Thursday, July 05, 2007

Flowers in the Graveyard

In the movie Land of the Dead living dead zombies have taken over the world with the exception of one city where the living are huddled together.

Every night the living have to go out into zombieville to steal supplies from stores. To make sure the zombies do not attack them they put, "flowers in the graveyard" their expression for lighting fireworks. These fireworks distract the masses of living dead who turn their attention skyward while the living plunder the goods around them.

Watching fireworks last night I couldn't help but think this is a perfect description of America. Distracted by blinking lights with the future being sold out from underneath us.

5 comments:

Brian in Mpls said...

PS That movie sucks

Rocketstar said...

Ignorance is bliss my friend, at least for the masses of sheep.

It sounds like it sucks.

the108 said...

You are so fuckin' awesome.

Thomas said...

Yeah, those zombie movies are always great commentaries on society at large. Good to hear you didn't miss the allusions. I thought 2004's "Dawn of the Dead" with Sarah Polley and Ving Rhames was excellent (it had the kind of zombies in it that could run like the fuckin' wind!)

EC said...

Very interesting the way your mind works :)