zombies

The other day, I was talking with someone and the subject of Zombie Claus came up. The guy seemed genuinely interested, so I gave him the background. Wanting to give due credit to those that had gone before, I mentioned all the various zombie attacks around North America that had preceded it. He listened in wrapped attention, jotting down notes as I spoke. Then, when I finally stopped talking, he asked for a clarification. Without the slightest hint of irony, he asked, “We’re not talking about real zombies, are we?”

The fellow, I should add, was a reporter.

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5 Comments

  1. gurg
    Posted September 19, 2006 at 10:59 pm | Permalink

    I thought this was going to be about Jesus.

  2. mark
    Posted September 19, 2006 at 11:29 pm | Permalink

    We had talked about doing a zombie nativity scene last year, but chickened out.

  3. schutzman
    Posted September 20, 2006 at 10:19 am | Permalink

    Try explaining to that same reporter how the rocket ship one’s building will contain an archive of all earth’s history.

  4. Tony Buttons Esq.
    Posted September 20, 2006 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

    Looks like someone else had the same idea, Brett:

    http://www.newscientist.com/blog/shortsharpscience/2006/09/not-so-local-lunar-library.html

    Sorry to have to break it to you like this.

  5. Ted Glass
    Posted September 20, 2006 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    The line between journalist and idiot is not that clear to me now.

    Someone call the mayor’s wife for a quote!

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