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Title: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: dsetterl on June 04, 2008, 08:44:23 PM
Does anyone enter a room and wonder what they could use as a weapon, and plan an escape route for when the Zombie uprising occurs, or is it just me?
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: ! B L U E WAR R I O R..! on June 04, 2008, 08:46:54 PM
Does anyone enter a room and wonder what they could use as a weapon, and plan an escape route for when the Zombie uprising occurs, or is it just me?

brainpower is all ya need...and there are only four of you. :D :D :D
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: dsetterl on June 05, 2008, 04:57:57 AM
Bump, some one has to have something to say about this.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: $Bill on June 05, 2008, 05:40:30 AM
World War Z is important to read in this case.  Remember, they are decomposing.  Rifles are a poor tool to work with.  You need a halberd type weapon, like a really strongly made (read, not home depot) hoe, or shovel.  Remember to take the high-ground.  And move to northern climes...regardless of a zombies resiliency, they will still freeze (organic material)  If you do move north, remember to go to high altitude unpopulated areas, both for resource conservation and so that you can take high positions over the hordes.

Burn zombies immediately in summer months to stave off diseases.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: Jihad_Jesus on June 05, 2008, 06:18:18 AM
I had a whole laundry list of posts a while back relating to zombies in general and zombie law specifically. Obviously the weapons of choice are going to be dependent on your location. A shotgun is always your best choice for close range attacks, but can be problematic if there is a large swarm of Zeds. Kitana blade is another solid choice, but you need to be able to use it efficiently and can't be afraid to get a little messy.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: $Bill on June 05, 2008, 06:34:16 AM
I had a whole laundry list of posts a while back relating to zombies in general and zombie law specifically. Obviously the weapons of choice are going to be dependent on your location. A shotgun is always your best choice for close range attacks, but can be problematic if there is a large swarm of Zeds. Kitana blade is another solid choice, but you need to be able to use it efficiently and can't be afraid to get a little messy.

   As someone who always conforms and abides by rising fads (such as zombism), I welcome our undead counterparts and wish to join their brethren.  After I settle into my role amongst the zombie hierarchy - most likely middle management - I can assure you that your shotguns and kitana blades will be no match!  I look forward to feasting on your brain.

This is why earth movers and souped up RVs will be utilized.  The collaborators will naturally be plowed down by bulldozers with barbed wire on the,
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: dsetterl on June 05, 2008, 12:39:14 PM
Max Brooks is the man.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: Billy Mays here FOREVER! on June 05, 2008, 02:14:25 PM
I'd probably channel my inner Ultimate Warrior

http://youtube.com/watch?v=nQWlU0je32Q
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: TimMitchell on June 05, 2008, 02:18:31 PM
Don't stay in one of the most densely populated cities in the world with a dog to protect you.. WILL!
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: bt on June 05, 2008, 04:20:30 PM
Does anyone enter a room and wonder what they could use as a weapon, and plan an escape route for when the Zombie uprising occurs, or is it just me?

Wow...this is me every day, in every room. 
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: dsetterl on June 05, 2008, 06:55:45 PM
Yeah, always look for the nearest blunt object. Some people see hole-puncher, I see zombie skull-smasher.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: dsetterl on June 10, 2008, 07:31:39 AM
Bump, Someone has to have something to say about this?
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: TimMitchell on June 10, 2008, 04:55:46 PM
Bump, Someone has to have something to say about this?

   Why does someone else have to have something to say about this?  This is a ridiculuos thread with little substinence or content... Really.  Everyone knows that when the zombie apocolypse occurs, we're all gonna end being the poop of the undead.  Maybe a couple of us will manage to have our own little human enclave deep in some woods or some mountains - but its all going to end very badly.  Probably with one of your love ones causing your ultimate demise because for some reason, he needs to search for fire wood in the middle of the night while the zombies hunt.  So wants to discuss our unfortunate futures?  Anyone?  That's why this thread is as dead as you and me will be.

If you were giving that speach during a zombie apocalypse you would be grabbed and devoured as soon as you said "dead as you and me will be". Shortly afterwards a small group of us would be saved by a military helicopter.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: dsetterl on June 10, 2008, 05:49:51 PM
Haters always die after giving a speech.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: dsetterl on June 10, 2008, 05:57:43 PM
Obviously you know little about zombies. Immediately read some Max Brooks and rent Dead Alive.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: TimMitchell on June 10, 2008, 05:58:29 PM
Bump, Someone has to have something to say about this?

   Why does someone else have to have something to say about this?  This is a ridiculuos thread with little substinence or content... Really.  Everyone knows that when the zombie apocolypse occurs, we're all gonna end being the poop of the undead.  Maybe a couple of us will manage to have our own little human enclave deep in some woods or some mountains - but its all going to end very badly.  Probably with one of your love ones causing your ultimate demise because for some reason, he needs to search for fire wood in the middle of the night while the zombies hunt.  So wants to discuss our unfortunate futures?  Anyone?  That's why this thread is as dead as you and me will be.

If you were giving that speach during a zombie apocalypse you would be grabbed and devoured as soon as you said "dead as you and me will be". Shortly afterwards a small group of us would be saved by a military helicopter.

    Dude, didn't you see the movie 28 days?  I think it is based upon a true story.  The military doesn't turn out to be much better.

That's true, although they were argueably better off with them than trying to support themselves whiile defending against fast zombies. Plus we have women in the military now, so the last armed bastion on earth is a lot less likely to be such a sausage fest.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: dsetterl on June 10, 2008, 06:00:17 PM
And of course this is ridiculous. What did you except? I started this to entertain myself at work. That is why it is in the general-off topic board. Duh.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: Talk Is Cheap on June 10, 2008, 11:22:01 PM
I've been preparing for the coming zombie revolution for years...started out in my youth with Dawn of the Dead (1978) and slowly progressed through various zombie movies. Honed my skills with Zombie Revenge for Dreamcast and more recently Dead Rising on the Xbox.

Haven't got around to stockpiling food and supplies yet, but in the short term immediately after the zombies start I will be well armed with both long-range and close combat weapons...assuming I can get to them. If a random zombie attack occurs when you're caught unprepared though, problems can arise and you'll need some makeshift weapons to fight your way out. Might want to consider:

-pillow case full of sodas
-sack o' door knobs
-folding chair
-potted plant
-frying pan
-those emergency fire axes in the glass case

and various other instruments to bash, bludgeon, and smite your undead foes.

In the event of a prolonged zombie invasion I plan on modifying my car with a cow catcher and sharp chunks of metal a la The Road Warrior, but that's a whole 'nother thread.

Good luck, brave remnants of humanity. May we all find a remote, isolated hideout where we can wait out the zombie menance until they starve to death, at which time we can emerge and rebuild our shattered civilization.

 ::)
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: $Bill on June 11, 2008, 04:52:32 AM
Dead rising is an unfair game that sucks my balls.

Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: $Bill on June 11, 2008, 05:02:13 AM
Question:  How valid is the use of "nerd swords" ie katanas and blades sold at flea markets and nerd stores in the defense against zombie attack.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: TimMitchell on June 11, 2008, 06:11:30 AM
And of course this is ridiculous. What did you except? I started this to entertain myself at work. That is why it is in the general-off topic board. Duh.

   And that's why my comments about this "being ridiculous" were completely tongue in cheek.  I claim this topic is absurd only because I'm sure the zombies will devour us all.  Dub. 

   However, I'm not too sure this is appropriate for the General Off-Topic.  Next time, consider posting this in the General Board for soon-to-be-zombies or the Zombie Law student Discussion Board.

I can't post anything in those boards, all the posters are way too heady and smart. Really makes you feel inadequate. Plus most conversations usually boil down to an argument over weather zombies should be URM or ad hummunum attacks, they love to call use "warm bodies" and one of us usually can't help but call them baby eaters.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: dsetterl on June 11, 2008, 07:19:56 AM
Dead rising is an unfair game that sucks my balls.



