Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Zombies are red, Vampires are blue

Here's a cool little sociological theory: zombies are more popular on Republican upswings, and vampires on Democratic upswings.

Although the theories stated in this article are somewhat thin, there does seem to be a tantalizing connection between each genre's popularity and the incoming or incumbent party. [for the record, I detest the term "redistribution of wealth" in the current political discussion, it's PR firm bullshit]

“Democrats, who want to redistribute wealth to 'Main Street,' fear the Wall Street vampires who bleed the nation dry,” Newitz argued, noting that Dracula and his ilk arose from the aristocracy. “Republicans fear a revolt of the poor and disenfranchised, dressed in rags and coming to the White House to eat their brains.”

Enjoy poking around with sociological theories to see what sticks,


[via Muse, a.k.a. Dani Boyton Photography -- images from wiki commons]

1 comment:

Sharky said...

Good stoner theory. And I agree. Redistribution of wealth, my ass. Wealth is just the accumulated sweat and blood of the workers. It is funny that the people with the most wealth, usually do the least work.