Saturday, November 7, 2009


Best ZomCom ever! I hope Zombie Comedy becomes an actual genre. I would be so happy.

Top 5 Reasons why I absolutely loved Zombieland:
1.) Only 87 minutes long. Every movie should be this long. Or short.
2.) Bill Murray plays an actor playing a zombie mistaken for an actual zombie. Yep.
3.) What's scarier than a zombie? A clown! What about a zombie clown?
4.) Tallahasee (Woody Harrelson's character) searches for a twinkie the entire movie. He finds a Hostess truck and to his dismay, the truck is full of Hostess Snowballs. Of those, he says he hates them. Not the flavor, the consistency. So general coconut hatred is reaffirmed!
5.) Despite the extreme gruesomeness and the whole escape-from-zombies plot, the true theme of this movie is finding joy in the little things, like the people in your life or a simple favorite snack. That message reverberates at the end, so you leave the movie feeling all warm and fuzzy.

"First girl I let in to my life, and she's tries to eat me" Columbus

I have been thinking lately of how my mom made me a Zombie Survival Kit for my birthday, which was so awesome. The zombie survival guides you see at the bookstore are actually bestsellers. So, thinking of zombies and hashing out what to do during a zombie apocalypse (is it just me and Fox that has this conversation on date night?) is actual very useful in preparing for any extreme emergency. Around the time I was thinking of this, I found my old quote book, where I had copied this:

"We're not just afraid of predators; we're transfixed by them, prone to weave stories and chatter endlessly about them, because fascination creates preparedness, and preparedness, survival. In a deeply tribal sense, we love our monsters". Edward Wilson, biologist.

So, sometimes it is good to draw out your zombie escape plan with your husband on an Olive Garden napkin.

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