Not Dead Rising, Dead Alive, It is one of Peter Jackson's first movies, back when he still lived in New Zealand. Awesome zombie flick.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: dsetterl on June 11, 2008, 07:24:10 AM
And of course this is ridiculous. What did you except? I started this to entertain myself at work. That is why it is in the general-off topic board. Duh.

   And that's why my comments about this "being ridiculous" were completely tongue in cheek.  I claim this topic is absurd only because I'm sure the zombies will devour us all.  Dub. 

   However, I'm not too sure this is appropriate for the General Off-Topic.  Next time, consider posting this in the General Board for soon-to-be-zombies or the Zombie Law student Discussion Board.


My apologies. Sarcasm is hard to pick up. I have already started my Z-PS. Would one of you guys like to read it for me?
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: TimMitchell on June 11, 2008, 07:48:59 AM
And of course this is ridiculous. What did you except? I started this to entertain myself at work. That is why it is in the general-off topic board. Duh.

   And that's why my comments about this "being ridiculous" were completely tongue in cheek.  I claim this topic is absurd only because I'm sure the zombies will devour us all.  Dub. 

   However, I'm not too sure this is appropriate for the General Off-Topic.  Next time, consider posting this in the General Board for soon-to-be-zombies or the Zombie Law student Discussion Board.


My apologies. Sarcasm is hard to pick up. I have already started my Z-PS. Would one of you guys like to read it for me?

Where are you applying? I hear most of the T14 adcomms are Werewolves or Vampires and not to keen on zombies. If I were you I would leave it ambiguous, mention you love the taste of living flesh but don't mention that you a denigrating into a mindless rotting corpse. Another thing, it seems like all the Ivys either choose connected WASPs (White Anglo-Saxon Pirates) or URM (Underrepresented Monsters) unless you've got stellar numbers, so stick to some of the top publics unless you've got the grades.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: dsetterl on June 11, 2008, 07:56:54 AM
I was thinking of maybe going to a T3/T4 in-state public for lesser ghouls. I like the taste of country flesh, and they promised at least 30,000 brains as long as I stay in the top third and I can manage to not lose any limbs.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: TimMitchell on June 11, 2008, 08:05:23 AM
I was thinking of maybe going to a T3/T4 in-state public for lesser ghouls. I like the taste of country flesh, and they promised at least 30,000 brains as long as I stay in the top third and I can manage to not lose any limbs.

I would reconsider, sure the thought of a debt free education seems good now, but 1L attrition rate at those schools due to decomposing and transferring is astounding. Also, being in the 1/3 of your class is not guaranteed, especially out in the country where you have less people to eat and they are usually armed. Finally, the career prospects for new monster lawyers are *&^% unless you want to live in the country forever.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: dsetterl on June 11, 2008, 08:10:36 AM
I have already read PLanet Zombie School, II, and Zombie School Confidential. I think I have it in the bag. I definately will get a clerkship with the dark-wizard.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: TimMitchell on June 11, 2008, 08:37:21 AM
I have already read PLanet Zombie School, II, and Zombie School Confidential. I think I have it in the bag. I definately will get a clerkship with the dark-wizard.

I don't know, if your look at the Leiter Lord Clerkship rankings very few T3/4 schools even place
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: TimMitchell on June 11, 2008, 08:40:17 AM
I have already read PLanet Zombie School, II, and Zombie School Confidential. I think I have it in the bag. I definately will get a clerkship with the dark-wizard.

I don't know, if your look at the Leiter Lord Clerkship rankings very few T3/4 schools even place
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: Talk Is Cheap on June 13, 2008, 03:10:13 AM
I've been preparing for the coming zombie revolution for years...started out in my youth with Dawn of the Dead (1978) and slowly progressed through various zombie movies. Honed my skills with Zombie Revenge for Dreamcast and more recently Dead Rising on the Xbox.

Haven't got around to stockpiling food and supplies yet, but in the short term immediately after the zombies start I will be well armed with both long-range and close combat weapons...assuming I can get to them. If a random zombie attack occurs when you're caught unprepared though, problems can arise and you'll need some makeshift weapons to fight your way out. Might want to consider:

-pillow case full of sodas
-sack o' door knobs
-folding chair
-potted plant
-frying pan
-those emergency fire axes in the glass case

and various other instruments to bash, bludgeon, and smite your undead foes.

In the event of a prolonged zombie invasion I plan on modifying my car with a cow catcher and sharp chunks of metal a la The Road Warrior, but that's a whole 'nother thread.

Good luck, brave remnants of humanity. May we all find a remote, isolated hideout where we can wait out the zombie menance until they starve to death, at which time we can emerge and rebuild our shattered civilization.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: $Bill on June 13, 2008, 06:30:21 AM
In world war Z the old blind japanese man made excellent use of a hoe.

So...
http://lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=229832-302-1546300&lpage=none
http://lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=288198-302-1589500&lpage=none
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: dsetterl on June 13, 2008, 07:30:11 AM
A machete never needs to reload.  ;)  I also thinks humans will do better in a sort of ewok village setting. yeahhhh
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: TimMitchell on June 13, 2008, 08:26:02 AM
How well do you think Law School prepares us for an inevitable zombie attack? I'm not sure if I've ever seen a lawyer in a zombie movie, but I'm sure they would get eaten first.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: $Bill on June 13, 2008, 08:26:06 AM
A machete never needs to reload.  ;)  I also thinks humans will do better in a sort of ewok village setting. yeahhhh

Machetes would get caught in skulls, rib cages, and you get way to close to the person
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: $Bill on June 30, 2008, 10:19:15 AM
Bump, because this really needs to be addressed.

Are zombies fast like 28 days later, or slow like a Romero film.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: Julie Fern on June 30, 2008, 10:20:26 AM
they now all registered republicans.  especally in connecticut.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: Diet Yomajesty on June 30, 2008, 10:22:46 AM
I had a whole laundry list of posts a while back relating to zombies in general and zombie law specifically.

2nd runner up in my sig contest.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: TimMitchell on June 30, 2008, 10:23:55 AM
Bump, because this really needs to be addressed.

Are zombies fast like 28 days later, or slow like a Romero film.

Would you rather have:

Fast zombies that will die of starvation if not fed (30 days or so)

Slow zombies that will live forever but can be killed like a normal zombie
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: TimMitchell on June 30, 2008, 10:24:41 AM
I had a whole laundry list of posts a while back relating to zombies in general and zombie law specifically.

2nd runner up in my sig contest.

The Chuck Norris line is a clear winner. Oh Rick-Lax, endless joke fodder
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: $Bill on June 30, 2008, 10:24:52 AM
they now all registered republicans.  especally in connecticut.

Not to refer back to "World War Z" but in that case the Zombie Republicans from Conn. definitely won the battle of Yonkers...
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: $Bill on June 30, 2008, 10:25:24 AM
Bump, because this really needs to be addressed.

Are zombies fast like 28 days later, or slow like a Romero film.

Would you rather have:

Fast zombies that will die of starvation if not fed (30 days or so)

Slow zombies that will live forever but can be killed like a normal zombie

Slow zombies obviously.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: Julie Fern on June 30, 2008, 10:26:00 AM
Bump, because this really needs to be addressed.

Are zombies fast like 28 days later, or slow like a Romero film.

Would you rather have:

Fast zombies that will die of starvation if not fed (30 days or so)

Slow zombies that will live forever but can be killed like a normal zombie

these better than zombies who seize white house and stay there for eight years, julie say that much.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: TimMitchell on June 30, 2008, 10:26:57 AM
Bump, because this really needs to be addressed.

Are zombies fast like 28 days later, or slow like a Romero film.

Would you rather have:

Fast zombies that will die of starvation if not fed (30 days or so)

Slow zombies that will live forever but can be killed like a normal zombie

Slow zombies obviously.

But they could last forever if not killed! At least with the fast zombies you could hole up somewhere for a month or two and be safe after you get out.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: TimMitchell on June 30, 2008, 10:28:08 AM
And of course this is ridiculous. What did you except? I started this to entertain myself at work. That is why it is in the general-off topic board. Duh.

