Zombie Cliche Lookout: Time to Think
As we discussed, one of the scariest things about zombies is that utter single-mindedness. They live to feed, and there is nothing else that will distract them from that (save perhaps an easier meal). That means things that will hamstring you, such as the need to sleep, use the bathroom, or simply resting physically exerting yourself, will never hold up a zombie. They don’t sleep, or stop. They simply pursue and devour.
This is one of those things that tends to get people into trouble. Yeah, you can fight off a zombie here and there, and outrun a few when you need to. But at some point, you need to recharge, and that’s when the zeds really thrive. In order to keep going you have to let your guard down, but the zombies never, ever take a break.
About this Episode:
For some reason I’m really amused by the idea of just putting your head down and charging through a reasonably sized horde of zombies, knocking them all over in your wake. I realize Clark has already done this once, but I figured that it worked quite well as a means for buying time.
Discussion Question: Handicapping Your Zombie Survival Odds
As most of you know, I recently had a daughter (well, but wife handled the actual “having the baby” part of the operation, but still). Babies are cute and fun and all, but they have a lot of side-effects on your life, the biggest one for me is lack of sleep. After dealing with quite a bit of lost sleep I started to realize how much it affected me, from my mood on down to my ability to solve problems or perform mechanical tasks. And, being me, I naturally put this realization into the context of the zombie apocalypse: given a lack of sleep and proper nutrition, exactly how well equipped would I be to survive the zombie horde?
So the question is, what sort of things that are beyond your control can so see being potential handicaps on your ability to survive the zombie apocalypse? Things like stress, poor nutrition, lack of sleep, or anything else that could affect your general readiness.