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ZOMBIELAND

zombiel1Another buddy road trip movie, with zombies. Dark comedy with lots of funny lines, interesting zombies and of course, Bill Murray as a, how do I explain this without spoilers, er, celebrity?

Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin make up the merry band that proves a zombie apocalypse makes for strange bedfellows as they trek zombiel2across America to find a sanctuary without biters.

Shaun of the Dead set a gold standard for the funny zombie movie and to me, Z-Land takes a good nibble at the edges, but not quite a full bite.

The rules of survival are a running gag of this movie and even though we don’t know all the list, the accumulation of the list itself is important.

Funny as a comedy, Z-Land also has some very deep moments all mixed in with the absurd and gross.

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Global Garbage Can

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The final phase is here, we’re officially living in a dystopian world.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer has declared outdoor air pollution a carcinogen.

The air we breathe is now officially on the list with:  Arsenic and inorganic arsenic compound, Asbestos and mineral substances that contain asbestos, Diesel engine exhaust, PCBs, Plutonium, shale oils, tobacco and radiation, etc. Lovely.

IARC, the cancer agency of the World Health Organization, after study and consultation has basically said we live in a sci-fi dystopian movie. Not so entertaining when it’s our air.

My first reaction was, this isn’t news, we kinda already knew this, didn’t we?

But these studies, panels, declarations are needed to make governments admit there is a problem and maybe do something about it.

Will it work? I doubt it. Big business runs our governments and they don’t care about who gets sick, who suffers, or who dies as long as they make money. You’re disposable – 7 billion other potential customers.

There are many possible variables to cancer:  genetics, exposure to dangerous substances, lifestyle choices and now, the air we breathe. air4

So while we’re going for an allegedly healthy walk we’re really exposing ourselves and our children to the possibility of lung cancer.

While you’re sitting in traffic, commuting to your job, guess what?

We scream for more oil to make more gas.

Remember years ago when there was an oil storage and governments, etc. used to urge people to conserve gas, to use only as needed, cut back, etc.?

Now our governments spend millions to promote oil so we can drive more.

We build more factories to produce more goods we don’t need.

air5All this so we can suffer and watch loved ones suffer, even die. I really don’t see how it’s worth it.

The rich are destroying us and we’re letting them.

Just think, we’ll watch the Hunger Games movies and the next generations will live them.

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        “The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed,
But swollen with wind and the rank mist they draw,
    Rot inwardly, and foul contagion spread…” ~John Milton (Lycidas)