Good News: Zombies Worth $5 Billion To Economy

Really, I didn’t think liberals were worth that much

(MSNBC) Zombies may be the walking undead, but their contribution to Main Street’s economy is very much alive. In modern times, the zombie genre has evolved from a cult following to a highly popular theme. 24/7 Wall St. estimates that the today’s zombie genre economy is worth billions of dollars.

Think way beyond zombie movie ticket sales. Think about DVD sales, video games, comic books, novels, Halloween costumes, zombie walks, merchandise, conventions and even zombie art. Add to that all of the websites, homemade movies, Facebook sites, YouTube sites and other forms of “digital” zombies, not to mention music. And if you think the financial tab has been high so far, by the end of 2012 the tab is going to be far larger.

Oh, they’re talking about zombie zombies, not the Occupiers. Still, that’s a pretty good chunk of change for zombies. And, I’ll admit, I love zombie movies and read a ton of zombie books on my kindle. Never got into The Walking Dead, though. What’s great about most of them is that the focus on the humans, and how they survive.

Of course, figuring out the exact dollar figure around the “value of zombies,” despite hours of research and interviews with “zombie insiders,” is difficult. Many companies and top industry leaders do not share any sales data and they do not want to divulge how much they make off this craze. On a global scale, the market is even larger. Could this craze be tied to the hard economic times?

Hmm, maybe the Occupiers are linked. Like zombies, the occupiers do tend to be brainless.

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