Go ahead and throw out those truly deep questions that no one has an answer for.
Ask the question you feel doesn't deserve a full thread.
Ask the obscure or ridiculous.
I really don't get why vampires hiss in movies. It seems as stupid as sparkling when you really look at it. Undead. powerful, almost immortal, once human, so why the hell would they act like a cornered cat?
Why don't zombies eat each other? One could say it is an issue dealing with the freshness of the produce but even that is silly. Are we to believe that these zombies are so picky that even the newest member of their flesh eating horde is too far past expiration that they deem them inedible?
I thought zombies wanted brains. That would leave quite a few people "immune" to zombie attacks.
Yes! This IS a central question. For that matter how is it that the just keep on going when they are in the vast majority and almost nobody "normal" is left to attack? And for that matter, how do they take care of the processes of elimination? The body never does stop unrinating (or you die fast). It seems there is considerable descrepancy in the amount of residual intelligence zombies have. Are they social - since they always seem to hang in such large groups. Are they susceptible to other diseases? Do zombies get acne? Where do they get new clothes when the ones they're wearing inevitably turn into rags? How come we never see them running around naked? Do zombies experience shame? The important questions just seem to go on and on......
I think 28 days later had a tits-out zombie in the background of one scene. I guess it depends on the movie.
Vampires: Maybe because they have fangs, like cats and snakes, and the writers got confused? Or maybe it's because if somebody hissed at you, it would be creepy.
In SF, why is there an assumption that if we were smart enough, we'd become telepathic? It seems like assuming that if we were physically strong enough, we'd be able to teleport.
What's the point of self-esteem? Wouldn't we all function better if people didn't ever think about whether they were good enough?
To make sure we are performing the best. No, we'd function in a very mediocre way.
General Unification Theory, why can't we formulate atleast something?
Why do we drive on "parkways" and park on "driveways"?
How come your nose "runs" and your feet "smell"?
If you think hissing and amount of impending ass kicking somehow has an inverse relationship, you've never had to take care of someone's cat.
I've got two. We've been introducing a kitten to my older cat, the hissing and the growling are happening as I am writing. Older cat is a royal bitch
Anyway, I thought that Vampires were a form of undead human. At no time do humans hiss, so it would have to play out that vampirism is another form of animal, either a cat or a snake. But that still takes away from the whole undead thing for me. Even if you go with the demon inside of a human, I just have problems with demons hissing.
How come heros in movies can be holed up in places for days yet no one ever has to go to the toilet nor do they worry about smelling bad.
Wow! This thread makes about as many important points as that long, long thread about Atheism that's still seems quite alive. I mean, its died more than once but it keeps coming back to life. Do you think that perhaps Elliott Ridgeway and JonEdanger are secretly zombies hiding behind different brands of philosophy. Oh, and let's not forget Titus! They just keep on going like a pack of mad zombies.
Why does paradox sound deep?
"If you have to ask, you'll never know." Apply to such questions as "What does 'obsequious' mean?"
"Those who want it most need it least." Bad advice to someone who asks for water.
"The only way to win is not to play." Try that in the playoffs.