In a few days I will be heading to St Annes,
to perform my lecture Real Zombies,
and it seems synchronous that zombie themes are once again invading the information
coming towards me. Following the grotesque actions of footballer Luis Suarez, see:
another man has been apprehended for using his teeth inappropriately in a public
place. This time the biter was a British man on holiday in Magluf on Mallorca,
one of the Balearic Islands of the Mediterranean.
The man was arrested after walking down the beach trying to bite everybody he
saw. He had to be forcibly restrained by a large contingent of police and
paramedics, and the source article includes a disturbing video in which the man
roars incoherently like a trapped animal, see: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-2680475/Briton-arrested-Magaluf-biting-bathers-high-Cannibal.html.
This is not the first of such incidents in the region; another Briton was
handcuffed by police in San Antonio
on Ibiza after biting one of them. This bizarre
behaviour has been blamed on a drug with the descriptive name of
"cannibal". The Balearics are renowned as destinations for holidays
in the sun and many of the resorts cater to young singles who want to make
merry; this inevitably includes using drugs. This rumoured new drug seems to
have a similar effect as "bath salts", the narcotic which caused
problems in the United States, including when an intoxicated man attacked
another and ate part of his face; the police had to shoot the assailant dead to
stop the attack. Is this related to the wider agenda I've been trying to expose
Heidi King has informed me that the BBC have announced they are in preproduction of a new BBC3 TV show entitled I Survived a Zombie Apocalypse (Amusingly it is listed on the source reference page above another project with the working title: All You can Eat). They say: "Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be hunted down by the walking dead? If an apocalypse struck this could happen to you! Male or female. Old or young. Would you have the creativity, mental ability and survival skills to pass the ultimate test? A brand new BBC 3 reality series is looking for contestants; so whether you're a zombie fanatic, love the thrill of being scared or just think you'll look good being chased by zombies, we want to hear from you." This programme sounds like it was inspired by Derren Brown's Apocalypse, see: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/derren-brown-apocalypse.html. Once again we see the zombie trope being inserted into the media, deliberately or accidentally? Who knows where this path will lead us? I'll try to provide the answers next Monday at New Horizons; I do hope you can all join me.