Friday, 8 June 2012

how one flesh eating zombie can affect a country's image

Just when you've had enought of vampire movies and tv shows,
zombies of one sort or another are now all the rage. One
LSD-addicted, naked,face-eating die-hard in Miami and the
 whole world is starting tofreak out, just like in those zombie
movies. One of my favourite zombie movies is the  
.....of the Dead series, with their zombies
screaming "brains", even though they have no lips.
'b' is a bilabial plosive, I do believe.

Anyway, there was, until recently, another type of
zombie on the loose.
He was a bisexual, multicultural zombie with a
Chinese "boyfriend" (read: carcass), with a sideline in modelling,
gigoloing and porn.
He recorded his butchering of the unlucky Chan and posted
it online, which is what anybody would do @sarc. And then
posted (snail mail) limbs to Canadian government parties.
The 'foot' supposedly signalled his desire to kick the
Conservatives' asses. Lots of those to go around.
BTW, you're supposed to throw a shoe at government, not a foot!
The hand sent to the Liberals was not one of help, but a slap.

In short, some have said he was a self-loathing and self-abusing
nutso, and others are seeing him as a fame-hound.
He video-recorded the killing of his 'boyfriend' (sorry, he's not here
to defend himself) with an ice-pick. Then he took off to Paris and
then Berlin. He was caught at an internet cafe because
he was looking at media coverage of himself.

Anyway, he's Canadian. Lucca Rocco Magnota.
His real name is Something Newman. Of course,
this works out wonderfully for us mischievous Canadians.
We're generally quiet, and don't get noticed, especially when
there's an American in the room. So, folks think we're pretty
milktoast. Well, thanks to Magnota, we’ve gone from
boring to potentially-psycho, in one gruesome act.
I can't wait to see how friends and associates will change their
behaviour. And, I'm quite ready to play on any discomfort with some 
ace jokes.
This will be fun. Boooo! 

the moral of the story:
In the Black Dahlia history of the world, people want to be
famous just to be famous. Like Warhol said about the 15 min.s
of fame. Is it worth all the effort chopping up bodies? Idunno.

AlterNet / By Kristin Rawls
What Does Our Obsession With Zombie Stories Tell Us About Our Politics?

Between widespread feelings of political disenfranchisement and growing economic inequality, it's easy to feel as if we're facing a zombie apocalypse.

Zombie chatter reached unprecedented cultural prominence last week when reports of two murders involving cannibalism appeared in the national headlines.

But since the 2008 financial crisis, zombies have had quite a resurgence in popular culture. First, it was the comedy film Zombieland, followed by 2010’s sleeper hit, AMC’s "The Walking Dead." During the summer, we’ll get two youth-themed zombie flicks, the high school film Bad Kids Go to Hell and a stop-motion film called Paranorman from the creators of Coraline.

Zombies are everywhere these days – there’s even an Osama bin Laden zombie film coming to the big screen this summer. But why might zombies be so omnipresent at this moment in time? Maybe between widespread feelings of political disenfranchisement and growing economic inequality, it’s easy to feel as if we’re facing, say, a zombie apocalypse.

A year ago, a CBS poll suggested that, “Americans have long felt they have little say in government. But the trends are troubling: While 58 percent said they have little say in what government does in 1990, that figure has risen to 69 percent today. In the new survey, 85 percent say that people like them had too little influence on American life.”