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2013-02-07 09:35:28 PM  
where's Carl?
 
2013-02-07 09:41:44 PM  
Which would be better in a zombie apocalypse: a modern M16 variant or an AK-47?
 
2013-02-07 09:47:43 PM  
Well in my opinion; slingshot. Ammo is easy to find. Easy to aim. Easy to carry. Slow fire rate but zombies tend to be slow.

Next would be crossbow for similar reasons. I think spear or kukri would follow up soon thereafter.

But the best way to fight a horde is to crossarm your group to shore up deficiencies in weapons. There's no such thing as a perfect weapon.
 
2013-02-07 09:57:20 PM  

fearmongert: where's Carl?


Trying to bang the farmer's daughter..
 
2013-02-07 09:58:01 PM  
God, this farking show sucks it so bad now. It's not an urban legend if the farking zombies don't exist, it's a plot point in a fictional storyline.

Mythbusters quit being entertaining about 6 years ago,
 
2013-02-07 09:58:30 PM  
If zombies were real the only way to actually disable them would be to destroy the brain stem or the spinal column above the arms, a simple head shot would not be enough.
 
2013-02-07 10:01:13 PM  
So how did Merle cut his hand off and free himself? Obviously if he could have gotten hold of a tool that could cut through bone, he could have simply cut the handcuffs off, so that couldn't have been what happened. Did he just strain against the cuffs until the metal cut through?

/Three episodes into the series
 
2013-02-07 10:06:12 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: So how did Merle cut his hand off and free himself?


a hacksaw
 
2013-02-07 10:06:19 PM  

Mikey1969: God, this farking show sucks it so bad now. It's not an urban legend if the farking zombies don't exist, it's a plot point in a fictional storyline.

Mythbusters quit being entertaining about 6 years ago,


They ran out of worthwhile myths after a few seasons. Now it's mostly the B-team finding excuses to blow shiat up. It's entertaining in small doses, but nowhere near the show it used to be.
 
2013-02-07 10:08:06 PM  

What_Would_Jimi_Do: B.L.Z. Bub: So how did Merle cut his hand off and free himself?

a hacksaw


And why didn't he just use it to cut off the handcuffs?
 
2013-02-07 10:15:57 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: What_Would_Jimi_Do: B.L.Z. Bub: So how did Merle cut his hand off and free himself?

a hacksaw

And why didn't he just use it to cut off the handcuffs?


as i am trying to remember, walkers were pushing in on the door and he didn't have time, the blade was dull, like when mad max handcuffed the dudes leg to the car in mad max.
 
2013-02-07 10:19:46 PM  

Mrbogey: Well in my opinion; slingshot. Ammo is easy to find. Easy to aim. Easy to carry. Slow fire rate but zombies tend to be slow.

Next would be crossbow for similar reasons. I think spear or kukri would follow up soon thereafter.

But the best way to fight a horde is to crossarm your group to shore up deficiencies in weapons. There's no such thing as a perfect weapon.


steam powered tractor to mow the damn zombies down
 
2013-02-07 10:19:53 PM  

What_Would_Jimi_Do: B.L.Z. Bub: What_Would_Jimi_Do: B.L.Z. Bub: So how did Merle cut his hand off and free himself?

a hacksaw

And why didn't he just use it to cut off the handcuffs?

as i am trying to remember, walkers were pushing in on the door and he didn't have time, the blade was dull, like when mad max handcuffed the dudes leg to the car in mad max.


Blade was too dull to cut steel, but still sharp enough to cut flesh
 
2013-02-07 10:26:56 PM  

Ann Coulter's Diiick: What_Would_Jimi_Do: B.L.Z. Bub: What_Would_Jimi_Do: B.L.Z. Bub: So how did Merle cut his hand off and free himself?

a hacksaw

And why didn't he just use it to cut off the handcuffs?

as i am trying to remember, walkers were pushing in on the door and he didn't have time, the blade was dull, like when mad max handcuffed the dudes leg to the car in mad max.

Blade was too dull to cut steel, but still sharp enough to cut flesh


But sharp enough to cut through bone? Bone is stronger than steel:  http://www.livescience.com/6040-brute-force-humans-punch.html
 
2013-02-07 10:30:29 PM  
 
2013-02-07 10:36:41 PM  

Mikey1969: God, this farking show sucks it so bad now. It's not an urban legend if the farking zombies don't exist, it's a plot point in a fictional storyline.

Mythbusters quit being entertaining about 6 years ago,


So much this...
 
2013-02-07 10:36:52 PM  
The only person from TWD I want to see is Maggie, and the only myth I want her to bust is "Maggie has no nipples and that's why she always covers her breasts in her topless scenes."

/Crude
//Even Tonks from Harry Potter got naked on cable TV.
 
2013-02-07 10:37:51 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: Ann Coulter's Diiick: What_Would_Jimi_Do: B.L.Z. Bub: What_Would_Jimi_Do: B.L.Z. Bub: So how did Merle cut his hand off and free himself?

a hacksaw

And why didn't he just use it to cut off the handcuffs?

as i am trying to remember, walkers were pushing in on the door and he didn't have time, the blade was dull, like when mad max handcuffed the dudes leg to the car in mad max.

