Glocker Z-Day Round-Up

On March 28th, 2006, a strange Venusian satellite streaked an eerie fluorescent parabola across the sky, irradiating the world’s cemetaries, funeral parlors and abattoirs with an extraterrestrial radiation. Four days later, the dead walked, slavering for human flesh and tasty brains. And we were here covering it.

Just in case you missed Saturday’s day-long coverage of the zombie apocalypse on the Glocker sites (the agglomeration of vaguely tech-oriented sites on the Gawker network, containing Gizmodo, Lifehacker, Consumerist and Kotaku), here’s a round-up of all the posts made on April 1st. Gizmodo became Gizombo. Lifehacker became Deathhacker. The Consumerist became The Flesh Consumerist. And Kotaku got a zombified subtitle.

The full list of Z-Day posts across all sites is after the jump:

If you’re wondering who to blame, Glocker Z-Day was a Consumerist joint. Joel Johnson and John Brownlee wrote almost all of the posts across the four sites. Ben Popken, of course, did nothing. Go Consumerist!


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  1. mark duffy says:

    Orson Welles (and H.G. Wells) is rolling over in his grave and he’s coming to eat your brains first, consumerists.

  2. airship says:

    Slashdot does Pink Ponies for April Fool’s, and Gawker does flesh-eating Zombies. What conclusion, if any, can we jump to from this?

  3. Scott says:

    April Fools Day is dumb enough, with a bunch of dumb people trying to trick other dumb people into believing dumb shit, but when a bunch of sites decide to have a dumb group zombie theme, it’s dumb cubed. (six “dumbs” in one sentence; that has to be a stupid record or something)

  4. Gee, Scott, we sure are sorry that the free content we generated in our spare time over the weekend didn’t meet with your approval.

  5. Scott says:

    In just one, simple sentence, you showed a lot of self-righteous indignation.

    “free content” — you say that like I should be grateful or something. Your job is to come up with (original) content, to verify & edit user-supplied content, and to recycle content from other sites. That’s what you do–that’s your job. The site is supported by your handlers at Gawker, with income generated by advertising. The “free content” you “generate” is simply you doing what you’re supposed to do. When I provide The Consumerist with tips, I don’t get upset when they don’t like my “free content” enough to print it. Don’t you get upset with me because I expressed my dislike of yours.

    “in our spare time” — if you’re getting paid to do it, it’s not done in your “spare time.” You’re on the clock. Stop doing it, or stop crying.

    “didn’t meet with your approval” — no, it didn’t, but you’re going to pout because a member of the audience thought your last set sucked? What do you think the ‘comments’ section is for, a vehicle for your bid for martyrdom?

    By the way, I took a look at the site linked to your name. Your abandonment serves it well.

  6. OkiMike says:

    I posted comments on the Consumerist Z-Day blogs out of sympathy…