Thursday, April 28, 2011
What is it with Zombies and Survivalists?
I have been studying the inexplicable link between survivalists and zombies for quite some time, as I am married to a survivalist who loves a good (if you could ever call a zombie movie good) zombie flick at least once a month and who has passed this bizarre gene down to our son. Every so often, the littlest boy, the girls and I will put ourselves to bed, and Sir Knight and Master Hand Grenade will break out the zombie movies. No matter how many times I have asked what is so alluring about the living dead eating everyone in sight, the closest thing I ever get to an answer is knowing looks passed between my men and something to the effect of "It's just a guy thing I guess".
Apparently, it is not just my survival guys that are infected with the zombie virus. There is no end to zombie websites, zombie discussions and zombie end-of-the-world scenarios. Even JWR's Survival Blog is not exempt! I was looking for good, solid, useful TEOTWAWKI information and what do I find? The first zombie proof house! How is a girl supposed to compete with that? I just want to prepare for everyday scenarios, like a major pandemic, the failure of the dollar, famine, civil unrest - simple things like that. But zombies? How do you prepare to defend yourself against being your neighbors dinner?
And now, I am becoming one of them. The other day, as Sir Knight and I drove up our driveway, I mentioned the fact that the enclosure around our sun room was not zombie proof. The words came out before I even knew what I was saying! Oh, my. Now, in addition to preparing for the end of the world as we know it, I have to look out for flesh eating undead!
And I will cause them to eat the flesh of their sons and the flesh of their daughters, and they shall eat every one the flesh of his friend in the siege and straitness, wherewith their enemies, and they that seek their lives, shall straiten them.