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(Huffington Post)   While my client may have killed and eaten the brains of the victim, there is standing legal precedent that his actions since he has become a zombie would be considered involuntary, and as such he woul--OH GOD, OH GOD GET HIM OFF ME, AAAAUUUUUGGGHHHHH   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 52
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2013-03-29 12:28:24 AM
What's this sudden fascination with zombies lately? I realize there will always be those nut cases out there with this kind of stuff but it seems like this whole zombie thing is getting a little too mainstream.
 
2013-03-29 12:42:39 AM
Wait... a lawyer with a brain?
And yeah... the zombie thing has jumped the undead shark
 
2013-03-29 01:54:39 AM
Zombies now, vampires, and to some degree werewolves, before them. I wonder what will be next.
 
2013-03-29 04:51:06 AM
Hard to get a firm legal standing when you're gnawing on my leg, Slick
 
2013-03-29 04:51:08 AM

ReapTheChaos: What's this sudden fascination with zombies lately? I realize there will always be those nut cases out there with this kind of stuff but it seems like this whole zombie thing is getting a little too mainstream.


Sudden? Zombies have been overexposed for years now. Much like vampires.
 
2013-03-29 04:56:40 AM

SoothinglyDeranged: Zombies now, vampires, and to some degree werewolves, before them. I wonder what will be next.


Shoggoths are the new sexy.
 
2013-03-29 04:59:06 AM

ReapTheChaos: What's this sudden fascination with zombies lately? I realize there will always be those nut cases out there with this kind of stuff but it seems like this whole zombie thing is getting a little too mainstream.


I was into zombies before they were dead.
 
2013-03-29 05:01:51 AM
That article ate my brain. And I don't want it back now.
 
2013-03-29 05:05:57 AM
wake me up when it's about Zombie Bacon
 
2013-03-29 05:06:13 AM

SoothinglyDeranged: Zombies now, vampires, and to some degree werewolves, before them. I wonder what will be next.


Werezombies. Then mummies.  Then mummpires.
 
2013-03-29 05:10:11 AM

SoothinglyDeranged: Zombies now, vampires, and to some degree werewolves, before them. I wonder what will be next.


Turd monsters.
 
2013-03-29 05:10:21 AM
Zompires abound in Season 9 Buffy.
 
2013-03-29 05:11:43 AM

SoothinglyDeranged: Zombies now, vampires, and to some degree werewolves, before them. I wonder what will be next.


I hear trolls are making a comeback.
 
2013-03-29 05:18:29 AM

ReapTheChaos: What's this sudden fascination with zombies lately? I realize there will always be those nut cases out there with this kind of stuff but it seems like this whole zombie thing is getting a little too mainstream.


I don't mind, as long as they don't go the "Twilight" route and try to make them a tragic, tortured, sentient figure.  I like my zombies brainless and lumbering.  Fast zombies are bad enough.

That said, they ARE everywhere.  If I had a vote for the next horror flavor, I would want some Lovecraftian lore.  Not just Cthulhu, but pull Dagon and the Goat with a Thousand Young too.  Might have to force film makers to be a little more suggestive with their scares, too.  Creeping terror vs "jump out and OMG A GUY IN A MASK/ZOMBIE GRABS ME/ VAMPIRE FROM THE CEILING!" scares.
 
2013-03-29 05:51:55 AM

Shadowknight: I don't mind, as long as they don't go the "Twilight" route and try to make them a tragic, tortured, sentient figure. I like my zombies brainless and lumbering. Fast zombies are bad enough.


A movie came out recently called Warm Bodies that did just that.
 
2013-03-29 06:16:11 AM

SoothinglyDeranged: Zombies now, vampires, and to some degree werewolves, before them. I wonder what will be next.


Congress?
 
2013-03-29 06:21:15 AM

bighairyguy: SoothinglyDeranged: Zombies now, vampires, and to some degree werewolves, before them. I wonder what will be next.

Congress?


Dear God in heaven, the horror!
 
2013-03-29 06:26:59 AM

Danger Avoid Death: bighairyguy: SoothinglyDeranged: Zombies now, vampires, and to some degree werewolves, before them. I wonder what will be next.

Congress?

Dear God in heaven, the horror!


^This^

This is supposed to entertainment, not real life terror. I don't think my sanity would survive a true to life movie about the horrors of Congress.

/or was that whores?
//both?
 
2013-03-29 06:32:00 AM

SoothinglyDeranged: Zombies now, vampires, and to some degree werewolves, before them. I wonder what will be next.


Superheroes again, I hope. The success of Avengers will probably spawn a lot of similar mainstream media.

or faux BDSM ala 50 Shades of Stupid (please no)
Also hope it's not paranormal silliness.
 
2013-03-29 06:38:20 AM
The shame is this is practically prophetic.  I'm sure when zombies walk the earth, there will be cases like this because America, on the whole, is stupid.
 
2013-03-29 06:47:43 AM
From the law's perspective someone is either fully alive or fully dead

Insanity defenses? Retardation? Sexlexia?
 
