I Thought He was a Zombie

“With my daughter at the airport I was startled by a paparazzo, who I quite understandably mistook for a zombie.”

~Woody Harrelson

I am not sure how I missed the story of Woody Harrelson claiming that his physical encounter with a paparazzi member was a case of mistaken zombie identification.  But having found it now, let me say that I am thrilled.  This puts a whole new spin on legal precedent of action.  If a person mistakenly takes another person for being a zombie, should they not be understood to react in a certain manner?  Come on people, we’ve all encountered some degree of zombie related stories in film or other media, and should be fully aware that hesitation leads to the spread of zombification and downfall of civilization.  Now I am not saying that we should carry around a machete and be ready to head chop anybody who slightly startles us, but I am recommending a general degree of awareness.  If we see a shambling corpse-looking individual with bloodstained clothes and a bit-o-gray matter hanging from his/her slack-jawed mouth, wouldn’t we be all the wiser if we were prepared to do some needed zombie eradication?  Now admittedly, how Mr. Harrelson confused the paparazzi as a zombie is a bit questionable as Mr. Harrelson did grab the guys camera.  Woody, having just been in filming of a zombie movie, should be more than knowledgeable of the fact that zombies are not generally known for their camera use.  But then again, Mr. Harrelson was with his daughter, and it is natural in a zombie onslaught to want to fiercely protect our children.  Oh yeah, and paparazzi are ass-holes, so I am not sure I can really blame Harrelson for anything, in fact, I wish to thank him for using the incident as a way to bring awareness to us all.  That awareness of course being “someday, somehow, we may find ourselves confronted by zombies, and if we are not prepared to act on the drop of a dime then we are as good as undead.”

~ by Nathaniel on April 20, 2009.

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