Zombie Farm Lads

“It’s not just that satire is dead. We knew that already. It’s that reality is dead. History is just your imagination, highly focused and often located in Japan.
… And remember the children—always, always, the children. We want them to read “Silas Marner” and “The Mill on the Floss,” or we prentend we want them to, but they don’t get past Page 5 if they go to school at all. Why not? No zombies. If we could just get zombies down by the old mill stream; if we could have 18th century English maidens crushed to death by preternaturally strong zombified farm lads—well, we’d have renewed interest in the classics for one thing.”
—Jon Carroll, San Francsico Chronicle, Wednesday, February 25, 2009