   And that's why my comments about this "being ridiculous" were completely tongue in cheek.  I claim this topic is absurd only because I'm sure the zombies will devour us all.  Dub. 

   However, I'm not too sure this is appropriate for the General Off-Topic.  Next time, consider posting this in the General Board for soon-to-be-zombies or the Zombie Law student Discussion Board.


My apologies. Sarcasm is hard to pick up. I have already started my Z-PS. Would one of you guys like to read it for me?

Where are you applying? I hear most of the T14 adcomms are Werewolves or Vampires and not to keen on zombies. If I were you I would leave it ambiguous, mention you love the taste of living flesh but don't mention that you a denigrating into a mindless rotting corpse. Another thing, it seems like all the Ivys either choose connected WASPs (White Anglo-Saxon Pirates) or URM (Underrepresented Monsters) unless you've got stellar numbers, so stick to some of the top publics unless you've got the grades.

This was a good convo.  

"Next time, consider posting this in the General Board for soon-to-be-zombies or the Zombie Law student Discussion Board."

That is tantamount to segregating our undead brethern
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: Julie Fern on June 30, 2008, 10:31:08 AM
timmy, where lassie?
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: TimMitchell on June 30, 2008, 10:33:06 AM
timmy, where lassie?
I'm actually typing this from the bottom of a well
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: $Bill on June 30, 2008, 10:43:05 AM
Bump, because this really needs to be addressed.

Are zombies fast like 28 days later, or slow like a Romero film.

Would you rather have:

Fast zombies that will die of starvation if not fed (30 days or so)

Slow zombies that will live forever but can be killed like a normal zombie

Slow zombies obviously.

But they could last forever if not killed! At least with the fast zombies you could hole up somewhere for a month or two and be safe after you get out.

Deaths from slow zombies come from being unprepared and not realizing their strength or lack of agility.  Deaths from fast zombies are a tossup.  Also, "holing up" is just not a viable strategy, as evidenced by the results of those who hide in Malls.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: Thistle on June 30, 2008, 10:56:57 AM
how could i have missed this thread?

::fires secretary::
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: TimMitchell on June 30, 2008, 10:58:36 AM
Bump, because this really needs to be addressed.

Are zombies fast like 28 days later, or slow like a Romero film.

Would you rather have:

Fast zombies that will die of starvation if not fed (30 days or so)

Slow zombies that will live forever but can be killed like a normal zombie

Slow zombies obviously.

But they could last forever if not killed! At least with the fast zombies you could hole up somewhere for a month or two and be safe after you get out.

Deaths from slow zombies come from being unprepared and not realizing their strength or lack of agility.  Deaths from fast zombies are a tossup.  Also, "holing up" is just not a viable strategy, as evidenced by the results of those who hide in Malls.

That's the movies man, we are talking about real life here!
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: $Bill on June 30, 2008, 11:04:29 AM
In all honesty, I would commandeer one of those ranger fire watch stations that are over the treeline.  Waste is easily disposed, although water would become a problem.  Most food today is made with 75% preservatives so I do not consider that to be a concern.  Also, you could burn the hordes from on high with gasoline and molotovs.

http://blog.lib.umn.edu/deg/campfire/images/Firelookout.jpg

Zombie proof.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: Thistle on June 30, 2008, 11:09:14 AM
In all honesty, I would commandeer one of those ranger fire watch stations that are over the treeline.  Waste is easily disposed, although water would become a problem.  Most food today is made with 75% preservatives so I do not consider that to be a concern.  Also, you could burn the hordes from on high with gasoline and molotovs.

http://blog.lib.umn.edu/deg/campfire/images/Firelookout.jpg

Zombie proof.


a flaw in your plan:

flaming zombies set the forest on fire
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: $Bill on June 30, 2008, 11:18:36 AM
In all honesty, I would commandeer one of those ranger fire watch stations that are over the treeline.  Waste is easily disposed, although water would become a problem.  Most food today is made with 75% preservatives so I do not consider that to be a concern.  Also, you could burn the hordes from on high with gasoline and molotovs.

http://blog.lib.umn.edu/deg/campfire/images/Firelookout.jpg

Zombie proof.


a flaw in your plan:

flaming zombies set the forest on fire


Touche, but I'd be able to see it.  Most fire lookout platforms are made of metal too.  And I'd have an ATV on an elevated platform for food runs.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: Thistle on June 30, 2008, 11:40:59 AM
In all honesty, I would commandeer one of those ranger fire watch stations that are over the treeline.  Waste is easily disposed, although water would become a problem.  Most food today is made with 75% preservatives so I do not consider that to be a concern.  Also, you could burn the hordes from on high with gasoline and molotovs.

http://blog.lib.umn.edu/deg/campfire/images/Firelookout.jpg

Zombie proof.


a flaw in your plan:

flaming zombies set the forest on fire


Touche, but I'd be able to see it.  Most fire lookout platforms are made of metal too.  And I'd have an ATV on an elevated platform for food runs.


i'm thinking grenades or claymores would be more eco-friendly.

as to food i would call dominos and then, after laughing when the delivery boy was eaten by the zombies, call back and complain that i didnt receive my order in 30 minutes
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: $Bill on June 30, 2008, 11:57:25 AM
In all honesty, I would commandeer one of those ranger fire watch stations that are over the treeline.  Waste is easily disposed, although water would become a problem.  Most food today is made with 75% preservatives so I do not consider that to be a concern.  Also, you could burn the hordes from on high with gasoline and molotovs.

http://blog.lib.umn.edu/deg/campfire/images/Firelookout.jpg

Zombie proof.


a flaw in your plan:

flaming zombies set the forest on fire


Touche, but I'd be able to see it.  Most fire lookout platforms are made of metal too.  And I'd have an ATV on an elevated platform for food runs.


i'm thinking grenades or claymores would be more eco-friendly.


as to food i would call dominos and then, after laughing when the delivery boy was eaten by the zombies, call back and complain that i didnt receive my order in 30 minutes

FOOL.  Then what, I have little dis attached hands climbing my tower like spiders????  You havent given this much thought obviously
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: dsetterl on June 30, 2008, 12:08:39 PM
I am really serious about the ewok village style of living. Or like Sherwood forest in Robin Hood with Kevin Kostner. I think we could just live above the zombies because I doubt they could climb. However, they could just pile up on eachother......hmmmmmmm. Is any place safe really???
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: $Bill on June 30, 2008, 12:15:56 PM
I am really serious about the ewok village style of living. Or like Sherwood forest in Robin Hood with Kevin Kostner. I think we could just live above the zombies because I doubt they could climb. However, they could just pile up on eachother......hmmmmmmm. Is any place safe really???

Perhaps a walled compound with a "roto-rooter" type moat which feeds chopped up zombies as fertilizer to plants, with an option to shoot zombie guts back out over the hoard?
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: dsetterl on June 30, 2008, 12:19:12 PM
Or that makes them in to breakfast sausages. Mmmmmmmmmmmm
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: Diet Yomajesty on June 30, 2008, 12:21:14 PM
I am really serious about the ewok village style of living. Or like Sherwood forest in Robin Hood with Kevin Kostner. I think we could just live above the zombies because I doubt they could climb. However, they could just pile up on eachother......hmmmmmmm. Is any place safe really???

Perhaps a walled compound with a "roto-rooter" type moat which feeds chopped up zombies as fertilizer to plants, with an option to shoot zombie guts back out over the hoard?

I think you're finally on to something here.
I know zombies are notoriously stupid, though persistent. So I can see this moat-o-rooter churning up a good number of lemming-like zombs. Can you count on their stupidity precluding them from constructing catapults or Trojan horses?
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: $Bill on June 30, 2008, 12:23:21 PM
I am really serious about the ewok village style of living. Or like Sherwood forest in Robin Hood with Kevin Kostner. I think we could just live above the zombies because I doubt they could climb. However, they could just pile up on eachother......hmmmmmmm. Is any place safe really???

Perhaps a walled compound with a "roto-rooter" type moat which feeds chopped up zombies as fertilizer to plants, with an option to shoot zombie guts back out over the hoard?

