Monday, January 7, 2013

Disco Zombies

I don't understand this fascination with Zombies.  They are dead people and they are ugly.  What is the deal?

Okay, Vampires, I get.  They are kind of sexy with all that neck-sucking business.  Werewolves?  Not so much.  I love dogs and I love wolves, but I don't want to date one if you know what I mean.

My husband, Alex, is a Zombie fanatic.  He loves "The Walking Dead" and even reads books about Zombie wars.  I don't get it.

In the old days, I think in Haiti, they had zombie priests or something in voodoo.  I never really understood that either.  Either you are dead or you are alive.  I don't buy into the idea that it's a half and half thing.  My husband tells me I'm missing a lot.  For example, Zombies can only move in one direction (forward) and they cannot swim.  Why this is important for me to know, I cannot tell you.  But Alex insists it's worthwhile information.

Alex also listens to a lot of Disco music.  I never even acknowledged Disco when it was happening.  He insists on playing "Saturday Night Fever" songs when he cleans up the kitchen.  His radio is always playing something like Gloria Gaynor or Sly and the Family Stone. 

I like classical music and country music and rock and roll and rap and blues, and hip hop.  Disco makes me shake, but not in a good way.  I find Disco as annoying as Zombies.

I don't eat KFC either.  That is so not chicken.  But if Alex is hungry, he will go by KFC.  Maybe he likes seeing the Zombies there while he listens to Disco music on his iPod. 

I really don't know any more.

70 comments:

  1. What a beautiful photo of you, Linda.  Why would Alex want to watch zombies when he could stare at that?   Or better yet, the real thing?   Boys are silly.

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  2.  Thank you Jayne!  Boys are silly.

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  3. I agree with you...what is this preoccupation concerning zombies.  Seriously, why would anyone feel the need to prepare for the zombie apocalypse?  I think  I have my hands full dealing with the "alive" people that share this planet with me. 

    As for Disco...I got thoroughly discoed out in the 80's.  When I occasionally see some of the pics from that era, I think we all went collectively nuts.  

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  4.  I just don't "get it".  Alex pleaded with me to watch "The Walking Dead" with him so I would see why it's so good.  I watched 2 episodes and came away realizing my husband is "touched in the head".

    And that music!  Gah!  I hate it!

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  5. Linda. Zombies are awesome. Since you like getting info on them, i am happy to oblige.
    Real zombies are not dead. Hougans (Voodoo priest) or the Bokor poison or drug their victim. The poor Haitian is then catatonic, with no apparent pulse or respiration (but modern instrument can detect them). The entourage of the victim thinks he is dead, so basically they bury him and guess what? Nope he is not dead and opens his own coffin. And of course he looks like shit cause 1) he thinks he's dead and 2) It's a fucking powerful drug. So Grosso Modo It's an elaborate hoax to ensure power, like in any religion.
    Now modern Zombies, ahhhh, now you talkin'. They are not technically dead, they are infected because a small part of their brain is active. They have one purpose, to spread the disease (cancer anyone?). Now modern zombies are fascinating because they are a projection of our fears (bacterial outbreak, H1N1 is an excellent example of a mutating virus, so It's gonna happen baby) and also a projection of ourselves. We are, to a certain degree, consumer zombies with zombie-like routines. There is even a science to study our zombie behaviour that is called marketing (I know, it is Nicky's domain). As for vampyres, well they just suck (get it? hohoho). And disco is ok. And you should listen to Alex, he is, after all, not only the Man of the house but also the one who's gonna save your skin when the ZOMBIES come :-)

    With Love,
    Jepeto 'Shaka The Voodoo Man' Cavale.

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  6. One of the kids in my class is really into zombies.  The other 4 year olds just don't get it either.  (And I'm not going to try to explain it to them!)  

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  7. First off, that picture of you is gorgeous! You look absolutely radiant - even more so than usual.

    Secondly, zombies did originate in Haiti, except that they were vacant slaves and not brain-hungry monsters. It was really Romero's Night of the Living Dead movie back in the 60s that brought about the flesh-eating zombies.

    Thirdly, no zombies are not sexy. But there is something fascinating, no, satisfying, about the thought of surviving a zombie apocalypse by bashing in skulls. 

