No, zombies have not invaded my sleepy little city, though that face-eating incident way across the country in Miami last Friday was very disturbing to read about. Also, I have seriously been thinking about signing up for crossbow training.
The thing is, my daughter has recently introduced me to the first season of The Walking Dead, and though I am already hooked on the show, my questions about zombies keep stacking up.
Admittedly, my zombie knowledge is lacking. Basically, I saw The Night of the Living Dead when I was a kid, which scared the crap out of me. More recently I saw and loved, Sean of the Dead and Zombieland. I took those movies as pure entertainment, and paid little attention to the invention of zombies.
With this new television series, I’ve had time to consider the plight of a zombie, and my questions are many.
- How did the first zombie come to be? (I know how new ones are created)
- If they never die, and they can’t find people or animals to eat, are there skeleton zombies?
- Do zombies eat other zombies?
- They appear to be able to smell and hear. Do they see?
- Do they sleep?
- They appear to be very weak, i.e. not able to break through walls, windows or doors, yet they can walk for miles and miles, why?
- Why do you have to kill the brain to make them stop?
- Is their only purpose on earth to wander around looking for food? (or sniffing for live meat)
- How come there aren’t naked zombies?
- Why don’t they starve to death?
- Can zombies fall in love?
I’m sure as I continue to watch this interesting series I’ll have more questions, but these are my starters.
So please, if you could answer some of these basic queries, I’d be forever grateful. Or maybe you have a few questions you’d like answered, too, so add them to the list, and maybe a zombie expert will stop by and answer all of them.
Until next week, make it a great one and watch out for zombies!