2013-03-29 06:49:27 AM
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2013-03-29 06:50:45 AM

Danger Avoid Death: SoothinglyDeranged: Zombies now, vampires, and to some degree werewolves, before them. I wonder what will be next.

I hear trolls are making a comeback.


Hey hey... hey now... heyyyyyy...
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Why so harsh
 
2013-03-29 07:01:59 AM
It would be impossible to get a jury of their peers to behave.....

Actually had a discussion about this before...If zombies (and in some versions vampires) ONLY possible food source is humans, they'd have to be legally classified different than humans.   You'd have to make it legal to kill them, because you couldn't really make it illegal for a species to eat.
 
2013-03-29 07:05:15 AM
"While my client may have killed and eaten the brains of the victim..."

It was an American
 
2013-03-29 07:08:31 AM

AaronSynn: It would be impossible to get a jury of their peers to behave.....

Actually had a discussion about this before...If zombies (and in some versions vampires) ONLY possible food source is humans, they'd have to be legally classified different than humans.   You'd have to make it legal to kill them, because you couldn't really make it illegal for a species to eat.


Buffy season 8 kind of dealt with this. Hand-wringer vampire PC supporters and all.
 
2013-03-29 07:22:28 AM
Davidson and his partner James Daily, will be discussing various legal aspects of being a zombie on Friday at WonderCon

Employment situation for lawyers must still be terrible.
 
2013-03-29 07:43:29 AM
Don't you keep up with the times?  Zombies are so yesterday, according to Kenya it's all about Gay Monster Cocks now.
 
2013-03-29 07:46:00 AM
Thing is, the REAL question is, can normal humans be charged with murder for any zombies they end up killing?
 
2013-03-29 07:47:54 AM
I checked out the lawyer's site, he's got a lot of interesting articles that tackle a wide range of legal matters. He also had a shiat ton of free time on his hands, for a lawyer. If I'd known I could get paid examine fictional law, I'd have gone for my law degree years ago.
 
2013-03-29 07:57:31 AM

SoothinglyDeranged: Zombies now, vampires, and to some degree werewolves, before them. I wonder what will be next.


Triffids.
 
2013-03-29 08:00:54 AM

SoothinglyDeranged: Zombies now, vampires, and to some degree werewolves, before them. I wonder what will be next.


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2013-03-29 08:02:44 AM

FullMetalPanda: Don't you keep up with the times?  Zombies are so yesterday, according to Kenya it's all about Gay Monster Cocks now.


dey eat da poo poo
 
2013-03-29 08:03:00 AM

Candygram for Mongo: SoothinglyDeranged: Zombies now, vampires, and to some degree werewolves, before them. I wonder what will be next.

Werezombies. Then mummies.  Then mummpires.


2.bp.blogspot.com

"Abraca-pocus! Hocus-cadabra!"
 
2013-03-29 08:03:37 AM
A lawyer...with a blog?

images.sodahead.com
 
2013-03-29 08:04:07 AM
lolpix

SoothinglyDeranged:
Zombies now, vampires, and to some degree werewolves, before them. I wonder what will be next.

Triffids.


Brain slugs and garlic shampoo.
 
2013-03-29 08:07:57 AM

InnKeeper: Thing is, the REAL question is, can normal humans be charged with murder for any zombies they end up killing?


No.  It's always going to be self-defence at that point.
 
2013-03-29 08:08:31 AM

Mugato: Shadowknight: I don't mind, as long as they don't go the "Twilight" route and try to make them a tragic, tortured, sentient figure. I like my zombies brainless and lumbering. Fast zombies are bad enough.

A movie came out recently called Warm Bodies that did just that.


As much as that was an affront to Zombie mythos, I actually enjoyed that movie

....I'll go take that long walk off the short pier now
 
2013-03-29 08:13:47 AM

InnKeeper: Thing is, the REAL question is, can normal humans be charged with murder for any zombies they end up killing?


Are we going to provide undeath certificates?

If you're dead, anything that happens after that is just desecration of a corpse, and one could clearly make a case for acting in self-defense if the corpse is up and moving around

In other words, I fail to see why we should give a fark.

/lifeist
 
2013-03-29 08:51:59 AM

SoothinglyDeranged: Zombies now, vampires, and to some degree werewolves, before them. I wonder what will be next.


I was about to say that it wouldn't surprise me if someone made a romcom about Frankensteins monster, but I'm sure it'd just turn out to be a porn with real dolls.

/which is probably a think already
 
2013-03-29 09:08:44 AM

Mugato: Shadowknight: I don't mind, as long as they don't go the "Twilight" route and try to make them a tragic, tortured, sentient figure. I like my zombies brainless and lumbering. Fast zombies are bad enough.

A movie came out recently called Warm Bodies that did just that.


Goddamn it Hollywood.  Being stationed in Spain makes me somewhat cut off from American pop culture, and sometimes I am really glad.

This is one of those times.
 
2013-03-29 09:09:43 AM

ReapTheChaos: What's this sudden fascination with zombies lately? I realize there will always be those nut cases out there with this kind of stuff but it seems like this whole zombie thing is getting a little too mainstream.


They say you can tell a lot about a culture by what they fear. Vampires were popular when they represented out of control or forbidden lust. Zombies represent our new fears of alienation, overpopulation and war.
 
