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In today’s Zippy: zombies defy their declining pop culture fortunes by commandeering Frank Sinatra and partnering with Betty Boop and Gyro Gearloose:


On the song, from Wikipedia:

“Fly Me to the Moon”, originally titled “In Other Words”, is a song written in 1954 by Bart Howard. Kaye Ballard made the first recording of the song the year it was written. Since then it has become a frequently recorded jazz standard often featured in popular culture; Frank Sinatra’s 1964 version was closely associated with the Apollo missions to the Moon, and the Japanese animated series Neon Genesis Evangelionplayed the song at the end of each episode.

You can listen to the Frank Sinatra version here (with lyrics). The relevant lyrics:

Fly me to the moon
Let me play among the stars
Let me see what spring is like
On-a Jupiter and Mars

The zombie burlesque of this:

Flay me to th’ moon and
Let me ooze among th’ stars!
Show me, dear, what gore is like
In far-off Zanzibar!

And then there’s Gyro Gearloose, from Wikipedia:


Gyro Gearloose is a fictional character, an anthropomorphic chicken, created by Carl Barks for The Walt Disney Company. He is part of the Donald Duck universe, appearing in comic book stories as a friend of Donald Duck, Scrooge McDuck and anyone who is associated with them. He was also a frequent star of the animated DuckTales. He first appeared in the Carl Barks comic Gladstone’s Terrible Secret¬†(Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories¬†#140).

Gyro is Duckburg’s most famous inventor, even though his inventions don’t always work the way he wants them to. His outrageous productivity is presented as a factor in the quality of his inventions; because he always comes up with new ideas, the fact that his inventions often lack an important feature, will often cause trouble for Scrooge or Donald who have bought the invention. He is known as being good-natured towards others. Gyro is often assisted by his Little Helper (or just “Helper”), who is a small anthropomorphic robot with a light bulb for a head. Besides Little Helper, he has also a “thinking cap”, a hat shaped like a combination of a roof-top and a nest, with three black birds living in it. Wearing this thinking cap helps Gyro figure out particularly difficult problems, but it only works if the birds are currently nesting in the cap. Some stories have involved the birds leaving Gyro’s thinking cap, resulting in the cap becoming ineffective.

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