Friday, June 02, 2006

Friday! .... and Zombie Nakedness

I didn't have Karate today, and I won't be able to go to class until Monday. Hopefully, this will be enough time to let my muscles recover, so I can work them over again next week.
Honestly, I didn't expect to see any results from Karate immediately, but I am. I did my "normal" workout today of 30 minutes on the elliptical, and a 2 mile jog, 1 mile cooldown, and everything went much smoother. I was able to jog at a much more intense pace, partially due to listening to the Run Lola Run soundtrack, and partially because I actually developed some muscle mass this week. Even though my food intake has been horrible this week (except today... today is ok... so far), I haven't gained weight, in fact, I may have lost some. Add to these benefits the meeting of people who will probably survive the zombie apocalypse, and it's been a pretty good week.

Today's topic: Zombie Nudity
The reason this came up is that I was playing video games last night, fighting zombies, and the zombies were naked. Granted, to make it acceptable in VideoGameLandia, the crucial parts were rotted away (more distrubing or less?). Of course, zombie nudity is a possibility. Clothes get snagged and torn, or the zombies may be zombified in a state of nudity (i.e. the roommate in Shaun of the Dead). So that it is understood that I am not some creepy zombie pervert (I know they're out there), it is important to place this in the context of zombie fighting. Will Zombie Nudity effect reactions?
Back to my video game encounter, my first reaction was "Are these zombies naked? Why yes they are!". Had this been a real-life zombie attack, that thought would cost me valuble reaction time, which may mean the difference between life and death. So despite the comedy inherent in nudity, this is a serious zombie-fighting consideration; How will you deal with the naked zombie threat?
I don't think that one can be desensitized to this. While there is zombie porn out there (sickos!), obviously this is not a realistic zombie situation. (Zombie Porn will be discussed some other day, or maybe never). A more realistic desensitization would probably happen if you were around when, say, the population of the YMCA locker rooms suddenly fall victim to the zombie virus.
I guess the best advice (since Max Brooks doesn't cover this topic) would be to get over it. Put what was probably once a nice naked individual down, and never forget the person is now an animated corpse (no matter how naked), and an abomination of the person they once were.

Back to the zombie soundtrack!
Thanks, Slash, for your Satriani suggestions. Aggressive music=good.
I'm thinking some Voodoo Glow Skulls, complete with stupid lyrics, because they always make me want to kick and punch people (of course, I resist... for now).

2 Comments:

Anonymous Slash said...

I think naked zombies would be harder to light on fire too. The clothing acts as a handy wick to get the zombie torch started.

Just a tactical consideration.

12:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was reading your blog... specifically the "naked" post. A passerby glimpsed at my laptop screen and raised an eyebrow (no doubt assuming I was one of those "sickos" you refer to). Guess he'll learn his lesson when the zombies come.

8:56 PM  

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