Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A few thoughts

  • I've been thinking about this for a while now: there is discrimination amongst how the living view the undead. Think about it: vampires and zombies are both members of the undead, but the perception is that vampires are sexy and zombies are not (though they are cool, no one is saying they aren't). They both feed off of humans, but one group is seen as romantic, tragic and hip (despite the fact that they have been known to rip out a few throats) while the other is grey and ubiquitous and all-consuming. I mean, if a female vampire and a female zombie both said "I want you inside me" to a guy, I am sure the reaction would be completely different between those situations. In my mind, they are all just undead creatures that must be destroyed for the good of humanity. This line of thought also makes me realize that no one really wants to have sex with Frankenstein's monster, or the mummy either.

  • Is Lookin' Boy by Hot Stylez featuring Yung Joc the only video BET shows now... because I swear that if BET is showing a music video when I flip by, it is that video. I don't know how it is possible really as it is only a 4 minute video, but somehow that is how it seems to be working out.

  • I stumbled across this picture today, and I thought it was one of the most awesome things I've seen this year. It is on the Wizard Universe site, so click on the image to see it full size.


Semaj said...

great discussion on the Vamp vs Zom debate. I have to side with the Vampires because, you know things aren't going to decay or fall apart when you 'hit that' on a female zombie. Vampires seems to hold up fairly well over the years.

Lookin' Boy seems to be the only song the radio was playing on the airwaves too.

Great Picture btw

Arjan said...

it's like the American Vampire League (derived from the HBO series True Blood) says: they were people too.

MC said...

Semaj: I did see another video on BET... of course, it was by Yung Joc, so I think my original premise still stands up.

Arjan: Zombies were people too though... they just weren't the cool kids in school... they were the regular folk.

Arjan said...

in the last episode of True Blood someone was turned who wasn't exactly the cool kid either ;)

But I meant that 'they were people too' should count for both vampires & zombies.

MC said...

There is a zombie character in the Discworld novels who embodies that ethos named Reg Shoe.