2013-03-29 11:50:01 AM

Ronin_S: ReapTheChaos: What's this sudden fascination with zombies lately? I realize there will always be those nut cases out there with this kind of stuff but it seems like this whole zombie thing is getting a little too mainstream.

They say you can tell a lot about a culture by what they fear. Vampires were popular when they represented out of control or forbidden lust. Zombies represent our new fears of alienation, overpopulation and war.


This. The "zombie apocalypse" scenario is just an instrument to make it morally acceptable for the "heros" ("us") to go on an indiscriminate killing spree of the general population ("them").

Like some of the more recent defanged vampire love story genres, we're starting to see more sympathetic stories emerge about toothless vegetarian zombies that kind of expose the zombie apocalypse obsession for what it truly represents... our desire for genocide of all who are different from us.

Yeah, I usually prefer to play infected in L4D.
 
2013-03-29 12:55:26 PM
I think it's funny that the popular stereotype for zombies always seems to fall back on the Dan O'Bannon zombies that we only really saw in the Return of the Living Dead movies, and even then, only the first three. I'm talking about the BRAIIINNNNNSSS! thing. O'Bannon's zombies did that. Romero's zombies, and most others in movies, were full-on cannibals. Most of the time when you see a zombie in a movie or on a TV show, it's biting the neck, tearing out gut, etc.  It's only the ones in the RotLD series that went for the skull to devour brains, and it's only these zombies who actually spoke enough to say "BRAINS!" -- Most other zombies can't speak at all.

So why is the O'Bannon zombie the popular stereotype when it was so briefly in the spotlight, while the other type-- the Romero-esque cannibal who can't speak-- is far more ubiquitous in the actual movies?

I say it's time for a return to O'Bannon zombies in movies. Not just in RotLD movies (Which, unlike NotLD were never remade) but in other franchises.
 
2013-03-29 01:07:08 PM

SoothinglyDeranged: Zombies now, vampires, and to some degree werewolves, before them. I wonder what will be next.


25.media.tumblr.com


Link
 
2013-03-29 01:09:14 PM

Ronin_S: ReapTheChaos: What's this sudden fascination with zombies lately? I realize there will always be those nut cases out there with this kind of stuff but it seems like this whole zombie thing is getting a little too mainstream.

They say you can tell a lot about a culture by what they fear. Vampires were popular when they represented out of control or forbidden lust. Zombies represent our new fears of alienation, overpopulation and war.


I like zombie stuff. We keep Max Brooks' Zombie Survival Guide in our guest bathroom, because people who are like minded are always very excited to talk about it.

For me, zombies represent a time when social order is destroyed and my neighbors become a danger to myself and my family. I do not think its going to be a raging disease that will alter the mental capacity of people, I think it is more likely to be a failure of our infrastructure. In December 2005 or 2006, Seattle had a massive windstorm. People became unhinged by a large scale power outage. People called into the local radio stations and cried foul that the mall outside of Seattle had power restored first, instead of the homes in the neighborhoods surrounding the mall (note: these homes are upwards of $1m - pre-bubble). Never mind that hundreds of people could use the mall as a place to get warm, have hot food, etc., these people thought the mall should remain closed and their homes should be treated as more important. Not that they'd let strangers into their homes to warm up and get hot food.

My husband and I were living in an apartment with a fireplace and we had a grill with a side burner, so we could make food. We had friends crashing our couch because they knew no one else who had a heat source. Hell, our apartment had electric heat and appliances, if not for the fireplace and the grill, we'd have been SOL on keeping warm and eating hot food. We had to get non-perishable food for the guests we were hosting and our candles were being used up very fast (not to mention batteries in the flashlight, so a friend and I went out to get stuff and it took us 6 hours to find food, candles, gas for the car, ice for the food I was trying to save in my freezer, etc. My husband worked at a Home Improvement Warehouse. There was near riots when they were running out of generators and fireplace stuff (logs, firewood, etc.) Many people were without power for 4 days or longer. We were out for 6. We ended up taking our dogs to a friend's place and going on our planned weekend trip over the mountains to some place with power.

If a power outage like that happened again, I feel comfortable that we could cope. We have a supply of firewood now, we keep a second propane tank for our grill and we have plenty more batteries and food than we did back then. I don't know how my neighbors would fair. Some of them are without fireplaces (we have moved now) and we all have electric heat and appliances.
 
2013-03-29 02:16:21 PM
ichef.bbci.co.uk

That sounds like the plot for a great three part mini-series.... wait a second.... that is exactly the plot for the BBC's In The Flesh mini series.

Watch the first two episode on line here!  Good so far.
 
2013-03-29 03:01:48 PM

ReapTheChaos: What's this sudden fascination with zombies lately? I realize there will always be those nut cases out there with this kind of stuff but it seems like this whole zombie thing is getting a little too mainstream.


Seriously.  It's gotten as bad as Lootie shops.
Zombie stuff is/has/always will be stupid.
 
2013-03-29 03:59:57 PM
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2013-03-29 05:50:35 PM

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Zombies with boobs? Do continue.
 
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