The Daily Zombies: Who We Are And How We Came To Be.
Good morning. This is The Daily Zombies, and we are The Meme Initiative, kicking off our daily broadcast from herein till infinity, or apocalypse for that matter.
What the hell is The Daily Zombies?
So who the hell are we?
How the hell we came to be who the hell we are?
Questions, questions, questions. So here you go. Answers, answers, answers.
1) What the hell is The Daily Zombies?
dai·ly [dey-lee] adjective, noun, plural -lies, adverb
of, done, occurring, or issued each day or each weekday: daily attendance; a daily newspaper.
computed or measured by the day: daily quota; a daily wage.
a newspaper appearing each day or each weekday.
dailies, Movies . a series of hastily printed shots from the previous day's shooting, selected by the director to be viewed for possible inclusion in the final version of the film; rushes.
a nonresident servant who comes to work every day; a permanently employed servant who sleeps out.
a person employed to do cleaning or other household work by the day.
every day; day by day: She phoned the hospital daily.
the body of a dead person given the semblance of life, but mute and will-less, by a supernatural force, usually for some evil purpose.
the supernatural force itself.
a person whose behavior or responses are wooden, listless, or seemingly rote; automaton.
an eccentric or peculiar person.
a snake god worshiped in West Indian and Brazilian religious practices of African origin.
a tall drink made typically with several kinds of rum, citrus juice, and often apricot liqueur.
Canadian Slang . an army conscript assigned to home defense during World War II.
Before you go on ranting about how I disturbingly inserted the literal definition of our namesake, "The Daily Zombies", right out of the ever-affable dictionary.com, do consider the fact that I did not care to input the literal definition for "The". Now that would be a real pain. Nevertheless, I always find new and intriguing things to learn whenever I put the literal definition of a certain word in new perspectives. Canadian Slang, anyone?
In a similar way, The Daily Zombies aim to chronicle the world in new perspectives. In a digital age of informative holocaust, the modern people are turning into zombies, sucking up to any brain juices brain-lickingly good enough they can find online or anywhere else. And that, in more ways than you might suspect, is actually a good thing. If the brain juices in question are indeed brain-lickingly good enough. Which is naturally, a case of perceptions. We, The Meme Initiative, with our purportedly keen eyes on popular culture, conduct our own brand of quality control over the daily brain juices, coupled with our undead eyes to provide our very own views (news, previews and reviews) on them. In summary, our objectives are to provide an alternative zeitgeist on what intrigues us in this time and age: From Anime, Art, Comics, Films, Gaming, Literature, Manga, Music, Technology, TV, to Wrestling. We also look at everything from quirky or noteworthy news, to activism, to an unrelenting personal quest for all the best freebies you can find online.
Yeah, we ain't too dead serious, obviously. Which brings us to the next question:
2) So who the hell are we?
Probably added to stay in line with our persistent quest to further lengthen our introduction piece, here's a quote in relevance to the question:
"Next question might be, does the information have to be molecular at all?
This is not something that I’ve ever wanted to push as a theory of human culture, but I originally proposed it as a kind of... almost an anti-gene, to make the point that Darwinism requires accurate replicators with phenotypic power, but they don’t necessarily have to be genes. What if they were computer viruses? They hadn’t been invented when I wrote The Selfish Gene so I went straight for memes, units of cultural inheritance." - Richard Dawkins, British ethologist, evolutionary biologist and popular science author, and more importantly (to us anyway), the Atheist Extraordinaire who popularised the gene-centered view of evolution and introduced the term meme.
My kinda hero.
By the way, Welcome to Hell, oh no wait, that's my old blog, which I'm certain you already reckoned judging by the naivete of that line. Pardon me, but that was born during the baby boom of the blog era, when everyone needed a unique voice of theirs, for crying (or blogging) out loud.
This, in its essence, is an origin issue featuring the "Who they are and how they came to be" stuffs. I'm Grey (an unequivocally unnecessary online alter ego of mine that kinda stuck long before Firefox was born, and in fact an ID created in my tame though never-ending effort to antithesize myself from the run-of-the-mill Online Journal that is all the rage back then. Mind you, that was exactly how the World perceived blogging in its very humble beginning), and I used to run my personal blog, Black White Bloody Grey, as a means to propagate the very same intention as The Daily Zombies, and more importantly, to serve as a platform for my personal creative works. As my personal works have since temporarily halted, I have founded "The Meme Initiative" with my compatriot, Neclord (who is in no ways associated with any products of Japan's consumer electronics giant, NEC, but is instead synonymous with a recurring antagonist from Konami's Suikoden series).
So, just what is The Meme Initiative? I'll take that as a que to insert more literary definition.
a cultural item that is transmitted by repetition in a manner analogous to the biological transmission of genes.
1976; < Gk mīmeîsthai to imitate, copy; coined by R. Dawkins, Brit. biologist
in·i·ti·a·tive [ih-nish-ee-uh-tiv, ih-nish-uh-] Show IPA
an introductory act or step; leading action: to take the initiative in making friends.
readiness and ability in initiating action; enterprise: to lack initiative.
one's personal, responsible decision: to act on one's own initiative.
a procedure by which a specified number of voters may propose a statute, constitutional amendment, or ordinance, and compel a popular vote on its adoption. Compare referendum ( def. 1 ) .
the general right or ability to present a new bill or measure, as in a legislature.
of or pertaining to initiation; serving to initiate: Initi-ative steps were taken to stop manufacture of the drug.
And this fraternity, my undead associates, belongs to a trend of rising evil that fits into its current relatively fashionable description, "Collaborative blog".
"In recent years, the blogosphere has seen the emergence and growing popularity of more collaborative efforts, often set up by already established bloggers wishing to pool time and resources to both reduce the pressure of maintaining a popular website and to attract a larger readership."
Yeah right, like Wikipedia knows freaking everything. After all, in this time and age of expressway information and cultural globalization, isn't Wikipedia, Delicious, Yahoo, Google, and its millions and millions of compatriots (a nicer way of saying CLONES) all fellow units of cultural inheritance (a nicer way of saying VIRUS) consisting such as a practice or idea, that gets transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another.
Thus, in open contempt and defiance of the Global Village Spirit, we are doing exactly the same thing as our enemy.
There will always be some catchy rhyme, surefire plotline, blah blah etc.
Of course, while I would much prefer to be amongst the likes of fellow bloggers like Hazard and Haphazard (a story waiting to exposed in all its glamorous glittering little details lost in the graying grey matter of my mind), screw those advertorial/populist blogs as we ain't buying consumerism and are not endorsing any products/services here.
Which begs to the last and quite likely the least question:
3) How the hell we came to be who the hell we are?
Which is a trick question in itself, as nobody would have care we came to be anyway.
Move along now as The Daily Zombies kicks off with a report on a certain magical, marvelous deal shaping up...
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