I think you're finally on to something here.
I know zombies are notoriously stupid, though persistent. So I can see this moat-o-rooter churning up a good number of lemming-like zombs. Can you count on their stupidity precluding them from constructing catapults or Trojan horses?


yes, and if your walls are at a 45 degree angle ala 18th century forts, and made of waxed linoleum and concrete, theyd slide back in even if they had a running start with a jump
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: dsetterl on June 30, 2008, 12:24:24 PM
Or what happens if they clog the roto-rooters?
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: $Bill on June 30, 2008, 12:47:48 PM
Or what happens if they clog the roto-rooters?

I definitely saw that coming.  Yes there is a potential for malfunction, but really you must keep your roto-rooters in good repair and make sure that the blades are at least 8-9 feet above the floor of the ditch, which should also have appropriate drainage.  Also, you need to have a bulwark for defense using spears and axes, as well as an internal motor which can be repaired.  It would be nice if you could lift up the roters to reveal a secondary set while you unclogged the first set.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: Diet Yomajesty on June 30, 2008, 12:50:16 PM
(http://www.rid-x.com/images/left_rid-x_logo.gif)
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: dsetterl on June 30, 2008, 02:00:36 PM
(http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2007/04/ice-cream-zombie.jpg)
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: dsetterl on June 30, 2008, 02:03:24 PM
I just love those damn ewoks tho. I think I am going to buy a ranch and hire little people to wear the costumes and live in trees. If I were king of the world..............
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: dsetterl on June 30, 2008, 02:17:50 PM
Indeed Amigo. BTW it should be known that I wrote that last post in my head with the voice of George Bush.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: TimMitchell on June 30, 2008, 02:19:44 PM
I am really serious about the ewok village style of living. Or like Sherwood forest in Robin Hood with Kevin Kostner. I think we could just live above the zombies because I doubt they could climb. However, they could just pile up on eachother......hmmmmmmm. Is any place safe really???

The problem with this, is that there is a flaw as great as that pesky hole in the death star.  The ewok village is elevated and thus, dependent on a few support beams (trees).  When zombies are able to weaken this foundation, the entire structure will cave in.  You will consequently be devowered by zombies.

You've got to be kidding about living Ewok style. You have no protectio whatsoever in those little tree forts! What about the fast, jumping zombies?

What you need is a concrete fortress like we were talking about before. I'm thinking 18inch thick concrete walls. No windows, or windows with steel shutters. All you need is basic survival material. Hell, I think a fallout shelter would do the trick as long as the door the thick enough.

Finally, anyone that is thinking about goint the blunt objects or sharp swords approach will be zombie dinner in a jiffy. You need a high caliber assault rifle with a bayonet+a backpack of ammo. Even if you do run out of bullets you have your bayonet, but that won't get you very far.

An armorer truck with a cowcatcher might be a good idea as well...
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: dsetterl on June 30, 2008, 02:22:11 PM
I think we should name it Fort Mitchell. Please, Please, Please draw a diagram and post it in this thread.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: TimMitchell on June 30, 2008, 02:24:01 PM
I think we should name it Fort Mitchell. Please, Please, Please draw a diagram and post it in this thread.

I swear to god I am going to do that now and scan it when I get home. Or I could do it in MSPaint!!! Alright, expect a post in about an hour.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: Diet Yomajesty on June 30, 2008, 02:25:29 PM
Hold up. The best solution has been presented and seconded. Moat-o-rooter surrounding a linoleum-glazed sloped-wall fortress. Large supply of Rid-X on hand.

I really think your time would be best served identifying any weaknesses in the moat plan, and then getting started on construction and armament.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: dsetterl on June 30, 2008, 02:27:48 PM
I actually am from Memphis as well, tho I currently live in Knoxville. Did you ever take part in the Zombie Walk in Memphis? I can't wait to do it this year. That and the Sasquatch challenge are on the list of To-Dos.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: dsetterl on June 30, 2008, 02:32:32 PM
I am from Memphis too, but I currently live in Knoxville. Did you ever do the Zombie Walk? I am definitely doing that and attemtping Sasquatch challenge this year.

PLus I don't think we need Rid-X. I think we should just send Prelawdelt, "he can get out of anything" Or we could send Ricklax to do magic.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: dsetterl on June 30, 2008, 02:39:59 PM
I will be living on Mud Island which is a great location to start a community to fend of the Memphis Zombies!
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: TimMitchell on June 30, 2008, 03:08:44 PM
Ok, here are some very prelimary plans. We should think about starting constructing quickly as a zombie apocalypse could happen at any moment. The plans are intentially small-scale to help building quickly.
(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj126/mitchent/f1.jpg)
Legend:
Blue- That is the moat we have all been talking about. I've added some spears all around, although I'm sure a better idea is out there.

Red- Very heavy steel drawbridge. We need an engineer to help as this will have to be able to also operated manually if generator runs out of fuel (more on this later)

Green- Steel shutters. I'm thinking plantation style, although this is still open to discussion.

"T" Circles- Turrets, of course. Something along these lines. (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/60/050514-N-5526M-012.jpg)
Pink- Staircase. Stairs to the basement are equiped with a large steel cover. The basement will be the last line of defence and must be protected the most.

AC- Armored car. We may need to be able to access the outside world. I'm thinking an armorer Hummer with a zombie cowcatcher. Maybe a smaller turret on top, Halo style warthog?

Walls- Need to be concrete walls. I'm not too sure about the 45 degree walls, we would have to do some testing before we know they are safe. What if the piles of dead zombies allow enough traction for others to get onto the roof?

Ok, The roof.

(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj126/mitchent/roof.jpg)

WT- Watchtower. dsetterl suggested a good one, I believe.

G- Generator

T- Another turret

H- Helipad! We may need rescue. I don't think we can afford a helicopter to have stashed there at first, but if it's in the budget than we should buy it.

(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj126/mitchent/basement.jpg)

Basement, last line of defence. Like I said, the pink needs to be a large, heavy steel hatch. We have two bedrooms, designed to support about 4-6 people. Bathroom, but we may have to accept this will be sans plumbing.

Blue Circles- Water tanks. I'm thinking we can squeeze 400-500 gallons. Water is the most important aspect to zombie survival.

Brown shelves- Food storage. We can only use dry, unperishable food. Spaceman food.


Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: dsetterl on June 30, 2008, 03:16:17 PM
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.  :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: Thistle on June 30, 2008, 03:41:01 PM
I am from Memphis too, but I currently live in Knoxville. Did you ever do the Zombie Walk? I am definitely doing that and attemtping Sasquatch challenge this year.

PLus I don't think we need Rid-X. I think we should just send Prelawdelt, "he can get out of anything" Or we could send Ricklax to do magic.


or, rick lax could just read the zombies entries from his blog.


nice fort, tim!
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: TimMitchell on June 30, 2008, 03:44:35 PM
I am from Memphis too, but I currently live in Knoxville. Did you ever do the Zombie Walk? I am definitely doing that and attemtping Sasquatch challenge this year.

PLus I don't think we need Rid-X. I think we should just send Prelawdelt, "he can get out of anything" Or we could send Ricklax to do magic.


or, rick lax could just read the zombies entries from his blog.


nice fort, tim!

You can stay in fort anytime
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: dsetterl on June 30, 2008, 04:19:24 PM
You forgot to add a communication center to try and communicate with the outside world. We also need some sort of infirmary. I will be damned if I have to sleep in the same room while some one is giving birth or having surgery.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: Julie Fern on June 30, 2008, 04:21:47 PM
I am from Memphis too, but I currently live in Knoxville. Did you ever do the Zombie Walk? I am definitely doing that and attemtping Sasquatch challenge this year.

PLus I don't think we need Rid-X. I think we should just send Prelawdelt, "he can get out of anything" Or we could send Ricklax to do magic.


or, rick lax could just read the zombies entries from his blog.


nice fort, tim!

You can stay in fort anytime

but with bald guy.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: TimMitchell on June 30, 2008, 04:24:54 PM
You forgot to add a communication center to try and communicate with the outside world. We also need some sort of infirmary. I will be damned if I have to sleep in the same room while some one is giving birth or having surgery.

