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Zombie vs. Baby


Zombie vs. Baby


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A simple examination of the common attributes of babies and zombies so that a greater mastery of each may be achieved. Why, you ask? Uhhh… Okay, maybe it’s just more like one of those “why the heck not?” questions, but this is in no way intended to offend lovers of either subject.

This could very well serve as a key to understanding the one you’re kinda weak on if you’re only familiar with one of the subjects (zombie or baby) and perhaps provide, theoretically, the insight necessary to your own survival in the raising of a baby or combating an apocalyptic army of walking dead.


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121 Responses to “Zombie vs. Baby”

  1. Tad says:

    Before you guys launched, you promised that this site was going to be the “Best Blog you’ve ever seen.”

    This is an example of such. Just AWESOME.

  2. This is awesome! So true . . .

  3. Stephanie G says:

    Hahahahaha wow this is ironic…I’m scared to death of zombies…but I absolutely LOVE babies, especially my own…this post might just help me get over my insane fear! Not only an awesome site, but a lifesaver as well!!! You guys rock!! πŸ˜›

  4. Papa2Hapa says:

    No wonder I’m not all that afraid of zombies. Awesome!

  5. HAHAHAHA. That’s the funniest thing I’ve seen in a long time. Epic!

  6. Avara says:

    You know…I thought this picture looked familiar. It kinda reminds me of Finn during his second bout of the stomach flu. Remember, Charlie? You came home and found us in the bathroom…drool/barf, etc. on our clothes, in my hair, running down the glass bathroom shower door? Projectile vomiting is really a force to be reckoned with, no?

    • charlie says:

      It was like the movies “The Exorcist” and “Dawn of the Dead” combined into a mega-horror reality TV show. Scary and crazy.

    • andy says:

      We can not be held liable for any resemblance this illustration bears to any person of any age, real, imagined, undead or even robotic. Any resemblance is coincidental and is not intended to make fun of anyone with stomach flu or cursed resurrection from the dead. πŸ˜‰

  7. Wyatt gurr says:

    Hi there,I have recently become a dad of the age of 20, and wouldn’t change it for the world. Fatherhood is the best and hardest thing u could ever dream of. I have just found the blog and read through and its soo true and funny, had a great time reading it thanks. X

  8. ELLIE says:

    this is so funny and yet credible….. explains why the sudden change on people with babies….. lol

  9. Eric says:

    Great stuff as always. Of course, the guy on the left looks a hell of a lot like me most mornings!

    • charlie says:

      Oh, wow. We thought he looked familiar! We forgot to put in the zombie graphic and put in “dad’ instead… πŸ™‚

    • meow point1 says:

      First of all, you (the writers) can be pretty funny sometimes. I liked the Evolution of the Pee Pee Dance, but the thing is, I’m a huge morning person, so all the “tired in the morning” jokes can irk me.
      And second, why do you guys have kids if you obviously hate it so much?

  10. Rusti says:

    best.diagram.ever. LMAO!

  11. The resemblance is astounding. I don’t know why no one pointed this out before.

    Now, how are you going to top this? πŸ™‚

    • andy says:

      We do not know. We do NOT know how we’re going to top this one. But we will never stop trying. Hopefully people laugh at our attempts more than the general attempt.

  12. Tim says:

    So all I’ve seen thus far are ultrasound pics of my little girl and she for sure has a the “Zombie-look” going on right now. I guess it sticks around during the infancy too?

  13. Angeline says:

    OMG…this is exactly what I have been talking about. Except my 9-year-old has the behaviors of a zombie when it’s the middle of summer and he’s bored. He mopes and groans and act as if he dead…it’s unbearable.

  14. Frakkin awesome! Now, what do I feed her when I run out of paramedics?

    • andy says:

      We don’t know. Male nurses? Once you run out of paramedics, maybe they’ll send all the male nurses? I don’t know. Just sounds funny.

  15. Amit says:

    Night of the living dead, fits great to new parents

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  19. Sarita says:

    Hilarious! I love zombies…and my baby.

  20. Dude. YOU get it! LMAO

  21. GTA says:

    lmao!!!!! awesome pic, i love it πŸ™‚

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  23. Hmmm? Zombie and drunk teenage son… ’bout the same too.

    (this is quite hilarious, gents)

  24. Kimberly says:

    It’s totally true! My 18 month old has eaten my brain!

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  26. Tara says:

    Love this! I remember those baby years! Great diagram!

  27. Jenny says:

    My husband is obsessed with zombies, has a plan in place in case they ever attack. He will freaking LOVE this.

    Quick question, how do you deal with a baby zombie attack?

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  29. Vinicius says:

    Awesome!!!!Very astute.

  30. Lizzy says:

    My son was a “zombaby” for his first Halloween last year! He drooled and chewed on his very first brain. πŸ™‚

    • andy says:

      That’s rad! I’m trying to get my boys to go zombie. I’ve added it to all of their ideas. When they say something like Wolverine, I say how about zombie Wolverine. Pilot, zombie pilot. Hippie, zombie hippie. Ha ha ha ha ha!

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  32. Meow says:

    I think “frequently bites” also applies.

  33. Justin says:

    Whoa… we are completely on the same wavelength. Check out our Kickstarter campaign for A Baby’s First Book of Zombies…!

