Sunday, November 7, 2010

Random Sunday Thoughts

I am looking forward to watching the next episode of The Walking Dead tonight on AMC. For those of you who don't pay attention, it's a show based on a graphic novel about a Zombie apocalypse. The show itself, at least what I've seen of it, is actually a pretty taut drama about a guy who wakes up from a coma to find everything around him decimated and his wife and son missing. It is NOT, I repeat, NOT, a show for children. Zombies are horribly disfigured and gross, and have TERRIBLE table manners besides. We certainly do not want children emulating them in any way!

Anyway, in my pantheon of things that scare the bejeebers out of me, Zombies don't make the cut. They just confuse me. They're dead, rotting corpses, but their eyeballs never seem to decompose. They make breathing sounds and vocalizations with lungs that are not inflating, and they want to eat. They can't digest food, why do they want to eat my brain? They never show zombies going #2, so obviously nothing is passing through their systems. What purpose is eating for them? They used to be human, and humans eat for energy. But you don't see the Zombies eating and then having more energy or enthusiasm, so I don't think that is it. I guess human beings are not the same as a Snickers bar.

Yeah, I think too much about silly stuff. Since I have a child now, my thoughts about silly stuff always seems to end with me thinking about how I would protect my offspring. My response to a Zombie apocalypse would probably be similar to the characters in this novel:
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance - Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem!
I would certainly hope to be practical about this sort of situation, should it ever happen.

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