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Posted Mar 4, 2012 @ 5:12 PM

Anyone assessed their neighborhood lately?


You know you're obsessed with The Walking Dead When...

It's dark out... Your dinner guests (at your country home) hear a loud unusual noise coming through the trees, and as everyone goes outside and discusses whether it's a burning house, a tractor or a truck driving down the dirt road on the rims you say "it's the zombie apocalypse" while feeling a tinge of apprehension about not being able to see through the trees.
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Posted Mar 4, 2012 @ 5:25 PM

When you recognize the name of the guy Rick chopped up for his guts in 'Guts'.
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Posted Mar 4, 2012 @ 5:45 PM

When you try to force yourself to sit through the first ten minutes of the show that you've noticed in the dvr so you can bond with your son, only to ignore him later so that you can soak up every.single.episode. of the marathon.

You wish you had been watching in October, and suddenly understand the significance of the haunted zombie house that was at the planetarium.
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Posted Mar 4, 2012 @ 6:17 PM

I find myself obsessing about what my dog would do if I became a walker and then depressed when I realize that I might as well change his name from Max to Lunch...

That can't be healthy.
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Posted Mar 4, 2012 @ 6:50 PM

I knew I was obsessed when I passed a military convoy heading the opposite direction on the highway. I suddenly felt like Rick heading into Atlanta...
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Posted Mar 4, 2012 @ 7:14 PM

You get a little nervous when you realize how woefully unprepared you are for a zombie apocalypse. You start to seriously consider stockpiling non-perishable goods, and wonder if you should feel worried that you own no firearms.
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Posted Mar 4, 2012 @ 10:26 PM

When a guy in a high-end HumVee goes by and you look at it and say out loud "Come the Zombie Apocalypse I'm 'jacking your car." And people look at you like you're crazy and you don't care.
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Posted Mar 4, 2012 @ 10:55 PM

When I was in Trader Joe's the other day, I decided to stock up on extra walnuts and my favorite Vitamin E oil so I would be prepared when I have to barricade myself in my apartment for a few months. I am also considering buying a crowbar. Just in case. Maybe an ax too.
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Posted Mar 4, 2012 @ 11:03 PM

You buy a hard copy of the "Zombie Survival Guide" because you know that recharging your Kindle/iPad will be next to impossible during the ZA. And you highlight important pages from the book and travel with it...just in case.
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Posted Mar 5, 2012 @ 12:33 AM

When you go online to Cabela's and start looking for weapons to stockpile. And seriously start thinking about taking shooting and crossbow lessons.
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Posted Mar 5, 2012 @ 1:51 AM

When you are talking about where you'd like to live and tell your son the city wouldn't be good because that's where the most zombies would be. Just sayin'.......

Edited by kelslamu, Mar 5, 2012 @ 1:52 AM.

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Posted Mar 5, 2012 @ 11:29 AM

When you are sitting in the recliner and looking at the windows trying to determine how to block them using furniture...just in case....
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Posted Mar 5, 2012 @ 11:36 AM

When you find a swiss army knife from camping still in the bottom of your gym bag, and decide to keep it in your purse at all times.

When you always check the backseat.

When you visualize Merle, not the perky instructor, calling out the directions in your BodyPump class "Come on, you can do it, 5 more push ups..."
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Posted Mar 5, 2012 @ 12:02 PM

When you visualize Merle, not the perky instructor, calling out the directions in your BodyPump class "Come on, you can do it, 5 more push ups..."


Of course this could double as motivation if you look for his brother....
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Posted Mar 5, 2012 @ 12:29 PM

When you see this Penny Arcade strip and it reminds you of threads on this forum.
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Posted Mar 5, 2012 @ 1:03 PM

When you lose valuable sleeping time wondering how you would deal with situations that arose on the show and then waste more valuable time patting yourself on the back for being smarter than the characters.
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Posted Mar 5, 2012 @ 1:12 PM

....you start thinking the show needs a theme song.

I noticed the theme from Mr. Belvedere goes along with the show pretty nicely

Streaks on the china,
never mattered before,
who cares.

When you dropped kicked your jacket
As you came through the door,
No one glared.

But sometimes things get turned around
And no one’s spared.

