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Researcher: Zombie fads peak when society unhappy (code for: Bush's Fault!)
AP, via Yahooooooo! ^ | 11 MARCH 2013 | Meg Kinnard

Posted on 03/11/2013 5:50:57 PM PDT by Old Sarge

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Zombies seem to be everywhere these days.

In the popular TV series "The Walking Dead," humans struggle to escape from a pack of zombies hungry for flesh. Prank alerts have warned of a zombie apocalypse on radio stations in a handful of states. And across the country, zombie wannabes in tattered clothes occasionally fill local parks, gurgling moans of the undead.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Chit/Chat; Humor
KEYWORDS: bushsfault; zombies
THE MONEY SHOT:

"It was a way that the population was getting to exercise the fact that they felt like they hadn't been listened to by the Bush administration," Lauro said. "Nobody really wanted that war, and yet we were going to war anyway."

1 posted on 03/11/2013 5:50:57 PM PDT by Old Sarge
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To: RandallFlagg

A Zombie PING for ya!


2 posted on 03/11/2013 5:52:05 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Old Sarge

Zombies are euphemisms for mindless, soulless hordes of people. In the 1950s and 60s, it was communists. Today, it is the politically correct way to portray people like ObamaGirl, the ObamaPhone woman, the “Obama’s gonna pay my car payment” woman, the purple-shirted rent-a-mobs, the “if Zimmerman is acquitted, we gonna riot” crowd, etc. In other words, it is still communists, but now its the domestic ones!


3 posted on 03/11/2013 5:56:01 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Old Sarge

Bob Hope gets it right about Zombies/Democrats:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wqhh6Ebr9nQ


4 posted on 03/11/2013 5:56:27 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (I learned everything I needed to know about racism from Colin Powell)
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To: Old Sarge

Nice try, but this trend has been around far longer. Dawn of the Dead came out in the 60s I think.

Not to mention zombie survival video games were popularized by Resident Evil in the 90s, so does that make that backlash against Clinton?


5 posted on 03/11/2013 6:00:23 PM PDT by Shadow44
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To: Old Sarge

Someone needs to point out to the author that the Zombie fad peaked under Obama, not Bush. The Vampire fad peaked under Bush.


6 posted on 03/11/2013 6:01:55 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Old Sarge

An observation I’ve made.

I’ve noticed that most of my liberal friends are into things like Zombie walks where they dress like Zombies.

My Conservative friends are also into the Zombie fad, but on the other end, they are into the whole ‘Zombie hunter’ thing (Zombie targets, Zombie ammo, etc).


7 posted on 03/11/2013 6:03:39 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring

after talkjing to so many left wing radicals then I can honestly say that they ae zombies and not what I thought as a cult.

Heard one guy on Levin tonight state how it;s not right that people want to make profit on property because used clothes and cars do not make profit


8 posted on 03/11/2013 6:04:05 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: mnehring

I’ve noticed that most of my liberal friends are into things like Zombie walks where they dress like Zombies.

My Conservative friends are also into the Zombie fad, but on the other end, they are into the whole ‘Zombie hunter’ thing (Zombie targets, Zombie ammo, etc).
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9 posted on 03/11/2013 6:04:54 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: Old Sarge

Zombies are popular IMO for several reasons.

1) Fits the atheistic world view of today that other monsters (vampires, demons etc.) fail to fit in by being too supernatural.

2) Luddite fear of science going too far, creating a bio-weapon with severe backlash in a global pandemic.

3) Plausibility. Zombies are a dumb threat in which the lazy average Joe can be heroic.


10 posted on 03/11/2013 6:05:11 PM PDT by Shadow44
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To: Old Sarge

This is all about and nothing more than a barometer of a retarded American attention span.

Not long ago it was Vampires

Now the Zombies are fading.

Next up, aliens

Until that fades and we/they recycle the meme.


11 posted on 03/11/2013 6:05:54 PM PDT by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: mnehring
My Conservative friends are also into the Zombie fad, but on the other end, they are into the whole ‘Zombie hunter’ thing (Zombie targets, Zombie ammo, etc).


12 posted on 03/11/2013 6:24:38 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Old Sarge
I had some good laughs at the range when I brought the 'Donkey Politician Zombie' target.


13 posted on 03/11/2013 6:27:53 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Zeneta

14 posted on 03/11/2013 6:29:55 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: freedumb2003

Best. Clip. Ever. :)


15 posted on 03/11/2013 6:30:58 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Old Sarge

Maybe they have Evolution of Intelligence
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luxnPhVQUGI


16 posted on 03/11/2013 6:31:15 PM PDT by Bronzy
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To: mnehring

What does a vegetarian zombie crave?

“GRAAAAAIIINNNSSS...”


17 posted on 03/11/2013 6:32:37 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Bryanw92

What does a plumber who turns into a zombie crave?

“DRAAAIINNNSSS...”


18 posted on 03/11/2013 6:33:54 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Old Sarge

What if they are gluten free? (wife had this wonderful observation)


19 posted on 03/11/2013 6:34:25 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

What did the zombie from Stanley Steemer crave?

“STAAAIIINNSSS....”


20 posted on 03/11/2013 6:35:21 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: mnehring

What did the zombie window washer crave?

“PAAAAANNNESSS....”


21 posted on 03/11/2013 6:36:37 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: RandallFlagg

What did the air traffic controller who turned into a zombie crave?

“PLAAAANNESSS....”


22 posted on 03/11/2013 6:38:55 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: mnehring

23 posted on 03/11/2013 6:40:46 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Bronzy

Ok, so other than that being a keeper.

He lost me when he said Humanist.

The most evil F**ks, left over eugenicists, manipulative, insecure, not seekers but resistors of truth, rationalizers, story tellers, the way, the new, Freudian frauds, players of uncertainty, the light, and talk about polytheism.

What do you get when everybody is God?


24 posted on 03/11/2013 6:45:15 PM PDT by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: Old Sarge

‘House’ IS a Zombie, I swear!


25 posted on 03/11/2013 6:45:34 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Shadow44

I think also that zombies are hard to personalize. More at dehumanized.


26 posted on 03/11/2013 6:48:32 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Sometimes it takes calamity to lead to serenity - FReeper RacerX1128)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
You might have something there...


27 posted on 03/11/2013 7:06:53 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: All

I think the zombie craze exists because it allows the fantasy of killing without guilt... enjoying it ...


28 posted on 03/11/2013 7:09:30 PM PDT by uncle fenders
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To: Old Sarge

Starve the beast. Avoid buying new clothes.


29 posted on 03/11/2013 7:11:45 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: mnehring

I noticed that, too!!!


30 posted on 03/11/2013 7:12:29 PM PDT by Thorliveshere (Tais deau sá taghdedaul!)
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To: Zeneta
As I listened to that video, I heard a student use the words “I Mean”. It sounds so familiar. I think the girl heard the word usage from her parents. So many use, "I mean" to explain their point.
31 posted on 03/12/2013 7:43:24 PM PDT by Bronzy
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To: Shadow44

“Many have died, last week, on these streets. In the basement of this building, you will find them. I have given them the last rites. Now, you do what you will. You are stronger than us. But soon, I think they be stronger than you. When the dead walk, señores, we must stop the killing... or lose the war.”


32 posted on 03/12/2013 7:45:58 PM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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