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Stupid questions time

Posted: June 4, 2012 by aliceaitch in Stupid Question Time, Zombies!

Why is this zombie primarily trying to eat minorities?  I would think the least likely place to get shot pulling this sort of prank is in a young white liberal neighborhood.  Doesn’t Miami have any of those?  Am I being racist even suggesting that?

 

via Reddit.

Cross Your Fingers

Posted: May 31, 2012 by veeshir in Zombies!

I’m not linking anybody because they’re either crazy or the Puff-Hos, but apparently we still have a chance for a zombie apocalypse before the election, supposedly the zomebie attack in Miami wasn’t caused by bath salts, it was caused by a zombie virus. Do a search for “zombie virus bath salts” and you’ll see.

Possibly crazy person on youtube

 

As an aside, Guess Where Veeshir has been

A. Finally working after almost a year

B. Masturbating

C. Enjoying the fine weather in AZ with his fine convertible

Answer below the fold.

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Two handguns, $54,000 in cash, and a vial of unidentified liquid later…  The video is sort of morbidly fascinating but not something you want to watch at work unless you’re a Congresscritter, in which case a chant of “STOP STEALING MY MONEY!” should be considered a message from each and every one of your constituents.

This seems like an odd, isolated, drug-addled incident, that surely only shares a coincidental proximity in time to the dude who chowed down on his friend’s face and the guy who threw his own intestines at police this morning.  These are certainly not related in any way.

This is a no-brainer

Posted: May 6, 2012 by aliceaitch in Random Crap, WTF Is Wrong With Colorado, Zombies!

SMOD vs Mike the Headless Chicken.

A fake intertubes friend of mine posed this question.  I’m not sure it’s an entirely good idea, but for shits and giggles I thought I’d throw it out to the Moron Nation:

Fake Intertubes Friend:

Gun nut friends: Looking to purchase a semiautomatic rifle and handgun that take the same ammo. What’s the low hanging fruit, here? 9mm?

It was later pointed out that he was looking for “something with a bit more pop” than .22.

I guess I’ll ask this since my friend didn’t — is this even a good idea?  Which brings us to the purpose of the question:

For this particular purpose, all-purpose defense and emergency hunting. The former will actually be taken care of separately by a 12 gauge. The long-gun is for the emergency hunting and super-emergency (and exceedingly unlikely) defense.

The handgun, mostly, is so I have one. I am not entirely sure they will always be so easy to acquire. So while I don’t really have a need for one now, I might someday. And if that day comes, I want to be prepared.

The ammo decision is so I can lay in a significant amount and not have to worry overmuch about which goes with which. And I would also prefer it to be common and easy to find, or (if necessary) scavenge.

I guess I understand the desire to not care what ammo goes with which weapon, but in a scavenge situation, I think having two different calibers makes more sense.

In related news, bleeding zombie targets.

Also, cob-loggers, what does the “L.L.A.P.H.” category stand for?

 

Random thoughts on zombie defense

Posted: January 15, 2012 by doubleplusundead in Zombies!

This has been eating at me for a long time, why is it that swords, particularly your nodachi/katana/wakizashi are always touted as the bestest ever zombie melee tool?

Maybe it’s just me, but I think the katana type swords, with the possible exception of lighter rapiers have to be the about the worst possible choice for zombies, they’re a slashing weapon, yes you can cut through bone, but they’re designed to cause massive flesh wounds first and foremost.  They’re also high maintenance, you not only are going to have to sharpen frequently (assuming your blade hasn’t been chipped to hell by all the attempts to chop through vertebrae and skulls already), but they require frequent oiling and cleaning or rust is going to set in quickly.

To me, if the goal is to destroy Zed’s grey matter before he consumes yours, if you’re going with a sword type weapon for close encounters, a heavy chopping sword is the way to go, something like a falchion, grosse messer, machete, dao, dadao and chinese style butterfly swords.  You still have the maintenance, but most likely the heavier and thicker blade will take abuse better, and will chop and cleave better, and will be somewhat more useful for non-Zed killing related duties, cutting a path through thick foliage for example.

Note, swords were usually a secondary weapon for western knights and Eastern samurai even back then. Samurai were often capable archers, and primarily used a spear in combat.  European knights traditionally weren’t big on archery, but they again relied on spears or lances as their primary weapon against armored opponents, and would often swap their sword for an axe, mace, flail or warhammer if they knew they were going in against heavy armor, swords were for cutting down conscripts or fleeing troops.  Lower ground soldiers primarily used polearms in the later medieval period in combination with archery, and later guns.  Obviously smashing through metal isn’t quite the same as smashing through bone, but if a tool does a better job of smashing through metal, doesn’t it follow that it’ll do a better job smashing through bone?

Another thing to remember is the French experience in beheadings, it wasn’t all that uncommon for the executioner to have to take a couple of whacks before he cut through.  That was one of the reasons for the switch to the guillotine, the use of a very heavy angled blade was more likely to take a head off in a single cut than an executioner with a very sharp blade and a lot of experience in lopping noggins.

On top of that, swords are pretty much a one trick pony.  What else can you actually do with a sword?  Outside of a machete or a chopping sword to clear foliage, there’s not a damn thing they do.  I take the Alton Brown philosophy to my zombie prep preferences, unitaskers are to be avoided wherever possible.

I’d much rather have a sturdy crowbar, axe or hammer, they’re going to be far more versatile in that they’re actual tools you can use for other tasks.  What I really like are multifunction entry tools, something like a Stanley FUBAR, Firemaxx or Hammermaxx fire multitools, a Halligan Bar, or even the old style hammer/tomahawk tools.  Most of these can do at least a serviceable job in a number of tasks, including popping Zed’s grape when needed.  A quality sword is going to be lighter, but again, it’s only good for one thing, and if you’re bugging out, there’s a limit to how much crap you’re gonna be able to lug with you, it’s the same reason Swiss Army knives exist.

On top of that is cost, a good sword is not cheap, damned cool, but expensive as hell.  A good quality sword is probably going to run at least $500-750, you can get a titanium Halligan Bar for that, for an extra pound or two, you’re getting far more function than a sword and every bit as much zombie dispatching ability, and it’s lower maintenance.  FUBARs and Firemaxx tools can be had for well under $200, and a normal steel Halligan is normally a touch over $200.

Am I totally off base here?  I’m curious to see if anyone has a different view on the sword, or if they have something they like better than the entry tools I like.

Fun with zombies

Posted: December 22, 2011 by doubleplusundead in Zombies!
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Fun one, though not as shooty as I typically like in my zombie games.

25 days is my best thus far.

Herschel Greene’s barn

Posted: December 4, 2011 by aliceaitch in Occupy My Asscrack, Zombies!

That’s what the police need to turn this into. (Note – I am not advocating the resolution with the barn on those filthy hippies, and I’m not going to say any more about that above the cut, but below the cut I hope youse guys join me for some speculative discussion.  So SPOILER ALERT, dammit.)

H/T Treacher.  Or maybe he’s over here.

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Too Much Cowbell?

Posted: October 31, 2011 by veeshir in Win!, Zombies!

The Walken Dead, pretty funny.

 

Via Are We Lumberjacks? (the answer is “No”)

WANT

Posted: October 25, 2011 by aliceaitch in Zombies!

The only downside to this is that someone would inevitably destroy it.  I may still try to build one for this Halloween, though, just because I hate most of the trick-or-treaters in our neighborhood.