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2013-10-20 11:37:35 PM
13 votes:
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 11:57:44 PM
11 votes:
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 11:45:32 PM
7 votes:
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
2013-10-21 06:33:43 AM
3 votes:
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 09:36:39 AM
2 votes:
Listen, why NOT continue to use up all the batteries until they stop working? No point in saving them and they are convenient.
2013-10-21 09:17:27 AM
2 votes:
In other news, pussy "author" doesn't have comments enabled to avoid hurt feelings...

/Kiss my shiny metal ass Dr. Alvarez
2013-10-21 09:15:51 AM
2 votes:

doglover: Not only that, but batteries' acid eats them out after a few years inactive.


Depends on the battery, lithium ions have a very surprising shelf life when not in use. Upwards of 15 years depending on conditions stored in.
2013-10-21 08:54:24 AM
2 votes:
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.

And in turn, you ultimately become the zombie.


Jeez... did he have to write an entire pseudo-intellectual critique of zombies just to get to his little "OMG SOSHALISMZ BAD!" zinger?
2013-10-21 08:51:43 AM
2 votes:
there is one common theme that is pervasive in American pop culture today: violence.

Violence, in The Walking Dead's case, rooted entirely in fantasy given that Zombies don't actually exist. Meanwhile, the Fox network is proud to offer The Following, 24, Gang Related, Prison Break...
2013-10-21 08:28:29 AM
2 votes:
When it's reached the point that Mythbusters wastes an entire hour trying to "test" zombie myths, then yeah, zombies are hurting America.
2013-10-21 08:07:42 AM
2 votes:
You could say similar things about lots of stuff that we do. "Man, if we just put the same time and money that we put into college football into looking for a cure to cancer, we'd have it figured out in no time!" You'd be wrong, but on a simple level, it makes sense. We _do_ spend a lot of time and money on frivolous activities, but that is our choice and life would be pointless otherwise, IMHO.
2013-10-21 06:30:35 AM
2 votes:
Of course zombie entertainment is worrisome to Fox News. Zombie entertainment is traditionally allegorical about individualism, anti-consumerism, etc.
2013-10-21 06:22:50 AM
2 votes:
"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 06:18:40 AM
2 votes:
The Holy Bibble

/the Christian zombie book
//PRAISE ZOMBIE CHRIST!
///make sure to double tap those nails
2013-10-21 11:54:05 PM
1 votes:

Kittypie070: dittybopper: Mugato: dittybopper: T-Servo: Our brains should be less focused on imaginary zombie hoards

Zombies are a metaphor.  I thought everyone everyone understood that.

It's been used as a metaphor in most of the movies, especially the Romero ones but I suspect it's also a fantasy for survivalist/gun nuts who actually have detailed plans on how to deal with the zombie apocalypse.

It's actually a metaphor for the survivalists also.  It's a way of discussion shooting or otherwise dispatching or avoiding the hoards of people they would expect after a major collapse to come looking for their stuff.

It's a way of talking and thinking about it without actually talking or thinking about shooting living people, which is unpleasant to contemplate.

I thought that was understood.

Oh ditty, I halfway understood that instinctively even before I confirmed it.

I was wondering "Why the hell is all this zombie sh*t being talked about NOW? There's gotta be something more going on. Something's up and it ain't just selling games or movies or books, and I can just about smell it."

I was very unhappy to find my weird-feeling paranoid suspicions were correct.



All I know is that the majority of new zombie "fans" in my part of the world are rednecks, and they use it as part of some warped reasoning behind hoarding weapons. These are people who never cared for zombie stories before, and who find Romero, Matheson, and O'Bannon tedious... But they LOOOVE Max Brooks (The Zombie Survival Guide is right next to their other survival books), and all the new movies and merchandise with zombies.

And these guys, along with the fratboy douchebags who deemed World War Z the best story ever, are the ones who co-opted and ruined zombies for those of us who were into them when ghouls served a more cerebral purpose in a story. These days, they don't serve the same purpose. They're just stand-ins for "people you didn't like when they were alive".

The modern zombie stories are, at best, tales that play with our fear of a killer epidemic, and at worst, tales that replace a race of people (or a nation of them) with "monsters" that are okay to kill.

There's a reason most ghoul stories today are about a plague, instead of being unexplained (Romero), the result of science gone mad (O'Bannon), or magical (Raimi, most pre-Romero ghouls). Today, almost every one has the same qualities: Spread by bite, disease carriers, and killed by destroying the brain. They move in varying speeds, but almost never have the ability to climb ladders. They have peculiarly strong jaws (bite through leather, denim, bone), yet exceptionally weak skulls (easily punctured with a sharp object.)

