It turns out a lot of people think they're cool. Enough that I should consider writing a zombie book? Nah, I probably couldn't do it as well as the people that are already doing it.
For instance, there's Carter Reid (and his wife -- he never names her on his site, so I won't out her either). I met them Saturday night, waiting in line to do a short spot on the radio. They're hilarious, and he's a very talented artist, and you can check out their work at the Zombie Nation. What is Zombie Nation, you ask? Shorter to ask what it isn't. It's a blog, it's a comic strip, it's a shop for zombie merchandise, it's a repository of survival tips for When Zombies Attack. Check it out, even if you don't think of yourself as a zombie person.
I had another, sort of surprising, run-in with zombies at CONduit, in the form of Shawn Zumbrunnen. He fronts a trio called Rev Mayhem (on Myspace) and he joined us in the filk songwriting contest to play his song Zombie Girl, which was absolutely hilarious. A little reminiscent of H.P. Lovecraft's Rats in the Walls, the way it ended. A lot reminiscent of Flight of the Conchords, say, The Humans Are Dead.