AN uprising by the ‘living dead’ would succeed because everyone is already so bored of that kind of thing, it has been claimed.
As zombie books, apps and postcards of Egg from This Life continue to flood shops, the Institute for Studies has warned that a real undead uprising would seem so tired and hackneyed that there would be little energy for retaliation.
Professor Henry Brubaker said: “If rotting corpses rose from their graves and started cannibalising us, instead of running to the hills most people would simply roll their eyes and mutter ‘God I’m sick of this shit, it stopped being fun in the 80s’.
“The fact that it was real zombies and not several hundred accountancy students covered in raspberry syrup would be irrelevant.
“It’s the sheer over-familiarity of shambling, arms-outstretched hordes that would make it impossible to care less, even as your still-beating heart was being torn from your body by something that used to be your neighbour.
“Probably your last thought would be, ‘can’t I at least die in a slightly more original manner?'”
Tom Logan, author of The Written-In-A-Week-Mostly-Pictures Zombie Outbreak Survivor Manual, said: “In the event of an undead attack, your first priority is ammunition… and… I can’t even be bothered to finish the sentence.
“Zombies aren’t real. You fucking idiots. And even if they were, my stupid book wouldn’t help you. I’m an advertising copywriter hoping to make a fast buck, not Chuck Norris.
“Actually, Chuck Norris… now there’s a good idea for a fast-turnaround humour book based on a pop culture trope that’s been done less than 200,000 times.”