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2013-10-20 11:37:35 PM
FTFA: "Hate me all you want, or call me paranoid and misinformed"

You work for Fox News. It's implied.


FTFA: "common theme that is pervasive in American pop culture today: violence"

Do you mean like when the most popular news channel actively pushed us into a war that cost thousands of actual lives?
 
2013-10-20 11:45:32 PM
FTFA: Give me a break. As a doctor and scientist, I know one thing for sure: When you're dead, you're dead.  Our brains should be less focused on imaginary zombie hoards and more focused on harnessing the tools that we need in order to inflict violence on brown people, create imaginary crises by shutting down government, and keep women-folk in the kitchen.

FTFH

/zombies are popular because they explore the dystopian futures my generation has come to expect from pompous boomers like the author and the network he writes for
 
2013-10-20 11:50:02 PM
Hate me all you want, or call me paranoid and misinformed, but there is one common theme that is pervasive in American pop culture today: violence.  Even more specifically, zombie violence.

I love this article.
 
2013-10-20 11:50:41 PM
Zombies are bad because socialism. We're scraping the bottom of the barrel here, Fox News.
 
2013-10-20 11:54:00 PM

T-Servo: FTFA: Give me a break. As a doctor and scientist, I know one thing for sure: When you're dead, you're dead.  Our brains should be less focused on imaginary zombie hoards and more focused on harnessing the tools that we need in order to inflict violence on brown people, create imaginary crises by shutting down government, and keep women-folk in the kitchen.

FTFH

/zombies are popular because they explore the dystopian futures my generation has come to expect from pompous boomers like the author and the network he writes for


I was going to post that quote as well. I find it amuding he has to assure us that he his qualified, as a Doctor (maybe) and a scientist(no way) to rule on the biological plausibility of zombies.
 
2013-10-20 11:54:36 PM
Amusing
 
2013-10-20 11:57:44 PM
Apparently, Mr. Moran doesn't understand the sociological implications of the zombies phenomena.  It's not about the undead butthead, it's about the living.  Zombies are a deadly environmental threat, it's how the living deal with that environmental threat.  The hope and the despair.  Those that go crazy, those that don't.  Those that buck up, and those that fold.  Those that survive, and those that don't.

Almost every zombie movie or TV show addresses these issues and many times it's satire masquerading as horror (thinking of the original Dawn of the Dead).   The most disturbing violence is of the human vs. human kind (the lunacy of killing other humans when they're surrounded by zombies that will kill them)...like the Governor (killing anyone that was a threat) or Shane.
 
2013-10-20 11:58:30 PM

slayer199: Apparently, Mr. Moran doesn't understand the sociological implications of the zombies phenomena.  It's not about the undead butthead, it's about the living.  Zombies are a deadly environmental threat, it's how the living deal with that environmental threat.  The hope and the despair.  Those that go crazy, those that don't.  Those that buck up, and those that fold.  Those that survive, and those that don't.

Almost every zombie movie or TV show addresses these issues and many times it's satire masquerading as horror (thinking of the original Dawn of the Dead).   The most disturbing violence is of the human vs. human kind (the lunacy of killing other humans when they're surrounded by zombies that will kill them)...like the Governor (killing anyone that was a threat) or Shane.


That's Dr. Moran, sir!
 
2013-10-21 12:07:15 AM
Yeah, they're dead. They're... all messed up.
 
2013-10-21 12:20:31 AM
You assume Fox shows something resembling news, subby.
 
2013-10-21 12:24:13 AM
Well, Fox does create most of them
 
2013-10-21 01:13:35 AM
What does the Fox News say?  DERP DERP DERP DERP
 
2013-10-21 01:35:37 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-21 02:06:01 AM
The concept of zombies has been around for decades

Oh so you have no idea what you are talking about.
 
2013-10-21 02:17:47 AM

b2theory: FTFA: "Hate me all you want, or call me paranoid and misinformed"

You work for Fox News. It's implied.


FTFA: "common theme that is pervasive in American pop culture today: violence"

Do you mean like when the most popular news channel actively pushed us into a war that cost thousands of actual lives?


over in 1
 
2013-10-21 02:32:28 AM

T-Servo: FTFA: Give me a break. As a doctor and scientist, I know one thing for sure: When you're dead, you're dead.  Our brains should be less focused on imaginary zombie hoards and more focused on harnessing the tools that we need in order to inflict violence on brown people, create imaginary crises by shutting down government, and keep women-folk in the kitchen.

