Thursday, March 8, 2007

A few Random Topics...

I've been pondering a few things today as I have been walking around. Let me know what you think. I expect comments!

1) Are you ready? -
For those of you who don't live in close proximity to me you may not be aware of my fascination with the impending zombie apocalypse. I'm convinced that it's going t happen. It's just a matter of time. In preparation I have seen just about any zombie movie I can get my hands on, and read Max Brooks' wonderful "Zombie Survival Guide." So I feel that if Chicago were to be beset by zombies I'd at least know what I was doing. I've got a bike for transportation and could quickly pack a bag to escape. Looking around my apartment I come up a bit short on suitable zombie weapons, so I think I would have to make due with The Club.
I think in the short term The Club might not make a terrible weapon. It's sturdy, and collapsible which would make it easy to carry. The weight is a bit off, but I think I could make it work. Besides, I'm a wus. If I can run you better believe that I am. I havn't decided where I would flee to yet. I read a pretty good article about holding up and fortifying a Walmart (I'd link it but I can't find the article) however, the city council of Chicago has made that impossible. (No Walmarts in the city) Maybe I'll go to Target instead.

2) Talking About My Generation- Another thing I've been pondering, are generational differences. This line of thought has been largely spurred by two events. The first being my realization that despite loving to watch movies there is an entire generation of movies made during the 70's that I've never seen but are considered classics. Obviously there is an entire generation that grew up with these movies as the touch stones of their childhood. Just like we have Star Wars or the John Hughes 80's flicks which I think most people would say are completely intertwined with their experience growing up. Obviously our parents must have had their own pop culture touchstones that they identify with. The next generation (our kids) will have theirs too. I wonder what they will be. I realize that at the moment this is a conversation that probably can't take place. Largely because the generation I'm speaking of is 2. The other thing that got me thinking about this was the fact that none of the people that I work with (Most sadly at this point my juniors) are as excited about the fact that I just bought "The Last Unicorn" on DVD as I feel they should be. Most have never heard of it let alone seen it. This got me thinking. Will the next generation even know our movies? How much longer am I going to be able to make "Better of Dead" jokes and have people get them? (It's hit and miss even today.)

Oh well. Those are the things in my brain this evening. What do you think?

3 comments:

Garvey said...

1) Don't worry about the zombies. If and when they ever appear, the cyborg s who will have become our overlords by then will deal with them.

2) I met a kid the other day who didn't know what Greyskull was. I MEAN COME ON.

Jess said...

how are you enjoying your new copy?

Beers said...

Well Garv if you say that the Cyborgs will handle it I'll go unpack by Zombie invasion pack. A kid not knowing what Greyskull is. Sadly, this is the future that we face. How many kids today even realize that knowing is indeed only half the battle?