Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Vinyl

Regarding Wozgog's post, recalling the use of vinyl against two wayward zombies in Shaun of the Dead...
I don't think the use of records was particularly successful... more or less just a bit lucky and entertaining. If you really want to launch records at zombies (which, let's face it, everyone wants to throw records) it should be considered more of a deterrent, or an annoyance to the zombies. As Shaun of the Dead demonstrates, the use of the cricket bat is much more effective for actually killing them.

Though this thought does remind me of the scene in the end of Gremlins (a real classic), where the gremlins use circular saw blades as an offensive weapons. While this would probably work slightly better than vinyl, I don't think most people could generate enough force to cause serious penetration to the skull. Something denser, combined with serious training and skill, like a shuriken, would be more effective, but again may not penetrate enough to be disabling. However, this brings me to my final point:

Advice of the Day: If you are backed into a corner by a zombie, or zombies, use whatever you may have at your disposal as a weapon. Never give in, never give up.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Justin said...

I'd like to point out that the throwing of vinyl resulting in the killing of zero zombies in Shaun. If anything it only made the zombies more agitated.

So while entertaining in the movie, you'd have to be a fool to throw vinyl.

In fact, vinyl should never be thrown.

9:26 AM  
Blogger wozgog said...

I am a fool.

10:06 AM  

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