I happened to wander into the Zombies vs. Unicorns debate at the Baltimore Book Festival yesterday. At the panel discussion, the authors and the fans of the new short story anthology, Zombie vs. Unicorns, argued which creature was superior. I, of course, believe zombies (present company especially) are much more appealing than a deer with a genetic mutation. As one wise audience member pointed out, The King of Pop used zombies in Thriller, arguably the greatest music video of all time. A unicorn was in Mariah Carey’s Touch My Body…
As the debate progressed, the focus seemed to switch from “which is more cool” to “which would you rather meet.” Team Zombie began to describe how much fun it would be to hunt zombies during a zombie apocalypse!! What?! You don’t defend the coolness of something by saying how great it would be to destroy it! I would like to take this time to officially announce my complete support for Team Unicorn (despite the position of this blog). I would rather be riding glittery, mono-horned horses through mystical, fairy tale kingdoms with Team Unicorn than getting shot in the head by Team Zombie! Team Unicorn Forever!
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