Zombies and hurricane, July 11, 2005

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 14, 2005

I didn’t get to catch a lot of the hurricane coverage Sunday. That stuff typically fascinates me and I watch it for hours – yes, I’m not much fun at parties.

I spent the bulk of my day spraying weeds and washing cars. Later in the afternoon, I had to go to the movies because I had promised to take my teenage son to see Land of the Dead at Harbourview.

While it was not my cup of tea, Adam said that while it wasn’t as good as the recent remake of George Romero’s Dawn of the Dead,


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it will probably be the best zombie film of 2005.

It was OK up until near the end when they tried to make you sympathize with the zombies, or &uot;stenchers,&uot; as they were referred to by what I suppose were the non-stinking people in the movie. What’s up with that?

Zombie lobbying groups like PETZ (People for the Ethical Treatment of Zomibies) must have complained about zombies consistently being shown in an unfavorable light.

I’ve had enough of this political correctness and I intend pop a cap in the head of any zombie I encounter. I don’t care what people think,

Anyway when I got back home and tuned in some of the coverage on CNN, they kept showing a Ramada Inn sign in Pensacola being blown down. I commented to my wife that I had stayed at Ramada Inn in Pensacola one night back in May. I saw Monday morning that it was in fact the Ramada Inn Bayview where I had stayed. It’s located on Escambia Bay and is kind of seedy. I stayed there because it was close to the airport.

I have a lot of friends in Alabama. That section near Pensacola was still reeling from the effects of Ivan just 10 months ago. I haven’t heard from any of them but judging by the news, they must have emerged little scathed. No deaths, thank God.

Andrew Campbell of Total Business Solutions was in the office this morning. His brother lives in Pensacola and he said Dennis appeared to have been stronger than Ivan, but was more compact, and moved much faster. Fortunately, Ivan had knocked down about everything that could be knocked down, so other than regular storm debris like branches, it wasn’t too bad.

It appears 2005 is going to be a busy hurricane season. I hope it leaves us alone, but if I had my choice, I suppose I’d rather face a hurricane than a bunch of zombies. I’d almost rather face either than pull weeds.