The War is Over

A couple nights ago, I finally finished watching Ken Burns’ 15-plus-hour documentary, “The War.” I’d DVR’d it on the nights it was playing on PBS and was obsessively making time to finish watching it . . . in between episodes of “Heroes” and “Tell Me You Love Me” and “How I Met Your Mother” and “Reaper.” I remember how blown away I was when Burns’ Civil War series came out in the early 90s; I was working at a video store at the time and I used to put it on the monitors during my shifts.

All this war stuff has me thinking: My grandparents’ generation who came of age during World War II . . . they call that “The War.” What will WE call “The War?” Hopefully, there’ll just be Iraq, and it’ll be, y’know, “Bush’s war.” If we elect more Neocon-pandering automatons, there’ll be another war. A worse war.

Speaking of a worse war, I’ve just started reading World War Z, which is an account of a fictional world war against the zombies. It’s set in very modern times. Right about NOW, actually. You think there’s a zombie outbreak starting in central China right now?

Posted by Scott-san on 10/11 at 07:00 AM
 
  1. God, I hope so.  We could use a good zombie outbreak.  Send them to D.C. - oh wait, they’d starve to death.

    Posted by cw  on  10/12  at  09:36 AM
  2. "It’s in your head..zombies, zombies, ZOMBIES BIES BIES BIES!!!”

    Ok, sorry, now I have that Cranberries song stuck in my head.  Thanks a LOT, Scott-san!!!

    Posted by teahouseblossom  on  10/15  at  10:32 PM
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