I’ll be a little light on posts for about another week, and then I will be back with my discussions on wedding ethics and the dialectics of Twlight. But for everyone suffering through finals, here is a little Zombie Apocalypse-inspired singing:
Jonathan Coulton’s awesome song is licensed under Creative Commons. So he is doubly fabulous.
I remember an insightful New York Times Opinion article back in April about how people scare themselves with zombies when they are anxious and with vampires when they feel flush. The writer argues:
Monster stories are a projection of our collective anxieties — and that may explain why in the current economic downturn, zombies are starting to catch up with the long-fashionable vampire. Vampires are sleek demons for good times. They suavely leach off society — like investment bankers who plunder outsize shares of deals for themselves or rapacious fund managers.
I guess Edward Cullen’s awkward, understated wealth makes him less of a “sleek demon”, and his vegetarian diet makes him less of a “leach” (no matter what Jacob Black says). Thus the success of Twilight as a blockbuster. Can anyone tell I saw New Moon this weekend and enjoyed it? 😀
“Politics is the business of getting power and privilege without possessing merit”—P J O’Rourke