Every day, the Daily Dot finds something that people on Facebook are sharing and, in turn, shares it with you—with a little explanation. Here's today's share.
The crazed man was suspected of being under the influence of so-called “bath salts,” a type of designer drug, in a horrifying incident that’s grabbed America’s attention. In homage to the attack, someone has redrawn the classic Morton Salt Umbrella Girl into a classic, shuffling zombie. Her dress is torn, her flesh is rotting, and instead of a streaming canister of Morton salt, she carries a disembodied head that streams blood.
Most users found it funny. “Hmm.... Is that my ex?” asked Nick Taylor.
A few, however, lamented the Florida incident as representative of a disturbing trend of Americans trying to eat each other.
“a lady in california stole a baby out of a stroller, slammed it against a pole and tried to rip its arm off and eat it,” Cat Dennis wrote.
Actually, though, Dennis’s comment might illustrate why we’re not in the middle of a zombie outbreak. That California incident happened almost a year earlier, in July 2011. If that woman really were a zombie, the outbreak would have happened months earlier.
Update: While it's unknown who added the "Morton Bath Salts" caption, this parody image was originally created by Michael Katits, a Connecticut-based graphic designer, in 2010. Katits told the Daily Dot he created the image, titled "When It Brains, It Pours," as "the antithesis of decay and rot," and thus a symbol of an unyielding creative drive.
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