I think about zombies. With a clean white sheet of paper before me, waiting to be filled, I imagine zombies crawling, slime-covered, out of a pit, driving cars to work, lining up for their morning coffee, streaming into offices across the country, parking themselves at computers, trying to focus on work that uses only a small part of their brains, which is good, because most of their brains have been left behind in the muck. They screw their drooping eyeballs back in after staring at computer screens for hours. My eyes ooze as I write this, and my paper is no longer clean. Instead, it is filled with messy, decaying, once-human parts.

C. Rye
Putrefaction: An Homage

Horror is a genre of excess, of abundance — and food is the perfect metaphor in its narratives because it holds so many meanings at once. Food, from the grotesque to the delicious, populates the screen: the raw steak crawling across the kitchen counter in Poltergeist (1982); a distracted Drew Barrymore burning her popcorn in the opening scene of Scream (1999); the chocolate bars Charlie routinely snaps with her teeth in Hereditary (2018). Hunger is everywhere in horror: from werewolves to zombies to cannibals, the protagonists we find on screen are either devouring or being devoured. But what I’m interested in is not the readings of food as metaphors for capitalist consumption, the disintegration of the American family unit, or sexual taboos — but simply in the act of eating itself.

Laura Maw
There’s Nothing Scarier Than a Hungry Woman

Christmas Eve Question…

December 24, 2017

Zombies

why do you say,

“Zombies are brain dead, dysfunctional, and have no place in society”

when,

Zombies use more of your brain than you do?

Mac McGovern

Realms that belong to God

December 25, 2015

mutant

Animals have been front and centre in another of the twentieth century’s controversial scientific achievements, genetic engineering. From the cloning of Dolly the sheep to the production of strains of mice genetically engineered to exhibit such human traits as baldness, obesity, and propensities for various cancers, and even the creation of a glow-in-the-dark rabbit, scientists have been able to modify the genetic code of myriad plants and animals for the perceived benefit of society. Disease resistant wheat and vitamin-enriched rice may reduce starvation and malnutrition in Third World countries, but in many industrialised nations such genetically modified foods are viewed with suspicion at best, and through conspiracy theory lenses at worst. One of the most vocal opponents has been Britain’s Prince Charles, who accused genetic engineering of taking us into “realms that belong to God and God alone.” A 2010 poll of 3000 Americans found that 93% felt that genetically modified food should be labelled as such and only 38% expressed a willingness to eat genetically modified meat products.38 Such uncertainties are reflected in the 2005 film Severed: Forest of the Dead, in which the sap from genetically-engineered lumber trees creates zombies.

Kristine Larsen
“Nightmare Horrors and Perils of the Night”: Zombies and Modern Science

anexplanation

deadloving

Necrophiliacs!

Ideal gift for a young girl or gender confused boy: What Would Jesus Wear?

Magnetic dress-up set features a Jesus of Nazareth magnet and a full wardrobe assortment with outfits appropriate for a sermon on the mount, hip hop dance class, and everything in between….

For the bookworms there’s “Bug Butts

Everything and more you ever wanted to know about Insect backsides…

Every Zombie Eats Somebody Sometime
A Book of Zombie Love Songs”
a must have this one.

Yes, it’s true, even the shambling dead love a love song! Contains classics like “Imagine (there’s no Zombies)” , “I want to eat your hand” , “Fifty ways to eat your lover” “Killing him swiftly” and many, many more!

Or what about this – “Little Book of Wanking: The Definitive Guide to Man’s Ultimate Relief”

Especially handy for those young men who aren’t sure if they’re coming or going….

Or for the Witches amongst you there’s “The Real Witches’ Book of Spells and Rituals”

Perfect guide for anyone who wants to perform seasonal spells…

And if you find yourself with a lot of time on your hands, what about: “Sexual Sorcery: A Complete Guide to Sex Magick” ?

Get together with the neighbours and give it a go….nothing better for developing a sense of community.

Something to read?

January 25, 2010

Fancy a book at bedtime?

Nice review HERE.

”cut the two zombies with 
savage yet dignified movements. He then made quick work of beheading the slaughtered staff, upon which 
 Mr. Bingley politely vomited into his hands.”

Sounds just the thing for Granny.