All hands look out below
There’s a change in the status quo.
Gonna need all the help that we can get.

According to our new arrival
Life is more than mere survival
We just might live the good life yet.
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Posted Mar 5, 2012 @ 1:22 PM

When you see your hurricane emergency supplies in the closet and think, "I'm lucky I live here, these can double as prep for the ZA."
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Posted Mar 5, 2012 @ 4:57 PM

When you think you have the perfect scenario...but your mind keeps drifting towards figuring out HOW you could lure a band of walkers into the nearby crater of lava in the active volcano that you live on.
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Posted Mar 5, 2012 @ 6:16 PM


I had the same thought about my cat, who's pretty much te dimmest bulb in the animal world. Luckily, she's half-Ragdoll so would be content to sit in a hastily-designed kitty rucksack if we had to leave in a hurry!

Also, my flatmate turned to me looking really excited the other day and said "you realise, our windows could easily withstand the zombie apocalypse?". And they could! Hurray for massive Victorian sash windows that we can't open!
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Posted Mar 5, 2012 @ 6:24 PM

When confronted by a difficult situation, your first thought is "What would Daryl Dixon Do?"

Or alternatively, "What would Lori Do?" and then do the exact opposite.
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Posted Mar 5, 2012 @ 7:14 PM

When you are out shopping and wonder "What can I use here in a zombie apocalypse?"

The store to be at? Harbor Freight. Crowbars, hammers, shovels, metal pipes, screwdrivers, drills, damn near every tool imaginable for killing zombies AND gloves of all type so you don't have zombie goo on your hands
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Posted Mar 5, 2012 @ 9:12 PM

You consider the following necessary for a custom-built home: brick exterior, windows at least 8' off the ground, one (concrete-filled) security door, easily removed exterior stairs, and a widow's walk for lookout/sniper. Solar panels and/or a wind turbine for power are an added bonus.
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Posted Mar 5, 2012 @ 9:42 PM

When you live in a neighborhood with wooded enclaves (between houses, near the mailboxes) and every time a squirrel moves in them you check for walkers.

When you plan escape routes while riding your bicycle, imagining where you'd go if you spot walkers down the road.
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Posted Mar 6, 2012 @ 3:25 AM

When you watch an old episode of CSI with Scott Wilson in it and think how odd it is that Herschel used to own a casino and was a mobster. And totally don't pay attention to the rest of the show because you're trying to figure out when he became a vet and moved to a farm. Witness protection plan?

Edited by CarpeDiem54, Mar 6, 2012 @ 3:26 AM.

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Posted Mar 6, 2012 @ 10:05 AM

When you watch an old episode of CSI with Scott Wilson in it and think how odd it is that Herschel used to own a casino and was a mobster. And totally don't pay attention to the rest of the show because you're trying to figure out when he became a vet and moved to a farm. Witness protection plan?


Better yet...is Katherine Willows Maggie's older sister??? And why wouldn't her father, who would do all sorts of things to help his daughter, not pull her to the farm along with her daughter....especially since Willows is no longer there...another witness protectionplan?

The conspiracies we weave when we think ZA....dun dun dunnnnn...
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Posted Mar 12, 2012 @ 12:15 AM

You're obsessed when you hate that you were so obsessed that you read the spoiler thread....and are now relieved that you have past the point of being spoiled and can continue on speculating wildly.
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Posted Mar 12, 2012 @ 9:24 AM

You Know You're Obsessed With The Walking Dead When...

...there's this one episode that leaves you absolutely speechless & shocked and this was "Better Angels" for me.

Edited by agora, Mar 12, 2012 @ 9:28 AM.

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Posted Mar 12, 2012 @ 9:33 AM

You wake up feeling depressed for no reason and then realize it's because Shane died last night.
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Posted Mar 12, 2012 @ 9:46 AM

You're obsessed when you hate that you were so obsessed that you read the spoiler thread....and are now relieved that you have past the point of being spoiled and can continue on speculating wildly.

That does it! I've held on to this terrible truth for too long... WE'VE ALL BEEN SPOILED!! THE SPOILER VIRUS IS AIRBORNE!!! I didn't have the heart to say anything before, I was worried you'd all lose hope... *sobs*
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