Respectful Insolence

The Hitler Zombie approves…

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Horror film fans dressed up to look like an army of the undead have been stomping the streets of Brisbane, Australia, in an annual Zombie Walk.
Spattered with fake blood and their faces painted a deathly white, the “Zombies” staggered across the city to the botanical gardens.

The event originated in North America and is in its second year in Brisbane.

Its website explains that it is not an April Fool’s joke “but serious, in a flippant sort of manner”.

The Hitler Zombie is, however, disappointed that there was no brain-eating and no ridiculously overblown Holocaust analogies.

Comments

  1. #1 Joshua
    April 2, 2007

    The Hitler Zombie’s been a tad slothful lately. Could it be that even it was ashamed of that baseball story? Even undead evil dictators have limits, I guess.

  2. #2 Tyler DiPietro
    April 3, 2007

    I’m trying to figure out what would make a more bad-ass evil army. A bunch of Nazi zombies, or a bunch of Soviet Terminator-style robots.

  3. #3 Kimbits
    April 3, 2007

    Hey, hey, hey. You can’t talk about the ZombieWalk without talking about Toronto! From what I know, it originated here four years ago, and though Vancouver had us beat with 400 zombies, it was estimated we had about a thousand zombies this October past. The first zombiewalk I attended, in 2005, accidently crashed a UMOVE (United Mothers Opposing Violence Everywhere) rally. As we were shambling through, the DJ put on Thriller. It was shut down after a couple of minutes, but not before about a hundred zombies started dancing. Just this year there was an attempt at a world record inspired by that event.

    http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=zombie+toronto+2006&s=rec&page=4
    There are a ridiculous number of photos on Flickr if anyone is interested

    http://www.torontozombiewalk.com

    Sorry I couldn’t make this neater. I’m not familiar with HTML.

  4. #4 Garrett
    April 3, 2007

    Something about all the zombies going to the botanical gardens just doesn’t seem right…

  5. #5 MR
    April 3, 2007

    Tyler, I’m gonna say Soviet Terminators. The soviets really knew how to create a death machine (MiG, Hind, AK) and their style of warfare made use of vast territory. The slow moving Nazombies would freeze long before they reached Petersburg… though it would be a dark day for Poland I guess.

  6. #6 James
    April 4, 2007

    MR, don’t forget the T-34, one of the most effective tanks of its time.

  7. #7 Andrew Dodds
    April 4, 2007

    Well, if you really want to know about what happened in the Zombie War, I’d advise:

    http://www.randomhouse.com/crown/worldwarz/

    It’s actually quite a good read..

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