FTFH

/zombies are popular because they explore the dystopian futures my generation has come to expect from pompous boomers like the author and the network he writes for


http://www.amazon.com/The-Lazarus-Effect-Sam-Parnia/dp/1846043077
except that the length of time that you be dead and then resuscitated is increasing.
 
2013-10-21 03:36:25 AM
He says:

 STOP LIKING THINGS THAT I DON'T LIKE.
 
2013-10-21 04:43:37 AM
With this country heading towards a socialized system of government, in which officials don't want you to think or focus on what is important for your own personal growth, I'm sure they're more than happy to let you obsess over something as stupid as zombies.

Thanks Obama
 
2013-10-21 05:22:09 AM
 Is watching "The Walking Dead" seriously hurting American society?

I would argue 'Yes.'


Holy sh*t, it's been a long time since I read a fourth grade book report.
 
2013-10-21 06:16:48 AM
I hate Dr Manny. He's paranoid and misinformed.
 
2013-10-21 06:17:30 AM

T-Servo: FTFA: Give me a break. As a doctor and scientist, I know one thing for sure: When you're dead, you're dead.  Our brains should be less focused on imaginary zombie hoards and more focused on harnessing the tools that we need in order to inflict violence on brown people, create imaginary crises by shutting down government, and keep women-folk in the kitchen.

FTFH

/zombies are popular because they explore the dystopian futures my generation has come to expect from pompous boomers like the author and the network he writes for


1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-10-21 06:18:40 AM
The Holy Bibble

/the Christian zombie book
//PRAISE ZOMBIE CHRIST!
///make sure to double tap those nails
 
2013-10-21 06:19:00 AM
Wake up and smell the coffee.  Stop obsessing over eating brains, and focus on cultivating your own.

Hey, he's right! [Turns off Fox "News".]
 
2013-10-21 06:22:50 AM
"As a doctor and scientist, I know one thing for sure: When you're dead, you're dead."

...and he's never heard of resuscitating people.
 
2013-10-21 06:22:54 AM
My gawd that was poorly written.....
 
2013-10-21 06:24:49 AM
I'm sure the very first commercials in the break after this screed were for Goldline and Apocalypse Chow.
 
2013-10-21 06:26:40 AM

thamike:  Is watching "The Walking Dead" seriously hurting American society?

I would argue 'Yes.'

Holy sh*t, it's been a long time since I read a fourth grade book report.


Someone got paid to write this. Just let that sink in here.
 
2013-10-21 06:29:30 AM
www.akk.org
 
2013-10-21 06:30:35 AM
Of course zombie entertainment is worrisome to Fox News. Zombie entertainment is traditionally allegorical about individualism, anti-consumerism, etc.
 
2013-10-21 06:31:41 AM

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Zombies are bad because socialism. We're scraping the bottom of the barrel here, Fox News.


Fox news needs *something* to go on.  they just got their asses kicked over the shutdown and are flailing around desperately for an issue, any issue, that they can focus on to keep the base motivated and on target for 2014.
 
2013-10-21 06:33:43 AM
Wow, it must be really easy to get a "Dr." in front of your name nowadays.

If you have to start a paragraph with "As a doctor and scientist", you already have an insecurity about your intellect for which you should consult real doctors.

And complaining about video games? Is it 1983 already?
 
2013-10-21 06:34:51 AM

T-Servo: /zombies are popular because they explore the dystopian futures my generation has come to expect from pompous boomers like the author and the network he writes for


Exactly. I think the popularity comes from the metaphor and how it applies to many situations today.

How many banks are "zombie banks" only alive because of government money and bailouts? How many people are "living dead" by working 80 hours a week for peanuts while also perhaps having an unbearable amount of debt? How many countries are plagued with insolvable debt and are basically walking-dead countries? How may countries have fertility rates at below 1.2 births per woman (replacement rate) and are essentially dying?
 
2013-10-21 06:39:15 AM

Weaver95: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Zombies are bad because socialism. We're scraping the bottom of the barrel here, Fox News.

Fox news needs *something* to go on.  they just got their asses kicked over the shutdown and are flailing around desperately for an issue, any issue, that they can focus on to keep the base motivated and on target for 2014.


If this is the issue they've set their sights on, then their brains are even more rotten than suspected.....
 
2013-10-21 06:40:38 AM

No Time To Explain: The Holy Bibble

/the Christian zombie book
//PRAISE ZOMBIE CHRIST!
///make sure to double tap those nails


I am getting dick and tired of everyone calling Jesus a zombie!


