Zombies, the Feds know.

Discussion in 'The Green Room' started by Ancalagon, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. Ancalagon

    Ancalagon outta my way Administrator Formerly Important

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2004
    Messages:
    45,035
    Location:
    Downtown
    Ratings:
    +38,939
    [​IMG]

    :rofl:

    So Zombies made it, but another one from that batch 'B/c the chicks dig it' didn't. Coincidence? :chris:
  2. Lanzman

    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2004
    Messages:
    33,551
    Location:
    Someplace high and cold
    Ratings:
    +33,833
    "Chicks dig it" is not a legitimate use of a firearm, as is covered in any basic firearm safety course. However, defending oneself from the Inevitable Zombie Apocalypse goes to the very heart of the Second Amendment.
  3. Volpone

    Volpone Zombie Hunter

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2004
    Messages:
    43,720
    Location:
    Bigfoot country
    Ratings:
    +16,167
    Off topic, but man, it is a wonder we survived in those days. Can you imagine trying to repel zombies with a muzzleloader that takes 30 seconds between shots? Even with a bayonet on the end, that would suck.
  4. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2004
    Messages:
    59,490
    Ratings:
    +48,624
    What happens if the Zombies themselves have guns? :unsure:
  5. Sean the Puritan

    Sean the Puritan Endut! Hoch Hech!

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2004
    Messages:
    25,788
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    Ratings:
    +15,681
    Actually, the bayonet is probably more useful than even modern firearm. A good broadsword and plate or mail armor + shield would be even better still.
    • Agree Agree x 1
  6. 14thDoctor

    14thDoctor chu chu

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2007
    Messages:
    25,870
    Ratings:
    +32,671
    Some of them would likely have access to guns, but they'd probably still lack the fine motor skills required to aim and fire.
  7. Lethesoda

    Lethesoda Quixiotic

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2006
    Messages:
    10,389
    Location:
    H'ville
    Ratings:
    +2,956
    That's why we learned how to build better zombies, not just better guns. :lethesoda:
  8. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2004
    Messages:
    59,490
    Ratings:
    +48,624
    I have noticed they tend to be less than subtle. :yes:
  9. Volpone

    Volpone Zombie Hunter

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2004
    Messages:
    43,720
    Location:
    Bigfoot country
    Ratings:
    +16,167
    And in those days, the population was a LOT smaller--and largely pastoral. So you don't have the huge zombie hordes you have nowadays.
  10. Zombie

    Zombie dead and loving it

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2004
    Messages:
    45,044
    Ratings:
    +33,051
    You'd think that....

    Swords and plate or mail armor and shield gets very heavy very fast. Even for men in the best of shape.

    :)
  11. Volpone

    Volpone Zombie Hunter

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2004
    Messages:
    43,720
    Location:
    Bigfoot country
    Ratings:
    +16,167
    I'm ashamed to admit that I don't know if you can zombify a horse.:blush: I've never seen it happen, so maybe only higher primates can be infected.

    Anyway, the point is, the only way to be able to function effectively in medieval armor is on a horse. On foot you'd be quickly overwhelmed and taken apart like a lobster. :bergman:
  12. Ancalagon

    Ancalagon outta my way Administrator Formerly Important

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2004
    Messages:
    45,035
    Location:
    Downtown
    Ratings:
    +38,939

    According to the Documentary Series Resident Evil all mammals and even birds can become infected.
  13. Sean the Puritan

    Sean the Puritan Endut! Hoch Hech!

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2004
    Messages:
    25,788
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    Ratings:
    +15,681
    I find that some of the research done in that series may be intentionally misleading to sensationalize the threat. For a more balanced and fact based source I refer to World War Z by the renowned historian Max Brooks.
  14. Ancalagon

    Ancalagon outta my way Administrator Formerly Important

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2004
    Messages:
    45,035
    Location:
    Downtown
    Ratings:
    +38,939
    World War Z or Zombie Survival Guide?
  15. Darkening

    Darkening Guest

    Ratings:
    +0
    Got the Zombie Survival Guide just in case.
  16. Lethesoda

    Lethesoda Quixiotic

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2006
    Messages:
    10,389
    Location:
    H'ville
    Ratings:
    +2,956
    Virus-based agents can be modified for any source, even mosquito-based transfers are possible.