In short, the genre has become awful because it has become cliche and nobody seems to want to break the current rules. Zombie = Plague Army now. I hate it, but that's how it is.

It absolutely sucks that so many hacks have jumped on the zombie bandwagon and watered it down. I feel that this is similar to the shovelware problem that exists with popular gaming systems. Cashing in on a fad is a poor reason to make art.

And make no mistake: Some early zombie flicks are art. Not fine art, of course, but they have a strong arc, real character development, and even a moral and a message. Newer ones? Nope. Same old crap over and over. People surviving the plague/apocalypse with guns, survival plans, and determination. It's all bullshiat, and if there's anything that annoys the shiat out of me now, it's people talking about how they'd "survive the ZA"...  spare us, please.  Nobody cares.

If you want to talk about survivalist crap, then don't mask it in zombies or monsters. Just be honest: You're a miserable sonofabiatch that can't wait for the world to fall apart so you can shoot the neighbors and other people you don't like, and gloat about your obsessive fear-shelter to people you secretly hope will be trapped outside.
2013-10-21 03:05:54 PM
1 votes:

dittybopper: Another point out cholera, etc.:  We know what it is, what causes it, and how to completely avoid it.

That puts us head and shoulders above our ancestors.  And it's not some arcane prepper knowledge:  Every boy scout who's been on a camping trip knows you boil the water from a stream or lake before you use it.


I was going to write out a crazy faux "anti-boiling water" screed like the anti-vaccination hooey, but I realized that Poe's law might come into effect...
2013-10-21 02:59:01 PM
1 votes:
Another point out cholera, etc.:  We know what it is, what causes it, and how to completely avoid it.

That puts us head and shoulders above our ancestors.  And it's not some arcane prepper knowledge:  Every boy scout who's been on a camping trip knows you boil the water from a stream or lake before you use it.
2013-10-21 01:31:39 PM
1 votes:

Felgraf: Anyone who identifies with the conservatives, with the republicans, CANNOT biatch about any sort of "Spiritual deadening" coming from the left. It wasn't farking *LEFTISTS* that created the goddamn abomination that is the Prosperity Gospel, a flavor of religion so farked up it apparently ignores some biggest, largest sticking points *THAT THE BOOK THEY CLAIM IS THE LITERAL TRUTH TALKS ABOUT*

No, but it was the leftists who created liberation theology. Prosperity theology is poison, make no mistake about that, but like most of the tricks in the conservative book, it came about by making only minor tweaks to what their opponents had been doing for decades: the same flaws, pointed in only slightly different directions. Ignore a phrase here, "reinterpret" a verse there, and make the end result say exactly what you want.

2013-10-21 01:16:40 PM
1 votes:

bostonguy: Spengler, one of the few intelligent conservatives today, makes this point:

Sometime in 2011 the total number of film plots with the keyword "zombie" passed the number of film plots with the keyword "cowboy," according to the Internet Movie Database. One might argue that the zombie has become the great American archetype of the postmodern era, as the cowboy was the American archetype a century ago. With the release of Brad Pitt's $200 million zombie epic what used to be the stuff of low-budget shockers has entered the American cultural mainstream. Therein lies a lesson. ...

Dying cultures are the living dead. Half of the world's 6,000 languages will disappear by the end of this century. They are zombie cultures. But we Americans are gestating a zombie culture inside what used to be a "country with the soul of a church," as G.K. Chesterton put it. The hedonistic narcissism that took over popular culture during the 1960s produced a spiritual deadening like nothing in American history. That's why we are so fascinated with zombies. We identify with them.

I'd also add my thoughts earlier in the thread about zombie banks, vampires, and such.


Anyone who identifies with the conservatives, with the republicans, CANNOT biatch about any sort of "Spiritual deadening" coming from the left. It wasn't farking *LEFTISTS* that created the goddamn abomination that is the Prosperity Gospel, a flavor of religion so farked up it apparently ignores some biggest, largest sticking points *THAT THE BOOK THEY CLAIM IS THE LITERAL TRUTH TALKS ABOUT*

I mean, fark! The only people Jesus gets angry at IN THE farkING BIBLE are the folks using religion to make money! He doesn't get angry at Judas, he doesn't get angry at the romans come to take him away/executing him (Forgive them, father. They know not what they do), he doesn't get angry at GODDAMN SATAN, the epitomy of evil in the christian religion! But the money changers in the temple? Oh holy shiat.
2013-10-21 11:03:39 AM
1 votes:

dittybopper: Today, they are a way for people to discuss killing people without being so gauche as to discuss killing living, breathing people.  They are a metaphor, at least among survivalist circles, for the people who didn't prepare for the massive collapse of society, and who would roam around looking for food, etc., and who would be willing to take it by force if necessary.