He's obviously a divine lich.
 
2013-10-21 06:44:40 AM
I'm sure if it was about hordes of illegal immigrants Fox would find someone to tell them what a great show it was and how it could happen soon and they would be jizzing all over themselves about prepping for it.
 
2013-10-21 06:46:28 AM
The real news is that the Fiscal crisis is ALL OVER.

Time to turn your attention back to things that matter...  like TV shows, celebrities being naughty and/or getting fat, and risqué Halloween costumes.


Takes me back to 9-10-2001 when the lead news story was Brittany's snake-show.
 
2013-10-21 06:46:36 AM
And the article totally ignores the pleas for tolerance and fair treatment in such works as "American Zombie" and "Fido". Totally a one-sided treatment of the subject.
 
2013-10-21 06:49:21 AM
The article is way better if read in the voices of Kent Brockman or Dr. Marvin Monroe.
 
2013-10-21 06:51:52 AM
''Is watching "The Walking Dead" seriously hurting American society?
I would argue 'Yes.' Hate me all you want, or call me paranoid and misinformed, but there is one common theme that is pervasive in American pop culture today: violence."

This coming from a man who works for Fox, the same channel that gave us 'The Following' and many of the goriest and most pervasive shows ever aired on basic TV. Gotta love how people like him, Hannety, and O'Reilly love to tout their 'wholesome' creedo and forget who signs their paychecks.
 
2013-10-21 06:51:59 AM
he must be a blast at parties
 
2013-10-21 06:52:14 AM

WippitGuud: I am getting dick and tired of everyone calling Jesus a zombie!


Was that a freudian schlik?
 
2013-10-21 06:56:28 AM

WippitGuud: I am getting dick and tired


I hear they have pills for that now...
 
2013-10-21 07:00:40 AM
You know, I actually think we would benefit if zombies were real. We'd then have a top predator, and be forced to adapt and survive. It would also mean that the idiotic white trash, panty knotting snowflakes, and hoverround riding hambeasts would be removed from the gene pool.
I think a real zombie apocalypse would be more like "Shaun of the Dead". An initial apocalyptic panic, followed by society adapting.
 
2013-10-21 07:03:11 AM
FTA: This obsession with the undead in television and other media is quite puzzling.

Is it all the puzzling that people like zombie films for the simple reason that they can look at their lousy lives and think, "My life is pretty bad now but, hey, at least I don't have to worry about zombies"? And then go on and watch shows and movies where people do.
 
2013-10-21 07:06:06 AM

WippitGuud: I am getting dick and tired of everyone calling Jesus a zombie!


If I'd make a zombie movie, it would end with Jesus appearing on the scene, being mighty pissed about everyone who went around massacring the people he just miraculously revived.
 
2013-10-21 07:06:30 AM
i28.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-21 07:06:46 AM

T-Servo: /zombies are popular because they explore the dystopian futures my generation has come to expect from pompous boomers like the author and the network he writes for


Zombies in American popular culture appeared in the 1950s, and were (one of many) metaphors for Communism and the impending threat of a Communist invasion.  So the current obsession with zombies is simply yet another Cold War throwback.
 
2013-10-21 07:11:10 AM

Richard C Stanford: You know, I actually think we would benefit if zombies were real. We'd then have a top predator, and be forced to adapt and survive. It would also mean that the idiotic white trash, panty knotting snowflakes, and hoverround riding hambeasts would be removed from the gene pool.
I think a real zombie apocalypse would be more like "Shaun of the Dead". An initial apocalyptic panic, followed by society adapting.


Nice try, but next thing you know, Acorn would be signing them up to vote and bussing them to the polls and the Right Honorable Reverand Al Sharpton would have them classified as a protected class.

The last thing we need is yet another group that people avoid on the streets because they are prone to violence.
 
2013-10-21 07:14:49 AM

Dwight_Yeast: T-Servo: /zombies are popular because they explore the dystopian futures my generation has come to expect from pompous boomers like the author and the network he writes for

Zombies in American popular culture appeared in the 1950s, and were (one of many) metaphors for Communism and the impending threat of a Communist invasion.  So the current obsession with zombies is simply yet another Cold War throwback.


Themes evolve more than than that. Zombies have been metaphors for a lot of different things over the years. No one thinks about the Cold War anymore.
 
2013-10-21 07:15:12 AM

jaybeezey: The last thing we need is yet another group that people avoid on the streets because they are prone to violence.


That's discriminative towards police officers!
 
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