if we can put a man on the moon, surely we can have a zombie santa mob

Looking at Bret in his Santa outfit just now reminded me of the Santarchy movement. (The image here is from the New York 2004 Santacon.) And that, in turn, made me think about the Zombie Mob movement that’s currently sweeping across the globe. (The image shown below is from a July 2005 zombie uprising in San Francisco.) And, now that I have both things in mind, I’m thinking that maybe, just maybe, the time might be right to pull together the two threads and tie them up in a beautiful, brain-eating holiday bow…

What would it take, I wonder, to initiate the world’s first Zombie Santa Flash Mob?

First of all, is the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area even big enough to sustain an event the size necessary to have substantial impact? And, secondly, would kids be traumatized if they were to see an army of wild-eyed, salivating, gore-covered Santas limping toward them, murmuring, “Ho, ho, ho…. brains….”?

I have too much on my plate as it is, but, if others were interested in setting up an exploratory committee, I could probably find an hour or two to discuss the feasibility of such a project… Also, before you leave a comment, I just wanted to mention that if something like this were ever to be successful, the element of surprise would have to be a big part of it. (If we were to do actually do something, everyone should know the date and time, but not the location until the very last minute.) With that in mind, please don’t leave comments with specifics as to possible areas to attack in search of fresh, human brains.

And, perhaps most importantly, a Zombie Claus movement would be a great vehicle for discussing the corporatization of Christmas… Hmmmm…. Perhaps I should give the idea to Ad Busters and see what they can do with it.

I really don’t have time for this, but I think the idea’s got a lot of potential… Maybe this isn’t the right venue, but it’s got to happen somewhere this holiday season. It just has to.

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15 Comments

  1. Posted November 1, 2005 at 11:52 pm | Permalink

    It’s not a zombie santa mob, but they’re in Detroit.

    http://www.detroitsantarchy.com/

  2. mark
    Posted November 2, 2005 at 7:46 am | Permalink

    They did have one dead Santa last year though.

    http://www.detroitsantarchy.com/detroit_santa_past.html

  3. Posted November 2, 2005 at 11:34 am | Permalink

    Mark, what a brilliant idea.

  4. Tony Buttons
    Posted November 2, 2005 at 12:41 pm | Permalink

    I would find it hard not to break character and laugh. Perhaps you’d want to consider having a Zombie class beforehand where you really drill people and get them to put everything else out of their minds except for walking slowly and hungering for human brains.

  5. mark
    Posted November 2, 2005 at 7:16 pm | Permalink

    I don’t know that it’s brilliant, but I suspect that if someone did it well that it would spread faster than the flu through birds… And I like the term, “Zombie Claus.”

  6. Dick Cheney's Extending Taint
    Posted November 2, 2005 at 9:10 pm | Permalink

    In my parts, you dont fuck with the Santa mob people:

    http://home.comcast.net/~stevefritz1/ss4group1.jpg

    http://home.comcast.net/~stevefritz1/ss4janie1.jpg

    http://home.comcast.net/~stevefritz1/ss4target2.jpg

  7. mark
    Posted November 2, 2005 at 9:31 pm | Permalink

    Steve Cherry, are you seeing this?

  8. Dr Cherry
    Posted November 2, 2005 at 9:52 pm | Permalink

    I was thinking to myself, “wow, is there anything better than Santanarchy?” And now there’s this.

    By the way, I’m working on the links in comments issues.

  9. mark
    Posted November 2, 2005 at 11:22 pm | Permalink

    Yeah, when I saw that “Steve Cherry” was the first thing that came to mind.

    And what links in comments issue?

  10. Posted November 3, 2005 at 1:33 pm | Permalink

    The version of b2evolution we’re running doesn’t allow comenters to make links in their comments even though the little note says they’ll be automatically converted.

    You can do it in the back office but allowing it for everyone makes spammers very happy (and we don’t want that).

    An update is due out at any moment so this will likely change.

  11. mark
    Posted November 3, 2005 at 9:56 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for looking out for me, Steve. I appreciate it.

  12. Kurt A>
    Posted November 7, 2005 at 7:23 pm | Permalink

    The Zombie Claus movement seems like a terrific idea and Ypsi is the perfect place for it to happen. I know for a fact that at least a dozen of my friends would participate. Let me know what I can do to help set it up.

    Kurt A>

  13. Teddy Glass
    Posted November 8, 2005 at 9:44 am | Permalink

    Perhaps it’s time to call an open meeting during happy hour.

  14. Kurt A>
    Posted November 12, 2005 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

    I’m really interested in the Zombie-Claus event and I’m ready to take on the responsibility to put it together.

    It’s just got to happen.

    Send an email to kurt@ararps.com if you are interested.

    Kurt A>

  15. mark
    Posted November 12, 2005 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

    If you’re willing to do the work, Kurt, I’d be happy to pitch in and help a bit with regard to the planning and logistics. I’ll send you a note.

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