But what’s my motivation?

A zombie consults with his director, October 2008.

Posted at 8:04 pm in Detroit life, Movies |

33 responses to “Detroitywood.”

  1. beb said on October 11, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    “Your motivation is that you have an insatiable hunger for
    brains and all you can see before you is Sarah Palin….You’re dying of hunger….”

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  2. moe99 said on October 11, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    jibjab humor

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  3. caliban said on October 11, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    OK. So we think bombings are acceptable speech? I mean little girls in Birmingham. What the hell is wrong with these wackjobs and how did some scumbag that ought to be hunted down by wolves turn Americans bloodthirsty. Everything that came out of Sarah’s mouth frothed the lunatic fringe.

    If somebody at a McCain rally or a Palin ralluy says ‘kill him’ how the hell does a sea of Secre Service not descend? Cpi;d somebody explain hoew a deat threat doesnt result in some fat-ass whack job npt being tasered and taken into custpdy? This is the secret service and a presidential , the mosy likely presidential, next president of the US. They didn’t find this threatening.. They caught Rudolph? There was a terrorist.. McCains connection with this guy was palpablr. This is something that is spectacularly obvious, but it’s not some made up idiotiotic sort of connection like 8 year old Obama and Ayres. Nobody sane would make that connection. Nobody would try to connect the eight year old kid with somebody you needto kill for a terriss connection. Nobody that wasn’t entirely nuts. What the hell is wrong with these people?

    They caught the assasin of the abortion doctors? Rusolph Secret Service and people eliciit bodily threats against obama, don’t you arrest their asses? If he’s smart and inconvenient, well, you’d tell the Decret Service to back off. I’m not saying anybody that believed in Reaganism despised Bob Kennedy. But they did. I was never thrilled with quoting the right poets from wrong poems Actually, everything his sister said was better, and then we gpt real poets..

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  4. caliban said on October 11, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    So, anybody. Does anything about the terrorist Palling around make the remotest asmount of truth? It doesnt. If you don’t think trashing the Constitution is terrorism, Especially when putting a total puto moron in charge might make things worse. You’re on tape, the truth will come out. You buy despicable jerks, mariecela. You can convince yourselves of your whatever. everybody has you cold. You have no clue. AThere is always someone comeing after you, you son of a bitch. You’re fucked.

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  5. caliban said on October 11, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    Back in the day, I used to walk in a neighborhood in Hrosse Pointe. We thought the next door neighbor was witch Haighieh.

    We stood ar the propertyline. You are witch Haigheigh.

    Were we nuts? Well, I know we weren’t.

    Obvious question: Were you ever scared of a house? If you were scared of a house. Why?

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  6. Gasman said on October 11, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    Just one particular white house in Washington. But only during the years 1969-1974, 1981-1992, then again from 2001 until the present. Really scary stuff’s come outta’ that place!

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  7. caliban said on October 12, 2008 at 1:55 am

    But here’s the deal. These bastards set this up years ago. Nixon put his favorite whiteshoe in play. These assholes can bring up the 2000 or so votes that might have been jiggered by ACORN morons. How about most of Ohio and all of Volusia County. These assholes didn’t pull that? Yeah, they did.

    W flew the O club, but mainly the little prick went AWOL .Kerry pulled guys out of the Mekong. Things that actually happened. If you don’t think so, you probably think McCain is a hero for crashing planes. What sort of disconnect with reality is at work?

    I’m not joking. If some fatass citiizen at a McCain rally says ‘kill Obama’, and you’re a fed, how do you not arrest his grotesque ass? Never heard of Medgar Evars? How about those little girls that haunt Condi Rice when some ahole says Bomb Obam?

    When Obama met William Ayres, Ayres was Reagan youth. Annenburg Foundation. If there’s a MSM in the bag, why don’t we get the tortured associations of McCain and the totally insane preachers that believe Catholics are demonic and don’t even speak in tongues.

    Here’s my favorite thing. Or things. Catholics are a demonic sect. But Catholics produce Aqinas, and if you think you can get to the death penalty from Aquinas, you’re a mail criminal asshole trying to convince somebody you’ll deak with a tumor over the phone. Why haven’t TV preachers been prosecuted.?

    If the FCC Caharter means the people own the airwaves, How does that obscene Australian purport bullshit and own a single broadcasting license? I am not joking. These assholes ran Swiftboat 24-7. It was an unadulterated lie. How did they get away with this? And the revolting piece of shit is not even an Americian.

    So there’s some idea that the airwaves belong to the people. And anybody with access is supposed to serve the publid good. And Rupert buys everything and purports to be fair and balanced.

    So he owns mosssssssssst of it and he’s dspicable. Guy’s such ab asshole nobody could trust him. Ever.

    Airwaves belong to the people. Not to Fox. Those people are assholes. We’re all smrater than those aholes are.

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  8. moe99 said on October 12, 2008 at 2:36 am

    “…Rove is not a genius, or even very clever: He’s totally and completely immoral. It doesn’t take genius to claim, as Rove ludicrously did last fall, that it was the Democrats in Congress and not George W. Bush who pushed the Iraq War resolution in 2002. It doesn’t take brains to compare a triple-amputee war veteran to Osama bin Laden; you just have to be a mean, rotten cocksucker….”

