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I think I'm most amazed that the originator's blog never crashed. And while I believe him when he says he picked the date at random, it wouldn't have surprised me if it had turned out to be some odd form of viral marketing for Fido. Which, incidentally, I really want to see.

Highlights of a day of fun viral silliness:

The first one I saw was tamarinne's, and I almost breezed right past it as I skimmed my flist. See, she's a Babe, and the words "meeting," "project," and "braaaains" actually made sense to me in the context of their next show.

ginmar had a whole saga going on over the course of the day, with references to everything from the original NotLD to Shaun of the Dead. finabair had zombie grasshoppers, shadowmaat wasn't sure whether it was a good or a bad thing to be on an island, and natmerc was rather hilariously fatalistic about it all. yahtzee63 took a romantic view of the development, while nique reminded us of the practicalities of the situation. And of course filkertom did what he does best.

My post was inspired largely by real life. At a couple different times, cicadas hitched rides into the building concealed in coworkers' clothing, and for a few minutes there the ensuing hysteria was almost at a level appropriate to a Zombiegeddon! leeflower riffed off this with an inspired bit of lunacy that had me picturing exploding zombies every time someone mentioned the cicadas landing on anyone.

Besides the zillions of links on the originator's blog and on Technorati, this one even made it onto Google News! (And really does sound like Fido!) It's the only actual BLITEOTW post there, but searching "zombies" also turned up this delightful cockeyed-Cinderella story about the first Pakistani horror movie. Which I now also want to see.

I see the originator already has a BLITEOTW 2008 graphic ready to go. Same time next year. Save me some brains!

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neadods
Jun. 14th, 2007 03:51 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you gave links - something I could keep up with in retrospect!
wiliqueen
Jun. 14th, 2007 04:06 pm (UTC)
Looks like some people are still going. I put "zombies" into ljseek.com, and there are a couple pages of matches for today, most of which are still playing it out!
leeflower
Jun. 14th, 2007 07:02 pm (UTC)
well, you know. I aim to please.

There are a few really gunny MacHall strips about Cicadas, but of course I can't find the links now that I'm looking...

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