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Zombie Weddings Galore

November 4, 2010

Famed actor Bruce Campbell officiated at a mass Zombie Wedding and Vow Renewal with the help of Ted Raimi. While known for movies in which he kills Zombies, it is refreshing to know that he can put that all aside and help when needed. Truly, a man to admire.

More at Geekscape and Topless Robot.

The Walking Dead

November 3, 2010

Not so much walking, as crawling

I suppose we would be remiss if we didn’t discuss AMC’s new series The Walking Dead (Sundays 10/9c). This show is based on the very successful comic book of the same name. The basic premise is that of an ongoing tale about survivors of a “Zombie Apocalypse” and how they cope in a Post Vital world.

It is a very well done show, with good effects and excellent writing, and lives up to the comic very well, which is also of the highest caliber.

Sadly though, it is not very Zombie friendly. It centers on a vitalist stereotype of mindless ghouls, always seeking the flesh of the living. None of the Zombies in the film are characters, and one of the first acts by the protagonist in the show is one of zombicide. Zombies do not figure in the story as anything more than props, villains, and a setting for an apocalyptic vision, totally at odds with the goals of this organization.

We do recommend watching it, however, if only to see firsthand the kind of vitalist attitudes that make it very difficult for the Modern Zombie to exist peacefully in this world.

Welcome German Viewers!

November 2, 2010

Don't judge me.

Yes it's a hack PS job.

It appears that we’ve had a mention in a German Blog discussion about Philosophical Zombies (the translated site is here). For those who may be wondering, a Philosophical Zombie is a “hypothetical being that is indistinguishable from a normal human being except that it lacks conscious experience, qualia, or sentience.” So, in essence, a soulless person who lacks consciousness, yet in all other ways appears and behaves as a human. It’s an idea that gets kicked around when discussing souls or dualism (is there a distinct consciousness that is separate from your physical form?).

We may have tangentially touched upon this topic some time ago, and should revisit this in detail soon. I think there may be a slight difference of opinion about how zombies work, and perhaps a distinction made between Philosophical Zombies as a class of Zombie, and the Post Vital variety. I believe the former must actually be still alive.

For now, anyway. Remember, inside every living person is a dead one waiting to get out.

Sears: Zombie Friendly

October 28, 2010

For all your Post Vital needs

It Seems that we are gaining ground with major retailers. See what SEARS has to offer you today!

10 Things I learned as a Zombie

October 28, 2010

From NPR we get the story of someone who tries on a Post Vital Existence for size. Seems that she did expirience the hatred that so frequently happens, and was shot for her troubles.

Will they never learn?

‎”Humans only use 10% of their brains. Zombies use 100%”

October 28, 2010

Well, this one's a Tree Crab, but still.

We think the Tree Lobsters may be on to something here.

In Which Zombies and Werewolves are Deemed Unhealthy

August 10, 2010

Nigh-Immortality is “unhealthy?” Surely you jest! And many of these (Pirates, Ninjas) are potential pathways to Zombiehood! At least at sea, or in ports for Pirates, and who knows when you might encounter a Ninja. There might be one right next to you this very moment. And as for Vampires, well as long as you stay out of libraries, we think you’ll be fine.

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