Let me tell you something. When the Zombie Apocalypse comes, I’m your best friend. Since becoming addicted to “The Walking Dead,” I’m obviously a Zombie expert and I can assert without a doubt in my mind that I am the best friend any survivor could ever want.
To begin with, I know how to build a crossbow. Okay, so the crossbow I built is a stage prop, but I found out that it is much harder to build a “working” safe crossbow than a real one. In learning to make a fake crossbow, I learned how to make a very effective real one. So when supplies are low and bullets are precious, I’m your man. A little wood and a few tools and I can be churning out crossbows for our whole team. Plus, crossbow bolts are reusable.
Second, I have a motorcycle. And we’ve all seen how congested the interstate roads are following the dead chewing on our brains. I can slip through those tiny spaces with ease. Now I can’t help that I might be grabbed off the bike by some zombie I didn’t see hiding behind an overturned 18 wheeler, but that’s what leathers and a full face mask are for. Give me enough time free of foul bites to bring my weapons into the match.
I always carry a knife. It’s something my dad taught me. You never know when you’ll need one, and when you do, you should have one ready. No, I don’t walk around town with a machete strapped to my leg, but I would during the zombie uprising. But no zombie is going to catch me unawares during the outbreak without a sharp knife to punch into its brain.
I’m a good shot. Dad was also a competitive shooter for most of his life. I know how to shoot and shoot well. So until those precious bullets get scarce, you want me on a long gun keeping those animated corpses as far away as possible.
I’m also handy with a shotgun, and nothing slows down a herd of zombies like blasts from a shotgun. Except a canon. Or being run over by a big ass truck. But barring those, I’m pretty good with a shotgun.
So let’s face it. I’m Daryl. And you know, when the corpses are walking, you want Daryl on your side.
(Editor’s Note: I’m watching Walking Dead on Netflix. Season Three is not out yet on the service. Please, no spoilers in the comments.)