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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Get Dead

Posted By on Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 5:12 PM

Ninjas. Pirates. Robots. Dinosaurs. Bacon.

These iconic pop culture cliches have clogged the Internet and leaked into the real world in the form of annoying T-shirts, books and more. Some even procured Web sites devoted solely to updating the world with news from the world of the cliche-in-question.

Ironically, the meme that survived these nostalgia-induced, pimple-faced appropriation attempts is the zombie — the shuffling, brain-eating, face-rotting corpse. Sure, the 21st century fascination with all things undead may have reached its apex, but it has left a trail of acclaimed films, literature, television programming, video games, graphic novels and academia in its claim as monster-of-the-decade.
It's only fitting, then, that the aughts' final Halloween serve as a world record-breaking opportunity for a zombie gathering. More appropriate, then, is the location and raison d'etre for the New Orleans Bingo! Show's attempt: The 2009 Voodoo Experience. Here are the rules for the Oct. 31 zombie gathering:

  • Zombie up.
  • Sign in at the Bingo! sign-in station.
  • Gather at the Bingo! Parlour at 11 p.m. after the KISS set.

The previous record totaled 4,026 zombies. Can New Orleans make it 4,027?

More zombie opportunities this year (but most likely not all) include the worldwide, zombie-costumed "Thriller" dance at Zephyrs Stadium and a French Quarter Zombie Walk.

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