Thoughts pondered on while watching Zombieland

Posted: January 10, 2011 in brainstorm, plan, pop-culture, rules
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Like most Zombie Movies, Zombieland does not have a lot of particularly useful tips or insights to survive the apocalypse.  The one thing I did like was a list of rules to help guide one through the end of life’s trials and tribulations.

In the movie, the main character creates his rules based on past mistakes.  With that spirit in mind, I am going to start creating rules as I figure everything else out.   In the movie, the main character listed the rules in the order of when he learned them.  I think I will organize mine around importance.

For now, only one rule comes to mind.  Which is “Always do the look back.”  When in the desert gathering wild plants, one will stop from time to time and lay down a bunch of tools.  It is easy to forget something and therefore lose it forever, or at least have to walk back.  This would be greatly inconvenient if one was near the point of starvation.  So based on past-experience of leaving cameras, water bottles, and cell phones on  previous hikes I am establishing the “Always do the look back” rule.

  1. Jonathan says:

    I do this when I checkout of a hotel. After everything is loaded up I go back and double check everything again.

  2. I am glad to see you are already preparing for the End Times.

  3. Just saw Zombie land. First off, awesome opening. For Whom the Bell Tolls was a brilliant choice for an opening song. Two, I really liked the running commentary of rules in the background.

    Third I could have used a double tap on the clown killing near the end, complete with double nose honk and at least one more “Zombie Kill of the Week!”

    Movie was hilarious and gory as all hell. Plus the balance of characters was great. They all start off as caricatures rather than characters, but develop and become believably well rounded by the end of story.

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