Bill and I are kicking back and watching a strange movie on Showtime Beyond called Pontypool. Here's a Western DJ (cowboy hat and boots, check!) on the air in Ontario with two leather jacket clad women, reporting on a riot taking place a few kilometres away. Now he is quoting French linguist Roland Barthes... "Trauma is a news photo without a caption."
Something apocalyptic has happened -- a mob of savage, slow-moving people babbling in bizarre ways. No word yet on whether the eating of brains is involved.
"I am told that these people are imitating windshield wipers -- making the sound of windshield wipers."
The plot thickens. Hanging up now.
... Later. It's a zombie virus! It is spread by LANGUAGE! Words are infected. It enters the victim when he/she hears the word and UNDERSTANDS it!
A zombie movie where language is the host for the zombie virus. Wow! Fascinating film! Very meta!
Pontypool. See it!