If we are able to hook up to the power grid I'm sure we can get some sort of communication line. But this may have to be made fast, and we don't have time to waste precious food space on a communication center.

The infirmary is out of the question, though. If you are bitten then we have to put you out of misery. If we need surgury for non-zombie related injuries we will have to make due. This is an apocalypse, man, no time for luxuries.

Here's the next question, if we have room for six people who should we let in? We are going to need a doctor and engineer, maybe a few marines, who else?
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: Talk Is Cheap on June 30, 2008, 04:40:26 PM
I also must argue against "holing up," especially if you're dealing with the slow-but-persistent, George Romero type zombies. If you have a tree fort or a walled compound, and they know you're in there, they'll just keep piling up and up until they make a living-dead zombie bridge and can walk over your walls or whatever. If possible, get to a non-infested area or one where you can be free to roam around a little if necessary. Sitting in the middle of a zombie horde in a bunker or wherever the hell is only going to prolong your eventual demise.

Also must advise against massive high-caliber weaponry. First, ammo is expensive and heavy. Assuming you found some after the apocalypse and didn't have to buy it and "stock up" beforehand, you'd still have to lug it around. Get one of those mounted-turret things, how the hell are you realistically going to transport all those ammo belts? On top of that, heavier ammo like that is loud...shooting it off will attract yet more zombies. I'd say your best bet is to get a couple thousand rounds of .22LR ammo and a good scoped gun, and aim for the brain. You could buy 5000 rounds for about 200 bucks right now, and being that it's one of the most common cartridges in the world, you'd have better luck scavenging for it. Works in rifles or pistols, as well. You'll have better range with lighter loads, too. Ideally you'd want to quietly pick off wandering zombies from afar before they ever got close enough to necessitate using any of your big automatic weapons. If you're any good with a crossbow, that would be even better, because that's extra silent. Ideally you could procure some silencers for your weapons, too.

For back-up and close quarters you can go with anything. Machetes and the like should be your last resort...I'd keep at least a pair of pistols and a short-barreled shotgun on me in case any zombs got too close for comfort. But your entire strategy should be centered on making sure that never happens.

The idea with weapons is quiet, low maintenance, and a plentiful supply of ammo.

Good luck and keep those zombies at bay!
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: dsetterl on June 30, 2008, 07:35:35 PM
I think I should definitely be there.
Some zombie trivia:
 What do you do if you have one clip for you gun and you are holed up surrounded by zombies?
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: TimMitchell on June 30, 2008, 07:55:37 PM
I think I should definitely be there.
Some zombie trivia:
 What do you do if you have one clip for you gun and you are holed up surrounded by zombies?
What type of gun and how many zombies?

I may just fake being a zombie a la Shawn of the Dead
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: Talk Is Cheap on June 30, 2008, 10:48:41 PM
I think I should definitely be there.
Some zombie trivia:
 What do you do if you have one clip for you gun and you are holed up surrounded by zombies?

(http://emperordecker.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/last-stand.jpg)

I guess you could potentially be surrounded by Spetsnaz or OpFor as well...doesn't really matter.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: Sell Out on June 30, 2008, 11:04:10 PM
This thread speaks to my worst nightmare.  I've had a Zombie Contingency Plan (ZCP) for years.  It involves high-powered deer rifles with long range capabilities, a few handguns, a ranch with one entrance to the house, canned food, water, trip flares, and mapped out fields of fire for the automatic weapons.

Why you gotta freak a guy out so close to bedtime?
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: Talk Is Cheap on June 30, 2008, 11:38:44 PM
This thread speaks to my worst nightmare.  I've had a Zombie Contingency Plan (ZCP) for years.  It involves high-powered deer rifles with long range capabilities, a few handguns, a ranch with one entrance to the house, canned food, water, trip flares, and mapped out fields of fire for the automatic weapons.

Why you gotta freak a guy out so close to bedtime?

You and I should compare notes. Sounds like my typical bedtime falling-asleep routine, imagining emergency zombie attack contingency plans. Don't be scared, though, man. You're way better than a zombie...I'll crush a zomb skull with my bare hands if need be!
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: $Bill on July 01, 2008, 05:52:35 AM
At this time I'd like to look to Scripps college, scene of the battle of 5 colleges as portrayed in WWZ. 

This is a passage from Max Brooks' novel "World War Z", interviews with various survivors of the world-wide zombie war. Only oases of humans exist, mostly west of the Rockies, and they are still fighting the zombies as the government begins to re-establish itself and organize. In Malibu, California, a former film director has been classified as "F-6" or useless, no survival skills to share, by the current regime. He finds a purpose in creating films about other survivors to inspire the remaining populace, some of which are dying at a rate of 100 per day due to ADS, Asymptomatic Demise Syndrome or Apocalyptic Despair Syndrome.

"Just outside of Greater Los Angeles, in a town called Claremont, are five colleges - Pomona, Pitzer, Scripps, Harvey Mudd, and Claremont Mckenna. At the start of the Great Panic, when everyone else was running, literally, for the hills, three hundred students chose to make a stand. They turned the Women's College at Scripps into something resembling a medieval city. They got their supplies from the other campuses; their weapons were a mix of landscaping tools and ROTC practice rifles. They planted gardens, dug wells, fortified an already existing wall. While the mountains burned behind them, and the surrounding suburbs descended into violence, those three hundred kids held off ten thousand zombies! Ten thousand, over the course of four months, until the Inland Empire could finally be pacified. We were lucky to get there just at the tail end, just in time to see the last of the undead fall, as cheering students and soldiers linked up under the oversized, homemade Old Glory fluttering from the Pomona bell tower. What a story! Ninety-six hours of raw footage in the can. I would have liked to have gone longer, but time was critical One hundred a day lost, remember.

We had to get this one out there as soon as possible. I brought the footage back to my house, cut it together in my edit bay. My wife did the narration. We made fourteen copies, all on different formats, and screened them that Saturday night at different camps and shelters all over LA. I called it Victory at Avalon: The Battle of the Five Colleges.

The name, Avalon, comes from some stock footage one of the students had shot during the siege. It was the night before their last, worst attack, when a fresh horde from the east was clearly visible on the horizon. The kids were hard at work - sharpening weapons, reinforcing defenses, standing guard on the walls and towers. A song came floating across the campus from the loudspeaker that played constant music to keep moral up. A Scripps student, with a voice like an angel, was singing the Roxy Music song. It was such a beautiful rendition, and such a contrast with the ragin storm about to hit. I laid it over my "preparing for battle" montage. I still get choked up when I hear it."

This is the song they were singing by the way.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zJdbpzfJMs


Note that through community spirit, morale boosting, and vituous industry, the zombie hoards can be negated.  You just have to wait it out for the military.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: TimMitchell on July 01, 2008, 06:04:15 AM
At this time I'd like to look to Scripps college, scene of the battle of 5 colleges as portrayed in WWZ. 

This is a passage from Max Brooks' novel "World War Z", interviews with various survivors of the world-wide zombie war. Only oases of humans exist, mostly west of the Rockies, and they are still fighting the zombies as the government begins to re-establish itself and organize. In Malibu, California, a former film director has been classified as "F-6" or useless, no survival skills to share, by the current regime. He finds a purpose in creating films about other survivors to inspire the remaining populace, some of which are dying at a rate of 100 per day due to ADS, Asymptomatic Demise Syndrome or Apocalyptic Despair Syndrome.

"Just outside of Greater Los Angeles, in a town called Claremont, are five colleges - Pomona, Pitzer, Scripps, Harvey Mudd, and Claremont Mckenna. At the start of the Great Panic, when everyone else was running, literally, for the hills, three hundred students chose to make a stand. They turned the Women's College at Scripps into something resembling a medieval city. They got their supplies from the other campuses; their weapons were a mix of landscaping tools and ROTC practice rifles. They planted gardens, dug wells, fortified an already existing wall. While the mountains burned behind them, and the surrounding suburbs descended into violence, those three hundred kids held off ten thousand zombies! Ten thousand, over the course of four months, until the Inland Empire could finally be pacified. We were lucky to get there just at the tail end, just in time to see the last of the undead fall, as cheering students and soldiers linked up under the oversized, homemade Old Glory fluttering from the Pomona bell tower. What a story! Ninety-six hours of raw footage in the can. I would have liked to have gone longer, but time was critical One hundred a day lost, remember.

