True, but a lot of things in satire also happen to be greatly exaggerated. Still, you're right about the wake-up call part, especially for the stuff that ISN'T greatly exaggerated.
Still, the whole zombie thing is nothing more than the stuff of fantasy, except for the "zombies" I've just described. It's also something that's been seeing another craze lately and I have no idea why. Same with the whole bacon thing.
Don't really know when they'll reopen it. I'll have to check next time I'm there; which might be tomorrow for all I know. I'll be going around the Monterey Peninsula taking photos, so I'll be in the area, might as well drop in since I can get in for free.
I did remember on their official website, they had a page for a seahorse exhibit they use to have, so I guess it came back. Yeah, I heard about the death of the otter; do you know when they'll re-open that exhibit? I've heard about the Great Whites; it must be a risky feat.