OK, so……. Once again, Scott is having a hard time understanding a piece of pop culture that has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions of Americans. Whenever that many people are fascinated by something, I quickly become obsessed with finding out why.
ZOMBIE: a) In voodoo belief and popular folklore, a corpse that has been reanimated, especially by means of a supernatural power or spell. B) The walking dead
The new season of the TV show “The Walking Dead” premiered on the AMC Network this past Sunday night, and apparently America was glued to their TV sets to finally get the answer to last season’s cliff hanger. “Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead portrays life in the weeks and months following a zombie apocalypse.”
Now, if you love this TV show, please do not think that I am being condescending or disparaging when I talk about it. I am sure that there are things that I find entertaining, that other people might consider strange. But I guess what really bothers me….. is that I just don’t get it!
I have seen The Walking Dead. And I was like, “OK. Zombie show.” But apparently I am immune to the Zombie charm, because I didn’t see what was so great about it.
Now, I have to be careful confessing such a thing, because the sector of America that adores the TV show is very protective of it. And I risk being ostracized from society if I give even the slightest hint of derision towards zombies and their fans.
But the worship of the TV show goes beyond just watching it. I observed that it is also customary to talk, discuss, vent, and hypothesize about the show on social media. Sunday night, my Facebook feed was taken over by the Zombie nation, and once again…. I was left scratching my head. Everybody was getting worked up — both happy and sad — over a TV show about zombies.
But wait!!!! The zombie craziness doesn’t end there! In a celebration of people who love both alcohol AND zombies, there is an opportunity for everyone to participate in the “The 2016 Zombie Pub Crawl” THIS Saturday night in beautiful downtown Salina!
This event runs from 4:00pm to 8:00pm, and even if you don’t feel like dressing up as your favorite zombie, it really is fun to watch all of the zombie lovers who put a LOT of work into transforming themselves into the walking dead!!! You MUST be 21 years or older to participate, and ID’s will be checked at each participating establishment. Sunflower Taxi will provide FREE cab rides HOME until 9:00 pm.
I hope that everyone….. EVEN zombies…. Have a safe and happy Halloween weekend!!!!