Zombie Cliche Lookout: Panic Fire
Let me get this out of the way first: I like guns. I’m a big fan of the Second Amendment. However, I’m also a realist, and I realize that a lot of people who own guns – or who might pick one up in the midst of the chaos at the beginning of the zombie apocalypse – might not have the first clue about using them safely. Add in lots of stress, lack of sleep, and you’ve got a recipe for friendly fire, or at least panic fire that could draw in the zombies.
Having a gun could indeed save your life, but being stupid with a gun would be just as dangerous in the zombie apocalypse as it is today. Also, it’s hard to hit things when you shoot from the hip like that.
About this Episode:
This wasn’t my originally scripted Episode 411, however Louis made such an awesome comment in the last episode, that I absolutely had to use it. Hence, this little detour.
This one comes straight from the comments, courtesy of Nom Zoms: “How would diversities (Langauge or religion disagreements, etc.) play out in the apocalypse?”
Since I didn’t come up with the question, I’ll play along. I think diversity could be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, language and cultural barriers could very well prevent people from cooperating when they really need to. Old habits, as they say, die hard. On the other hand, having a bunch of people who all come from the same community makes coming up with new ideas harder. People with different backgrounds are going to have different ways of looking at things, sometimes radically different.
If we can get past our own prejudices and find some common ground, we might just make it. The language thing might be tough though.