Oh What  A Beautiful Moaning … Shambling Toward Zombieland

Oh What A Beautiful Moaning … Shambling Toward Zombieland

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I begin with a question:  Izzit just me, or have zombies largely taken over popular movie and text culture in the United States? I do not think it is just me. Now, please understand at the outset:  I do not ask this question rancorously, or with the least pejorative intent. Fact is, I like “zombie lit”!  I am into the 13-volume-and-counting Kindle-book Arisen cycle of zombie lit, by Stephen Michael Fuchs and Glynn James, and D. J. Molles' The Remaining saga of I-don’t-know-how-many volumes. Ditto Max Brooks' World War Z, both movie and book. I have seen, and loved, Abraham Lincoln vs. the Zombies. Ditto Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. I am an over-the-top fan of Fear the Walking Dead, The Walking Dead, and Z-Nation. When I take a sabbatical from reading about the history and interpret
The Zombie Apocalypse is Here

The Zombie Apocalypse is Here

autonomy, Change, citizenship, community, conflict, conservatism, critical judgment, culture, Environment, health insurance, Ideology, Nature, Rationality, Science, Spirituality, Zombies
Let’s talk about zombies! Howzzat for a subtle segue into a “Skeptics Collection” post? I have a personal interest in zombies, because I am a big fan of the literature of zombie-apocalypse – “ZA” or “Zulu-Alpha” for hard-core aficionados. I watch the TV series The Walking Dead – whose title initially led me to believe it was a documentary on the Tea Party movement, until I found out better … and realized after the first episode that my original interpretation was not all that wrong – and Z-Nation (which I understand will return to the Sci-Fi Channel sometime in the fall). (If you are not familiar with the latter, run-don’t-walk and watch it when it returns.) I also like stories of the ZA, especially the seldom-equaled and never-excelled Arisen series: eight novels and two prequels (from d