Friday, August 27, 2010

Update on zombieland: America's roving street scanners. Or, "Bend Over, Let Me See You Shake a Tail Feather!"

"People are dying in bunches everywhere but here." (Frank Quinn, the undertaker in the movie Get Low being released nationwide in theaters today).

But what if Frank Quinn is dead wrong? What if those Quinn mistakes for living are already dead? As in a nation of zombies? My newest inspiration for such thought is an item from "Full-Body Scan Technology Deployed In Street-Roving Vans". It's just another morsel upon the growing heap of snowballing evidence for such.

Seems body scanners appearing in airports this summer have met with no resistance from an insouciant public re their vanishing constitutionally guaranteed rights and liberties. Taking it to the streets by local security and law enforcement agencies seems the next logical step. Body scans from roving vans of unsuspecting citizens will probably meet with similar nonexistent public opposition.

Maybe I'm over estimating the grisly state of the American mind. Maybe instead of a nation of zombies we're but a nation of frogs. As one commenter to the aforementioned article suggested, "Is this not the boiling frog syndrome? It’s the gradual erosion of the rights of law-abiding citizens."

Well that brought to mind another Dada Redux from "The First (and last) Annual  International Blogfest  of Past  Dada Dalliances." Entitled  "Reconnecting with the fine art, the  slow cooking of Frogs and hats as a statement of fashion (or other stuff)" and written nearly four years ago under the Bush regime, it appears as relevant, if not even more so, now under the Obama regime. If you haven't seen it before, might I recommend it, if only for the stunning look at the French symbol for revolution, the Phrygian cap,  as modeled by yours truly at its conclusion.

And now, just in case my comparison of Americans as a nation of zombies was spot on, I'd better go. The sun's coming up!


D.K. Raed said...

those body scan images make everyone look like E.T.

I assume getting bombarded with all these rads is perfectly safe, especially for PG women and small children and anyone who might not wish to work their final years as a glow-in-the-dark lantern?

yeh ... pass the boiled frogs ... yum ...

Dada said...

Why, I read where all those rads are perfectly safe (despite cumulative exposures amplifying adverse effects?), so long as one just doesn't leave their house. Oh, I forgot, scanning you while at home is now possible. That's what the god-damn hell this blog's about, isn't it?

Anyway, great to see Tennesseans leading the Nazi revival by scaring the hell of their Muslim neighbors in Murfreesboro by torching their hopes of a new mosque there. "People are very scared"...too "scared to leave their homes."

Take heart my Muslim brothers and sisters. It's only temporary.... until you get those little cresent moons tatooed on your foreheads.

Is it getting warm in here or is it just me?

Where the hell's my phrygian cap?

D.K. Raed said...

well ya know what they say about religious freedom in america ... it ain't very religious and it sure ain't free. anyone who rocks the boat, who looks or acts slightly diff, is suspect of not being, ummm ... "freedom-loving" enough? just another sign we have not evolved beyond the slightly smarter (i.e. more dangerous) ape stage yet!

As I recall, your Phyrgian Cap seemed sturdy enough to protect your head from home scanning rads. Roomy, too. Might be able to fit a few brains in there, safe from zombification. Only problem is a hat like that cannot be ignored ... it must be dealt with ... (see previous paragraph re: looking slightly different).

But not to worry. Better to wear the cap and lose your camoflauge than to risk the blandification boiling frogs endure! Even slightly smarter apes gotta be free. Murfreesboro be damned.