We should all aspire to be a bit more like Indiana Jones.
What’s that? You say you don’t approve of Indy? You think he’s a poor choice for a role model? Well then, why could that be? Is it the fact that he makes murder hilarious? Or do you have some serious qualms about his freewheeling sexual ways? Oh, let me guess – you’re going to give me some malarkey about child endangerment? These’re all arguments that’ve been presented to me before, and as such I have no hesitation in brushing `em off with a Donkey Kongian nonchalance.
`Cause at the end of the day, Indiana Jones is a Nazi-battlin’ scholar who hunts down ancient artifacts.
It’s by conjuring this spirited admiration for the Jones-lifework that I approach the prospect of reviewing tonight’s featured beer. Although I’m not a philanderin’, bull-whippin’, gorgeous-as-man-can-be archaeologist like Indiana Jones, I certainly share his love of the arcane. Y’know, the stuff that’s too elusive or frightening or challenging for mass consumption. Like the Star Wars Holiday Special. As such, my reverence for the hidden truths of antiquity and inebriation and maybe even existence itself have led me to sip upon the splendor that is Verloren.
Last week we left Glenn and Maggie in a barn full of walkers. If you didn’t watch it, its not what you think Hershel is keeping them there with a purpose. This week we pick up with Carl and Lori feeding chicken, discussing philosophy. Carl’s utterance of the line “Everything’s food for something else” feeds into Lori’s doubt about giving birth to a child in this world. Its an interesting view of how a child adapts to the situation he’s been put in. There’s no moral dilemma, there’s no internal conflict. Its just a simple transition. “Oh, people turn into flesh eating monsters and we have to kill them … ok.” Change doesn’t affect children as much because they have less of a routine. This whole episode deals with people at different stages of their lives and how they’ve adjusted.