Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Neuropsychology of Zombies

I love shoes, and designer clothes and pretty colors just as much as the next girl. But dammit, I dig Zombies. I love the thrill that only comes with poppin' a new ZOMBIE flick into the DVD player, or eagerly anticipating the upcoming PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES movie being shopped around hollywood. I own all of the RESIDENT EVIL movies. I love GEORGE ROMERO...and even though DARIO ARGENTO's flesh eaters are demons...I can watch those movies over and over and over. So, without further or do, I introduce the latest workings from Dr. Steven Schlozman, the assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard.

He loves Zombies and he knows his stuff. He spoke @ the Coolidge Corner theatre this passed monday, and brought up the MIRROR NEURON theory. I've always associated MN with various kinds of science fiction elements. Essentially, humans are wired to bounce behavioral patterns off each other. So, mass hysteria begets mass hysteria. Ten people around you acting crazy will make you act crazy etc.

It's how riots get started. It's how revolutions evolve. But it's also how a group of survivors will try, against better judgement, to fight off brain eaters to the death. Even Schlozman says so.

What gets me is, if Zombies are so primal and incapable of thinking beyond the devouring of brains and the attaining of said brains knowledge (thank ya kindly Robert Rodriguez, for PLANET TERROR!), then how to explain DAY OF THE DEAD and other zombie flicks in which some Zombies start to remember how to behave? LAND OF THE DEAD was an exercise in futility, yes...but it also had some Zombies getting mad and getting even; incensed over the fact that they had no place to call their own without being hunted. So they followed one rather intelligent Zombie, to a new home.

That's how far ROMERO was getting with his ZOMBIE psychosis. But then he did DIARY OF THE DEAD, and all the brainlessness intelligence was kaput.

Anways...read the brief article, and try to catch up on Schlozman's work because the fact that a Harvard educated professor is talking about Zombies is cooler than unicorns in central park. Well. Almost.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Lamest piece of crap explanation ever...in the history of b.s.

Area 51.


Is that what they use it for?


Is this a late April fool's joke?

Did someone wake up on the wrong side of the spaceship they built using reverse technology, this morning?

Is it becoming that much harder to explain yourselves?

Are we in 2009 or 1899?

Since when did Science become the fall guy for stupidity?

How many secret scientists on secret bases in secret deserts does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

If Aliens don't exist, then how the f*ck come you guys still have a job?

So the Aurora was built on ingenuity and hours and hours of Star Trek?

So, if I have a billion dollars, can I get one of those super-secret-stealth ships? With a side of fries?

The man/men/agency/group/starfleet that comes up with all the lame ass stories to keep us nosy seekers-of-the-truth from seeking the truth need a hobby. Seriously.

Area 51, you are made of FAIL.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

SPACEMAN fantastico

In the midst of all the UFO hoaxes out there, I would like to draw your attention to something worth wasting braincells on. Okay, maybe not wasting, but I heard braincells die all the time...so here goes:

The Killers---SPACEMAN

My article @ BOA regarding THE KILLERs, SPACEMEN, and ZOMBIES. Um. Yeah.