My college roommate provided me with some basic firearms training a while ago. Fun in retrospect, but his passion for guns was slightly scary the first time we met.
While I don’t have any material preparations for the zombie disaster, who doesn’t at least have a zombie plan? Should the outbreak happen during business hours, the hardware store isn’t far and our building is solid and zombie-proof. If we can make it to the river we have a good chance of getting to a rural area.
If employeeno5 ends up getting his emergency food bucket then I’ll be making my way up there to trade marksmanship for bucket cacciatore and bucket blueberry pancakes. Big noms!
The first big post on reddit regarding the swine flu last week was pretty much only people talking about, referencing, making allusions to, etc. zombies, zombie movies, and all things zombie-apocalyptic in general.
You’re the not alone in pondering/worring/excitement about these zombie related issues. It’s on the minds of all people good.
The very word pandemic makes me crave the Dawn of the Dead remake or 28 Days Later and other such films- not out of conscious association but out of some weird kind of cathartic satisfaction my very body seems to have associated with zombie flics.
Some information about me (incase you’re ever feeling bad about your worry or over-paranoid regarding zombies or anything): I keep about $1,500 worth of (current commodities market value) gold bullion and more in silver. I have several thorough emergency hideout/escape plans for various kinds of disasters, and have repeatedly meant to pick-up a couple of these (I can even procrastinate regarding the Industrial Collapse). The past several years have also caused me to have an increasing desire to become proficient at using a firearm.
Regarding our zombie survival simulations you should know that Steve is an excellent shot. I’m starting to get pretty good myself, but using an XBOX360 controller is a big learning curve for me over the the old keyboard and mouse, a setup for which I’ll hold no modesty regarding my skill at pretending to shoot things.
bear with me. i am in the throes of finals, which always makes me a little jumpier, more paranoid, more superstitious - some might say that it opens my mind to the part of the universe we refuse to recognize in the day-to-day, but this is my fourth round of grad school finals and i recognize that the majority of the “revelations” i experience during this period are pretty fake.
i am also predisposed to belief in the zombie uprising - i’ve seen a lot (A LOT) of the movies, held several (MANY) late night strategy sessions, am very much looking forward to training with employeeno5 and heysteve, and am dating an eagle scout (believe dat) - in case that tells you anything. as for my own personal fascination, i’m rarely self-aware enough to account for those, but i do think that the generational fascination stems from our disillusionment in the political machine and our massive student/credit card/you name it debts. for the record, i did predict and still stand by the idea that zombies will become less and less popular as obama becomes more and more awesome, but as i said, my own personal fascination is a mystery.
so down to business. what if that is what this whole swine flu thing is about? i’m not the first to suggest it, the joke is all over twitter, but maybe i am the first to suggest it slightly seriously, maybe with a tinge of fear. what if in a couple of days those dying of swine flu start to turn and come back? what if? it may just be time to amass those canned goods and check the air in your bike tires. just sayin.
for the record, though, i was saying the exact same things about bird flu and SARS.