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What is a Zombie Thread?

Saw that term for the first time tonite.  Just curious.  Thanks....

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Re: What is a Zombie Thread?

I've never heard the term before but I'll bet it has to do with looking for brains... :smileywink:

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Re: What is a Zombie Thread?

I believe they are referring to very old threads that have resurrected by a poster.  Someone finds a year or more old thread and responds to it.

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Re: What is a Zombie Thread?

That would make sense and also falls in line with my prior theory... :smileywink:

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Re: What is a Zombie Thread?

Some refer to them as dead threads, some like the term "thread necromancy."  I used the term, "zombie thread," in an effort to inject a bit of humor and as a nod to past threads that were ressurected.  :smileyhappy:

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Re: What is a Zombie Thread?


Nallia wrote:

Some refer to them as dead threads, some like the term "thread necromancy."  I used the term, "zombie thread," in an effort to inject a bit of humor and as a nod to past threads that were ressurected.  :smileyhappy:


Thread necromancy.  I love it.  We seem to have a lot of necromancers lately.  Maybe it's because we're getting close to Halloween? :smileywink:

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Re: What is a Zombie Thread?

Or maybe it's because people can't comprehend posting dates.

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Re: What is a Zombie Thread?

I believe for our purposes this is the origin of 'Zombie thread";

http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/NOOK-General-Discussion/Random-House-to-Adopt-Agency-Model-St...


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Re: What is a Zombie Thread?

Target practice for a shotgun? :smileyvery-happy:

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Re: What is a Zombie Thread?


sygram wrote:

I believe for our purposes this is the origin of 'Zombie thread";

http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/NOOK-General-Discussion/Random-House-to-Adopt-Agency-Model-St...


That thread is a black hole.  I started reading it, then looked up and 20 minutes had passed.  LOL!

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keriflur wrote:

sygram wrote:

I believe for our purposes this is the origin of 'Zombie thread";

http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/NOOK-General-Discussion/Random-House-to-Adopt-Agency-Model-St...


That thread is a black hole.  I started reading it, then looked up and 20 minutes had passed.  LOL!


Ah, but every minute is worth it.

 

Good times...

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Re: What is a Zombie Thread?

This is still my favorite post on any forum on the whole Interwebz, ever:

 


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Devon took one last swing at what had once been a magnificent stallion, but now was destined to become dog food. The heavy stick landed with a thump on the animal's flank, but it didn't have any more effect than the previous six hundred or so attempts. Agency Model just lay there, inert. And Devon's plow wasn't going anywhere, either.

 

He pondered the situation, then trotted off toward the barn. It was almost sundown before he'd finished the task of hitching up a team of six dead horses. Certainly that would be enough horsepower to make a furrow. Exhausted from the effort of dragging necrotic equines around, he sat down on a stump, took a long pull on his canteen, and wiped his brow.

 

Devon's girlfriend Ellie climbed over the nearby fence and ambled in his direction. "Hey, is that my peasant blouse you're wiping your brow with?"

 

"Um, no." He figured that the gloom of dusk would hide the evidence of his little fetish. Peasant blouse, handkerchief, they all look the same in the dark, right?

 

Ellie squared up in front of him, planted her boots a couple of feet apart, and parked her hands on her hips. "Is so. Gimme." She grabbed a corner of the fabric, but Devon held on. "I said, gimme!"

 

Devon tried to figure a way out of this pickle. It'd be bad enough if it was her blouse. It'd be even worse if it wasn't her blouse. "It's just my handkerchief." Quick thinker, that Devon. "Run home and see if your blouse isn't—"

 

He gaped at the horses. All six of them were standing, and they were pulling the harness tight against the whippletree. Devon lunged for the plow handles and caught them just in time; the plow sliced through the earth of The Apocalypse Farm, powered by the team of zombie horses. The blouse, alas, was firmly clenched between his hand and the plow handle, and Ellie's stubborn refusal to let go resulted in it being ripped right through the bodice.

 

THE END.

 

Bonus material: It's still National Grammar Day here, and you'll notice in the third paragraph that there are no commas around Ellie's name. That makes it a restrictive rather than nonrestrictive appositive. Commas are important.

 


 

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Re: What is a Zombie Thread?

I'm resisting the urge to zombify that thread, since it is the original zombie thread and somehow managed to go unzombified all these months...

 

It's kinda funny when I see a zombie thread from my first go-round on the boards (I went on hiatus after the hullabaloo from the first agency model upheaval died down back in 2010).  It's like I never left...

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Re: What is a Zombie Thread?

I remember when you left and was happy to see you again when you came back.  :smileyhappy: 

 

I keep trying to find a reason to post to it and resurrect it, but I never do.  lol

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Nallia wrote:

I remember when you left and was happy to see you again when you came back.  :smileyhappy: 

 

I keep trying to find a reason to post to it and resurrect it, but I never do.  lol


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Re: What is a Zombie Thread?

Sometimes the irony is just too good to pass up.