We had to get this one out there as soon as possible. I brought the footage back to my house, cut it together in my edit bay. My wife did the narration. We made fourteen copies, all on different formats, and screened them that Saturday night at different camps and shelters all over LA. I called it Victory at Avalon: The Battle of the Five Colleges.

The name, Avalon, comes from some stock footage one of the students had shot during the siege. It was the night before their last, worst attack, when a fresh horde from the east was clearly visible on the horizon. The kids were hard at work - sharpening weapons, reinforcing defenses, standing guard on the walls and towers. A song came floating across the campus from the loudspeaker that played constant music to keep moral up. A Scripps student, with a voice like an angel, was singing the Roxy Music song. It was such a beautiful rendition, and such a contrast with the ragin storm about to hit. I laid it over my "preparing for battle" montage. I still get choked up when I hear it."

This is the song they were singing by the way.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zJdbpzfJMs


Note that through community spirit, morale boosting, and vituous industry, the zombie hoards can be negated.  You just have to wait it out for the military.

I'm choosing a law school based on wall size and the students willingness to fight against zombies.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: $Bill on July 01, 2008, 06:23:54 AM
At this time I'd like to look to Scripps college, scene of the battle of 5 colleges as portrayed in WWZ. 

This is a passage from Max Brooks' novel "World War Z", interviews with various survivors of the world-wide zombie war. Only oases of humans exist, mostly west of the Rockies, and they are still fighting the zombies as the government begins to re-establish itself and organize. In Malibu, California, a former film director has been classified as "F-6" or useless, no survival skills to share, by the current regime. He finds a purpose in creating films about other survivors to inspire the remaining populace, some of which are dying at a rate of 100 per day due to ADS, Asymptomatic Demise Syndrome or Apocalyptic Despair Syndrome.

"Just outside of Greater Los Angeles, in a town called Claremont, are five colleges - Pomona, Pitzer, Scripps, Harvey Mudd, and Claremont Mckenna. At the start of the Great Panic, when everyone else was running, literally, for the hills, three hundred students chose to make a stand. They turned the Women's College at Scripps into something resembling a medieval city. They got their supplies from the other campuses; their weapons were a mix of landscaping tools and ROTC practice rifles. They planted gardens, dug wells, fortified an already existing wall. While the mountains burned behind them, and the surrounding suburbs descended into violence, those three hundred kids held off ten thousand zombies! Ten thousand, over the course of four months, until the Inland Empire could finally be pacified. We were lucky to get there just at the tail end, just in time to see the last of the undead fall, as cheering students and soldiers linked up under the oversized, homemade Old Glory fluttering from the Pomona bell tower. What a story! Ninety-six hours of raw footage in the can. I would have liked to have gone longer, but time was critical One hundred a day lost, remember.

We had to get this one out there as soon as possible. I brought the footage back to my house, cut it together in my edit bay. My wife did the narration. We made fourteen copies, all on different formats, and screened them that Saturday night at different camps and shelters all over LA. I called it Victory at Avalon: The Battle of the Five Colleges.

The name, Avalon, comes from some stock footage one of the students had shot during the siege. It was the night before their last, worst attack, when a fresh horde from the east was clearly visible on the horizon. The kids were hard at work - sharpening weapons, reinforcing defenses, standing guard on the walls and towers. A song came floating across the campus from the loudspeaker that played constant music to keep moral up. A Scripps student, with a voice like an angel, was singing the Roxy Music song. It was such a beautiful rendition, and such a contrast with the ragin storm about to hit. I laid it over my "preparing for battle" montage. I still get choked up when I hear it."

This is the song they were singing by the way.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zJdbpzfJMs


Note that through community spirit, morale boosting, and vituous industry, the zombie hoards can be negated.  You just have to wait it out for the military.

I'm choosing a law school based on wall size and the students willingness to fight against zombies.

I'd go with George Mason, Sturm, and colder climes... U Montana.  I'm willing to guess that SMU has a high proportion of gun owners. 

Worst schools for Zombie attack?  NYLS, Columbia, and NYU.  Cant imagine the jersey shore is decent either.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: dsetterl on July 01, 2008, 06:28:47 AM
I think I should definitely be there.
Some zombie trivia:
 What do you do if you have one clip for you gun and you are holed up surrounded by zombies?

You shoot 4 of those baby-eating monsters, and use then shoot yourself in the head. Save one bullet in the chamber incase you are still alive after one shot and need to try again.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: TimMitchell on July 01, 2008, 06:38:19 AM
At this time I'd like to look to Scripps college, scene of the battle of 5 colleges as portrayed in WWZ. 

This is a passage from Max Brooks' novel "World War Z", interviews with various survivors of the world-wide zombie war. Only oases of humans exist, mostly west of the Rockies, and they are still fighting the zombies as the government begins to re-establish itself and organize. In Malibu, California, a former film director has been classified as "F-6" or useless, no survival skills to share, by the current regime. He finds a purpose in creating films about other survivors to inspire the remaining populace, some of which are dying at a rate of 100 per day due to ADS, Asymptomatic Demise Syndrome or Apocalyptic Despair Syndrome.

"Just outside of Greater Los Angeles, in a town called Claremont, are five colleges - Pomona, Pitzer, Scripps, Harvey Mudd, and Claremont Mckenna. At the start of the Great Panic, when everyone else was running, literally, for the hills, three hundred students chose to make a stand. They turned the Women's College at Scripps into something resembling a medieval city. They got their supplies from the other campuses; their weapons were a mix of landscaping tools and ROTC practice rifles. They planted gardens, dug wells, fortified an already existing wall. While the mountains burned behind them, and the surrounding suburbs descended into violence, those three hundred kids held off ten thousand zombies! Ten thousand, over the course of four months, until the Inland Empire could finally be pacified. We were lucky to get there just at the tail end, just in time to see the last of the undead fall, as cheering students and soldiers linked up under the oversized, homemade Old Glory fluttering from the Pomona bell tower. What a story! Ninety-six hours of raw footage in the can. I would have liked to have gone longer, but time was critical One hundred a day lost, remember.

We had to get this one out there as soon as possible. I brought the footage back to my house, cut it together in my edit bay. My wife did the narration. We made fourteen copies, all on different formats, and screened them that Saturday night at different camps and shelters all over LA. I called it Victory at Avalon: The Battle of the Five Colleges.

The name, Avalon, comes from some stock footage one of the students had shot during the siege. It was the night before their last, worst attack, when a fresh horde from the east was clearly visible on the horizon. The kids were hard at work - sharpening weapons, reinforcing defenses, standing guard on the walls and towers. A song came floating across the campus from the loudspeaker that played constant music to keep moral up. A Scripps student, with a voice like an angel, was singing the Roxy Music song. It was such a beautiful rendition, and such a contrast with the ragin storm about to hit. I laid it over my "preparing for battle" montage. I still get choked up when I hear it."

This is the song they were singing by the way.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zJdbpzfJMs


Note that through community spirit, morale boosting, and vituous industry, the zombie hoards can be negated.  You just have to wait it out for the military.

I'm choosing a law school based on wall size and the students willingness to fight against zombies.

I'd go with George Mason, Sturm, and colder climes... U Montana.  I'm willing to guess that SMU has a high proportion of gun owners. 

Worst schools for Zombie attack?  NYLS, Columbia, and NYU.  Cant imagine the jersey shore is decent either.

That is true regardless of any apocalypse. In fact, if a zombie apocalypse started I'd be willing to wager it originated in Jersey somehow.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: Ulfrekr on July 01, 2008, 06:44:59 AM
About a week ago I was walking down by the harbor, and there was a cargo ship with Brazilian flags docked there. The boarding ramp was down, and there were police everywhere. My first thought was that I needed to get home and start my zombie apocalypse preparations (step 1: put water, weapons, and canned food on second floor of house, then destroy staircase.)

