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No Showers After the Apocalypse: "Walking Dead" Season 3 Clip

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | October 10, 2012 |

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | October 10, 2012 |

“Walking Dead” season three is coming up quickly, which means that it’s time for clips and trailers and posters and any other chunk of bytes that can be tossed up on a website besides just uploading the damned episodes already.

Here is the wandering crew taking a pit stop on what appears to be the worst road trip ever:

There’s a McDonalds on I5 between Los Angeles and the Bay Area that has had a broken McFlurry machine for fifteen years. I stopped there the first time on my way to my freshman year of college, but I make it a point to stop there everytime I’m on that stretch of interstate just to order a McFlurry that I know I can’t get. I’m pretty sure that a McDonalds in the apocalypse of “The Walking Dead” would still on average manage to repair a McFlurry machine in less time. Still, the clip puts my normal road trip complaints in perspective. I’ve only had to drive hours out of my way, dodging endless mobs roaming the countryside and blocking the highways when the Pope was in Denver that one time I drove through Colorado.

The funny thing isn’t just that the characters are extraordinarily dirty at this point, but that their cars, including the quirky little pastel green number, are absolutely immaculate. Apparently they found a still functioning car wash at some point, but no one thought to strut their own stank through it.

A place to hole up? Now just bear with me a moment here. I know that there’s a graphic novel series that is being drawn from, and everyone knows that they’re heading to prison this season, but I’ve got a better idea.

Cruise ship.

See, the dead can’t swim, so as long as you get the boat out into more than twenty feet of water, you should be perfectly safe. Plus, there would be plenty of water, so bathing would suddenly be back on the table again.

The other related alternative is to head to the Mississippi and get a river boat, a la Mark Twain. Put Rick in a seersucker suit, and I think this season could be the best yet.

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Steven Lloyd Wilson is the sci-fi and history editor. You can email him here or follow him on Twitter.