2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)

Monday, February 27, 2012

Thoughts on The Walking Dead from tonight...

A few minor spoilers, just to warn anyone who has the show on the DVR for later....

OK, first off...take at look at this image from the show (sorry about the quality, snapped a pic on my iPhone of the screen)..
Finish the rhyme..."this is how I carry my Glock, right before I shoot off my......"

WTF Shane!  WTF Producers?  Firstly, didn't Shane start the series carrying that pistol in a holster on a duty belt?  I can't image as attached as Shane is to guns and gear that he wouldn't hold onto a belt and way to carry his pistol that he had trained with.  And the other bad thing about this is that some idiot out there will copy this method of carry because it looks cool and end up doing a "Plaxico" on himself...


To his credit, Mr. Burress has served his time and used his position to warn other other the dangers of firearms when used improperly and illegally. 

Remember with all handguns, especially Glocks and the like that do not have manual safeties or a long double action trigger pull, that a holster that fully covers the trigger guard to prevent activation of the trigger mechanism is the only safe way to carry them!

Secondly, some stabby issues...


In the show Rick tells Shane that they need to start conserving their ammo and not drawing attention to themselves by using their knives to dispatch lone zombies instead of just shooting them, which draws in more zeds.  He then takes out the next zombie through a fence with his knife after baiting it with his blood on a section of the chain link to keep it steady for him to target.  Shane follows suit and quite a few are taken out that way in the show.  My issue is this...they seem to be able to plunge those blades through skulls like running them into watermelons.  I do not have any first hand knowledge on the specifics of the subject, but I cannot believe that it is as easy as that.  Based on my own internal k-pot, the human skull seems to have been created to protect our brains, and it seems to do a pretty decent job at that.  To penetrate it seems to me to be a matter not to be taken lightly.

Ooh, that's gonna leave a headache....

It seems to me that I need to go to that skull cracking expert and resident lunatic from Cold Steel, Lynn Thompson, to get a demo here....


OK, Lynn and crew go ahead and chop and pound that knife through ribs and the hood of a car I got to think, OK, maybe this can be done.  However, if you look at the remainder of their videos (not that you have too mind you) you would see that they don't start "cracking skulls" until they start getting into tomahawks and such.  Also, any video with a folding knife (like Rick and Shane use) are not subjected to these penetrating/pounding tests and the locking mechanism may fail and cause the blade to fold back over onto the users hand.
Against the zeds..this would make the term "bust some heads" really come to life..

Overall, there are better choices that Rick could be making as I have pointed out before...  My recommendation for the party would be to stock up on hatchets, long handle hammers, axes, clubs and the like..all better able to smash in zombie heads than a knife.  Of course, they will probably do something else totally stupid anyway on the show...like shove Glocks down the front of their pants.

4 comments:

Brian said...

I gave up on The Walking Dead. The over the top how stupid could you be factor just got to be to much. The Boondock Saint was the only reason to watch, and he wasn't enough to carry the show.

I'm glad I didn't have to sit through pocket knives to the head. They must have got another sponsor along with Hyundai

Huey said...

I am starting to feel that way too, but now I am so far into it that I can't stop...so many things....Dale, stop being a moral douche...Glen, its the end of the world and you got a hottie, stop whining...Andrea, you're a hot bitch..Lori, this isn't the PTA anymore, things are NOT going back to normal...Rick, learn from Shane..Shane, learn from Rick...and where the hell is Merle? He could of been one of the most interesting characters of the show....

Sponsorship is ruining whats left of TV's these days..agreed. Remember when Carl found the complete Gerber knife and hatchet set at the beginning of last season?

Ginzuenate said...

Well as too the knive though skull deal, keep in mind the zeds are more then likly dead and decomposing leading to a break down in body tissue (then again i could just be BSing myself for the sake of the show...)

Huey said...

Good observation, but I think bone pretty much retains its hardness even after death and tissue breaks down..uh, maybe I shouldn't of thought about that so soon after lunch!