Blade was too dull to cut steel, but still sharp enough to cut flesh

But sharp enough to cut through bone? Bone is stronger than steel:  http://www.livescience.com/6040-brute-force-humans-punch.html


It's a tv show.
 
2013-02-07 10:39:31 PM  

loonatic112358: Mrbogey: Well in my opinion; slingshot. Ammo is easy to find. Easy to aim. Easy to carry. Slow fire rate but zombies tend to be slow.

Next would be crossbow for similar reasons. I think spear or kukri would follow up soon thereafter.

But the best way to fight a horde is to crossarm your group to shore up deficiencies in weapons. There's no such thing as a perfect weapon.

steam powered tractor to mow the damn zombies down


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-02-07 10:39:47 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: Ann Coulter's Diiick: What_Would_Jimi_Do: B.L.Z. Bub: What_Would_Jimi_Do: B.L.Z. Bub: So how did Merle cut his hand off and free himself?

a hacksaw

And why didn't he just use it to cut off the handcuffs?

as i am trying to remember, walkers were pushing in on the door and he didn't have time, the blade was dull, like when mad max handcuffed the dudes leg to the car in mad max.

Blade was too dull to cut steel, but still sharp enough to cut flesh

But sharp enough to cut through bone? Bone is stronger than steel:  http://www.livescience.com/6040-brute-force-humans-punch.html


Who needs to CUT the bone? A good couple of whacks and he could BREAK the bone. All he needed to do was cut the flesh and muscle.
 
2013-02-07 10:41:27 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: But sharp enough to cut through bone? Bone is stronger than steel: http://www.livescience.com/6040-brute-force-humans-punch.html


"Stronger" is a scientifically imprecise word in this regard. Bone can hold a lot of weight ounce for ounce but that doesn't mean it's harder to cut.
 
2013-02-07 10:41:32 PM  
*scans headline*

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-02-07 10:42:22 PM  

pizen: loonatic112358: Mrbogey: Well in my opinion; slingshot. Ammo is easy to find. Easy to aim. Easy to carry. Slow fire rate but zombies tend to be slow.

Next would be crossbow for similar reasons. I think spear or kukri would follow up soon thereafter.

But the best way to fight a horde is to crossarm your group to shore up deficiencies in weapons. There's no such thing as a perfect weapon.

steam powered tractor to mow the damn zombies down

[upload.wikimedia.org image 800x454]


Who gets to get out to refill the tank with water? And how many human bodies does it take to gunk up the thresher and stall the damned thing?
 
2013-02-07 10:47:29 PM  

ZeroCorpse: pizen: loonatic112358: Mrbogey: Well in my opinion; slingshot. Ammo is easy to find. Easy to aim. Easy to carry. Slow fire rate but zombies tend to be slow.

Next would be crossbow for similar reasons. I think spear or kukri would follow up soon thereafter.

But the best way to fight a horde is to crossarm your group to shore up deficiencies in weapons. There's no such thing as a perfect weapon.

steam powered tractor to mow the damn zombies down

[upload.wikimedia.org image 800x454]

Who gets to get out to refill the tank with water? And how many human bodies does it take to gunk up the thresher and stall the damned thing?



As someone who worked on a farm in his youth, it would take a medium size arm to make the entire damn thing lock up.

/Hated combines
 
2013-02-07 10:51:38 PM  

ZeroCorpse: pizen: loonatic112358: Mrbogey: Well in my opinion; slingshot. Ammo is easy to find. Easy to aim. Easy to carry. Slow fire rate but zombies tend to be slow.

Next would be crossbow for similar reasons. I think spear or kukri would follow up soon thereafter.

But the best way to fight a horde is to crossarm your group to shore up deficiencies in weapons. There's no such thing as a perfect weapon.

steam powered tractor to mow the damn zombies down

[upload.wikimedia.org image 800x454]

Who gets to get out to refill the tank with water? And how many human bodies does it take to gunk up the thresher and stall the damned thing?


Maybe some sort of large, frontward facing tiller on a tractor
 
2013-02-07 10:53:46 PM  
fark.  Is Mythbusters still making new episodes?  Every time I flip by the show it's one from years ago.
 
2013-02-07 10:54:09 PM  

neuroflare: Maybe some sort of large, frontward facing tiller on a tractor


like, put some decent size wheels a couple of feet back to climb over stones and body parts, but have the whirling death blades exposed and a little above ground for a smooth(ish) ride, but not far enough to miss the crawlers
 
2013-02-07 10:56:13 PM  

neuroflare: neuroflare: Maybe some sort of large, frontward facing tiller on a tractor

like, put some decent size wheels a couple of feet back to climb over stones and body parts, but have the whirling death blades exposed and a little above ground for a smooth(ish) ride, but not far enough to miss the crawlers


You wouldn't be able to see out the windows after a minute or two, because of the gore that would be tossed all over the place, covering everything.
 