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  9. Dexter said on October 12, 2008 at 3:04 am


    How to become a zombie…easy makeup instructions

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  10. Dexter said on October 12, 2008 at 3:18 am

    For those who may have never heard the entire Mercury Theater production of the 1938 “War of the Worlds” , the one that scared the beejeezuss outta a lotta folks, here’s a link to it, the whole thing, not an excerpt.

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  11. coozledad said on October 12, 2008 at 10:20 am

    That zombie looks like a younger Nick Nolte at the DUI driver training academy. Apparently his last trip though the median was a rough one.

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  12. nancy said on October 12, 2008 at 10:26 am

    Actually, if you saw him full-face, you’d say he was a dead ringer for Ted Danson. It was eerie.

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  13. John said on October 12, 2008 at 11:29 am

    Ted Danson in Zombie Face. Haven’t we seen something like that before?

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  14. whitebeard said on October 12, 2008 at 11:35 am

    During a Canadian army militia exercise I was made up as a maimed soldier, mangled face, broken leg, etc. and some of the young cadets almost threw up when they saw me and were afraid to touch me, much less put me on a stretcher to rescue me.
    It is amazing what makeup can do, e.g. putting lipstick and a flirty smile on a riot-inciting rabid pitbull almost makes Gov. Sarah Palin look human as long as you drastically lower your standards.

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  15. beb said on October 12, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    Friday Nancy mentioned that stock prices for GM had dropped to a couple bucks a share. The next day the Freep ran a front page article that GM and Chrysler were in merger talks. Apparently Cerebus Group that bought Chrysler only a couple years ago is desperate to unload it. But it’s hard to see how GM could benifit from this sale since both companies are loaded with cars that no one wants to buy.

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  16. caliban said on October 12, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Is there anything quite as politically obscene as Republicans scouring foreclosure listings to disqualify voters while using ACORN as a straw to incite people thankfully too sclerotic and obese to act on their violent urges.

    Vote fraud is virtually non-existent in the USA. Josh Marshall isn’t non-partisan, but fair’s fair and this is dispassionate:

    If Republicans are keen on disenfranchisement, they should probably put lipstick on the obvious racism involved:

    On the other hand, if you call Barack Obama an Arab at a McCain event, you probably should have your voter registration and your drivers license lifted.

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  17. caliban said on October 12, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    Undecided? Nitwit.,0,6236237.story?track=ntothtml

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  18. caliban said on October 12, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    Leonard Pitts is a gas:

    “First, let’s concede the obvious: Every politician wants to be seen as Everyman or woman. That’s why every primary season brings the curious sight of millionaires in plaid shirts wandering through county fairs eating fried things on sticks. It’s why Hillary Clinton hit that bar and Barack Obama went bowling, badly.

    In that sense, Sarah Six Pack is nothing new. The “g” droppin’, moose shootin’, eye-winkin’ hockey mom has plenty of antecedents. But there’s a difference. Those antecedents were smart, wonkish people pretending to be one of us. Sarah Palin “is” one of us.

    And by ‘us,’ I don’t mean you, necessarily, or me. I mean the lowest common denominator us, the us of myth and narrative, the us of simple mind, the reactionary, ill-informed, impatient with complexity, utterly shallow us.”

    The racist, in other words. I’m betting I’m not the only one that thinks ‘hockey mom’ is a misprint with ‘c’ for ‘n’. There is still time for W to actually say this.

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  19. moe99 said on October 12, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    beb–would that be the same Cerebus Group that is headed by Dan Quayle?

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  20. moe99 said on October 12, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    To answer my own question, yes it is our very own Dan Quayle (my second cousin from Defiance was on his staff way back when, to the almost universal acclamation of Defiance-ites) and the spelling is actually Cereberus.

    Oh, and here’s a world poll on the US presidential elections:

    Hmm….I thought foreign affairs was McCain’s strong spot.

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  21. beb said on October 12, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    Dan Quayle heads Cereberus? (Spelling was never my strong suit). That would explain why they did something as insane as buy Chrslyer in the first place. I mean anyone with an ounce of common sense would know better than to put money into American car companies since all of them were losing money hand over fist. Now Cereberus appears to be wanting to get out of Chrysler as fast as possible without losing all their investment. I don’t see what the advantage would be to GM. Sure it would give them a larger share of the pie but there would be so many downsides – union contracts, long-term debt, excess capacity and dealerships.

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  22. moe99 said on October 12, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    Voter fraud in Montana:

    This is written by Montana’s Lieutenant Governor, a Republican.

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  23. Catherine said on October 13, 2008 at 12:01 am

    SHIT! I’m mildly allergic to latex. Apparently I will never be able to pass as a zombie.

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  24. John said on October 13, 2008 at 8:00 am


    Thanks for the link. Un-freaking-believable!