I can certainly see how that would play out, but The Walking Dead doesn't seem like a great example. Rick and Co. had absolutely no survival plan before the apocalypse hit and it looks like they made it through the first few weeks by dumb luck - Rick in particular, seeing as he was in a coma. After that they frequently invade homes, stores, etc, kill the zombie residents and then loot whatever they can. In the survivalist prepper fantasy Rick's group could very accurately be described as "people who didn't prepare for the massive collapse of society, and who would roam around looking for food, etc., and who would be willing to take it by force if necessary. "
2013-10-21 10:53:31 AM
1 votes:
FTFA: "And studies have shown that these videogames can sometimes condition people, especially young children, to be apathetic towards violence. "

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2013-10-21 10:22:37 AM
1 votes:
I also think part of the apocalyptic views of many conservatives is that it stems from evangelical Christianity.

Under their interpretation of the Bible, things must constantly get worse and worse in order for the Antichrist to appear, and then get defeated by Jesus, and then usher end the New Jerusalem. If things are generally getting better in the world -- and by many metrics, it is -- then that essentially proves their religious outlook to be wrong.

And that's what really scares them.
2013-10-21 10:12:41 AM
1 votes:

doglover: IdBeCrazyIf: But if available why not have it in your sack?

Because it's dead weight.

/not the axe, the model rocket starter. That's a dozen grams you can replace with nothing at all and be far better off.


Yep.  And I would use steel wool instead of ignitors.

An even better solution is to get one of those piezoelectric ignitors for things like gas grills.  They weigh almost nothing, and never need to be recharged, and give a decent spark, enough to light tinder.
2013-10-21 10:07:57 AM
1 votes:

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.


Zombies turned from mindless automatons of the "White Zombie" era to the "ravenous hordes of the undead" when "I Am Legend" was published. The idea of zombies instead of vampires taking over the world was Corman's way of using Richard Matheson's work without having to pay him off/get sued by him.
2013-10-21 09:50:19 AM
1 votes:

IdBeCrazyIf: That and of course a hand axe. In fact the hand axe would be my first choice next to the fire starter.


You wanna sound tough and wild, but you can't even start a fire without a model rocket engine starter? A bic lighter is lighter and lasts 1000 times longer with the same heat.
2013-10-21 09:47:38 AM
1 votes:
FTA: 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.


So us pretending we are heading for the end times is creating problems, like us ignoring the Tea Party and their belief in the rapture?
2013-10-21 09:32:06 AM
1 votes:

dittybopper: Plus, not all batteries are "single use". We've largely switched over to rechargeable batteries at the bopper homestead, simply because they are much, much cheaper in the long run.


Fun fact most people do not realize. Depending on the rechargeable battery chosen, you may actually end up cheating yourself out in the long run. Most of the recharge batteries once used actually no matter what you do with them can lose up to 1% of effectiveness every day even when not in use. They are essentially ticking time bombs.

doglover: Yeah, but there's 1000 ways to do that and no good reason to carry heavy ass batteries.


Meh, I could easily see carrying a AA and say a model rocket launcher control to easily start fires when needed especially since it would make lighting them in say wet conditions easier as well. I'd prolly tear the motor out of a blender as well, and carry a lantern battery in the event I couldn't get my hands on a drill or dremel tool.

That and of course a hand axe. In fact the hand axe would be my first choice next to the fire starter. There's a reason the axe is still in use all these thousands of years. Most useful tool man has created to date, period.
2013-10-21 09:12:45 AM
1 votes:

Carn: doglover: It's the bloody end of the world plus 2 years. How the hell do they still have batteries for flashlights in that prison?

Well they've still been doing supply runs also I assume.  The supermarket in episode one was relatively untouched.


Assuming that the batteries are like the ones in a real store, then they would have the "guaranteed until XX/XX/XXXX date on the unopened packages.

/what i wondered after last nights episode is if they are doing all of these supply runs, and they have that slight problem at the outer fence, then why don't they get the stuff together to make some home made napalm and have a zombie barbecue?
2013-10-21 09:12:36 AM
1 votes:

b2theory: Do you mean like when the most popular news channel actively pushed us into a war that cost thousands of actual lives?


