Update: Well, apparently that’s not actually Jonathan Coulton himself in the video. Just a guy who’s very good at lip-syncing. That’s okay. I still approve.
One of the things I really missed about Dragon*Con this year was Dragon*Con TV, the in-house tv network that shows parody commercials and "bumps" reminiscent of those done by AdultSwim on the Cartoon Network.
Apparently, this year they added music videos to their repertoire. Among those videos was this one of "Re: Your Brains", one of my favorite songs (because it’s got zombies), by one of my favorite singers (Jonathan Coulton). Here it is:
No, I don’t know what it is about zombies that amuses me so much. As a horror trope, they’re overdone to the point of cliche, almost as bad as vampires, and almost every zombie movies has pretty much exactly the same plot: zombies rise up, people defend themselves, lots of people die and get eaten, and at some point a loved one gets turned into a zombie: a spouse, a child, a co-worker, whatever. And as my friend Beth pointed out, my fondness for zombies seems to be at odds with my dislike of the Bush Administration.
Maybe it’s just me being trendy. I don’t know.
Whatever. Check out the video. Be amused by it.