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  25. Jeff (the mild-mannered one) said on October 13, 2008 at 8:25 am

    I pick a morning to look back in when i agree with Caliban! Or at least appreciate the link . . . why is the political process so fascinated with undecided voters? It’s the polling mentality, which sees each round of tracking data as definitive of something or other, hence the need to resolve the “decisive” 7 or 8% becomes all important. (The poor doddering lady who got to a mike and muttered “Arab” was obviously groping for the unfamiliar-to-her word “Muslim,” and should probably lose her driver’s license for cause, but that’s probably not quite what you meant.)

    Dexter, i’m checking back with my gp on lisinopril; she’s got me on singulair already, so it’s possibly a very useful point. Thanks!

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  26. brian stouder said on October 13, 2008 at 9:02 am

    Jeff, it is very, very good to hear from you.

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  27. alex said on October 13, 2008 at 9:06 am

    Welcome back Jeff!

    Hope you know this hasn’t exactly been a big liberal schadenfreude party here in your absence, what with the devaluation of all of our savings and retirement accounts. I’ll be on Lisinopril if this shit keeps up.

    Hope you’re doing better. (And seeing the light, fer Chrissake.)

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  28. whitebeard said on October 13, 2008 at 9:38 am

    A hearty welcome back, Jeff
    Even I was agreeing with Caliban but equally frightened by Mark lately; does that mean I should check with my doctor about Lisinopril (although my pancreas reacts badly to blood-pressure medicines and I have BP of 130 over 68).

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  29. Jeff (the mild-mannered one) said on October 13, 2008 at 9:57 am

    In our household, we both took a deep breath Saturday, then opened our respective Church Pension Fund and TIAA-CREF envelopes (and the Little Guy’s college fund).

    There was brief chortling when i saw mine was down ONLY 12%, while hers were down more like 20% . . . then we saw they were all “as of 9/30.”

    And in the TMI dept., i’m ready for the zombies to come take me — it may be that my whole bp problem is tied to deep, severe sinus infections that are slow to clear up even with radical albeit non-surgical measures. But thanks for the kind words, and i’ll stay a bit shadowy through the election, so as not to say anything that makes anyone say anything to me that tempts me again to type any intercourse-thyself-related retorts into a comment box and hit “Submit.”

    Isn’t that just always creepy, or is it just neo-con me, having to click “Submit” all the time? Oh, and Mr. Burns, i think you owe me a nice color copy of that clever comic turn with the shoulder mounted alien! We’re both indebted, of course, to Robert Heinlein for the original in “The Puppet Masters,” but do not, under any circumstances, watch the Donald Sutherland movie of the same name. Aiiiiiieeeee. You’d rather watch a zombie movie, NTTAWWT.

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  30. whitebeard said on October 13, 2008 at 10:02 am

    Thank you, Caliban. I searched for Leonard Pitts and found a copy of the original column you quoted from Pitts has hit it right on the nose and it is scary;

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  31. brian stouder said on October 13, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    Speaking of “swallowed up” – the movie that may well best capture this odd historical moment that we’re in, might best be from the point of view of the Wasilla heartthrob, Levi Johnston!

    an excerpt –

    The soft-spoken teenager discussed his relationship with Palin and how life has changed with fatherhood fast approaching. He agreed to talk despite the presidential campaign’s advice in the days following Gov. Sarah Palin’s nomination to avoid the media. “They’re not telling me anything right now,” Johnston said as he checked his Blackberry. “It’s pretty chill.”


    “We were planning on getting married a long time ago with or without the kid,” he said. “That was the plan from the start.” While Johnston provided few details about next summer’s wedding, the planning has started: A cousin will likely be his best man, and he has asked two hockey buddies, Ben Barber and Dane Wilson, to be groomsmen.Barber doesn’t think anyone pressured Johnston into marriage.
    “If he thought it wasn’t the right thing to do he probably wouldn’t do it,” he said.


    Johnston is an avid hunter. He’s dark haired, tall and muscular, sports a bit of stubble and drives a red Chevy Silverado truck. He’s hunted bears, sheep, elk, and caribou. Some of the antlers are scattered about his yard. Last July on a caribou hunt he lost a ring that Palin had given him. He said he decided to tattoo her name on the finger and not bother with more rings because he’d just lose them anyway.

    I didn’t know folks hunted sheep…but anyway, you get the idea that letting the Johnson out of his Levis – something every fellow has either done or strived to do – exploded in his face (so to speak) much more astoundingly than anyone would ever have guessed!

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  32. Jolene said on October 13, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    I think it’s big horn sheep that the article is referring to, Brian.

    You missed my favorite detail from that story, the section in which Levi explains that he’s expecting a son.

    “Johnston hinted he’s expecting a boy, but he declined to discuss baby names.

    “I’m looking forward to having him,” he said. “I’m going to take him hunting and fishing. He’ll be everywhere with me.”

    I hope he’s able to formulate an alternative plan quickly if he gets a daughter–not to mention that, whatever the sex of the baby, considerable investments of time and effort are required to get the kid to the point of being able to handle a gun or a fishing rod.

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  33. Jeff (the mild-mannered one) said on October 13, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    Well, the answer is of course — — says Log Justice Palin.

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