Election 2016 | Buttercup of Doom ep 64


This week I finally cave and lament about the presidential election of 2016. In two days, the world will change forever… I bring up some points, asks some questions, and wonder why all my friends have gone batshit. #franger #doomed2016

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Zombie Apocalypse

walkingdeadThey always say “start with a joke.” So here’s a funny little zombie apocalypse poster for you to check out, giggle at, nod in agreement, and hey, maybe order. Enjoy.

Now that that’s done. The Walking Dead on AMC was a beautiful television adaptation of the comics. Horror not only found a happy little slot on Sunday night, but it was extremely popular with fans and non-fans, of all ages. It’s been green-lighted for a second season and the pre-season buzz has begun anew with behind the scenes and other such specials popping up. And it’s the reason for this post.

You see, there was a scene near the end. A scene that followed me out to the porch for a smoke break and became quite the discussion (sans green couch). A discussion that has been revisited several times since then. Let’s do a little role playing first, to set the mood.

It’s the zombie apocalypse, following your basic zombie guidelines:

  1. If you die, you return as a zombie.
  2. If you are bitten by or sprayed with the blood of the infected, you become a zombie.
  3. The only way to stop a zombie permanently is to destroy the brain.

It’s that last one that will come into play later.

So, for those that didn’t watch the show, let’s put you in the situation. You have survived so far. For argument sake, we’ll pretend you have a spouse and one child. You have stumbled upon a group of survivors. The group is mostly strangers, there are couples and quartets that were together, but the bulk of the group didn’t know each other before the apocalypse.

One day, while you’re enjoying a moment of not crying, running or screaming, all hell breaks loose and there’s a zombie raid on your happy little camp. You family member gets bitten. (If which family member makes a difference down farther, please state that.)

They are dead.

End of story.

You can’t stop it, but you can watch it. You can hold their hand and wait for them to die and come back and then kill them. Or you can kill them now and skip watching them die twice. Your call really. But the scene that got me. The question for this week (oh, hey, that’s right… it’s Garage Talk time!) is this:

If you chose to let them die and come back… if your loved one was a zombie… would you kill them yourself, stubbornly stating that you wanted to take care of it? Or would you gladly hand the ax over to a stranger and let them do it?

This started quite the conversation and I’m interested to see if it’s a gender thing.

I love the hell out of my family, and zombie or not, I just don’t think I could let my last memory be ME smashing their brains out of their skull. I’d gladly let a stranger, or a friend if they volunteered, do it. The boys on the porch though… they all seemed quite adamant that no one else would do it. It would be their responsibility and they would handle it as such. Me? Yeah, if someone else volunteers, they can have it. I loved this person pre-zombie. If I don’t have to do it, I won’t. The boys? They insist they’d do it to make sure it was done right.

So? What would you do? Could you cut the head off your girlfriend/boyfriend/spouse? Your sibling? You child? Zombie or not, you’re going to have to look at their face while aiming. You’re going to see their eyes… *shudder* Me? No way. How about you?

Now don’t give me a gut reaction answer. Really think about this. Stop. Turn away from the screen. Look at or think of your loved ones. Think of the good things and happy times and sparkle in their eye… Now then, would you want to kill them yourself? Or would you willingly let someone else do the deed?

Dream Logic

I dream every night—several times, actually—and am lucky enough to remember them most of the time.  Sometimes I wake up confused or concerned or looking for either a notebook to hold a thought or phone book to locate a shrink.  But occasionally I wake up with a smile.  Because dreams and dream logic can be entertaining as hell, unlike most half hour sitcoms.

Last night’s humor/lessons:

Bob, the worm is not actually talking to you.

Dougie, using ventriloquism to be the worm was funny, but cruel as hell! hehe

Jenny-from-the-block, zombies are not your friend. You know it.  I know it.  You won’t even read them, so why in the hell would you try and reason with them?  Although, I did thoroughly enjoy you smacking them in the head with the frying pan and yelling “no!” whenever they tried to bite you =))

Joe & Dave, for future reference, don’t touch the strange goo that is surrounding an already dissolved body and then act surprised when it starts to happen to you.

Mark, when the sky has been black for days, the dead are rising, Ash [Evil Dead] has gone rogue and your friends are dissolving around you, it is not time to go geocaching… k?

Jim, I love ya man, I do, but if we’re being attacked by armies of undead I am not running outside to save the ducks.  Joe and Dave, however, will not only save them for you, they will bring back goo to show you why they needed saving!

And Brian.  Thank you.  Thank you for providing the best dream logic EVER, because: “We can’t go outside yet!  What the hell is wrong with you people?!  Everybody knows that after the mini-Bruces attack there will be a flying demon—and we haven’t seen the flying demon yet!”

hehehehe… I love dreams.  Anything can and will happen.  Almost makes me want to take a nap and see what happens.

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