Monday, September 16, 2013

Zombie Pecking Order

Why does every society, club, organized movement, volunteer group, support group, cleaning crew of people who shouldn't be cleaning anything, etc. have a pecking order?  Like it's in our nature to size each other up and create a human spectrum of pecking power.

This hierarchical system was first described this way by Thorleif Schjeldeerup-Ebbe who observed that defense and aggression in the hen is accomplished with the beak.  Literally a pecking order.  And that's literally hysterical to read.  I think it's the word beak.

So I'm looking for photos for the blog and I come across a zombie walk.  Fun-loving, zombie-loving folk living the horror dream of a mass-shuffle of zombie power.  And then I see these guys...














Oh, I get it... a horde of zombies, so there must be the humans who fight them, or rather, dominate them.  A zombie pecking order.  I swear to GOD, if I showed up as a zombie at that event and saw these guys with their plastic guns, I would walk up and start biting.

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18 comments:

Willow Cove said...

I'm surprised that the cops or security let themwalk around with those in this day and age. Never been to a zombie walk but kinda feel like not playing a zombie is a cop out. Like that person who comes to your costume party with out a costume.

Rot said...

total cop out.

like it's a zombie walk...be a zombie. Be a military zombie then.

i bet they've never fired a real gun too.

and i bet they have character names for themselves too. And ranks and whatnot (a mini pecking order within their stupid zombie-killing group).

Jay's Shadow said...

Field of Screams is having a Zombie Mud Run. I thought of signing up to be a zombie.

Jay's Shadow said...

Then again, I might get arrested for being TOO involved in my zombie character.....

EmphaticReprieve said...

you KNOW they have character names for themselves...and that they speak with horribly inaccurate Australian accents.

Rot said...

haha
or my personal favorite: the English accent as seen in most Haunted Attractions.

EmphaticReprieve said...

I considered the English accent...but then I envisioned these people wanting to be like the Australian guy from Jurassic Park.

Or somebody from some movie...maybe it's not Jurassic Park, you know the guy...he wears that weird hat?

Rot said...

I'd say a zombie hunter would most certainly don the Australian accent over the English.

: )

And after hearing the english one in haunted attractions and hayrides way too many times, i think i'd prefer a crappy australian over a crappy english.

Rot said...

http://jurassicpark.wikia.com/wiki/Robert_Muldoon

i feel sad that there's a jurassicpark.wikia site.

girl6 said...

this really surprises you.
that's the way society (for the Most part) is, man.

once again, "society loves Mediocrity",
& this is Mos Def, a branch from that tree.

Very disappointing but NOT surprising to me.

EmphaticReprieve said...

Yes! Robert Muldoon...that's the one!

look at all of those Robert Muldoon wannabe's.

I find the jurassicpark.wikia site to be troubling.

this world...

Willow Cove said...

"Crickey! Look at that bugger!" I imagine Steve Erwin trying to wrestle a zombie in a sand pit arena. If he was around. And there were zombies.

girl6 said...

Yop...hahahaha

Autumnleaf said...

I wonder,are there judges for these things?

Rania said...

right on Rot!

Jeff said...

Somehow I think the mindless horde wins this battle. I hope they got chased to their cars....or scooters.

Joel said...

Hey, some people are nuts about Halloween. Others are nuts about dinosaurs. Some happen to fit into both categories :P

Also many fictional universes, be they from literature, film, television, games, etc. have at least one official or fan-created wiki by this point. It's a great way to build a digital encyclopedia of characters, locations, creatures, etc. associated with the story. It's like a collaborative research project.

girl6 said...

hmmm...i just read over these comments.

my comment was directed toward people that want to stifle everyone else down...the whole ranking system.

i think there's a lot of TC (too cool) going around.

& if anyone really was a loner, etc, Honestly, you would never hear anything from them.
but...true loners are far & few, not many can walk that path & stick to it.
it's basically just a romantic thought for most, Hardly ever truly the case.
once again..TC