Something To Think About: Joss Whedon

Zombie walk Pittsburgh 29 Oct 2006
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I think it’s always important for academics to study popular culture, even if the thing they are studying is idiotic. If it’s successful or made a dent in culture, then it is worthy of study to find out why.
–Joss Whedon

As critical thinkers, examining the why behind a fad can shine a light on what it means to be human. As a popular culture phenomenon, why do you think we are currently zealots about zombies?

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