Posts Tagged: Barb

Episode 331: Snooping

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Checking Things Out Before rushing into danger, it’s generally a good idea to get a rough idea of what, exactly, that danger is all about. And what’s the best way to assess the danger? By sneaking around and peaking around corners and into windows, of course. Obviously, this trope isn’t tied specifically… Read more »

Episode 330: Panic?!

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Keep Calm and Kill Some Zeds It’s generally a lot easier to win a fight if you keep a cool head, and that applies to arguments with a coworkers all the way up to a life and death struggle with zombies. Losing your temper or giving into panic puts you at a… Read more »

Episode 275: Bird Dogged

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Slow and Steady Zombies, it is known, will pursue their prey doggedly. Unburdened by the needs of the living like sleeping and eating, the zombie can continue along ceaselessly. When fleeing from zombies, survivors count on two very important advantages. First, the average person is significantly faster than a zombie. True, they… Read more »

Episode 274: Grab Your Stuff

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Priorities Desperate times might call for desperate measures, but they also call for a cool head to dial into what really matters and act quickly and appropriately. You have to prioritize both the problems at hand and your resources, because any time wasted spinning your wheels on inconsequential matters is sure to… Read more »

Episode 273: Break The News Gently

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Tact There are a lot of different ways of breaking bad or embarrassing news to someone, but on popular entertainment these tend to boil down to the same two choices you get with band-aid removal: tear it off, or slowly peal it away. How a character chooses to disseminate this information tends… Read more »

Episode 272: Faster Would Be Better

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Timing Surviving against zombies simply cannot consist of equal parts running and fighting. As human beings, we have a number of essential needs that must be fulfilled regularly (eating, sleeping, etc). There is also the question of certain tasks that simply must be completed in order to continue on. Finding the key… Read more »

Episode 271: Triage

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Further Harm Helping people out is important, and in times of turmoil and despair (the zombie apocalypse, for instance), this goes double. Of course, there’s helping people out and there’s bumbling around and making things worse, and in all the excitement of the zombie apocalypse it can be pretty easy to accidentally… Read more »

Episode 270: Shhh!

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Hey Guys Noise discipline is serious business in the zombie apocalypse. While we can’t know for sure how the zombies will track their prey, it just makes sense to minimize any sort of noise we make even if the zeds are completely deaf. Of course, they’re likely not completely deaf. Odds are,… Read more »