 24, 2009


We need a West Side Story-style duel between zombie and vampire Internet memes

Zombie Riff (sings):
When you're undead
You're not dead all the way
From your first oozing boil
To putrescent decay...
posted by Graygorey at 10:18 PM on September 24, 2009 [2 favorites]


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