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Old 09-26-2012, 10:54 PM
 
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Seemed like every city in America had some bizarre Zombie obsession last year. All these annoying Zombie festivals around Halloween...also too many cities using their Zombie festival as a direct comparison to NY & LA.

Will this year be another Zombie mania year?
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Old 09-27-2012, 04:28 AM
 
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For Halloween you don't comare your city to NY, or LA, or Chicago, but Salem, MA.
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Old 09-27-2012, 04:48 AM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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Okay, let me be the first to say:

I am so god-damned sick of this zombie fad.

It was sort of cool and amusing at first - like, back in '06 when one of my friends who is a professional illustrator showed me an advance copy of the Walking Dead graphic novel. It was an interesting spin on a really tired, and at that point seemingly forgotten and ignored B-movie standby.

At the very least, it was a welcome departure from pirates. In case you don't remember 02-07, pirates were "cool" and "ironic." Couldn't go to any dumb emo/pre-hipster party without having like nine dudes with teenaged beards and thick glasses going, "uhhh. I'm a pirate." and pointing to an eyepatch and a plastic pirate hat on their heads. One halloween, I had to have a costume to get in, so I quickly ran to the Rite Aid around the corner, got a Beanie Baby parrot, safety pinned it to the shoulder of my bomber jacket, made an eyepatch out of string and a piece of a rag in the trunk of my car, and said I was "McGuyver The Sky Pirate." I was the hit of the party.

Yeah, now they're all in their late 20's and make more money, so they can afford to go as zombies every year. Everyone is like, "OH MY GOD, ZOMBIES!" any time some psycho kills and eats someone. No, not zombies: we live in a society that overmedicates dullards, and undermedicates psychotic freaks. Sigh. Wake me up when Vikings become cool, at least that's something I live every day.
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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If I hear one more thing about a stupid zombie takeover, I will flip out.
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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The zombie thing reached its peak about 5 or 6 years ago, I think it is over now.
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:27 AM
 
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The zombie thing reached its peak about 5 or 6 years ago, I think it is over now.
It's a bigger deal in the Narnian cities. They discovered it last year, and because it's seen as something that started in big coastal cities, it's not slowing down anytime soon.
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:50 AM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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The zombie craze had been getting on my nerves for a while. It's as if some idiots want something like that to happen.

Recently, though, I've found myself kind of obsessed with the Walking Dead video game.
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Old 09-28-2012, 02:22 PM
 
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Idk but its kinda getting annoying. The only I find interesting about the zombie obsession is the zombie walks that cities host in their downtowns.
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Old 09-28-2012, 02:29 PM
 
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Zombies are too mainstream. The hipsters and goth kids will have to find some other stupid monster thing to be obsessed over... like Mothra or something.
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:53 PM
 
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What annoys me about the years since 1990 is that 'fads' never die anymore. In the 60s, 70s, 80s people would get crazy about something, such as disco for a few years and then get over it. For the past 23 years, people act like a fad is new no matter how long it's been big and we never abandon dumb things.
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