Thursday, October 28, 2010

Enter Our The Walking Dead Contest: If Barack Obama were a Zombie, Who Would He Eat First and Why?



We are in the midst of a geek renaissance. The long awaited The Walking Dead television series is ready to debut this Sunday. I have resisted all impulses to watch it online or to read any reviews. As a long-time fan of Roberty Kirkman's opus (since day 1 folks) I am excited beyond all reason to see what Frank Darabont of Shawshank Redemption fame will do with The Walking Dead. Who knows what will be the same, and what will be different? As long as we get to see Michonne get her revenge on The Governor I am good to go.

In honor of The Walking Dead's television debut I have been blessed with some swag by First Aid Comics, Hyde Park and The University of Chicago's local comic book go to connect spot. The winner of our contest will win the first two graphic novels ("Days Gone Bye" and "Miles Behind Us") of The Walking Dead comic book series. We also have some fun stuff for a runner-up (or two).

A question for those souls brave and intrepid enough to confront the undead:

If President Barack Obama were a zombie who would he eat first and why?

We will announce our winners early next week.

11 comments:

Joanna said...

Duh... his wife Michelle of course.... oh wait, you said he is supposed to be a ZOMBIE.... never mind, I think I misunderstood the question... I will have to get back to you on that one...

chaunceydevega said...

Our first intrepid entrant. A good choice. But would he eat yummy Michelle? Or would he gobble the brains of political rivals first?

Are there other folks willing to offer an answer?

equa yona(Big Bear) said...

The problem with Zombie Obama going for the brains of the political opposition would be twofold-1.they have no brains(eg Christine O'Donnell, Michelle Bauchman, Rand Paul) 2. The ones who DO have brains have rotten brains( Rove, Boehner). I fear he will have to go for brains from outside of politics to get large, juicy brains.

Constructive Feedback said...

Dear Respectable Negroes:

I would like to register a complaint against your RACIST insinuation.

You and I both know that there has been a long running stereotype of the Black African as a CANNIBAL.

All of a sudden we have "Respectable Negroes" portraying the first Black president as a "head shrinker" who wishes to EAT human heads.

This type of talk must be nipped in the bud.

How do you plan to attract the support of CONSCIOUS Black people that are connected to the permanent issues within the Black community to join your cause when you make such racist references?

Mark me down as OFFENDED.

Joanna said...

Well, I am hoping, for Michelle's sake that even without being a zombies, he already HAS.... never mind, I have a dirty mind....

Nah, for real though, I think he should eat the brains of Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck first, because then millions of conservatives would have NO IDEA what they SHOULD THINK!!! But then again, do they even HAVE brains??

Daisy Kingston said...

I'd say Palin but do zombies eat other zombies?

Tenured Radical said...

Bristol Palin, of course. Then Oprah.

chaunceydevega said...

@Joanna--Limbaugh's brain would have high fat content, but would it be tasty? Beck's brain is damaged, or is that "seasoned" by years of drug abuse. But strategically, that would deprive the opposition of leadership, so good call.

@Daisy. Sometimes, depending on the lore. It would have to be an extreme situation though. Given how many tasty human options there are Obama wouldn't have to do that...yet.

@Tenured. Tasty baby meat. Tasty Oprah meat.

Joanna said...

Chauncey.... well think about it, Rush would probably have the tastiest brain in that case.... fat makes ANYTHING taste better. As for Beck... haven't you ever heard of such tasty treats as hash (pot) brownies and magic mushrooms... not only would his brain be tasty, but it gets you lifted.....

Paul Sunstone said...

Rush's brain might indeed be fat, but is it large? I'm thinking Obama will consider it a mere appetizer before he's on to Boehner's brain -- which has already been cooked by excessive exposure to tanning lamps.

With Boehner out of the picture, the House will fail to initiate impeachment proceedings.

Adam said...

Given the lack of brains that can be found in the majority of Congress hallways, I think (Z)Obama may just try to track down Karl Rove for a snack. He may not agree with this tum-tum but it would be filling. Plus, it's hard to turn away 'empty' calories.