Friday, June 12, 2009


gainsville has a funny article on the not sure if it's serious or going to take it as a joke =)
Sexy vampires are destroying our nation's children
There has been an illness spreading across America recently that is more virulent and insidious than mad cow disease, swine flu and monkey pox combined. It’s spreading viraly through emails, blogs, text messages and tweets and infecting countless tweens, teens and young adults. While the disease has not yet proved to be fatal, there is no known cure and the symptoms can be terrifying and painful. The disease I am referring to, of course, is vampirism.
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The epicenter of the most recent outbreak can be traced to the vampire-based Twilight book series, which has sold more than 42 million copies and spawned an equally popular movie adaptation. Young people across the country have been seduced by the story of a high school girl’s star-crossed love affair with a 107-year-old vampire and the pasty yet attractive actors who portray them. What’s more troubling than the pedophilic relationship between a 17-year-old girl and a man 90 years her senior, however, is the fact that the popularity of vampire culture is on the rise.

Another culprit in this vampire epidemic, or “vampidemic,” is HBO’s hit series "True Blood," which will begin its second season on Sunday. Many critics and viewers have been drawn in by the tale of a telepathic waitress in a small, fictional Louisiana town and her interactions with a contentious vampire community. Thanks to a synthetic blood alternative called TruBlood, vampires in this series no longer have to bite humans for food and are able walk the streets along with mortal citizens with minimal fear of persecution. Even before the show aired, a viral marketing campaign was implemented to spark interest by creating fake advertisements, Web sites and products aimed at the also-fake vampire demographic. Some avidly morbid consumers were distraught to learn that the TruBlood drink advertised online was not an actual product available for consumption.

While this kind of fervor has been seen with J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books, an interest in witchcraft and wizardry is ultimately harmless as most of the characters in Rowling’s novels are positive role models. The worst that happens is kids spend their allowances on wands, memorize cryptic incantations and start trying to summon dark spirits from the depths of the underworld. In other words, pretty typical kids’ stuff. With this latest trend, however, kids may be inspired to dress in black, dye their hair, start wearing eyeliner – or the sad male alternative, “guyliner” – and avoid the sun, leading to a crippling vitamin D deficiency. They may also be inclined to mimic vampire behavior by speaking in antiquated Victorian English, drinking exorbitant amounts of Kool-Aid or other red beverages packed with high fructose corn syrup and listening to techno music. Although vampire fashion is unfortunate – and “guyliner” borderline criminal – the real problem with children idolizing these bloodsuckers is that vampires are just creepy jerks.

Some cultures view vampires as pale, gaunt creatures lurking in the shadows, but many Europeans believe they have a bloated, ruddy or purplish appearance, most likely from the combination of decomposition and recently imbibed blood. Imagine how much more authentic but less popular the "Twilight" movie would have been with a puffy, red-faced Meat Loaf as the male lead instead of the dreamy, hollow-cheeked Robert Pattinson. Be advised, parents: Using attractive actors to play these otherwise offensive creatures is just one of the despicable tactics the pro-vampire propaganda machine will use to try and recruit your innocent children.

What they don’t want your impressionable kids to know is that the life of a vampire is anything but glamorous. In addition to resembling a chubby, blushing Larry King, vampires are relegated to a mostly boring existence. Most waking hours are used to quiet the constant hunger pangs caused by a liquid diet, and any free time is likely to be during late-night and early-morning hours, so running errands to the bank and most other businesses is extremely difficult.

Most people also hate vampires. In the Aftican country of Malawi during late 2002 and early 2003, mobs stoned one person to death and injured four others, including Malawi Governor Eric Chiwaya, because they thought the government was working secretly with vampires.

Despite the recent influx of vampire-related content into the mainstream media and the youthful enthusiasm that accompanied it, vampirism still remains a dangerous threat to our nation’s children. Unchecked interest in vampires can lead to unfortunate summer wardrobe choices, rickets and diabetes. We can’t afford to lose our kids to these flashy, sexy, fly-by-night vampire impersonators who continue to fill their heads with untruths about the vampire lifestyle. Do your part and get your kids hooked on something safe like street racing or “sexting” instead.

1 comment:

  1. EXCUUUUUUUSSSSSEEEEE ME! Have you even read the series? Why don´t you read the books and find out some more information to back this up?? If you had actually read the books and seen the movie like any good critic would do you would have noticed that these vampires DON´T live a spectacular life. Sure they have money, designer clothes, and expensive sports cars but that means NOTHING. Going through everyday trying not to kill your girlfriend because you thirst for her blood does NOT sound like a very glamorous life to me. Or how about the Cullens being outsiders and not fitting in at school because everyone calls them FREAKS doesn´t sound too great either. It is fine that you have your opinion but it is NOT fine that you are panning the books and movie so badly without any detail of any sort to back up this article. If you had read the books you would have noticed that the vampires were described as GODS. Are you pissed that this is not a typical vampire movie that will scare your kids and not let them sleep for the next few weeks?? You should be happy that children can watch this at night without being terrified of being left home alone. Also, the books have a very good´s called ABSTINENCE! In every book when Bella is trying to get laid by her GORGEOUS vampire boyfriend (later fiance) he has continuesly stopped her and told her to wait until they are married. Unless you don´t mind your kids getting pregnant when they are still in Middle/High School then this might not matter. I know that if I got pregnant while I was still in school my mother would MURDER me. This is coming from a 12 year old (soon to be 13 :))who happens to be a very big fan of the Twilight series. I am not just saying this because I love Twilight. I am writing this extremely long comment because this article is TERRIBLE. It would take an IDIOT to say that a book is a bad influence because you think that teens are going to start dressing in black and wearing eyeliner and guyliner. I am in love with the Twilight series like most of the girls in my school and you don´t see most of my fellow fanatics going goth. So if you wouldn´t continue talking crap about a topic that you know nothing about it would be greatly apprecieated.