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Zombie Cultural Appreciation Month

So it seems that we have an online counterpart in the Anti-Zombie camp, namely the Zombie Research Society. They model themselves as a research organization dedicated to protecting the public from a nefarious threat. That threat? Why, the ‘Zombie pandemic’, of course.

The Zombie Research Society has a number of pieces up covering aspects of this ‘pandemic’, the ‘threat’ posed by Undead Americans, and various grisly projections and quasi-scientific and historical investigations into the subject. Particularly interesting is their ‘Outbreak Map’ page, which attempts to tie any number of historical tragedies/unexplained calamities to an Undead cause. The Mayans? Apparently eaten by zombies. Roanoke? Zombies. You get the idea.

The Zombie Research Society has decided to designate May ‘Zombie Awareness Month’, and use a grey ribbon campaign to raise public awareness of the threat they claim emanates from the Differently Animated.

May is Zombie Awareness Month.

Many films important to the evolution of the modern zombie are set in the month of May, from the original Night of the Living Dead, 1968, to the well received Dawn of The Dead remake of 2004.

Also, because Spring naturally brings with it a sense of renewal and hopefulness, May is the perfect month to emphasize continued vigilance in the face of the coming zombie pandemic.

Vigilance? How about respect? Tolerance? What’s so funny about peace, love and understanding?

The ZRC cannot let this go unanswered. We have therefore decided to declare, contra the Zombie Research Society, that May 2010 will be ‘Zombie Cultural Appreciation Month’. Throughout the month of may the ZRC will highlight positive contributions of Zombies and their allies to the larger human society, especially contributions in art, culture and philanthropy.

Stay tuned to the ZRC for more details.

About The Author

The role of 'Administrator' will be played tonight by John Sears, currently serving as President of The Zombie Rights Campaign.


37 Responses to “Zombie Cultural Appreciation Month”

  1. W. says:

    For ‘Zombie Appreciation Month’ can we still wear a gray ribbon?

  2. John Sears says:

    We did check it out, Stan, and our (severely negative) reaction is here:

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