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Happy Halloween from the Zombie Rights Campaign

Posted By on October 31, 2017

Tragically, your Zombie Rights Activists are not up to any grand hijinks this year. Instead we have to simply wish everyone out there, Living and Differently Animated alike, a safe and very Zombie Friendly holiday.

ZRC Looks Ahead Warily at The Walking Dead, Season 8

Posted By on October 20, 2017

As The Walking Dead Season 8 prepares to kick off, one thing is painfully clear – Zombie Tolerance isn’t coming anytime soon.

Come to think of it, the story’s hardly about the Undead anymore, which is its own sort of hurtful. These days, cable television’s highest profile exercise in unkindness toward the Differently Animated is more like the Negan Scene Chewing Hour (with occasional Undead cameo).

Here at the ZRC, we’re unsure how to feel about that.

Except Negan. We really wish he’d pipe down.

Shhh.

ZRC Site Visit: Zombee Donuts and Bakeshop, Fullerton California

Posted By on July 15, 2017

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(Walkers…welcome? We hope so!)

On a recent West Coast outing, the Zombie Rights Campaign staff had time for a short detour to the Zombee Donuts and Bakeshop, located in Fullerton, California.

As the name suggests, and the website confirms, this is a bakery, focused on donuts and similar pastries, with a decidedly Undead theme.

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As their website describes:

We serve Zombee and monster themed donuts that are fun to look at and delicious as well. Come try some of our signature themed donuts such as “The Eyeball” that is a red velvet/vanilla velvet cake donut dipped in white icing with a chocolate ganache donut hole in the center. We also have “The Monster” donut which is a raised round donut with homemade whipped cream filling and Monster energy drink infused icing with, of course, a Zombie face. We also have our famous “Sin-a-Snake” cinnamon roll. And no one can get enough of our “Maple Bacon Bar”. Everything is better with bacon. We also have our famous “Walker Donut” that has a little surprise in his head. Having a bad day? Bite his head OFF! Also, there are our gourmet donuts like the “PB&J”, “Cookies-n-Scream” and our “Nutella Donut”.

Come for the donuts and baked goods and stay for the atmosphere.

We had the chance to see this atmosphere and try these baked goods in person, and the Zombie Rights Campaign is largely supportive! The donuts are quite tasty, and colorfully decorated in various Undead and Differently Animated themes:

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We wanted to the Monster donut in particular, with its adorable Zombie green face. Now, if you dislike energy drinks, it is clearly not the pastry for you, but the ZRC reviewers found it pleasantly.. well, like a donut crossed with an energy drink.

A word of caution on the decor and some of the merchandise, however: a bit of outreach could be useful here. Not everything is, strictly speaking, Zombie friendly. In fact some things on display are distinctly Zombie-Unfriendly, particularly the Walking Dead references.

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Still, all in all, the Zombie Rights Campaign was pleased. We need more establishments that proudly proclaim that they welcome Undead patronage.

We rate the Zombee Donuts and Bakeshop as Zombie Tolerant.

Tolerance and pastry.

Fear the Walking Dead – Season 3

Posted By on June 20, 2017

After some consideration, the ZRC blog will not be reviewing each individual episode of Fear the Walking Dead this season. It’s simply too draining! All those poor Zombies.

Err, ‘Walkers’

Err, ‘Infected’

Err, ‘Wasted’

Whatever euphemism they come up with next. We support you, Differently Animated!

#LetZombiesontheRanch

ZRC Review – Dead Set Episode 5

Posted By on June 7, 2017

The final episode of ‘Dead Set’ begins with a hastily-averted sniping tragedy and the happy reunion of Riq and Kelly.

Aww. I guess.

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But can happiness possibly last with such a dysfunctional cast?

(Note: this is a very spoiler heavy analysis, so only read further if you dare)

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ZRC Review – Dead Set Episode 4

Posted By on May 22, 2017

Is reality television good for you? Can it even get you killed?

Well…

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ZRC Review – Dead Set Episode 3 (Plus: A Digression on Looting in the ‘Zombie Apocalypse’)

Posted By on May 15, 2017

Looting, violence and angry self-destructive behavior, all that and more on the next episode of ‘Dead Set’!

(Also essentially every Zombie Apocalypse story ever. More below the cut).

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ZRC Review – Dead Set Episode 2

Posted By on May 8, 2017

Episode 2 opens with Kelly’s boyfriend Riq being thrust into the alleged Zombie apocalypse (the ZRC strongly disputes this traditional framing).

Also, dealing with mass transit during a significant social upheaval.

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More below the cut.

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ZRC Review – Dead Set Episode 1

Posted By on May 1, 2017

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Reality Television. Anti-Zombie media. Two of the biggest and most widely criticized pop-culture phenomena of the last few decades (although, in the Zombie case, we feel rarely for the proper reasons).

What would happen if you were to.. combine.. the two?

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ZRC Review – What We Become

Posted By on April 20, 2017

You know a movie is going to happy places when it opens in media res with a scene of a woman screaming in terror in a darkened room.

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More details below the cut.

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