Episode 567: Backlash

Zombie Cliche Lookout: A Little Appreciation If there’s one thing that’s always going to hold true about people in a zombie survival situation, it’s that they’re going to get into trouble, and they’re going to get desperate. People in general tend to be pretty independent and self-sufficient, with obvious exceptions, of course. Most of us… Read more »

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 563: Moving On

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Making Progress In zombie fiction, the deck is stacked against the survivors. Obviously, they’ve got to worry about zombies, but there’s always a pile on of other horrific circumstances. Despite that, they still have to make progress. They have to move forward toward their goals. Otherwise, it’s just a painful experience to… Read more »

Episode 562: It’s Getting Colder

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Other Problems In zombie stories, the zombies usually start off as the biggest problem. The problem here is one of adaptation. People, as a whole anyway, can generally adapt to things fairly quickly. Of course, it’s a painful and deadly process. Eventually, we get past this, and learn how to live in… Read more »

Episode 561: The Grass is Always Greener…

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Surviving Winter When people talk about surviving the zombie apocalypse, they usually think about fighting zombies and scavenging for food. What rarely comes up is dealing with mother nature. In the first world, we enjoy an unbelievable amount of creature comforts, so much so that very few of us ever have to… Read more »

Episode 560: What’s Next?

Zombie Cliche Lookout: You Gotta Have a Plan If there’s one thing zombie fans like (other than zombies) it’s coming up with plans for dealing with zombies. To the zombie fan, it’s like fantasy football. We plan zombie defense strategies, procuring supplies, transportation, and a thousand other hypotheticals. And some of us take things further…. Read more »