#WerkPerks: 'The Walking Dead' Readies Jeffy for a Zombie Apocalypse

The squeaky wheel gets the oil. Or, in this case, the baseball bat. The folks from The Walking Dead sent mega fan Jeffy his own October surprise, revealed Monday on The Glenn Beck Program.

"He is a huge fan, as we all are, but somehow they're making a big deal out of Jeffy," Glenn said.

While the bat wasn't covered in blood and brains, as Jeffy would have preferred, it has equipped him to survive a zombie attack.

Watch below as Jeffy unpacks "Lucille" with a little help from Glenn and podcast friends Brad Staggs and Jason Buttrill.

Season 7 of The Walking Dead Premieres this weekend on AMC.

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors:

Jeffy got a box over the weekend.

JEFFY: I did.

GLENN: He is a huge fan of -- as we all are, but somehow, they're making a big deal out of Jeffy.

JEFFY: Hey, Walking Dead contacted me and said, "Hey, we would like to send you a gift. And we would like to send you a gift that even fans can't buy. Just a specific gift for you." At my Twitter feed. @JeffyMRA.

GLENN: Please be a tube of rat poisoning.

JEFFY: And I said, "Well, if you really want to, sure, go ahead, you can send me a gift."

GLENN: Yeah. So they sent him something. Not even a note to us.

JEFFY: Sent me something. Season premiere this coming Sunday on AMC. Now, I -- we've had a lot of guesses on what it could be.

GLENN: I know. I think it's a baseball bat.

JEFFY: I think so too. I think it's Negan's bat, but it's really heavy.

PAT: I mean, that would be cool, if it's Negan's bat.

GLENN: It's really heavy. I think it's in glass case.

JEFFY: It's really heavy.

STU: Oh, Styrofoam.

JEFFY: Get Styrofoam everywhere.

STU: At this.

GLENN: Oh.

PAT: Oh.

GLENN: It's a big wood crate inside. So that explains the weight.

STU: Fastened to the cardboard.

JEFFY: Is it? Oh.

GLENN: It's a big wooden case.

(chuckling)

GLENN: Okay. Now you can open it up.

JEFFY: I'll let you open the latch. Go ahead.

PAT: Wow. I don't think it's a baseball --

JEFFY: Yes, it is.

PAT: Is it a baseball -- it is!

STU: Oh!

PAT: It is!

GLENN: Look, it even says -- Jeff, this is Lucille. She is awesome.

PAT: Oh, wow. Look at that. That is pretty cool.

GLENN: Wow.

JEFFY: Come on, baby.

GLENN: That is great.

JEFFY: No blood and brains on it though.

GLENN: You expected it.

JEFFY: I know.

GLENN: You expected it. He thought it would be in lucite with blood and brains on it.

JEFFY: That is really cool.

GLENN: I am definitely using this, man. Look at this, it's all prop because it's all plastic. It's all rubber.

PAT: Yeah, so it can't really hurt anybody. Well, if you hit somebody in the head with this baseball bat --

JEFFY: It's still going to hurt.

PAT: -- it's still going to hurt. Yeah.

GLENN: But it's never been used before, Jeffy, there's no blood on it.

JEFFY: I know. Very disappointing. Very disappointing.

GLENN: So it starts this weekend?

PAT: That's pretty cool.

JEFFY: It starts this weekend. Of course, Brad Staggs and Jason Buttrell are here because they joined me on the podcast that we do each week, talking Walking Dead.

GLENN: I don't know if I can handle this year. Are you with me on this?

JEFFY: Oh, it's going to be good.

PAT: I definitely am. I don't know if I can do it. Because it's going to be painful to watch.

GLENN: Yeah, because he is -- Negan is -- you've read the series.

JEFFY: I'm up on a lot of what's coming up, yeah. I haven't read every comic book, yeah. But I know a little bit of what's coming in the future, yeah.

GLENN: And it's really bad.

JEFFY: They've tried to stay pretty close to the comic book.

GLENN: This makes the Governor look --

JEFFY: Oh, the Governor is grandma.

GLENN: Wow. I don't know if I can take that.

JEFFY: Yeah. Plus, the season premiere, we're going to find out. I mean, somebody will pass on to --

PAT: Somebody is obviously dead.

JEFFY: Somebody is going to die.

PAT: Just got beaten to death with a baseball bat --

GLENN: Pat, I don't know about you, but I think I could take it and promote it for something cooler than the baseball bat. Don't you?

PAT: Oh, yeah. Yeah.

GLENN: Yeah. I could take it. Promote it --

PAT: I think so.

JEFFY: What do you mean?

GLENN: For something cooler than, you know, Jeffy's baseball bat. I don't care what it is, it just has to be cooler than his.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Really, I don't care what it is. I'll never look at it. I just need to have something cooler than what Jeffy has.

JEFFY: Well, you can try.

GLENN: Walking Dead premieres next Sunday.

Featured Image: Glenn, Jeffy and Lucille on the set of The Glenn Beck Program.

Faced with an oppressive government that literally burned people at the stake for printing Bibles, America's original freedom fighters risked it all for the same rights our government is starting to trample now. That's not the Pilgrim story our woke schools and corporate media will tell you. It's the truth, and it sounds a lot more like today's heroes in Afghanistan than the 1619 Project's twisted portrait of America.

This Thanksgiving season, Glenn Beck and WallBuilders president Tim Barton tell the full story of who the Pilgrims really were and what we must learn from them, complete with a sneak peek at the largest privately owned collection of Pilgrim artifacts.

