Monday, February 11, 2008


I absolutely love zombie films. I have all my favourites on DVD. Night of the Living Dead, Return of the Living Dead, Evil Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Shaun of the Dead and of course the Irish one, Boy Eats Girl which is actually quite a decent film. 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later, while not actually zombie films, are very similar and are also bloody excellent.

I had a discussion with some colleagues today on what would happen if zombies attacked the Department and all employees were trapped inside. Some suggestions were along the lines of boarding up the windows and doors like in the films to stop the zombies getting in and eating our brains. Or setting forms alight and using them to ward off the corpses to a safe distance while we run for the cars and fuck off, driving over them in the process.

There were major flaws in the plans though. It being a civil service department, how can we tell the zombies from the non-zombies? The amount of blank expressions, thousand-yard stares, decomposition smells and drooling that I witness on a daily basis is testament to this. Not to mention the fact that our brains leaked out through our ears and nostrils within a few months of joining the civil service, thereby rendering us of little or no nutritional value to the undead.

So I think we're safe. Next random shite discussion please.


galwaywegian said...

I would have thought the boards should be on the inside of the windows!

Mary said...

i prefer vampire films myself

Govstooge said...

We already have vampires in the form of some clerical officers! They won't come near me when I've been eating garlic! How they'd do against the zombies is another question though!