Here's a crucial question- go lone wolf, or join up with a group?
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: dsetterl on July 01, 2008, 06:49:22 AM
You join up with a group, but you better be willing to shoot them in the head. Also as far as which place to be in during a Zombie Apocalypse my theory goes like this: Any city that has an infrastructure that would be devasted by peak oil is a bad place to be. All major cities have everything shipped in food/clothing etc. I think the best place to be would be a small quite stone monestary in the mountains.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: dsetterl on July 01, 2008, 06:50:12 AM
Or stay in Ft. Mitchell. What's funny about this thread is you can tell we all just got to work. haha
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: $Bill on July 01, 2008, 08:21:13 AM
Lone wolf by far.  Even if you have your family with you, what happens if moms gets bitten?  We saw what happened in Night of the Living Dead, 28 Days Later, and Shaun of the Dead.  You definitely will hesitate in killing your zombie relations, and assuming that hesitation doesnt kill you, you will have an emotional breakdown.  Best to live by your own wiles in a remote location with an enclosed area for livestock. 


Also as to food...consider this.  Chickens will lay an egg per day, and cows will continue to produce milk for a long time.  Agriculture will @#!* you in that a frost will leave you hungry, and canned food only lasts so long.  Clearly you need to prepare a walled grazing area.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: Dionysus0 on July 01, 2008, 09:54:25 AM
Lone wolf by far.  Even if you have your family with you, what happens if moms gets bitten?  We saw what happened in Night of the Living Dead, 28 Days Later, and Shaun of the Dead.  You definitely will hesitate in killing your zombie relations, and assuming that hesitation doesnt kill you, you will have an emotional breakdown.  Best to live by your own wiles in a remote location with an enclosed area for livestock. 


Also as to food...consider this.  Chickens will lay an egg per day, and cows will continue to produce milk for a long time.  Agriculture will @#!* you in that a frost will leave you hungry, and canned food only lasts so long.  Clearly you need to prepare a walled grazing area.

You can't live alone. There has to be 24 hour security, zombies will sneak up you when you are sleeping, unless you plan waiting this out in a bomb shelter. As far as weapons goes, the AK-47 is one of the easiest weapons to maintain and is on par with the M16. I would say this is the best assault rifle out there.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: Thistle on July 01, 2008, 11:39:37 AM
dont forget the reloading hardware.  while the ak47 is a fairly decent weapon (pulls to the right on full auto) its 7.62mm casings might be hard to find in the us.  .22 rimfire rounds, or even .30-.30 might be better.

in addition, do you think goats and/or pigs will eat the dead zombies?  pretty sure pigs will.  the question is whether anything that ingests zombie meat would become infected.  wouldnt do at all to have your bacon leaping out of the pan at you.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: dsetterl on July 01, 2008, 12:19:50 PM
Thats why you microwave zombie bacon.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: Billy Mays here FOREVER! on July 01, 2008, 04:31:41 PM
Any type of structure or settlement needs choke points for las resort defence. If you can make sure they can only attack you from one narrow point, and are trainedwith hand to hand weapons and have a shield and light armor, you can hold them off for a long time. Think of like Roman legions o smaller scales. It would be a massacre.

The most important thing by far though, is having a leader who doesnt let his emotions get the best of him, and some type of definedcommand structure
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: dsetterl on July 01, 2008, 06:03:47 PM
I will cook the bacon!
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: Talk Is Cheap on July 01, 2008, 11:11:40 PM
its 7.62mm casings might be hard to find in the us.  .22 rimfire rounds, or even .30-.30 might be better.

My man!
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: TimMitchell on July 02, 2008, 05:42:39 AM
I will cook the bacon!

Does eating zombie bacon cause zombification?
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: dsetterl on July 02, 2008, 06:25:25 AM
I don't think so. I think we should all get together and write Max Brooks and email of our plan and see what he thinks about it. I really think he should be our leader.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: TimMitchell on July 02, 2008, 06:59:23 AM
I don't think so. I think we should all get together and write Max Brooks and email of our plan and see what he thinks about it. I really think he should be our leader.
You know how those zombie survival academics are, sure the can write a book about how to survive a zombie attack but do you think they could actually do it? All those intellectuals do is sit in their ivory towers and... hey wait, an ivory tower would be a perfect place to hole up!
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: dsetterl on July 02, 2008, 07:31:41 AM
Those who can't do, teach. At least that is what they say.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: Talk Is Cheap on July 02, 2008, 08:33:54 PM
I will cook the bacon!

Does eating zombie bacon cause zombification?

Depends if you're dealing with zombies created by some kind of crazy virus, voodoo zombies, etc. Just to be on the safe side, I'd abstain.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: Thistle on July 03, 2008, 08:41:51 AM
I will cook the bacon!

Does eating zombie bacon cause zombification?

Depends if you're dealing with zombies created by some kind of crazy virus, voodoo zombies, etc. Just to be on the safe side, I'd abstain.



but blt's taste so darn good
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: TimMitchell on July 03, 2008, 08:42:20 AM
I will cook the bacon!

Does eating zombie bacon cause zombification?

Depends if you're dealing with zombies created by some kind of crazy virus, voodoo zombies, etc. Just to be on the safe side, I'd abstain.



but blt's taste so darn good

ZLT
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: $Bill on September 11, 2008, 09:21:07 PM
Bump because there seems to be some new zombie games coming out, and also to remind you of the apocalypse.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: Diet Yomajesty on September 12, 2008, 12:32:23 AM
lol zlt
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: Thistle on September 12, 2008, 07:38:35 AM
this thread requires bumping.


WHY is it that neither of the candidates have addressed their plans?  is it a conspiracy?

DS, your tar is creeping me out
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: Diet Yomajesty on September 12, 2008, 09:29:09 AM
"Why don't you have a seat over there."
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: TimMitchell on September 12, 2008, 09:46:44 AM
"Why don't you have a seat over there."

Ok... Hey is that cookies and lemonade!

This thread is like a zombie, constantly being revived from the dead
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: dsetterl on December 26, 2008, 07:00:38 PM
Ok, here are some very prelimary plans. We should think about starting constructing quickly as a zombie apocalypse could happen at any moment. The plans are intentially small-scale to help building quickly.
(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj126/mitchent/f1.jpg)
Legend:
Blue- That is the moat we have all been talking about. I've added some spears all around, although I'm sure a better idea is out there.

Red- Very heavy steel drawbridge. We need an engineer to help as this will have to be able to also operated manually if generator runs out of fuel (more on this later)

Green- Steel shutters. I'm thinking plantation style, although this is still open to discussion.

"T" Circles- Turrets, of course. Something along these lines. (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/60/050514-N-5526M-012.jpg)
Pink- Staircase. Stairs to the basement are equiped with a large steel cover. The basement will be the last line of defence and must be protected the most.

AC- Armored car. We may need to be able to access the outside world. I'm thinking an armorer Hummer with a zombie cowcatcher. Maybe a smaller turret on top, Halo style warthog?

Walls- Need to be concrete walls. I'm not too sure about the 45 degree walls, we would have to do some testing before we know they are safe. What if the piles of dead zombies allow enough traction for others to get onto the roof?

Ok, The roof.

(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj126/mitchent/roof.jpg)

WT- Watchtower. dsetterl suggested a good one, I believe.

G- Generator

T- Another turret

H- Helipad! We may need rescue. I don't think we can afford a helicopter to have stashed there at first, but if it's in the budget than we should buy it.

(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj126/mitchent/basement.jpg)

Basement, last line of defence. Like I said, the pink needs to be a large, heavy steel hatch. We have two bedrooms, designed to support about 4-6 people. Bathroom, but we may have to accept this will be sans plumbing.

Blue Circles- Water tanks. I'm thinking we can squeeze 400-500 gallons. Water is the most important aspect to zombie survival.

Brown shelves- Food storage. We can only use dry, unperishable food. Spaceman food.




