Tuesday, August 09, 2005


If I know you, you probably got an e-mail from me earlier this month about this photoset on Flickr:

"You know those nerdy Cegep kids who run around on the mountain during Tam Tams fighting with duct tape weapons? We're trying to recruit an army of slow, dumb annoying zombies to go and attack them, just to see what happens. We're meeting for a potluck at 1:00pm, putting on makeup, dirty clothes etc., and then going out to do battle. You're heavily encouraged to prepare some zombie clothes beforehand (rip up some old clothes and smear them with dirt), and bring makeup if you have it."
The photos are great, and what an absolutely genius idea. (Thanks to Brett for sending me the link.) I can just imagine the RPG nerds, in the middle of their wargaming, being unexpectedly ambushed by a mob of zombies, and I still think that's one of the funniest damn things I've ever heard about.

That happened in Montreal (obviously), on July 3. Just recently Misha alerted me to this very similar incident -- a zombie flash mob in San Francisco. The Frisco zombies didn't encounter any medieval warlords, but they did invade an Apple store, which is pretty good.

Two zombie attacks in the space of a month -- and, apparently, the San Francisco organizers claim to have no connection to the Montreal people, nor even to have heard of the Montreal incident. You know what this means, don't you? The virus is spreading.


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