It’s no secret that Adam and I are fans of zombies. Or, for that matter, that the circle we run in are fans of zombies. Zombies crop up in conversation with us almost as much as Star Trek does – and that’s saying something.
It even came up in our most recent episode, where we talked about an idea for a zombie survival app for your smartphone.
In fact, we’ve put a LOT of thought into zombie survival. What we’ll do when the zombies come, where we’d hide, how long we think we could hold out, what mistakes the idiots in the movie make. That sort of thing.
Now here’s the kicker: zombies are absurd.
Seriously, I don’t even buy the “they’re more realistic than werewolves or vampires” argument. Zombies are a totally ridiculous monster that barely make sense at the best of times, and are full of contradictions at the worst. If they’re dead, why do they need to consume? What happens to the food they eat? If they’re compelled to eat all humans, how do more zombies get made? What happens when they DO eat all humans?
Things just kind of fall apart when you scratch the surface here.
Personally, I think we need to be planning for aliens or Frankenstein monsters – far more within the realm of the possible than zombies.
But, the fact remains that I am a fan of a good zombie movie. I can suspend my disbelief enough to get into it and have fun, and I totally understand the appeal. I can even get into the whole zombie preparedness thing: as one group I spoke to put it, “if you’re prepared to deal with the zombie apocalypse, you’re prepared to deal with anything.”
So that brings us to #yegzombeers.
For those of you on Twitter, you’ve likely seen this hashtag pop up once or twice because some of us zombie fans have been working to get a zombie themed tweetup together. The plan is to get together at a local drinking establishment and, over beers, discuss our mutual survival plan for when the zombies come.
Again, ridiculous. But ridiculously fun, and with the added bonus of socializing over beers.
So consider this ample warning: the zombies might not be coming, but #yegzombeers is, and we’ll keep you updated on the where and when so that you can make plans to join us.