DC Zombie Lurch BRAAAAIIIINNNS!! October 24, 2006 7:21 AM   Subscribe

What do we want?
Brains!
When do we want them?
BRAAAAIIINS!!!

Get your zombie on this Sunday on the Mall! Yes, it's the inaugural DC Zombie Lurch! [more inside]
posted by MrMoonPie to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:21 AM (26 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Get your Halloween started early! Meet fellow MetaFilterians! Make a spectacle of yourself!

Info on the site is kinda vague (like they don't have brains...oh, wait! ZOMBIES). It looks like the event starts some time between 3:30 and 5:00, near the Washington Monument.

Lemme know if you're lurching, so we can coordinate some kind of meeting point. My contact info is in my profile; shoot me an email, and I'll send you my cell phone number. I have no idea of how many people will be attending, but you should RSVP via the site, too, since they're actually getting a Park Service permit for this thing and need to know how many are coming.

(props to now i'm piste for bringing this to my attention)
posted by MrMoonPie at 7:22 AM on October 24, 2006




I would love to do this, but don't think I'm theatrical enough.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 7:40 AM on October 24, 2006


I'll be there in spirit.
posted by brain_drain at 7:47 AM on October 24, 2006 [1 favorite]


To tristeza, our resident STD expert: can you get an STD from eating brains, or are you protected by the blood-brain barrier?
posted by grouse at 7:59 AM on October 24, 2006


Hmm, I'll have to check - tertiary syphilis rots the brain, but maybe you only catch THE MADNESS when you actually eat said brain.
posted by tristeza at 8:37 AM on October 24, 2006 [1 favorite]


Tristeza, thanks for that link. Double plus awesome!

Mmm... Brains.
posted by slimepuppy at 9:06 AM on October 24, 2006


If I Had An Anus posts for me. Sounds like fun though.

BTW, you can get Kreutzfeld-Jakob (kuru/mad cow) from eating brains. So be careful out there!
posted by ereshkigal45 at 9:20 AM on October 24, 2006


Awwwww, I'd come if I weren't working this weekend. Also, sorry for being such a curmudgeon, but don't these events seem even more fun and, uh, effective when conducted nowhere near halloween? And without no steenking permits? No? Okay.
Brains.
posted by zoinks at 9:36 AM on October 24, 2006


Why. Won't. This. Fad. Just. DIE, already?!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:20 AM on October 24, 2006


Is this a MEFI zombie gathering? Because if not, why is it here? Or can we just start inviting MeFites to everything through MeTa now?
posted by mkultra at 10:24 AM on October 24, 2006


Y'all are invited to attend my intervention.

My ZOMBIE intervention!
posted by brain_drain at 10:41 AM on October 24, 2006


jessamyn seems to think such postings are OK, mkultra. What, I can invite MeFites to a bar only if it's closed to non-MeFites? We've gathered for movies, plays, concerts, lectures, and symposia before; given the popularity of zombie posts on MetaFilter, this seems like an appropriate venue.
posted by MrMoonPie at 10:50 AM on October 24, 2006


Wait...what? Am I missing the difference?
posted by MrMoonPie at 11:07 AM on October 24, 2006


Why. Won't. This. Fad. Just. DIE, already?!

Dude, whatever. Zombies are the new pirates, which a year ago were the new ninjas. Next year it'll be spacemen or Australians or something.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 11:27 AM on October 24, 2006


Oh, and I will definitely try to stop by and check this out if I can't participate altogether. BRAIIIINNNNNNNNNSSSSSSS
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 11:30 AM on October 24, 2006


Irony is lost on the living.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:34 AM on October 24, 2006


The correct answer to my question was, "Because: Hey - Zombies!"
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:40 AM on October 24, 2006


Why. Won't. This. Fad. Just. DIE, already?!

Because it's undead?
posted by grouse at 12:02 PM on October 24, 2006


Better, still.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:19 PM on October 24, 2006


Am I missing the difference?

It was a proposed change to existing Meetup plans, but I'll grant that the difference is slight. My, it's only been two years since I had a change of opinion about policy- the height of hypocrisy! Your posting history runs about as far as mine. Am I to understand it's been a pillar of consistency?

More importantly- get a new fucking hobby. You must be really bored.
posted by mkultra at 12:25 PM on October 24, 2006


I guess mkultra is out.
posted by MrMoonPie at 1:14 PM on October 24, 2006


He who lives in an inconsistent pillar . . .

We'll be at yet another wedding in Pennsylvania this weekend, but we look forward to pictures of the mass carnage. Have fun you crazy undead kids!
posted by onlyconnect at 1:49 PM on October 24, 2006


Hee.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 1:50 PM on October 24, 2006


DAMNIT. I would love to attend this, but I've got to have rehearsal that afternoon because I've already got plans later that evening. This is the second lurch that I've missed, too. GRRR.
posted by youcancallmeal at 11:23 PM on October 24, 2006


I just saw this itinerary for the lurch posted elsewhere.
posted by frecklefaerie at 5:10 AM on October 28, 2006


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