Shaun of the Dead, Zombies and Twinkies
I love getting scared at the movies. Not so badly that I can’t sleep for a month (I Am Legend) but just enough so that I am tempted to leave an extra light on when I go to bed for a few nights. And I’m particularly fond of zombie movies. I love seeing how everyone is either going to save themselves or be bitten and have to choose between being a zombie or ending it all with a shotgun.
Awhile back on The D6 Generation podcast, I got into a discussion of what one needs to do to survive the zombie apocalypse and what kinds of folks I’d want on my team. This led to quite the thread on Facebook with people stating their cases for why they should be invited to my Zombie Compound. If your’re wondering, current and ex-military, especially Navy Seals and Army Rangers, were at the top of the list. Also scientists to help discover a cure and a pilot to fly a helicopter and pick up key personnel who were unable to make it to the compound before things got really, really bad.
While looking at movies on Netflix I realized my zombie education was sorely lacking as I had missed a movie that I really should have seen years ago. It was a serious problem if I wanted to maintain any geek cred at all so I rented Shaun of the Dead. I know, I have no excuse but now that I’ve seen it, I have amended my list of necessary personnel to include at least one cricket player.
Last night, I furthered my education watching a movie that is considerably more current, Zombieland. If you have not seen this, stop reading and go watch it now. Okay, ready? Best Zombie Movie Ever! Yea, go ahead and argue with me, but this movie was hilarious. There’s a list of rules that actually make sense, and the girls completely outsmart the guys until they eventually need to be rescued, and there’s a quest for Twinkies!
Today my zombie-fighting education took a completely unexpected turn. You see, I just started taking Tae Kwon Do and tonight we did something they called Zombie Drills. I am not kidding. I had a black belt teaching me how to defend myself against the hordes. So, despite being short one cricket player, I am now totally ready for the Zombie Apocalypse.