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Saule Omarova, President Joe Biden's nominee for comptroller of the currency, admitted she wants to fight climate change by bankrupting coal, oil, and gas companies. Alarmingly, Biden's U.S. special climate envoy, John Kerry, seemed to agree with Omarova when he said "by 2030 in the United States, we won't have coal" at the COP26 conference in Glasgow, Scotland, earlier this month. But that could end in massive electrical blackouts and brownouts across the nation, BlazeTV host Glenn Beck warned.

Carol Roth, author of "The War On Small Business," joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to explain what experts say you can do now to prepare your family for potential coming power outages.

"It's interesting. Usually when I go out and talk to experts in areas that are not 100% core to my area of expertise and I say, 'I would like to give you credit.' Usually I get, 'OK, here's how you credit me.' But everyone is like, 'No, no. Let me tell you what happened, just don't use my name.' And this is across the country," Roth said. "This isn't just a California issue, which obviously [California] is leading the nation. But even experts out of Texas, people who are monitoring the electric grid are incredibly concerned about brownouts or blackouts now, already. So forget about 2030."

"You want to have a backup source of power," she continued. "Either a propane, diesel, or combo generator is something that you're going to want to have. Because in a state, for example like Texas, I'm told that once the state loses power, it will take a minimum of two weeks to restore plants back to operations and customers able to use grid power again. So, this isn't something that we've got nine years or whatever to be thinking about. We should be planning and preparing now."

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This year marks the four hundredth anniversary of the first Thanksgiving celebrated by the Pilgrims and their Wampanoag allies in 1621. Tragically, nearly half of the Pilgrims had died by famine and disease during their first year. However, they had been met by native Americans such as Samoset and Squanto who miraculously spoke English and taught the Pilgrims how to survive in the New World. That fall the Pilgrims, despite all the hardships, found much to praise God for and they were joined by Chief Massasoit and his ninety braves came who feasted and celebrated for three days with the fifty or so surviving Pilgrims.

It is often forgotten, however, that after the first Thanksgiving everything was not smooth sailing for the Pilgrims. Indeed, shortly thereafter they endured a time of crop failure and extreme difficulties including starvation and general lack. But why did this happen? Well, at that time the Pilgrims operated under what is called the "common storehouse" system. In its essence it was basically socialism. People were assigned jobs and the fruits of their labor would be redistributed throughout the people not based on how much work you did but how much you supposedly needed.

The problem with this mode of economics is that it only fails every time. Even the Pilgrims, who were a small group with relatively homogeneous beliefs were unable to successfully operate under a socialistic system without starvation and death being only moments away. Governor William Bradford explained that under the common storehouse the people began to "allege weakness and inability" because no matter how much or how little work someone did they still were given the same amount of food. Unsurprisingly this, "was found to breed much confusion and discontent."[1]

The Pilgrims, however, were not the type of people to keep doing what does not work. And so, "they began to think how they might raise as much corn as they could, and obtain a better crop than they had done, that they might not still thus languish in misery."[2] And, "after much debate of things" the Pilgrims under the direction of William Bradford, decided that each family ought to "trust to themselves" and keep what they produced instead of putting it into a common storehouse.[3] In essence, the Pilgrims decided to abandon the socialism which had led them to starvation and instead adopt the tenants of the free market.

And what was the result of this change? Well, according to Bradford, this change of course, "had very good success; for it made all hands very industrious, so as much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been."[4] Eventually, the Pilgrims became a fiscally successful colony, paid off their enormous debt, and founded some of the earliest trading posts with the surrounding Indian tribes including the Aptucxet, Metteneque, and Cushnoc locations. In short, it represented one of the most significant economic revolutions which determined the early characteristics of the American nation.

The Pilgrims, of course, did not simply invent these ideas out of thin air but they instead grew out of the intimate familiarity the Pilgrims had with the Bible. The Scriptures provide clear principles for establishing a successful economic system which the Pilgrims looked to. For example, Proverbs 12:11 says, "He that tills his land shall be satisfied with bread." So the Pilgrims purchased land from the Indians and designated lots for every family to individually grow food for themselves. After all, 1 Timothy 5:8 declares, "If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever."

We often think that the battle against Socialism is a new fight sprouting out of the writings of Karl Marx which are so blindly and foolishly followed today by those deceived by leftist irrationality. However, America's fight against the evil of socialism goes back even to our very founding during the colonial period. Thankfully, our forefathers decided to reject the tenants of socialism and instead build their new colony upon the ideology of freedom, liberty, hard work, and individual responsibility.

So, this Thanksgiving, let's thank the Pilgrims for defeating socialism and let us look to their example today in our ongoing struggle for freedom.

[1] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 135.

[2] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 134.

[3] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 134.

[4] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 135.

Like most people, biologist and science journalist Matt Ridley just wants the truth. When it comes to the origin of COVID-19, that is a tall order. Was it human-made? Did it leak from a laboratory? What is the role of gain-of-function research? Why China, why now?

Ridley's latest book, "Viral: The Search for the Origin of COVID-19," is a scientific quest to answer these questions and more. A year ago, you would have been kicked off Facebook for suggesting COVID originated in a lab. For most of the pandemic, the left practically worshipped Dr. Anthony Fauci. But lately, people have been poking around. And one of the names that appears again and again is Peter Daszak, president of EcoHealth Alliance and a longtime collaborator and funder of the virus-hunting work at Wuhan Institute of Virology.

If you watched Glenn Beck's special last week, "Crimes or Cover-Up? Exposing the World's Most Dangerous Lie," you learned some very disturbing things about what our government officials — like Dr. Fauci — were doing around the beginning of the pandemic. On the latest "Glenn Beck Podcast," Glenn sat down with Ridley to review what he and "Viral" co-author Alina Chan found while researching — including a "fascinating little wrinkle" from the Wuhan Institute of Virology called "7896."

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