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#246579 - 06/03/12 05:40 PM Re: The Walking Dead - AMC series [Re: Dagny]
Dagny Offline
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An an AP article today on "Zombie Apocalypse" in the common vernacular along with recent spate of horrendous crimes (cannibalism, self-evisceration....)

http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/666439ff37944615994128d9cae1616a/US--Talking-About-Zombies


Anatomy of a trend: In wake of gory incidents, 'zombie apocalypse' talk flourishes online

TAMARA LUSH Associated Press
First Posted: June 03, 2012 - 11:40 am

"When people are unsettled about things beyond their control be it the loss of a job, the high cost of housing or the depletion of a retirement account they look to metaphors like the zombie."

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#246591 - 06/03/12 11:36 PM Re: The Walking Dead - AMC series [Re: Dagny]
Teslinhiker Offline
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Thanks Dagney. Looking forward to the black and white episode #1 when it airs.
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#246593 - 06/04/12 12:13 AM Re: The Walking Dead - AMC series [Re: Dagny]
Roarmeister Offline
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"looking to metaphors like the zombie"

I suppose it's the sign of the times. A zombie is "US" or our former selves. To see a zombie as our enemy is an apolitical enemy that doesn't point to a particular country or religiion or belief. We are our own worst enemy mutated by some outside force so that we are coming back to harm ourselves.

Back in the '50s, we had all kinds of killer beasts that walked the earth in movies. A good deal of them were created out of simple ignorance but also from the general fears created by atomic weapons. These weapons created Godzilla and a whole host of other deformed and fantastic creatures. The zombie is our present day "beast" borne out of our general fears about everything from the economy, Y2K, politicians, environmental distress, terrorism, wayward comets, et al. What started from a low budget flick in '68, the zombie craze and interest is widespread with even manufactures getting in on the marketing by offering zombie protection kits and even zombie bullets.

While essentially a harmless but widespread interest in zombies, it is nevertheless a very interesting mass psychological development in our society -- don't you think?

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#246596 - 06/04/12 01:49 AM Re: The Walking Dead - AMC series [Re: Dagny]
hikermor Offline
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I am afraid I find the "Z concept" incredibly lame and dumb. Didn't the zombie concept originate in Haitian voodoo or even earlier roots?
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#246599 - 06/04/12 02:38 AM Re: The Walking Dead - AMC series [Re: Dagny]
Dagny Offline
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I had zero interest in the zombie genre... until I caught an episode of The Walking Dead.

Roarmeister - it is an interesting phenomena. Cold War/nuke fears spawned some remarkable films in the 1950s-60s, The Day The Earth Stood Still being among my favorites.

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#246605 - 06/04/12 04:37 AM Re: The Walking Dead - AMC series [Re: Dagny]
picard120 Offline
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Registered: 07/10/05
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I love this tv series. I want to know the survival strategies for zombie apocalypse.

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#246692 - 06/07/12 02:03 AM Re: The Walking Dead - AMC series [Re: Dagny]
picard120 Offline
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how would you guys kill a zombie? would you be scared of it ?

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#246693 - 06/07/12 02:33 AM Re: The Walking Dead - AMC series [Re: Dagny]
Dagny Offline
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I'm generally fearful of cannibals, of all sorts. Especially since last week when I started reading about the cases in the news.

Hopefully I would have a bazooka on hand.

If not, there's always the Ritter MK5 in my purse. But if I could get to my Bark River Golok, I could be worth of TWD.

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#246716 - 06/07/12 04:01 PM Re: The Walking Dead - AMC series [Re: Dagny]
JBMat Offline
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Registered: 03/03/09
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Loc: NC
How would I kill a zombie?

Well, zombies are already dead, so the question is moot. The real question would be how to stop a zombie. My answer would be selective shots to the head using small caliber weapons.

Why small caliber - it's cheap, plentiful and there are no next day recoil bruises.

Shoot em in the head, makes them dead dead dead. Rather than just undead.

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#246721 - 06/07/12 04:51 PM Re: The Walking Dead - AMC series [Re: Dagny]
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The remake of Dawn of the Dead (set in the mall), while it was a good movie, I can not watch. My first child was born right around that time and the zombie birth plot line has been etched in my head.

Otherwise I love zombie movies. Last Fall I got a tablet and the Kindle book app and there are hundreds of ebooks for sale there on zom poc from Free to $5. I rarely pay more than $3 for a full sized novel and honestly I love reading them. I've probably read 40 books this year on the zom poc. it can disturb your thoughts occasionally but otherwise great action.
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