A great year to be alive, or at least undead
Blog Guy, is it just me, or did you write a lot more about zombies this year than you have in the past?
You bet I did. If you have to be a lurching, undead brain-eater, 2010 was a good year for it.
Zombies had their own hit TV series, “The Walking Dead,” which got lots of publicity by dispatching the undead to dozens of cities around the world.
There was plenty more. Zombie chicks showed up at the famous Cannes Film Festival to publicize “Zombie Women of Satan,” and zombies dominate the casts of several other new movies.
They also had a crucial role in a commercial, although it was ultimately banned just because it was scaring small children.
Looking for a profession to call their own, zombies made great headway – sorry – virtually taking over the physical fitness business in our health-conscious society.
Meanwhile, in the fashion business it seemed like they were everywhere, even in lurch-on parts in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Zombie models were huge in fashion this year, exploiting their enviable ability to show little emotion and survive on whatever snacks they can find close by.
Wow! So would you say this was the best year ever for zombies trying to infiltrate society?
No, nothing can match last year’s coup of working their way into the upper levels of government. But all things considered, it was a zomtastic year.
As the zombies say, “If you can’t eat ‘em, join ‘em.”
Top: Cast members Sarah Wayne Callies (3rd L) and Andrew Lincoln (3rd R) pose with zombies during a photocall to promote their television series “the Walking Dead” in Cannes, October 5, 2010. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
Combo left: A woman dressed like a zombie takes part in a parade at the Brussels International Fantasy Film Festival, April 10, 2010. REUTERS/Sebastien Pirlet
Combo right: Actress Senia Veigas made up as a zombie bride takes a break during the shoot of the movie “Juan de los muertos” or “Juan of the dead” in Havana, December 5, 2010. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan
Right: Film extras pose on the beach during a photocall for the film “Zombie Women Of Satan” at the Cannes Film Festiva,l May 13, 2010. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
Bottom right: A man looks at an actor dressed as a zombie on a street in downtown Belgrade, October 26, 2010, as part of a promotional campaign for “The Walking Dead”. REUTERS/Marko Djurica