Sunday, February 26, 2012

the walking awesome

I have to admit, I am seriously Jonesing for a Walking Dead action figure. Evidently the zombie biter, on the right, has a spring-loaded jaw. How perfect is that?

And who wouldn't want a Daryl Dixon doll? Sure, he's a redneck hillbilly and all, but he definitely has moments of humanity, even sweetness. Not to mention a totally bad-ass crossbow. And you have to admit that squirrel belt makes a pretty powerful fashion statement. Go Daryl.

The burning question of the day, though, is at what point do zombies lose their zombieness?

We've all seen completed bisected zombies continue to be a viable threat (at least in their minds), but how far along in the process of
natural decomposition can they continue to do so? How much damage can a zombie realistically do if they have lost teeth and hands, even if their brains remain intact? What are they going to do, put you in a leg-hold? Gum you to death?

And then there is the question of putrification of the brain itself. Zombies continue to decompose as time passes. Presumably the brain decomposes at the same rate as the rest of the soft tissue. Does a zombie gradually lose its zombie characteristics as the brain decomposes? How much of the brain must remain intact in order to maintain zombieness?

These are all questions that keep me awake at night.

8 comments:

vicomtesse said...

I saw a cover on a pulp fiction book. Zombies can go a long way on very little to no flesh I'm afraid and their lust does not abate.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

One can learn so much from books, Vicomtesse! Thank you for adding to the data base of knowledge on zombie longevity.

Allison said...

On the Walking Dead, they seem to always keep their teeth. I was marvelling last week how cool it would be to be a foley artist on that show.

mister anchovy said...

awake at night? I thought Zombies never slept.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Spoken like a true curator, Al! I agree, that foley box would be overflowing with body parts.

We sure don't went there are burning questions left unanswered, Mr Anchovy.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Spoken like a true curator, Al! I agree, that foley box would be overflowing with body parts.

We sure don't went there are burning questions left unanswered, Mr Anchovy.

LesleyG said...

I am glad someone is thinking about these things, because in the event of having to face zombies I have always planned just to take myself out first. Zombies, though on a single track, seem very dramatic when it comes down to it and I just don't want to deal with that.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I do hope you reconsider, Lesley, because we definitely need someone with your talents in the event of a zombie apocalypse. I'm confiscating your butcher knives.