Tag: Zombies


Do I believe in Zombies?


The way I talk about zombies sometimes prompts the question, “Do you think zombies are real?” The answer isn’t a simple “Yes” or “No.” Do I believe that there are, or could ever be, corpses walking around in various stages of decay trying to eat the living? No. But I...

Zombies, Ghetto and Human Goodness


The Walking Dead explores human nature and, like almost all other zombie narratives, it too suggests a simple reality: take away the blessings of civilization and people turn bad.  Even the good people do terrible things--zombie stories then ask the question, "Are they still good?" There's quite a bit of...

Zombie Burger


My three most memorable hamburgers are: 1) the Kobe Beef Burger that I eat at the Issaquah Brew Pub every spring with my gaming buddies. 2. The burger I ate at Norma's in Lacey, Washington, was by no means a gourmet burger, but it tasted great and had that 1950's...

Fear the Walking Dead – The Opening Scene


I was really looking forward to seeing the opening scene of the series premier of Fear the Walking Dead because I loved the first scene of The Walking Dead so much.  I’m sure you too remember the little girl dressed in pink pajamas and nightgown holding her dolly as she turns...

Zombies and Human Purpose


Zombies haunt the boundaries of a culture that believes that humanity has no ultimate purpose.  A manufactured object obviously has a purpose that was built into it by its designers, but a lot of people  do not believe this is true for human beings. A comment on TED in response...

Jesus, Peter and Zombies: The Walking Dead — Season 5, Episode 4


Can you believe it?!  Dr. Stephen Edwards, indirectly, murders another doctor just to prevent the chance of his being replaced.  What a sniveling coward.  He admits that he did it because of fear.  We all know a maggot when we see it. And yet, if we are honest with ourselves,...

The Walking Dead, Season 5, Episode 2


It's not my intention to post after each episode of The Walking Dead, but in episode 2 we end up in a church.  How can I not post a few observations. Did you notice how much forgiveness is going on in this episode?  Not only does Tyreese forgive Carol, he will insist...

The Walking Dead (4)


After the mayhem of the last season, season 4 of The Walking Dead shows Rick trying to establish a more peaceful life for the community within the prison walls.  From outside the walls come the general treat of the walkers and the particular threat of The Governor, whose whereabouts are...

The Diagnosis


If we are going to set about finding a cure for the zombie infestation, we need to understand why they are here in the first place. Zombies, like any other monster, attacks an identity that is unsure of itself.  The popularity of the zombie suggests that it is our collective identity...

Zombies: Are/Our Consumer Culture


That the zombie is a reflections of modern man is apparent in Romero’s second installment of his zombie narratives, Dawn of the Dead (1978) where he “offers us a glimpse of a universe in which all spiritual values have been replaced by our awareness of the material realities of the...