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Posh zombies

September 24, 2013

DailyMail: “There’s Something About Mary: Matthew’s widow is like a beautiful, very posh, zombie – as the Earl wants it.” by Jim Shelley:

…she spent her days looming round the house, clad in black, staring blankly and muttering sentences no more than 4 or 5 words long, like a beautiful, very posh, zombie.

But as one commenter notes, Mary was always sort of a posh zombie even before her husband died. And recall prior ZombieLaw: “Downton Abbey Zombies” and “Downton Zombey” — Downton relates to zombies on issues of class consciousness, history, war, technology change and in the US it airs on PBS Sunday nights (same as AMC‘s “Walking Dead” – and also HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and “Girls”, both of which have zombie-like creatures).

Meanwhile in the UK, CreditToday: “£70bn cost of the ‘walking dead’“:

The UK has seen a 108% rise in ‘zombie’ companies over the last five years, with these companies now representing some £70bn in negative equity, according to new research completed by Company Watch.

Nick Hood, business risk analyst at Company Watch, said: “The problem with this ever-growing army of zombies goes well beyond any immediate threat of insolvency.”

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This same analysis is also true for television characters (like Mary on “Downtown Abbey” or Lena Duham’s “Girls”) “The problem with this ever-growing army of zombies goes well beyond any immediate threat of insolvency.” It’s not the immediate problem it’s the culture being created that’s a possible long term problem. What is happening to our young women? See more Zombie Feminism.

And not just the women – the men too. Consider that female television characters also effect men – see ChristWire: “The Golden Girls: How One TV Show Turned A Generation Of American Boys Into Homosexuals” and consider the criminalization of youth culture on the internet, personified by young male hackers and whistle-blowers. And the role of Chelsea Manning and connection of zombie to trans-everything!

So what if a bunch of companies have negative equity, debt financing is what we do. Economy is culture is economy is culture! Oh so very posh… and as Senator Dick Durbin said today “petulant”.

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