I'm not much of a video game aficionado, but taking a crowbar whack at Tea Party Zombies on the free, interactive webbie Tea Party Zombies Must Die is much more satisfying than watching the scary news, a ghoulish G.O.P. debate, or even President Obama's jaw clenching "the economy sucks so I'm gonna rally bi-partisan support and change everything" speech scheduled for this evening.
Developed by StarvingEyes Advergaming ("games for online viral campaigns"), our cast includes: "generic pissed-off old white guy zombie," "pissed-off stupid white trash redneck birth zombie," "expresses racist views anonymously on the internet modern Klan zombie," Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann zombies, "factory blonde Fox News Barbie," Fox News favorites Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, Fox News anchor zombies Brit Hume, Sean Hannity and Bill O'Reilly, and Glenn Beck (back from the dead).
After swiping with my crowbar at an onslaught of Tea Party-related zombies, I worked my way into the Fox News Channel lobby, offing 31 zombies before I got "teabagged."
Ah, what giddy rainy day entertainment. That felt mighty good. One question: Where the hell is Rick Perry? He's the most frightening of all—and even more terrifying: He's alive.