Monday I started a several week series. I will be writing about my reflections on a variety of more serious topics. While I am working on these posts, I can’t leave my readers without some humor. So to lighten things up around here, I have Brandon from My Own Private Idaho as guest writer today. He writes about his experiences as a Californian living in Idaho on his blog as well as some random musings. It’s enlightening and hilarious. After you read about zombies here, go visit Brandon’s blog, follow him on Twitter, and friend him at Studio30 Plus.
Zombies are everywhere these days; in the news, on the internet, and heavily in pop culture.
In fact, it’s probably safe to say that Zombies are the new ‘in’ thing right now. With Halloween only a few months away, now would be the time for investors to look into Zombie-makeup futures.
Zombies are the subject of popular TV Shows.
Zombies are the main antagonists in many video games.
Thanks to a face-eating Floridian, Zombies have also been a hot topic in the news as well…
Zombies are even becoming somewhat of a fashion staple. Zombie panty hose, anyone??
My local Idaho coffee shop even has a drink special called “The Cure for Zombies.” The drink consists of four shots of espresso in a cinnamon-chocolate latte. If you’re feeling a little undead, this drink will fix you up (and ruin your kidneys).
Sadly, it didn’t take very long for PR Agencies and Marketing Directors to notice this trend. Now, major corporations are trying to figure out how to ‘ride the zombie wave’ and make some money.
The article talks about how easily you can jump in and out of the seat (in case of dodging zombie waves) and explains how the truck, at its core, is a ‘killing machine.’ Hmpf. Unless it comes with extra storage compartments for rations and killing-implements, I don’t I would call it Zomb-pocalypse worthy.
(Besides, gasoline would be in short supply after a while… wouldn’t you want a gas-sipper and not a large truck? Am I over-analyzing this too much?)
So like most trends, when will Zombies officially ‘jump the shark’ and be uncool again? (And why hasn’t anyone made a zombie-jumping-a-shark t-shirt???)
Is it when Zombies start making more appearances on Saturday Night Live, a-la Miley Cyrus or Insane Clown Posse?
Is it when Samuel L Jackson stars in a “Zombies Ate My Momma” movie?
Will it be when Zombies become more of a Staple on shows like True Blood or Game of Thro—
Oh wait, Zombies are already in Game of Thrones…
Well, for now, Zombies are still considered cool. Movie Classics like Dawn of the Dead (and Shawn of the Dead) are being shown on TV and being rented at alarming rates. Bloggers EVERYWHERE are writing about Zombies, making books about Zombie Housewives, and discussing Zombie tattoos. It’s an ‘in’ topic, search engine GOLD, and will (sadly) make this so-so post extremely popular on Naked Girl’s blog.
As for me, I’m just not all that into the Zombie Culture. It just seems silly to me. Science Fiction nonsense. Completely ridiculous, even absurd. Now, if you’ll excuse me, it’s time for me to get in line to be one of the first to see Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.