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5 Scientific Reasons a Zombie Apocalypse Could Actually Happen
« on: November 13, 2008, 09:47:31 PM »
I dunno how many of you have seen this before.  I posted it on another forum a year ago (resulted in thread lock).  I just happened upon it again.  Good stuff.

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Re: 5 Scientific Reasons a Zombie Apocalypse Could Actually Happen
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2008, 10:00:56 PM »
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Good lord.
I need more ammo.
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Re: 5 Scientific Reasons a Zombie Apocalypse Could Actually Happen
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2008, 11:00:55 PM »
If the world's gotta end, why not a Zombie Apocalypse?  That's a stylish and gun friendly way to go.  Seriously, how many have wished for it to happen?  (Not in a serous way.)  That is friggin' awesome. 
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Re: 5 Scientific Reasons a Zombie Apocalypse Could Actually Happen
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2008, 11:41:53 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2008, 11:49:16 PM »
That's awesome! ;D

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Re: 5 Scientific Reasons a Zombie Apocalypse Could Actually Happen
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2008, 11:59:18 PM »
Where can I get one of those?!


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Re: 5 Scientific Reasons a Zombie Apocalypse Could Actually Happen
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2008, 11:48:48 AM »
Better have one of these handy...

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Re: 5 Scientific Reasons a Zombie Apocalypse Could Actually Happen
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2008, 12:01:30 PM »
THAT, my friends, is MADE OUT OF awesome.


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Re: 5 Scientific Reasons a Zombie Apocalypse Could Actually Happen
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2008, 09:29:14 PM »
A shotgun with a detachable magazine?  (SAIGA excluded)  And with game loads?

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« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2008, 10:23:03 PM »
A shotgun with a detachable magazine?  (SAIGA excluded)  And with game loads?



But it's an airsoft (I have the stocked version. :p )
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Re: 5 Scientific Reasons a Zombie Apocalypse Could Actually Happen
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2008, 04:06:44 AM »
Just the whole emergency shotgun under glass thing.  I haven't seen that before.

I'm sheltered I guess.


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« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2008, 10:58:42 AM »
I say my prayers every morning.  I pray for God's grace and guidance.  I pray for my children and wife to receive same.  I pray for my co-workers, church, community and all of you.  I pray for forgiveness, and I thank God for the gifts I have received. 

I will  now add a prayer for SLOW zombies.

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Re: 5 Scientific Reasons a Zombie Apocalypse Could Actually Happen
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2008, 01:52:23 PM »
Slow zombies are real Zombie zombies... these fast zombies are "Infected"... a wicked British import. 
So we have two types with two origins.
Slow Haitian zombies and fast UK Infected.

None of these compare to the reanimated flesh creations by Plague of Crows that you guys will read about in Silvershot.
Imagine a cross between the Infected and the Thing.
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Re: 5 Scientific Reasons a Zombie Apocalypse Could Actually Happen
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2008, 03:39:56 PM »
Just the whole emergency shotgun under glass thing.  I haven't seen that before.

I'm sheltered I guess.


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It's one of my favorite pictures.

Slow zombies are real Zombie zombies... these fast zombies are "Infected"... a wicked British import. 
So we have two types with two origins.
Slow Haitian zombies and fast UK Infected.

None of these compare to the reanimated flesh creations by Plague of Crows that you guys will read about in Silvershot.
Imagine a cross between the Infected and the Thing.

Check out the Morningstar Saga from Permuted Press - there's "pre-death" infected which can run, and then there's the ones that have died, and thus are not so fast, but really hard to stop.
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Re: 5 Scientific Reasons a Zombie Apocalypse Could Actually Happen
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2008, 04:38:17 PM »
Slow zombies are real Zombie zombies... these fast zombies are "Infected"... a wicked British import. 
So we have two types with two origins.
Slow Haitian zombies and fast UK Infected.

None of these compare to the reanimated flesh creations by Plague of Crows that you guys will read about in Silvershot.
Imagine a cross between the Infected and the Thing.


Here is a good article from Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead) about how there should not be fast zombies

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2008/nov/04/television-simon-pegg-dead-set

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« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2008, 05:17:15 PM »
That's why I said their are two types.
Zombies and Infected.  They are two different things.  Zombies are undead.  Infected are rabid contagious cannibalistic things... 28 Days later put it out... The Rage Virus.   They are still alive... they are not undead.  Not quite living, not themselves... quite.  Look at 28 Weeks later, with the father looking for his children... the semi-infected mother returning home...   Zombies wouldn't do that.
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Re: 5 Scientific Reasons a Zombie Apocalypse Could Actually Happen
« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2008, 07:56:16 PM »
Now 28 Days is one of my favorite films and I absolutely love the reimagining of the zombie genre.  That said, I do indeed prefer the "Romero" type zombies.  Slow zombies are cooler. I like the legions of shambling corpses.
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Re: 5 Scientific Reasons a Zombie Apocalypse Could Actually Happen
« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2008, 09:24:25 PM »
Slow zombies are real Zombie zombies... these fast zombies are "Infected"... a wicked British import. 
So we have two types with two origins.
Slow Haitian zombies and fast UK Infected.


Come to south Florida. The hatian Zombies drive all the taxicabs :neener
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« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2008, 11:06:02 PM »
I prefer the slow, relentless zombies that don't fall down from handguns hastily fired by untrained folk on the run.

The Romero zombies also have this relentless aspect of "I don't need to run.  I'll walk for twelve years to taste your tender, warm flesh, and you'll run out of gas and have to sleep LONG before I get tired of you."

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« Reply #20 on: November 21, 2008, 04:43:19 PM »
While the whole zombie thing just strikes me as people looking for a reason to shoot other people in the head, I'm good with that........................ :neener
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« Reply #21 on: November 21, 2008, 06:07:48 PM »
***Ordering more ammo***

I just hope it gets here in time...I mean, I have plenty for the immediate neighborhood, but if I'm going to supply the whole town I'm going to need a little more.

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Re: 5 Scientific Reasons a Zombie Apocalypse Could Actually Happen
« Reply #22 on: November 21, 2008, 07:51:26 PM »
More zombie goodness-

Zombie Targets - http://www.zombietargets.net/

A Zombie Cleaver - http://www.beggknives.com/gallery.html

And, finally, a shocking news report into the poor state of zombie preparedness by the US government-
http://www.theonion.com/content/node/41676


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« Reply #23 on: November 21, 2008, 08:05:39 PM »
Those Zombie Targets - BRILLIANT.
I'm ordering the 15 pack for my next training class.
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