Greg wrote:Did you see Serpent and the Rainbow? The zombie, Christoph, was pretty kool and helped the hero. And there was Hocus Pocus where that zombie helped the hero against them crazy witch bitches. But then again, that's fiction, correct?
That's not fictional, that's chemical. See, these voodoo muthafuckas, they weren't creating true undead muthafuckas. they would just gaffle a muthafucka, slip him a tetrodotoxin mickey, dump his monkey ass in a grave and dig his shit up several hours or days later.
That's the kinda shit that will fuck any brutha up.
But you know the one thing it won't do? is give you a mean hankerin' for brain.
I mean, these bokor muthafuckas are bad news. No doubt. But they're kinda like David Blaine: sure, they got all these tricks that piss people off, but there ain't nothing they can do that some scientist muthafucka ain't already figured out. With like...chickens and shit. I dunno.
They might own the license for the term "zombie", but it was white folks who went big air with the undead. These muthafuckas were straight-terrified of the undead. of course, all sorts of scared-ass bitches across the planet had some sort of ghoul legend; restless dead bitches that just had to get up and feed on some muthafuckas.
But the bulk of these legends depended upon an absence of science rather than its presence.
Now, in the modern day, the "classical" zombie has become interchangeable with the legend of the ghoul or the restless dead that terrified primitive sons of bitches back before anyone realized the sun wasn't some angry pimp muthafucka riding across the sky looking for his bitches. And this leads us to the origin of the "scientific" zombie, which is most often just as truly dead as those old-timey muthafuckas. But is usually brought about through some scientists fucking some shit up in the lab and shitting it into the ionosphere or the local water table.