July 27, 2011

Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse, Part VII: Vampires and Finance

The following is pulled from the cutting room floor of our upcoming chapter in the edited collection Zombies in the Academy: Living Death in Higher Education.

Although it is of less academic interest, and therefore not included in our chapter, the geographical relationship between zombies and other undead is of clear practical value. After all, one should never bring a wooden stake to a zombie fight. While some independent researchers have studied the zombie versus vampire relationship, their findings seem of limited value, cinematically or otherwise. So we instead offer our nervous readers these helpful observations based on the maps below...

The Undead in the U.S. of A.
  • Vampires seem to have something going in the Northwest. Maybe there is some truth to the Twilight series!
  • Other than that, it seems there are a lot of zombies and vampires throughout the entire United States. Seems like your best bet is to hunker down in Northern Nevada and wait for them to battle it out.
  • Zombies and Vampires in Europe
  • Zombies really have something for the Spanish seashore...while vampires apparently have grown tired of turning to dust in sunny Spain.
  • Both Germany and England seem to be run by vampires which some how seems appropriate given the recent financial restructuring arrangements made for Iceland, Ireland and Greece.
  • Come to think of it, the first map above cleary shows that New York is a center for vampires. So perhaps there is a closer relationship between the parasitic relationship of vampire-human and finance-economy than we first imagined... I always thought bankers looked kinda pale!

    Be sure to check out the previous iterations of our Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse series in Parts I, II, III, IV, V and VI.

    1 comment:

    1. Come to think of it, the first map above cleary shows that New York is a center for vampires. http://www.pinterest.com/1800accountant/


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