Episode 566: Trust Issues

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Whom Do You Trust? One of the more difficult questions to tackle in the middle of a zombie uprising is whether you can or should trust the people you suddenly find yourself partnered with. If zombie movies have taught us anything – and I certainly like to believe they have – it’s… Read more »

Episode 565: Dissention

Zombie Cliche Lookout: A Slight Misunderstanding I’ll admit, the inspiration for this episode comes not from any zombie movie, or even a horror flick. It comes, instead, from the episode of The Simpsons where Homer joins the Navy reserves. In it, the drill instructor says to Homer: “Look, I don’t like you, and you don’t… Read more »

Episode 564: The Break Up

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Splinter Groups While conventional wisdom holds that there is strength in number, there are also a lot of interpersonal issues to deal with. Even though having more people around to deal with zombies is a good thing, if everyone is fighting and nothing is getting done, that strength simply isn’t worth it…. Read more »

Episode 550: Hospice in the Zombie Apocalypse

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Putting Aside Differences There’s a time to stand your ground, and there’s a time to put your feelings aside. Figuring out which is which is the tricky part, and that will be just as true in a zombie survival situation as any other. Suffice it to say, petty arguments don’t do anyone… Read more »

Episode 549: Us and Them

Zombie Cliche Lookout: There Are No Sides Of course, there are always sides, even when people should try to unite and cooperate in order to survive the zombie apocalypse. People are petty. They hold grudges. They’re selfish. They crave power. They’re mistrustful and biased. These, and many other human frailties put us at a distinct… Read more »

Episode 548: I Tried

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Pragmatism I like to think of myself as a pragmatist, although I know that’s only true in the best of circumstances. Most of us are like this. We would certainly like to make choices as practically as possible, but we’re all human. We’re imperfect beings with biases, favoritism, and bad information. That… Read more »

Episode 542: Oops

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Wounded Friends Generally speaking, people don’t survive very long into the zombie apocalypse before they figure out that the bites are a sure way to turn a friend into a dangerous zombie. Naturally, fear of bites becomes a huge priority. When fighting zombies, not getting bitten is the biggest priority. When bringing… Read more »

Episode 541: Divide and Conquer

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Let’s Split Up If there’s one trope about horror movies that everyone – even people who don’t like horror movies – are aware of, it’s that when a group splits up in a horror story, people die. There is a lot of wisdom here. We all know the inherit truism in the… Read more »