Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Interview with a zombie

What is the best Hallowe'en candy?
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Crispy Crunch, and Sweet Tarts

That's three.

Okay. Brains.
How many juicy little kids have come to your house looking for treats so far tonight?
About 30-35. I lost track after I ate my fill.
You ate their brains?
No, I ate their candy. I have to watch my cholesterol.

You are often depicted in movies. In which film do you think your true nature is most accurately portrayed?
The Matrix.

The Matrix? There weren't any zombie characters in that!

Oh, characters! I thought you were talking about actors. You know, Keanu Reeves.

Touche. Who knew that zombies were such stand-ups?

Oh yes, we many of us are regular Jerry Seinfelds. Okay then, Shaun of the Dead. I fancy myself to be a Canadian female version of Ed actually. Lovable slob, that's me.

You've been running a regular feature during October - the Zombie Files. Is that still continuing?
Tonight is the final night, actually. I'm going to do a recap of the entire series in case you missed any of the freebies we were offering up.

The Green Monkey Music Project Can't Wait for Hallowe'en edition was the impetus that started the Zombie Files, of course.

My choices for that mix were:
Furnace Room Lullaby - Neko Case
Country Death Song - the Violent Femmes
Graveyard - Chad VanGaalen
A Boy and His Machine Gun - Matthew Good Band
I Will Kill Again - Jarvis Cocker

- those songs, and the rest of that great Hallowe'en mix are still available over at Splotchy's.

The songs from the Zombie Files are still available as well, if you still want to pick them up:

- the From the Grave edition (October 3):
Leslie Ann Levine - the Decemberists
Ghost - Neutral Milk Hotel

- the Bloodsucker edition (October 10):
We Suck Young Blood (Your Time's Up) - Radiohead
Ghostsong - John Rae & the River

- the Don't Go Down into the Basement edition (October 17):
Turkish Song of the Damned - the Pogues
Over at the Frankenstein Place - Rocky Horror Picture Show

To wrap up the Zombie Files , we bring you the All Hallowed Eve edition:

Do They Know It's Hallowe'en? - North American Hallowe'en Prevention Initiative
- I had planned to offer up this song tonight, but the lovely Beth beat me to it the other day, and she gave such a great write up as well, so please head over there for the song and how it came to be. She has a lot of other awesome songs on her Hallowe'en list as well.

The Father Who Must Be Killed.mp3 - Morrissey
- after all, what's Hallowe'en without a little paternicide?

Okay, I've eaten all the candy now, and I'm starting to eye up your well-shaped skull. Maybe it's time to turn out the porch light.

Happy Hallowe'en, you delicious creatures!!


Beth said...

Insightful interview. Who knew that brains were chock-full of cholesterol?

I'm sorry to see the end of the Zombie Files.

Danny Tagalog said...

My God - 30-35 kids? It's great that they are out and about - none of that sort of behaviour here in the 52nd state...

justacoolcat said...

I'm a little shocked you didn't list brains as a treat.

Bubs said...

Oh yeah, gots to stay away from those organ meats...

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I'm assuming they are, Beth, since they taste just like scrambled eggs and all.
The Zombie Files were fun, even though they didn't approach your great Monster Mash Mix. I'll need to resurrect them next year.

Hallowe'en isn't big in Japan, Danny? Some people I work with regularly get over 100 kids coming by each year. Still, though, I guess some would say that in Japan, every day is Hallowe'en.

Brains are an essential, Just A, like water, only we hardly ever walk around with plastic bottles of it. It's better fresh anyway.

Those organ meats will kill you, Bubs. Or make you (un)deader.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

You've never looked lovelier.

Allison said...

My mom was telling me they only had about 30 kids round the house too. Back in the day we use to get about 200.

As you know, Hallowe'en wasn't that big here, although still big enough I think. People know are getting excited about Guy Fawkes. You know, sometimes you just gotta see stuff blow up.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I'm afraid that is true, Dr M.

Al, Guy Fawkes Day would be really fun, completely make up for the lame Hallowe'en, I think. Take pictures.
You used to get 200 kids? Yoiks!

BeckEye said...

Hey, you got peanut butter in my brains!

Hey, you got brains in my peanut butter!

Two great tastes that taste great together.

Hopefully this commercial reference is not lost on Canadians.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Au contraire, my dear Beckeye, it brings back fond memories of far too many hours wasted in front of the tv. For that I thank you.

Dale said...

Many have long thought our brains to be more than 40% peanut butter Beckeye (that sounds like a new treat in itself).

If only Keanu Reeves was a little more (re)animated, he might come after you for that Barbara! Hilarious.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Dale, now I'm all hungry, and will need to go look for the peanut butter jar and those leftover brains from last night.

Why the zombie community hasn't recruited Keanu Reeves as their official spokeszombie is a mystery to me. A huge oversight as far as I'm concerned.