Episode 451: Better Late Than Never

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Zombie Cliche Lookout: Pushed Too Far

Okay, so this cliche is a lot more at home in a high school movie about bullies, but the message applies pretty much anywhere, even the zombie apocalypse. People might seem weak. They might seem controllable. But if you count on that too much, and you push people too far, they might just snap, and then you’re going to have trouble on your hands. There aren’t many things more dangerous in this world than a person who has completely lost it and feels like they have nothing to lose, especially if they think you’re the one who’s threatening them. Even the meek people out there can ruin your day, so you should probably not be a bully.

I mean, being a bully is a bad idea anyway, this is just icing on the cake, so to speak.

About this Episode:

So, obviously this episode was a little late. For those of you who missed it, I broke my leg on Friday night and was laid up all weekend. I’m getting around a bit better now though, so I’ve got that going for me. If you’re curious, I fell on the ice outside my house and twisted my foot around backwards. In the process, I broke both bones in my lower leg. My tibia has a regular fracture, but my fibula has a spiral fracture, which I’m told isn’t good. With any luck, I’ll rest up and make a full recovery without needing surgery or anything like that.

Discussion Question: Difficult Traditions?

This one comes from Nom Zoms, who posted it in last Friday’s comic: What traditions and habits would make an apocalypse difficult?

Since this isn’t my question, I’m going to take a crack at answering it. I think any complex social tradition that we’ve built up is going to be incredibly difficult to do in a post-apocalyptic environment. We will likely have to go back to a more simple way of doing things. Take weddings, for instance. Weddings today are incredibly complex things. There are dozens or even hundreds of people involved. Multiple locations. Lots and lots of supplies. The cost can be outrageous. But when you boil it down to the basics, it’s just two people getting married. The tradition wouldn’t change, just all the complicated trappings.

11 thoughts on “Episode 451: Better Late Than Never”

  1. Oooooh, I’m curious to see if Sam’s going on a rampage at everything or anyone. Good work on getting this on time, Dave, be sure to get better off that spiral fracture!

    • Thank you!

  2. If that is not dedication then I wonder what is. Even on one leg the Man is still updating his comic, you’re the boss Dave.

    Tradition wise… I was about to say shopping, but hehe, we all know that shopping is pretty much a post-apocalyptic kind of experience already!
    Sooo.. I’m going to go with Christmas or more generally year-end celebrations. I’m thinking that the first difficulty in doing something to celebrate these would be the necessity to keep track of the dates.. which may prove itself difficult given how heavily we rely on electronic assistance to do that.

    • Hah, thank you, sir.

      I like how this ties back to your Black Friday MOC (which was brilliant, by the way).

      • Thanks! I guess it shows that I hate shopping?

        • You and me both.

    • They disguised the name of the shopping malls, should’ve named them shopping mauls! 😀

  3. Ha ha Sam’s rage face xD Greg is right, you are one dedicated man!

  4. Typo alerts, correct them when you’re feeling better or have nothing else to do while waiting for your injuries to heal up:

    Zombie Cliche Lookout, fourth sentence: “more dangerous in this world that a person” that –>than

    About this episode, second sentence: “I broke my leg on Friday night as was laid up” as–>and

    Same section, last sentence, remove one copy of the following two consecutive word pairs: “a full” 😀

    Discussion Question second paragraph, second sentence of your answer: “going to be incredible difficult” incredible–>incredibly

    Get well soon, Dave, and don’t let those zombie autograph hounds get the better of you! 😉

  5. Regarding the comic, I think Sam there just did the equivalent of a ragequit! 😀

  6. Spiral…nasty! Fingers crossed for speedy recovery dude!