I'm 34. My martial arts training consists of about 8 months of YMCA Tae Kwon Do Classes between the ages of 11 and 12, as well as 24 years of watching kung-fu movies and flailing around my house to the soulful sounds of Carl Douglas and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. Thanks to the advent of stop motion on video and DVD, I have developed an expertise with the nunchuka that has made me the hit of many a barbeque and that impresses people like drum majorettes and jugglers, who appreciate how difficult it is to have spinning objects orbiting one's body without injuring oneself.
The only fights I've been in as an adult were two boxing matches with 16 oz glozes. In the first, I got hit in the face so hard that I felt like I had whiplash. In the second, I got a thumb in my eye that ripped off my left cornea.
My combat experience, such as it is, has done nothing so much as cause me injury and pain I otherwise could have avoided. However, it also makes me a leading authority on zombie combat, since, as Satan's Nutsack points out, WE ARE TALKING ABOUT A FIGMENT OF OUR COLLECTIVE IMAGINATION.
In the several weeks I've been visiting this forum, I've been very impressed with the level of knowledge and expertise about a great many practical things that I know next to nothing about. But nobody has impressed me with their knowledge of zombies, because we've all seen the same movies and read the same books, and I've done more of this than any responsible adult has a right to.
I remain open to the possibility that zombies could exist. Why not? I believe in God, and I can't explain Him either. However, I don't believe that anyone here has seen, much less killed, a zombie, so pardon me if I remain dubious about the orthodoxy of zombie combat.
On a forum like this, which discusses weapons, combat, and zombie-killing, clear and closely-enforced rules of conduct are entirely appropriate. Rules about how to think, however, aren't appropriate anywhere.
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on Thu Mar 31, 2005 12:06 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Judge Rayford: "There's law and there's order. [Pats .45 in shoulder holster] And that's order."