Thursday, 19 May 2011

In which I prepare for the upcoming Zombie Apocalypse...

21st May 2011 - remember this date because, according to Harold Camping and his mathematical prowess, this is when the Rapture begins. You know, the rapture, when those worthy are taken to Heaven and those who aren't spend the next few months on Earth in a state of living hell.

For some reason, I look at this and think ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE. Sorry, didn't meant to shout that loud but there are so few options to declare that the zombie apocalypse is coming. And it sounds so much better than the Rapture. And I just have to say, I find it hilarious that there is a Wikipedia entry for this.

Personally, I don't believe in the Rapture. I'm not Religious but I believe in being a good person, but that's not why I'm doing this quick post this evening. I was sitting here, watching Bones, and I got to thinking about what I'd do if I was faced with a zombie horde.

Now, I'm pretty proficient with a shotgun. I grew up on a farm so I learned about these sorts of things. I also know some basic survival stuff so I'd like to think that I'd survive for a little longer than the average blond in the first few minutes of any slasher flick from the 70s or 80s.

I also have semi good knowledge of the area I am in and the areas to avoid when the zombie apocalypse begins. So, when I think about it I feel that I would do quite well for some time. Plus, I've watched Zombieland and Dawn of the Dead (remake) several times so I think I know how these zombies operate. Plus, the list provided in Zombieland is pretty good. Just saying.

Then I realised that there was one skill that I have yet to master...driving a flipping manual car. And I know it isn't a big deal since there are so many automatic vehicles out there but it's one of those things that I feel I should know. I mean, I used to drive the old Massey Ferguson tractor at home and I learned to drive in an '87 Toyota Corolla but when I went for the license for some stupid reason I only used autos. So, my biggest fear of the zombie apocalypse is that the only vehicles I find will all be manual, therefore, my downfall is tied to the gear shaft of a car.

Still I hope that my reasonable intellect (ahem) - pop culture knowledge, would serve me well in surviving the upcoming Rapture Zombie Apocalypse.

By the way - I know there is no such thing as zombies...doesn't mean that you shouldn't be prepared.

Basically it's been a strange day...


  1. are you in tauranga o sunday. i may have a chance of survivig otherwise

  2. If the apocalypse happens I will definitely find away to get there and we'll kick some zombie butt...:o)

  3. Sweet! So that's another for my team of awesome zombie slayers...I think we should design costumes...