Not to sound all, "Both sides are bad, so vote Fox News," but virtually all the mainstream press pushed us into that war.
2013-10-21 09:11:40 AM
1 votes:

Carn: doglover: It's the bloody end of the world plus 2 years. How the hell do they still have batteries for flashlights in that prison?

Well they've still been doing supply runs also I assume.  The supermarket in episode one was relatively untouched.


Batteries are heavy and flashlights suck actually. The good ones eat batteries like candy and the crap ones illuminate for shiat.

Not only that, but batteries' acid eats them out after a few years inactive.

Candle lanterns on the other hand run on wax and cotton. The illuminate better indoors, are lighter, and never go bad on the shelf.

Oil and gas lamps also kick flashlights' ass in situations like that. Torches and braziers too.
2013-10-21 09:06:28 AM
1 votes:

doglover: It's the bloody end of the world plus 2 years. How the hell do they still have batteries for flashlights in that prison?


Well they've still been doing supply runs also I assume.  The supermarket in episode one was relatively untouched.
2013-10-21 09:04:58 AM
1 votes:

SpectroBoy: So this "doctor" missed has never noticed the waves of various monsters being popular throughout history (Frankenstein's  Monster, Dracula, Werewolves, Zombies, etc) until now. And now, all the sudden, now that HE has noticed he thinks it's a bad influence?

What's his next article?  "Get off of my lawn and pull up your pants!" ?


Seriously.  Vampires have been pervasive in tv and movies since forever.

Regarding his general comment about violence I was watching Red on network tv but they were showing most of the violence full bore.  In one scene, I think it was the one were John Malkovich blows up the young agent, somebody says "God Damnit" but they bleeped it to "gosh darn" and I started laughing.  Seriously, like two dozen people just were horrifically slaughtered but you are going to censor the most mundane of curses?  If you want to see where the problem lies with violence start right there.
2013-10-21 09:01:09 AM
1 votes:
It's the bloody end of the world plus 2 years. How the hell do they still have batteries for flashlights in that prison?
2013-10-21 08:59:01 AM
1 votes:
So this "doctor" missed has never noticed the waves of various monsters being popular throughout history (Frankenstein's  Monster, Dracula, Werewolves, Zombies, etc) until now. And now, all the sudden, now that HE has noticed he thinks it's a bad influence?

What's his next article?  "Get off of my lawn and pull up your pants!" ?
2013-10-21 08:52:08 AM
1 votes:
Is foxnews butthurt hurting America? It's not news, it's fark.com
2013-10-21 08:37:54 AM
1 votes:

LeGnome: "Zombie hoards?" I thought all you doctors went to college?


Subliminal messaging. Remember, zombies are supposed to reflect fear of Republicans, who are also thought to hoard things (especially money) obsessively. This guy is clearly trying to subvert that fear and turn it around to reflect Democrat, or, at least, the people that a society ruled by Democrat-like thinking ultimately produces. So he's throwing in an admonition to "not fear hoards," i.e. Republican bank accounts, while making you think it's just about movie zombies. Clever ploy, really.
2013-10-21 08:30:39 AM
1 votes:
CSB time!

I once read a paper that claimed that zombies were popular when Democrats were in (or about to take) power, while vampires were popular when they were out of (or about to lose) power. Zombies, the paper claimed, had come to reflect popular fear of unthinking hordes: a sign that the rhetoric of stereotypical Democrats had captured the popular imagination. Vampires, by contrast, reflect popular fear of oversexed parasites, and if that's not thinking like a stereotypical Republican, I don't know what is.

I don't know if I believe this or not, but it's an interesting theory. I'm also forced to wonder how telling it is that the zombie mythos has been evolving and innovating as of late, while the latest vampire craze was farking Twilight.
2013-10-21 08:29:40 AM
1 votes:
I'm sick of zombies, but I'm sicker of Fox News doing the "stuff we don't like isn't just crap, it's BAD FOR AMERICA" bit. I mean, most zombie fiction writers I wouldn't feel inclined to smack if we met. It's just no contest.
2013-10-21 08:15:40 AM
1 votes:

mokinokaro: Thanks for the Spengler link. I don't agree with everything he says in it so far but it's a really interesting point of view on the whole zombie thing.

Helps that he's a good writer.


