Thursday, May 19, 2011

Hmmm. . . what tha heck is a Zombie anyway? #Social Media: Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse

1. a person who is or appears to be lifeless, apathetic, or totally lacking in independent judgment; automaton


Gosh, does that sound like anybody you can think of? Hope nobody else looks up the definition cause the CDC is going to be overwhelmed by calls to report sightings of family, friends, politicians and coworkers the world over. 

Just thought I would look it up, sometimes in our over hollywoodriffic world the original meanings of things is lost.  That may have something to do with an "it's all relative" mindset and outlook on life.  Perspective is relative and how something feels is relative but the things that are constant. . .are, constant? The glass is both half full and half empty.  That made the teacher a bit angry when I blurted that out in class years ago.  The demonstration was a little derailed.  Well, it isn’t it, half full and half empty?  Whether or not you feel led to one direction or the other, optimism or pessimism doesn’t change the facts.  And most of the time the facts are what you must act on.  That is, if you want a full glass of water and there’s only a half empty glass you’ll have to acquire more water.  You can at the same time be content with the half full/half empty glass until you get that remaining water.  I think that builds character or something.  After all you can at the same time be thankful for things.  If you can’t think of anything, just be glad you aren’t being attacked by zombies.  On the other hand if you have a rare condition that makes you abhor water you can be equally happy until you find a nice place to dispose of the half full glass of water, perhaps on the head of an appr oaching zombie.  Your positive outlook can be further bolstered by knowing that zombies move slow and don’t adjust well to unexpected changes of plan so you’ll do pretty well at outmaneuvering them.  Keep in mind this will not be the case if you are a character in a movie and there are zombies approaching.  In that case you won’t own a gun or a knife and will be stuck in that closed circle running but not getting anywhere state, like in dreams.  Oh, and don’t run into the bathroom and lock the door.  Apparently the windows in there are always too small to crawl out of.  Unless of course your glass was empty and you ran in there to get a half glass of water to put on the zombie.  Back to crawling out the window. . . .although zombies seem to be moving slowly they can keep up with most automobiles.  Not sure how that works in a world of relative relatives.    

At any rate I don’t feel the need to have all of the answers because the CDC will be able to pitch in and give us a hand.  That’s good news for me because I get thoroughly weirded out by the zombies with blood dripping from their mouths.  I don’t understand why they would be coming after me anyway.  Shouldn’t they be calling 911 and get that looked at.  Bloody nose is one thing but blood from the talker, that’s much worse I think.  At least that’s the way it always is on tv, right?

A word of caution! I have no idea that a half glass of water will have any detrimental effect on zombies I just used that as a reference.  So, if you  want to try that travel at your own risk. 

Oh, there are some things we aren't supposed to know yet.  It's just that way and that's ok.  And, our incorrectness is directly proportionate to the inaccuracy of the thing by which we measure.  

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