    Lastly, disco sucks. Always did, always will. But Alex is adorable so I will forgive him his poor taste in music since he has such excellent taste in women. :-)

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  8. I swear, hon, I had no idea he left a comment at the same time as me! I never should have let him get his own computer! The next thing you know, he'll be wanting to learn to read and get a job. When will they ever learn their place is in the kitchen, right? :-)

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  9.  Jepeto, you and Alex will have such fun when you visit us.  You and Alex and Max and Nicky can all do Zombie things and I will not even complain.  In fact, you can do Zombie things and listen to Disco music at the same time while you chomp down on Kentucky Fried Chicken.  I'm sure we are prepared to weather the Zombie Apocalypse if we all do it together.  Well, no.  I'll just watch you guys fight them.  I'm a pacifist.

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  10.  Thank you Nicky!  I let John and Sheila watch "Night of the Living Dead" with me when they were very young.  Someone should have called Child Protective Services on me, but they didn't.  (The kids still remember "Creature Features" in bed with Mom on Friday nights.

    I hate disco.  But Alex is cute so I'll keep him.  (Plus, somebody has to support us when you guys come here to be sister wives.)

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  11. I don't get it at all, Boom Boom, but that 4 year old might have something in common with Alex.  See if he likes disco music!

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  12.  Well, the kitchen and the bedroom, Nicky.  Don't forget that part!

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  13. I'm with you, Linda. I don't get the zombie thing either. I always imagined them to stink really bad. It's funny how folk take a fascination to certain things.

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  14.  They do smell funky and thats a fact!  Ugh!  I don't get it either Tots!

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  15. I do NOT get it either!! I can't watch any of those shows. 

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  16. I don't like disco but I love the Walking Dead. Amazing writing and acting. The show always surprises me. I'm not a fan of zombie beheadings or of the gory stuff. I was a skeptic like you until I watched an episode.

    I agree that vampires are way sexier.I would never have gone on a date with a guy holding flowers in one hand and his head in the other.

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  17. LOL!!! We watch the Walking Dead but it's a lot to take. The CDC even put out some kind of zombie preparedness crap but I'm with you, it's not for me. Unless it's Shaun of the Dead or Zombieland which are funny. As for the disco...I'm not a fan either! Vampires are awesome, I mean, how bad can it be to live forever & be sexy? I can't see a downside, other than the blood thing...but then, you can be a "vegetarian" vampire like the Cullens which is much better ;)

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  18. I never understood the fascination with zombies either!!!! I thought it would be a fad, but everywhere I look, they're still there. Which I'm sure makes the zombies happy, what with their never dying thing. I do like KFC every once in a blue moon, though. Disco? Never!

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  19. Hahaha!  I'll have to send him for a little visit!

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  20. First things first...that photo of you is to die for! How is Nicky not on the next plane?
    Now, I'm with Alex on The Walking Dead. Her Royal Cuteness and I got hooked one marathon weekend, thankfully AFTER one of her hospital stays. I can't imagine what the nightmares would have been like when she woke up in a hospital otherwise. I'm not sure what the pull is except that the characters are really well written and developed.
    He can however have his disco music all to himself.
    You, my classy friend, would even look amazing as a zombie!

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  21. I think that the zombies have taken over. I just left a long comment and when I posted it, your entire blog entry disappeared from my feed.
    What I was trying to say (in fewer words this time) is that you look amazing in that photo!!! I don't see how Nicky isn't on the next flight.
    As for Zombies, I'm with Alex on The Walking Dead. Her Royal Cuteness and I got hooked on a marathon weekend. 
    He can have his disco music tho..

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  22. I must be missing out on something with the "Walking Dead".  I've been hearing a lot about that lately.  People watching it marathon style for hours on end.  My favorite vampire show was "Forever Knight".  I do still love Disco, even after all these years.  And every now and then I get a hankering for some KFC original recipe.  Just my 2 cents for today.

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  23. I wouldn't care if my husband loved Zombies or ate KFC every day. What struck me as having utmost importance here was the phrase "as he cleans the kitchen."

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  24.  Most of the people I know LOVE the "Walking Dead".  I have watched a couple of episodes and I just don't "get it".  If you come to visit, you and Alex can hang out in the kitchen and listen to Disco!  And he'll bring home some KFC you can share.  I don't "get" those things either, but I will pour you a nice glass of wine.  (I "get" wine.)

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  25.  Thank you so much, LM!  I like that photo too!  Alex loves "Walking Dead".  It's his favorite show.  I love "Homeland" and "Dexter" so it's not the bloody stuff that's the problem.  It's just Zombies.  Disco music annoyed me when it was popular.  It still annoys me and KFC is just sort of gross.

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  26.  I can forgive the KFC thing.  I have never eaten it, but it's not as bad as Disco and Zombies!

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  27.  Alex is reading a couple of books about the Zombie takeover of the world right now.  He's getting his kits ready.  He's a goof.

