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‘Songbook for the Civilized Zombie’? Try Songbook of Living Supremacism!

| December 22, 2011

A commenter on the ZRC blog left a link to this little Youtube ‘gem’: As you can see, we’re dealing with two separate media products here: a webseries being titled ‘Songbook for the Civilized Zombie’, apparently about a ‘redeemed’ Zombie who has been coerced/brainwashed into eradicating other Undead individuals, and the song within the first [...]

Plight of the Atomic Zombie

| December 21, 2011

I trust you remember the ZRC’s run-in with Zombie-hating comic book artist Mike Hall, who helped create a bizarre comic book to promote library usage by promoting Anti-Zombie prejudice. Well, tragically, he’s at it again, with a piece called ‘Sam and Jill Versus the Atomic Zombies from Hell’. Naturally, our sympathies lie with these poor, [...]

An Anti-Zombie ‘Reality-Show’ Web-Series?

| December 20, 2011

Is there anything more soul-crushing than ‘Reality TV’? I mean, aside from the train-wreck-worthy shows where people compete at belting out showtunes in front of millions upon millions of viewers who really could get much better free music by just going to Pandora, you have shows that feature people eating live bugs or swapping spouses [...]

Don’t Use the Zed Word: ABA Journal Edition

| December 19, 2011

We’ve been talking a bit about the legal profession and its relationship with the Differently Animated here on the blog lately, and that got me to googling, as per usual. Also, sadly, as per usual, I did not like what I found. Case in point, this unfortunate article from the ABA Journal, the ‘flagship magazine [...]

The ZRC Zombie of the Year for 2011

| December 17, 2011

I trust you’re all aware of the proud list of nominees we selected for the shortlist for this, the ZRC’s award honoring the very best and noblest efforts by a Zombie to improve the public image of the Zombie Community and advance the cause of Zombie Rights. If not then I do humbly suggest you [...]

Matt Darst, ‘Dead Things’, Zombie Stereotyping and, Yes, Toxoplasmosis

| December 16, 2011

BuyZombie has an informative and of course, unfortunately prejudice-filled interview up with new Anti-Zombie author Matt Darst: MD-Zombies are a very different type of monster. My dad introduced me to George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead when I was a kid. That movie scared me in a way that, until then, “creature features” and [...]

Legal Questions about the Zombie ‘Apocalypse’

| December 15, 2011

Now here’s a disturbing piece largely attempting to justify, within a legal framework, the persecution of the Differently Animated, while warning potential persecutors about possible legal liability: Let me interrupt our regular programming to ponder some of the legal issues raised by the sudden appearance of zombie hordes. Zombies have absolutely no control over their [...]

Zombie Wine Charms? A ZRC Review

| December 15, 2011

I’m not sure what to make of these at all: Mark your glass with a grotesque piece of human anatomy. For anyone looking to impress their living dead friends. You’ll be dazzled by these delicious zombie snacks. Featuring a brain, stomach, lungs, heart, and intestines. Each charm is approx. 1 1/2″ or under. First of [...]

Big Box Stores and the ‘Zombie Apocalypse’?

| December 14, 2011

It’s amazing how far some people will go to create imaginary scenarios in which the Undead are the bad guys. Even when, typically, it’s the Living in those same scenarios, who, by any reasonable standard are causing the trouble. Case in point: the people who get trampled or hurt every holiday season jostling for scarce [...]

[REC]3 Says Zombies Not Welcome at Weddings

| December 14, 2011

Spain’s recent revival of cinematic Anti-Zombie prejudice exposes a lengthier history of Zombie-bashing; surely we’re not the only ones who recall ‘Tombs of the Blind Dead’? Still, as odious as the ‘mock the handicapped Zombies’ Blind Dead films were, they lacked the slick, HD-ready production values* of [REC] and its sequel. Truly, and tragically, fear [...]