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Oct 25 2011

Psychics have a moral responsibility to address the zombie scourge

What good are they if they can talk to the dead, but won’t converse with the walking dead? Discrimination! Cowardice!

“I think I see a letter ‘z’…is there anyone in the audience with nothing on their mind but braaains?”

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  1. 1
    eigenperson

    “Can James Van Praagh Talk With Dead People?”

    No.

  2. 2
    Mario

    It is like that people who claim to be able to become invisible but only while nobody is watching, this people say they are able to talk to the dead but only if the dead are not present.

  3. 3
    SallyStrange

    Hilarious. I love how the zombie meme is spreading to various causes. First the money-hungry zombies of Occupy Wall Street, now this. Brilliant.

    Weren’t zombie movies also at a peak during the late 50s and early 60s? I reckon it says something about our culture and the historical moment that we are so fascinated by them right now.

  4. 4
    billygutter01

    This video was in my YouTube subscription box this morning when I got up.

    It got my day off to a mirthful and jaunty start.

  5. 5
    Inaji

    Fabulous! Poor zombies, they get no respect.

  6. 6
    'Tis Himself

    I was paying attention to the “dead people” Grothe had with him. As Mad Max would say, “They’re just mostly dead.”

  7. 7
    Russell

    The obituaries of Hari Krishna Swami Bhaktapata reveal that , a part from being the son of, wait for it the Baptist Reverend Ham of Peekskill NY , the queer guru was convicted of conspiracy to commit attempted murder.

    Which makes one wonder what vegetarian Zombies like Hare Krishnas eat? Do they devour human vegetables like each other, or did their late guru rule brains to be a body fluid, and thus on the menu?

  8. 8
    Moggie

    ‘Tis:

    I was paying attention to the “dead people” Grothe had with him. As Mad Max would say, “They’re just mostly dead.”

    I think you’re maxing up your Mixes.

  9. 9
    lukescientiae

    Talking to dead people and the dead people talking back? You mean like mumbling to Jesus and Jesus telling you what should be doing with your life? Why doesn’t every believing Christian jump on the $1M challenge?

    Oh yeah. ‘Cos “it doesn’t work like that.” As in, it doesn’t work at all.

  10. 10
    billygutter01

    At least Van Praagh didn’t have to fend off these guys.

    John Edwards wasn’t so lucky.

  11. 11
    lukescientiae

    And I love how the name just lends itself so perfectly to the zombies’ “James van Praaaaaaaaggghhhhhhhh”

  12. 12
    billygutter01

    Crap. Messed up the link.

    Try this.

  13. 13
    Worldtraveller

    ‘Tis @ 6 (Pssst. That’s Miracle Max.) ;-)

  14. 14
    Atheist Aaron

    Real crowd pleaser, John Edwards gets eaten by zombies.

  15. 15
    DoubtingT

    Forget zombies. Why not invite a speaker-to-the-dead to an open-casket funeral and say, “Here he/she is, what are they saying right now?” (Apart from, “I’m dead, you idiot. I can’t say anything”)

  16. 16
    San Ban

    A true LOL moment!

  17. 17
    machintelligence

    Russell @7 GRAAAAIIIIINS!!

  18. 18
    and then there were fore

    tis himself:

    As Mad Max would say, “They’re just mostly dead.”

    Wrong max douchebag.

  19. 19
    DLC

    I see Dead People. . .
    who’re out to eat your brain and make you into a creationist MRA.

  20. 20
    Russell

    17
    Bad android!

    As the eponymous umbrella cocktail suggests, fermenting graaaiiins attract only alcoholic zombies.

  21. 21
    Ragutis

    Sally Strange, OM says:
    25 October 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Weren’t zombie movies also at a peak during the late 50s and early 60s? I reckon it says something about our culture and the historical moment that we are so fascinated by them right now.

    The Last Man on Earth, Night of the Living Dead, and a Hammer flick that I can’t remember the name of right now established the modern idea of zombies (flesh-eating infected/infectious undead)in the mid 60s. Zombies prior to that were mainly Voodoo-ish with the occasional mad scientist’s experiment.

  22. 22
    ChasCPeterson

    @#18: see #8 and #13. Now who’s the douchebag?

  23. 23
    Birger Johansson

    A question not addressed in most stories is where the zombies get their energy from. Do they chase small mammals or insects once all the living humans are gone? This is what Max Brooks suggested in his book.
    — — — — — — — —

    The book series “Day To Day Armageddon” attributes the zombie plague to an extra-terrestrial origin, possibly a biological weapon that claimed the xenomorph pilot of a craft found in a glacier in a Chinese mountain range. In this case the zombies might well get their energy from some quantum effect harnessed by nanotech replicators, producing ATP. The hunger for flesh may then be a purely reproductive strategy (reproduction through infection) rather than a means to get energy.

    — — — — — — —
    In one of the Pratchett novels a dead wizard comes back and possesses his own dead body, thus becoming a kind of zombie that has no problem thinking, and has no need to eat!
    In this regard he is a bit like like Wormwood*, a spirit that is currently inhabiting a worm sitting in the eye of a corpse, and operating the corpse through telepathy like a big bipedal robot body.

    *story and art by John Templesmith
    — — — — — — —
    BTW “28 Days Later” is a rather good re-write of “Day of the Triffids” rather than a zombie film.

  24. 24
    Birger Johansson

    In regards to the various complications you encounter when communicating with different forms of undead, Laurell K. Hamilton addressed this in her earlier -rather cool- Anita Blake novels. The later novels are just bad porn with some minor action sequences.

    As for the “vampire” book series of Anne Rice, she also adresses some complications. What if someone manage to switch mnd and body -stealing the body of a vampire while leaving the mind of a vampire in a human body- how can the unfortunate (former) blood-drinker fight back?
    If your vampire body is frozen, can it reanimate successfully when thawed? How does being dead affect eyesight and hearing? Smell?

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