    I'm with you.  Vampires rock. 

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  28.  Lauren, I've seen vampires I would date.  I'm just saying.  I know a lot of people who really do love the Waling Dead.  I did watch the first two episodes but I couldn't take any more.  Alex says it gets a lot better and it's really not even about Zombies.  I believe him, but I just can't get into it.  Where do you stand on Disco?

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  29.  I love the Vampire movies, (Twilight, The Hunger, etc.).  But Zombies just leave me cold.

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  30.  He sounds like a fun boy, but you need to come with him.

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  31. I held out for over a year. Finally my friends and family talked me into watching The Walking Dead. Now...what we did was watch the first year on DVD so I would know the plot. I was HOOKED. I don't like the gore. I think they could do without 90% of that and it would still be a great series.....but I guess the younger crowd and most males love it. But the plot!!!  The plot is absolutely terrific. It's about power....and lust....and greed. And Darryl is my hero...as well as most red blooded woman's. Altho Rick is also high up on the list of fantasy material. If you can get your hands on the First Season DVD's and watch it.....I think you'd like the plot too.  Just started watching Deception last night (new) and it looks like we may have a winner. Thank God the Reality shows may be on their way out. Enough, already!  Hope your holidays were great. Big hugs to a fantastic gal......YOU.  (giggle)....I can just picture Alex dancing around the kitchen to "Stayin' Alive". I'm more a soul, R&B fan. Hell....I love Slash!!!! (when he plays slow and easy).  xo

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  32.  I held out for over a year. Finally my friends and family talked me into
    watching The Walking Dead. Now...what we did was watch the first year
    on DVD so I would know the plot. I was HOOKED. I don't like the gore. I
    think they could do without 90% of that and it would still be a great
    series.....but I guess the younger crowd and most males love it. But the
    plot!!!  The plot is absolutely terrific. It's about power....and
    lust....and greed. And Darryl is my hero...as well as most red blooded
    woman's. Altho Rick is also high up on the list of fantasy material. If
    you can get your hands on the First Season DVD's and watch it.....I
    think you'd like the plot too.  Just started watching Deception last
    night (new) and it looks like we may have a winner. Thank God the
    Reality shows may be on their way out. Enough, already!  Hope your
    holidays were great. Big hugs to a fantastic gal......YOU. 
    (giggle)....I can just picture Alex dancing around the kitchen to
    "Stayin' Alive". I'm more a soul, R&B fan. Hell....I love Slash!!!!
    (when he plays slow and easy).  xo

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  33.  I love Slash too, Val!  Alex rocks out to his Disco stuff!  He does make me laugh.  I don't mind gore. In fact, we saw "Django Unchained" last weekend and I loved it.  I just can't get in to Zombies.

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  34. TheEquestrianVagabondJanuary 8, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    Zombies and disco music? not on my planet. however, if you want to talk about old Westerns like BONANZA, i'm your gal!!

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  35.  I loved Adam!  I love Bonanza! 

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  36. I don't understand the scary zombies, either, nor the vampires or werewolves.  I must disagree with you on the disco music, though.  God bless the Bee Gees.  :)

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  37.  Jeanie, the Bee Gees give me the Heeby Jeebies!

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  38. I hate disco.I only like songs from Saturday Night Fever and I like Gloria Gaynor. I met *Paul Shaffer (smarmy little prick) years ago when "It's Raining Men" came out when I worked for Columbia Records. I liked that song despite Paul Shaffer.*

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  39. 3 strikes against Alex. Zombies, Disco and KFC. I couldn't agree with you more, Linda. Poor guy. And when the Zombies dance disco eating KFC you really need to start worrying.

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  40.  I know, right?  I am a little worried about Alex.  I'll never even walk into a KFC (or drive through either) because of what I'd be afraid I might see.  The horror, right?

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  41.  When Disco was popular, I ignored it.  "It's Raining Men" is one I don't even remember, but I sort of like the concept of it.

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  42. I love The Walking Dead! I don't really watch it for the zombies as much as for the plot, though.. And vampires always win. Disco I don't really care for, but I've been known to eat at KFC if I'm someplace where they have one. Finland is not such a place. ;)

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  43.  Alex loves TWD too. He loves the plot, the acting, the dialog, etc.  Disco sucks!  And I'm proud of Finland for not having KFC!

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  44. Zombies, huh? I'll have to think about that one. Now I know who can be my life line in that category should I need one on Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Disco I can handle. I live in SC, KFC- enough said. We do chicken right - homemade. But, the way I look at it, all men have that odd side to them. Mine collects Galapagos tortoises like most people collect cats and dogs, except these are a lot more expensive, bigger, and harder to explain. It could be worse - he could have some odd fetish. But, we won't go there. 