This post is classic
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: TimMitchell on December 27, 2008, 07:54:26 AM
Ok, here are some very prelimary plans. We should think about starting constructing quickly as a zombie apocalypse could happen at any moment. The plans are intentially small-scale to help building quickly.
(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj126/mitchent/f1.jpg)
Legend:
Blue- That is the moat we have all been talking about. I've added some spears all around, although I'm sure a better idea is out there.

Red- Very heavy steel drawbridge. We need an engineer to help as this will have to be able to also operated manually if generator runs out of fuel (more on this later)

Green- Steel shutters. I'm thinking plantation style, although this is still open to discussion.

"T" Circles- Turrets, of course. Something along these lines. (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/60/050514-N-5526M-012.jpg)
Pink- Staircase. Stairs to the basement are equiped with a large steel cover. The basement will be the last line of defence and must be protected the most.

AC- Armored car. We may need to be able to access the outside world. I'm thinking an armorer Hummer with a zombie cowcatcher. Maybe a smaller turret on top, Halo style warthog?

Walls- Need to be concrete walls. I'm not too sure about the 45 degree walls, we would have to do some testing before we know they are safe. What if the piles of dead zombies allow enough traction for others to get onto the roof?

Ok, The roof.

(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj126/mitchent/roof.jpg)

WT- Watchtower. dsetterl suggested a good one, I believe.

G- Generator

T- Another turret

H- Helipad! We may need rescue. I don't think we can afford a helicopter to have stashed there at first, but if it's in the budget than we should buy it.

(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj126/mitchent/basement.jpg)

Basement, last line of defence. Like I said, the pink needs to be a large, heavy steel hatch. We have two bedrooms, designed to support about 4-6 people. Bathroom, but we may have to accept this will be sans plumbing.

Blue Circles- Water tanks. I'm thinking we can squeeze 400-500 gallons. Water is the most important aspect to zombie survival.

Brown shelves- Food storage. We can only use dry, unperishable food. Spaceman food.




This post is classic

memories....
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: Thistle on December 27, 2008, 08:17:56 AM
yes, as a matter of fact, this thread made me like you
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: Billy Mays here FOREVER! on December 27, 2008, 10:55:09 AM
I just realized if they make it to the basement it is completley defenseless
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: Thistle on December 27, 2008, 11:24:45 AM
I just realized if they make it to the basement it is completley defenseless


if they make it to the basement, we need an escape hatch or have a suicide bomb hooked up.  can we hide behind the hatch indefinitely?  i mean, eventually they will go away, wont they?


eta:  add an escape tunnel.  a LONG one.  have a suicide bomb hooked up to bring the entire fort down on top of the zombies as we merrily get out through the tunnel.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: dsetterl on January 01, 2009, 09:35:56 PM
Ah thanks Tasha! It's so cool how zombies can tear entire families apart but bring people together at the same time, ya know?
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: tehstray on January 02, 2009, 11:01:58 AM
as far as fast zombies go, how fast are we talking?  ferrari-fast or olympic-athlete-fast or fatty-fast??
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: dsetterl on January 02, 2009, 02:09:09 PM
 Just as fast as a person could run. Athletes would run faster, and fatties would run like fatties. I don't think a suicide bomb is the answer. Maybe flame thrower turrets that could be used remotely. A spike ceiling that falls and crushes their heads.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: Pardon Johnny Cash. on January 02, 2009, 06:27:23 PM
I am restating my prior position.  I welcome our undead friends.  The zombie apocalypse is imminent.  I look forward to feasting on everyone's brains.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: Thistle on January 02, 2009, 07:47:36 PM
I am restating my prior position.  I welcome our undead friends.  The zombie apocalypse is imminent.  I look forward to feasting on everyone's brains.


i think youre gonna go hungry around here  ;)
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: dischord on January 02, 2009, 10:50:01 PM
I am restating my prior position.  I welcome our undead friends.  The zombie apocalypse is imminent.  I look forward to feasting on everyone's brains.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v86jU_1HcPU&feature=related

ETA: How you people made it 13 pages into a Zombie Apocalypse thread without a single mention of The Misfits is really beyond me.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: Hamilcar77 on January 03, 2009, 02:38:31 PM
This is a response to the original question since I don't feel like reading all other responses:

No.  But, when driving I frequently rate and compare house fences, walls, and positioning by imagining such an uprising.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: TimMitchell on January 04, 2009, 08:01:45 AM
ion: The new call of duty has an unlockable Nazi Zombies mode that is totally awesome
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: dsetterl on January 04, 2009, 09:02:31 AM
There is this really cool gamed called Left4Dead out. But TIm was an idiot and bought a PS3. Dummy.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: TimMitchell on January 04, 2009, 09:54:02 AM
There is this really cool gamed called Left4Dead out. But TIm was an idiot and bought a PS3. Dummy.

Nazi zombies it the same thing, you play as four people holed up in a building and defend against an infinite wave of zombies. Simply perfection
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: dsetterl on January 04, 2009, 11:11:21 AM
I want a ps3, no money.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: TimMitchell on January 05, 2009, 08:37:53 AM
I want a ps3, no money.

Can't you just write memos for money? I heard you're pretty good
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: $Bill on January 27, 2009, 11:05:42 AM
Every few months I come back and check on this thread.

With Left 4 Dead out, I'm surprised noone has noted the use of red plastic gasoline tanks as a deterrent to the undead.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: $Bill on January 27, 2009, 11:16:50 AM
Indeed, nowadays you can afford a couple of fills, lay the gas can out, and then shoot a car, which of course will result in hordez of zombiez running through the flames.

Hope that a hunter doesnt snag you though.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: Thistle on January 27, 2009, 12:43:28 PM
Every few months I come back and check on this thread.

With Left 4 Dead out, I'm surprised noone has noted the use of red plastic gasoline tanks as a deterrent to the undead.


zombies run out of gas frequently?
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: Empire on April 14, 2009, 01:29:35 PM
i would just wear chainmail =)
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: Empire on April 14, 2009, 01:41:37 PM
why would you need to sneak around zombies? if youre wearing chainmail its safer than leather leather getting bitten still bruises and hurts and wearing chainmail for extended periods of time will help you physically lots of weight is good for you when you take it off
 as for a place tostay i'd hit up an academy board up all doors and windows, grab all food and stay on the roof with all wepons and ammo
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: Thistle on April 23, 2009, 10:50:07 AM
well, we can always throw empire to them, so he can test his chainmail theory.

remind me to bring my camera, k?
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: nealric on April 23, 2009, 11:06:24 AM
What you really have to worry about is zombie corporations. In fact, I wrote a note about them.
If you are not careful, they can be held to have standing in tax-refund suits!

The best weapon is a showing of dissolution, but the Federal Circuit might break that one in two with a baffling reliance on state law instead of the tax code.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: Thistle on April 23, 2009, 12:37:31 PM
What you really have to worry about is zombie corporations. In fact, I wrote a note about them.
If you are not careful, they can be held to have standing in tax-refund suits!

The best weapon is a showing of dissolution, but the Federal Circuit might break that one in two with a baffling reliance on state law instead of the tax code.


do they just dissolve then?
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: Empire on May 05, 2009, 12:37:37 PM
scratch the chainmail try thick kevlar =)
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: gzl on May 05, 2009, 12:47:50 PM
http://www.talesofworldwarz.com/stories/2008/01/
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: cs0620 on May 10, 2009, 09:05:27 AM
God, just had a dream about zombies last night, haha.  That was some strange *&^%.  These zombies were acrobats who could leap adn jump over anything plus they were able to somewhat possess the intelligence of their previous life.  Gotta love the zombie film genre and how it lingers on in our heads.
Title: Re: Zombie Apocalypse
Post by: lesgirl7 on January 06, 2011, 03:42:01 AM
hmmmmm best place in the world to receive a zombie apocalypse, Mexico. People already have their houses built in a I don't trust my alarm sistem way... So they actually built fences on their windows and big walls in front of their yards... or big fences in front of their yards. Mexican houses are anti zombie places.....