A Zombie Thanksgiving

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A Zombie Thanksgiving

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It was Thanksgiving day and all the zombies were as thankful as zombies can be. In the tradition of the holiday they had come together for some family time and a fine Thanksgiving feast.

Of course zombies don't eat turkey, but they had caught a butter ball of a man who lay whimpering in a pen.

They toasted the holiday and each other then partook of an excellent meal. There was much to be grateful for including one very special blessing. You see, when you are a zombie you never have to eat leftovers. They always take care of themselves.
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Heartwarming. Which is nice, cause nothing tastes worse than a cold heart.

mmmmmm warm hearrrtssss...
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The leftovers become part of the family? Nice. :D
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Fine children's-story opening, leading to a gruesomely satisfying end.

It doesn't seem practical to have new "leftovers" lurching about after every meal, though. :wink:
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Well, practicality isn't exactly one of the zombies' trademark attributes.
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Bump for April theme
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Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:Fine children's-story opening, leading to a gruesomely satisfying end.

It doesn't seem practical to have new "leftovers" lurching about after every meal, though. :wink:
Great bedtime story, ending with a lurching goodnight tuck-em-in kiss :twisted:
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One of the better closing lines I've seen, Eric.
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ROU Killing Time wrote:One of the better closing lines I've seen, Eric.
I'm thankful for that.
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This is perhaps the wrong thread to begin a post with, "Seriously now...", however I have not seen a discussion that needs to be had about zombies, that should have come up after Just Mizunderstood.

Everyone knows that human beings have always been zombie bigots.
So how can you just blindly accept everything people say about them? Remember what people do to native peoples everywhere, not to mention the Neanderthals, who were once a native people themselves. Then we demonized the Japanese and put them in internment camps. The same dehumanizing characterizations are used to stoke the flames of right-wing zombiephobes - they will eat your children's brains ---oooooo :shock: !
President Obama is really a zombie - ooooo mercy me!

I mean, we've all been there and done that, right? Admit it, now. You did. But one thing you never did was walk a mile in a zombie's shoes. The closest thing you ever did was play vampire on Halloween, drink a little blood. Wussy stuff. But really, blood is just a gateway drug for the good stuff. Think of zombies as the Occupying 99%, and the vampires as the immortal bloodsucking 1% .

But above all, we need to acknowledge our anthropocentricity. We are ALWAYS WRONG and in need of reeducation, whether it's about race or gender or aliens. But in all this time, the only progress we have made toward zombie justice has been to admit that sometimes zombies have the potential to run as fast as humans. But even here, we can't help calling them the Walking Dead.

How many roads must a man walk down, people? Gone to graveyards, everyone! When will we ever learn?
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It's always a good thing to walk a mile in the other guy's shoes. Assuming, of course, that he has feet. Why are people so scared of ghosts? Because they are dead and according to popular culture many ghosts want us dead too. But how about if we look at it from a ghost's perspective? They probably know things that we don't. After all, they've been there already. It might well be that being dead is really great and all those ghosts are just trying to do us a favor, helping us along a little bit.
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What you said.

My brother pointed out to me yesterday that human beings have been unable to define intelligence; which makes the search for it on other planets a bit problematic. How could we recognize what we can't define?

There's plenty of evidence that consciousness is not all it's cracked up to be. We wake up, look in the mirror and, finding ourselves irresistibly attractive, we fall head over heels in love with ourselves.
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Arisen from the grave, just in time for Thanksgiving.
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Arisen from the grave, again, just in time for Thanksgiving.
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