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  45.  All men do have that odd side to them, Ann.  Alex brought home a big old turtle, a red eared or red tail or something.  He wanted to keep it.  Why?  Because he liked it.  We gave it to a Turtle Rescue when I am afraid they may have just turned the guy into soup but my dogs would have probably killed it.  Alex has some odd fetishes himself.  Shoot, I guess they all do.

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  46. Uhhh....I'm not sure what to think of Alex and this zombie fascination. I'm with you on this one. And YES vampires are hot!! Werewolves are not... but disco was fun...or at least as a kid in the 70s, I thought it was :)

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  47.  Roschelle, Zombies are dumb any way you slice them.  KFC is dumb too,  But disco drives me to drink!

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  48. Katherine KellesisJanuary 10, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    Heeheeehee! This made me giggle. You are hilarious!

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  49. Thanks Katherine!  I thought it was sort of funny too.

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  50. So Alex is the dude shaking his feathers while chasing zombies in the KFC parking lot! See, you could write a best seller about your hubby, lol!
    Not so much into disco or zombies either. but every once in a while I can do KFC!

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  51.  I only let Alex go to KFC if I'm very very sick.  He's too silly to make himself something to eat.  (Men!)  I didn't even think they had KFC where you live! 

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  52. So Alex likes to shake a tail feather. Zombies I don't care for much, but disco can be fun!

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  53. Jay of The Depp EffectJanuary 11, 2013 at 2:08 AM

    So .. he likes zombies and disco and KFC, and you hate all those things.  That's really funny!!  Life must get really interesting at your house!

    I've never understood the zombie thing either, and both discos and KFC make me feel really rather unwell, so I'm on your side in any dispute that may occur.

    Wanna borrow a book on vampires?

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  54.  I've read several, (Anne Rice, etc.).  If you know any vampires, want to introduce me?

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  55.  Yup.  He dances around thinking he looks like John Travolta!

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  56. THE WALKING DEAD THE WALKING DEAD THE WALKING DEAD!!!  I discovered that over Christmas on netflix and was hooked. Watched every single episode and now I can't wait for the new season. 

    I think if zombies ate KFC they would melt like slugs with salt on them... I think eating KFC is like pulling your chair up to a salt lick.  BLEH.  But if I had to eat KFC in order to watch the Walking Dead... I would!

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  57. I think I like zombies because they're ugly. Then I don't feel bad when they get killed. Plus...if you put an average person next to a zombie, he or she immediately elevates to beautiful status.
    If zombies take over the world and I manage to survive, I'll be the equivalent to CHanning Tatum or some other hot actor.

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  58. Oh, yes, KFC is all over the place and been in our territory all of my life! I don't get it often because I like the extra crispy which Is certainly not good for me!

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  59.  Katherine, I hate KFC just on principle.  I have never actually eaten it.  Alex adores "TWD" and he's not alone.  I just don't get it. 

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  60.  Alex likes zombies because they are zombies.  You are a little strange but also pretty adorable.  I like that in a girl.

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  61.  SuziCate, I've never actually "eaten" KFC so I really should shut up about it.  (But, I never intend to eat it either, so I can keep flapping my lips.  Know what I mean?)

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  62. Zombies eat brains. Brains in the mouth! IN THE MOUTH! 

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  63. Oh, believe me, I can freestyle! Represent! 


    Maybe my rapper name can be "Zombie In Tha Mouth"

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  64.  You Rock, PJ!  But I kind of think it should be "Zombie In Da Mouf".  True dat.

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  65. Aight, yo, listen up. I gots a story to tell.


     


    Word.


     


    See, there once was this choco Santa.


     


    Melting in the sun, it was nothing but goo.


     


    No worries. No problems. Nothing bad, foo.


     


    A hand to the mouth, full of that choco poo.


     


    In the mouth, do it now, was the words spoken by you.


     


    I refused, yo. It's the principle of it all.


     


    You were shocked, I couldn't absorb that fall.


     


    In the end, nothing went in, nothing went out.


     


    And I showed all, who has the clout.


     


    Word up. I'm out.

    -- by Zombie in Da Mouf, Jan. 23, 2013 

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  66.  Dayam!  You are Da Man!  And here I was feeling all cool for writing that Country Western song "You Said You Were Jogging But You Were Just Runnin' Around".  I bow to your natural talents here!

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  67. I wish I could turn it into cold, hard cash. I could really use that right about now!

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