Welcome. Here's another link to a longer essay of this:

We have dismissed the Jewish and Christian hope of eternal life as superstition offensive to reason, but instead, we find ourselves trapped in a recurring nightmare. We know that we will die, but (as Woody Allen said) we don't want to be there when it happens. We act as if exercise, antioxidants and Botox will keep the reaper away, but we know that our flesh one day must putrefy nonetheless.The more we try to ignore death, the more it fascinates us. The more we tell ourselves that mortality doesn't apply to us, the more it surrounds us. And the more we try to fight off the fear, the more we feel like the beleaguered survivors resisting the zombie herd.
2013-10-21 08:07:46 AM
1 votes:
"I'm going to write an article that is intentionally unpopular just to bring attention to myself."
2013-10-21 08:06:30 AM
1 votes:

randomjsa: My term for zombies is 'children over the age of 18'.

You know, Obama voters.


LOL, that was lame, even for you.
2013-10-21 08:05:14 AM
1 votes:

Ghryswald: "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.


You can potentially resuscitate a person whose heart has stopped or gone into a fatal rhythm. You can't resuscitate a dead person. When you're dead, you're dead.
2013-10-21 08:04:06 AM
1 votes:
Zombies WATCH Foxnews.com
2013-10-21 08:00:59 AM
1 votes:

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.


No, back then they were a metaphor for Communism.

Today, they are a way for people to discuss killing people without being so gauche as to discuss killing living, breathing people.  They are a metaphor, at least among survivalist circles, for the people who didn't prepare for the massive collapse of society, and who would roam around looking for food, etc., and who would be willing to take it by force if necessary.

/I'd probably be one of the hordes.
2013-10-21 07:57:25 AM
1 votes:
My term for zombies is 'children over the age of 18'.

You know, Obama voters.
2013-10-21 07:55:48 AM
1 votes:
www.biography.com

Just wondering if before they wrote this, did anyone at Fox see where this guy was at?
2013-10-21 07:45:43 AM
1 votes:
That the hugely successful zombie show is on a competitor's network has nothing, nothing at all to do with publishing a paranoid, childish scribble attempting to claim that it's harmful to 'murrica.
2013-10-21 07:43:49 AM
1 votes:
Spengler, one of the few intelligent conservatives today, makes this point:

Sometime in 2011 the total number of film plots with the keyword "zombie" passed the number of film plots with the keyword "cowboy," according to the Internet Movie Database. One might argue that the zombie has become the great American archetype of the postmodern era, as the cowboy was the American archetype a century ago. With the release of Brad Pitt's $200 million zombie epic what used to be the stuff of low-budget shockers has entered the American cultural mainstream. Therein lies a lesson. ...

Dying cultures are the living dead. Half of the world's 6,000 languages will disappear by the end of this century. They are zombie cultures. But we Americans are gestating a zombie culture inside what used to be a "country with the soul of a church," as G.K. Chesterton put it. The hedonistic narcissism that took over popular culture during the 1960s produced a spiritual deadening like nothing in American history. That's why we are so fascinated with zombies. We identify with them.


I'd also add my thoughts earlier in the thread about zombie banks, vampires, and such.
2013-10-21 07:31:19 AM
1 votes:

dittybopper: T-Servo: Our brains should be less focused on imaginary zombie hoards

Zombies are a metaphor.  I thought everyone everyone understood that.


It's been used as a metaphor in most of the movies, especially the Romero ones but I suspect it's also a fantasy for survivalist/gun nuts who actually have detailed plans on how to deal with the zombie apocalypse.
2013-10-21 07:06:06 AM
1 votes:

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 07:03:11 AM
1 votes:
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 07:00:40 AM
1 votes:
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 06:51:52 AM
1 votes:
''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 06:44:40 AM
1 votes:
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 06:34:51 AM
1 votes:

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 06:24:49 AM
1 votes:
I'm sure the very first commercials in the break after this screed were for Goldline and Apocalypse Chow.
2013-10-21 06:19:00 AM
1 votes:
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 06:16:48 AM
1 votes:
I hate Dr Manny. He's paranoid and misinformed.
2013-10-21 04:43:37 AM
1 votes:
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 02:06:01 AM
1 votes:
The concept of zombies has been around for decades

Oh so you have no idea what you are talking about.
2013-10-21 01:35:37 AM
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i.imgur.com
2013-10-21 12:24:13 AM
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Well, Fox does create most of them
2013-10-20 11:50:41 PM
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Zombies are bad because socialism. We're scraping the bottom of the barrel here, Fox News.
 
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