Monday, May 5, 2008

Pardonnez-Moi

A few weeks ago in my blog about zombie creation theory ( Stupid Theory of the Day, here). I made a comment about eating microwaved brains. Based on the amount of email I received, and the amount of hassle I received from friend and foe alike, I thought I should write.

I apologize if the “brains” comment offended you. It was just a joke. Yes, I realize that it could be interpreted as perpetuating a negative zombie stereotype. Oh excuuuuse me, a negative living impaired stereotype. I did not mean to offend anyone, least of all my fellow undead brothers and sisters. Well, maybe I did mean to offend someone, namely the “scientists” that seem to be more interested in getting money and publicity than they do in actually helping undead Americans.

But really, people—I think we need to work on developing our sense of humor as much as we work on trying to learn how to talk and walk again. I know what we all go through on a daily basis just trying to exist in a country that for the most part wishes we would just stay dead. I fear that if we lose our sense of humor about our condition, it is only a matter of time before the rest of the country gets their wish.

28 comments:

Samantha said...

i just read the whole
"microwaved brains" thing and honestly it made me giggle.
so i agree people need a better sense of humor cause i thought it was pretty funny :]

Tommy Williams said...

Giggling is a sign of good humor and intelligence--or total lunacy.

Are you a zombie?

Samantha said...

no, im not.
but honestly i find it amazing how you could joke so openly about the fact that you are.
and i also think you have a wonderful sense of humor :]

Tommy Williams said...

Without humor, we are lost.

All of us.

lindsay said...

that was rellygood. it sounds like its fun being a zombie, at least from my point of view.

zombiepower said...

I read that blong , and personly i found the microwaved braind thing funny. it gave me my daily smile.

Anonymous said...

the joke wasnt offensive but it was LAME LAME LAME man!

Pheobe Quintellez said...

microwaved brains, classic! That's just totally believable! Your sense of humor, is morbid, yet hilarious! and you shouldn't apologize for offending people about your personal humor, these are your thoughts, its an agreement or disagree, and if people don't like what you think, they can go away... OH! And by the way, how is Adam Layman ;)

annabel said...

whats wrong with microwaved brains?
i showed my friend and she smiled-ish, and i bet if she were still alive she'd be cracking up!!!

Tommy Williams said...

Okay, so maybe the joke was lame lame lame.

But it did make me smile-ish.

T.

Elizabeth said...

I just got done reading the 'microwaved brains'i found it funny but im not one of the living do i dont know how the living take it i find it funny

Delilah said...

ce n'est pas "pardonnez-moi" C'est pardonne moi.

Tommy Williams said...

Merci beaucoups!

Or is it beaucoup?

I got C's in French, obviously.

T.

Anna Banana said...

laughing keeps the world alive, that says something if the zombies can crack a joke.

Minerva Rose said...

Well, those scientists have sticks up their butt[s?]. O-o

Anonymous said...

ha ha, You're funny.

C'est beaucoup. J'aime francais, je l'aime beaucoup.

But I'm a grammar nut to begin with...

Anonymous said...

i don't know why people got mad at you for that. it was just a joke. but i love thatu apologizeed. it's really sweet of u!

Em said...

i dont get y ppl get so offended bout the smallest things
im emo n make jokes bout it, y cant sum1 b a zombie n make a joke bout it?

Lauren said...

i previously read the Stupid Theory Of The Day blog and I found that the microwaved brains crack was actually funny. I don't see why people should be insulted. You zombies don't even eat, do you? And microwaved brains would be revolting anyway. It was quite obviously a joke and nobody should have look at it from an offensive point of view.

:]

Luna said...

'Tis actually a funny post. i liked it and i think that any living who was offended by it needs to grow some backbone! seriously! 'twas a joke!!!

malia_massacre said...

I have recently started reading your blog, and I love it. We have something in common, I'm 1/3 zombie. :) I know how you feel too, about all the scientist crap. Well I was not offended by your brains comment, it made me laugh actually. :D anyways, check out my blog, i JUST recently posted something about being a zombie, well 1/3 zombie...long story. xD well ttyl BYE

Anonymous said...

I HATE YOU DEAD PEOPLE!
STOP WALKING AMOUNG US AND GO TO HELL WHERE YOU BELONG!

shy_yet_talkative_girl♥ said...

first of all, i thought the brains joke was pretty funny (and im living) second of all,the anonymous post above me: that is just RUDE!!!! and very very hurtful to the zombies!!!

christinesangel100 said...

Made me laugh when I read it. :) What's wrong with joking about the undead situation? I think we should joke about it-it shows that we're not above good jokes just because we're 'undead'.

Blaine Miaso Inagaki said...

In one of your comments you posted

'Without humor we are lost'

And for the most part that is very much true, for without humor, all one can turn to is depression. And to give into that depression means to give up all hope. One's will to live is helped by humor. For even those scientists who have no real wish to help you, have a sense of humor.

As for the 'brains' comment/joke. It can sometime be fun to play into a stereotype. I mean, I can't tell you how many "racist" jokes I laugh at, but it's not because I'm "racist" it's because the joke is funny.

-Blaine M.I.

P.S. It bothers me how some people get so pissed off when you tell a black joke (or something else playing on one's stereotype) and a black person gets mad at you for either telling it or laughing at it, when it is somewhat clear you aren't "against" their "kind".

CandyLiesandFools said...

I thought the "microwaved brains" was an epicly funny comment ^_^...people just needed something new to hate on the whole lets hate people who are different use is an agae old tradition.......>.< I hate it

Anonymous said...

Did some living impaired really comment on a joke like such. You'd think there trads, lack of a secence of humor. Come on I'm a trad, my best friend is a demon (not a zombie, a demon, horns and everything). Yeah, come on people lauph when you can, or at least zombie lauph. (And yes that was a joke)

Anonymous said...

I thought it was funny. Come on, have they heard of a sence of humor?

-KayKat