A friend of mine stated on twitter today that he wanted to start a blog about coffee roasting, and solicited names. I suggested “Coffee Zombie” because that’s his nick on a site we’ve both been involved with. He liked this idea and further added that the tag-line should be, “Beeeeaaaaaannnnnsssss!!!”
These are things my friends and I come up with over the most powerful communications tool ever invented on a lazy Friday late in the afternoon. Hey, at least it’s my day off.
Well, you can’t give me an idea like that and not expect me to dream up something insane from it. So now I’m thinking of writing a screen-play to do a (coffee) Zombie film that we can release on YouTube. Why? Because it sounds like a whole lot of fun.
Anyway, here’s my IM litany of describing the opening scene, kept just as it appeared in my friend’s IM chat- enjoy:
it has to start near the It Department of some research firm with an exec showing up after getting a late night call
“It’s the IT overnight staff, they ran out of their normal coffee and went looking for some..”
“Tell me they didn’t break into the experimental food lab?”
“Yes sir, they ground up some beans, but before they even brewed it up they went all funny.”
“Yah, they started wondering around and staring into space like me and Jim weren’t even there – they brewed the coffee like robots?”
“Where is Jim?”
“Yes, he went over to see what the IT workers were doing and he mentioned smelling the coffee and…”
“He went all funny too, sir. I don’t mind saying, but I’m scared out of my mind here – so I called you right away.”
“That’s ok, I think we can get a lid on this just…”
[there is a banging sound, camera pans and finds the COFFEE ZOMBIES standing at the end of the hall]