Tuesday, August 30, 2005

"Even flesh-eating ghouls, it seems, want to be on TV"

No matter what you do, the zombies will absorb you.

According to a story in the Daily Texan -- Zombies descend upon Erwin Center -- a group of college kids dressed up as zombies invaded the American Idol auditions under way in Austin.

Their goal? Apparently it was good-natured consciousness-raising. The young man who organized the zombie-ing is quoted as saying it was to "raise awareness about the brain-melting nature of television by pretending ... to be a zombie, and terrorizing throngs of vapid pop-star hopefuls at the 'American Idol' auditions."

But the American Idol producers are good at what they do; they had spotted the on-line postings used to organize the invasion.

The coordinating producer is quoted as saying, "we've been on 24-hour zombie watch. We thought it would be fun to have them on the show."

So, out came the release forms, and the zombies were absorbed.

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