    • andy says:

      The zombies are already controlling our minds from their graves. The Apocalypse is nigh! (why the Hell can I never spell Apocalypse right the first time!?! I’m blaming it on more zombie mind control.)

  34. sillymama says:

    I absolutely love watching zombie movies with my three teen boys. And, finally, someone has explained why. I am also a foster parent who has taken care of about four dozen babies and toddlers over the last 5 years. Also, I have often made the comparison between handling toddler boys and puppies. Love your site!

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    This absolutely, amazing! I love zombies,and my sister just had a baby.. So All of this is true. πŸ˜€

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  41. LG says:

    Makes me glad I’ve chosen to never have children.

  42. Malbon says:

    Only difference – with a zombie, you have to destroy the brain. With a baby, you have to help it grow.

    Both are lots of fun. Don’t get them reversed, whatever you do!
    “Okay, now what does a cat say?”
    “No, good try. A kitty says AAAaaaaaaaaaaa…”
    *nom nom*

  43. Nicole says:

    This is probably the funniest site I’ve come upon in a long time. I love seeing a man’s point of view on all of this!!

  44. Adam says:

    Awesome. I love both and this is so true.

  45. Alexsandro Farias says:

    Very Funny! I am a zombie right now, like the living dead! I was infected by my first daughter,

    • Andy says:

      Ha ha ha! The firsts are the most potent. They’ll turn you into one of those zombies that isn’t even a threat to anyone. Limping slow as a snail with parts falling off.

  46. Michelle says:

    Hilarious! Sometimes I feel like the zombie. I just wrote a post about it on my blog, “Love Me Some Zommbies”.

  47. Larry says:

    I never saw the connection before. You are oh so right!

  48. Jo says:

    Very funny. I used to always think that there were many similarities between our son and a puppy, but I never thought of a Zombie.

    • Andy says:

      Ha ha! You’re welcome. That’s what we’re here for, making people think things they never would have thought of otherwise about being a parent. Or something. Until we make up a new reason we’re here. πŸ˜‰

  49. Very funny. Since I had 4 children in 6 years I am going to say that baby is 13 months old and had oranges for breakfast.

  50. Niki says:

    This is even better than the comparisons my husband and I constantly make between living with a baby and hanging out with a drunk man. Babies fall down a lot, vomit, soil their pants, drool, go from laughing to crying back to laughing again all in the space of 4 seconds, slur what speech they do have, repeat themselves, dance clumsily, hang on you whenever they’re near, take off their clothes at odd times, and sometimes can’t hold their heads up very well. Just like your best drinking buddy.

    • Andy says:

      Ha ha ha ha! So true! We were going to do a Baby vs Drunkard but we thought it might be too similar to the Baby vs Redneck we already did. But what you wrote is solid gold. πŸ˜‰

  51. Miika says:

    My breastfed son knows how to crawl and climb. Combine this with groans and groping at the food source, and have yet another similarity. πŸ™‚

  52. yenni says:

    Is there any chance of getting this in poster format? I’ve got a baby shower to go to in November that this would be a perfect goofy gift at.

    • yenni says:

      Also, if permission was given, I’d be happy to get it printed and all that myself, I’d just need either a vector or really high res version of this.

    • Andy says:

      Aw man. I wish we could oblige but we don’t offer posters on this one. We really should, though. Sorry man. Thanks for the love though.

      • yenni says:

        But it costs nothing to post it as a poster on zazzle, and you already have the art up as a t-shirt as well as something else up as a poster. Pretty pretty please with a cherry on top!

  53. Greg says:

    After marathoning The Walking Dead during late nights with my son, I can’t agree more. I had set him down after he (finally) fell asleep, and then he gurgled and my response was #$%!!# WALKER!

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  55. Nicolas says:

    “Can turn others into a zombie”

    +100 YES I’m a zombie

  56. MoosE says:

    One more to add,

    They both try to eat your brain !
    Last night my son (soon to be 8 mos old) grabbed me by the ears and bit my forehead with enough force to hurt.

    I compare him to my race car;

    * Loud
    * Fast
    * Expensive
    * Leaks fluids from everywhere
    * A lot of fun

  57. Max says:

    There is one thing that babies have that the traditional zombies do not have. The baby has a major defense, the cuteness factor. Beware of the cuteness factor.

    • Andy says:

      True. Though babies also have some not-so-cute moments, but they’re usually when we happen upon the wrong sunscreen or discover a food allergy. πŸ˜‰

  58. Francesca says:

    ha ha ha ha!!! This is sooooo coool! I would like to post it on my blog, translating it in Italian and putting the links to your page. May I?

  59. Hahahahaha, I love it! I think my toddler might eat brains since they aren’t a fruit or vegetable and I’m pretty sure they’re not good for you.

  60. Kadri-Anna says:

    At least I’m not only one who had this thought (along with vampire thoughts) and now I’m not sure if I’m able to go to sleep today..

  61. alex says:

    I always called the baby a zombie. know one else understood the relation ship besides me. this picture proves it all! just awesome.

  62. Jang says:

    I was so blessed to have a postpartum doula after our 4th was born. I needed it! I am really bad at asking for help and it was so great to have someone here to clean while I enjoyed the new baby.

  63. tom holland says:

    we came up with: both recently “crossed over”, both need to be quarantined, both are fragile, pathologically self centered, propensity to be “biters”

  64. Taking care of young children makes me crazy

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