2013-02-07 11:00:53 PM  

ZeroCorpse: B.L.Z. Bub: Ann Coulter's Diiick: What_Would_Jimi_Do: B.L.Z. Bub: What_Would_Jimi_Do: B.L.Z. Bub: So how did Merle cut his hand off and free himself?

a hacksaw

And why didn't he just use it to cut off the handcuffs?

as i am trying to remember, walkers were pushing in on the door and he didn't have time, the blade was dull, like when mad max handcuffed the dudes leg to the car in mad max.

Blade was too dull to cut steel, but still sharp enough to cut flesh

But sharp enough to cut through bone? Bone is stronger than steel:  http://www.livescience.com/6040-brute-force-humans-punch.html

Who needs to CUT the bone? A good couple of whacks and he could BREAK the bone. All he needed to do was cut the flesh and muscle.


Haven't you guys ever cut up a chicken? You don't cut/break through the bones, you cut through the joints. It's relatively soft tissue.
 
2013-02-07 11:03:21 PM  

ZeroCorpse: neuroflare: neuroflare: Maybe some sort of large, frontward facing tiller on a tractor

like, put some decent size wheels a couple of feet back to climb over stones and body parts, but have the whirling death blades exposed and a little above ground for a smooth(ish) ride, but not far enough to miss the crawlers

You wouldn't be able to see out the windows after a minute or two, because of the gore that would be tossed all over the place, covering everything.


If that's true then enclosed tractors need windshield wipers.
 
2013-02-07 11:12:24 PM  
They didn't cancel Mythbusters for more Ice Road Gold Picker Wars?
 
2013-02-07 11:16:56 PM  
Please let it be Maggie/Kari testing the effects of shear viscosity of nude jello-wrestling
Please let it be Maggie/Kari testing the effects of shear viscosity of nude jello-wrestling
Please let it be Maggie/Kari testing the effects of shear viscosity of nude jello-wrestling
Please let it be Maggie/Kari testing the effects of shear viscosity of nude jello-wrestling
Please let it be Maggie/Kari testing the effects of shear viscosity of nude jello-wrestling
Please let it be Maggie/Kari testing the effects of shear viscosity of nude jello-wrestling
Please let it be Maggie/Kari testing the effects of shear viscosity of nude jello-wrestling
RTFA
....nonplussed
 
2013-02-07 11:18:30 PM  
You know, there's something about The Walking Dead that makes you really hate some characters even though you think the actor is pretty damn good.  Michael Rooker and Jon Bernthal both did an excellent job at making me really hate their characters.
 
2013-02-07 11:18:43 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: Ann Coulter's Diiick: What_Would_Jimi_Do: B.L.Z. Bub: What_Would_Jimi_Do: B.L.Z. Bub: So how did Merle cut his hand off and free himself?

a hacksaw

And why didn't he just use it to cut off the handcuffs?

as i am trying to remember, walkers were pushing in on the door and he didn't have time, the blade was dull, like when mad max handcuffed the dudes leg to the car in mad max.

Blade was too dull to cut steel, but still sharp enough to cut flesh

But sharp enough to cut through bone? Bone is stronger than steel:  http://www.livescience.com/6040-brute-force-humans-punch.html


They also have guns that never seem to run out of ammo during zombie attacks and every character has an almost inhuman ability to fire off perfect head shots from moving vehicles.

In other words: it's TV. Lighten up.
 
2013-02-07 11:32:26 PM  
Next up on Mythbusters: the team investigates the long standing myth "is that cat really playing a keyboard?"
 
2013-02-07 11:33:14 PM  
Wanna destroy zombies by mowing them down?

www.camerasnaps.org.uk

That'll do.
 
2013-02-07 11:56:30 PM  

susansto-helit: B.L.Z. Bub: Ann Coulter's Diiick: What_Would_Jimi_Do: B.L.Z. Bub: What_Would_Jimi_Do: B.L.Z. Bub: So how did Merle cut his hand off and free himself?

a hacksaw

And why didn't he just use it to cut off the handcuffs?

as i am trying to remember, walkers were pushing in on the door and he didn't have time, the blade was dull, like when mad max handcuffed the dudes leg to the car in mad max.

Blade was too dull to cut steel, but still sharp enough to cut flesh

But sharp enough to cut through bone? Bone is stronger than steel:  http://www.livescience.com/6040-brute-force-humans-punch.html

They also have guns that never seem to run out of ammo during zombie attacks and every character has an almost inhuman ability to fire off perfect head shots from moving vehicles.

In other words: it's TV. Lighten up.


I was bored, and I had just watched the episode where they find his severed hand not 24 hours earlier when this thread popped up, so I thought I'd bring up the question. You know, start a conversation. No need to get all butthurt.
 
2013-02-08 12:10:15 AM  
I hope he calls Kari "Sugartits".
 
2013-02-08 12:32:35 AM  
mundabor.files.wordpress.com

Works for me.
 
2013-02-08 12:39:35 AM  
And now Mythbusters has officially jumped the shark.

It started out as a good show that asked things like "Hey! Is that even possible?" and it has devolved into an informercial for Walking Dead

RIP Jamie and Adam.
 
2013-02-08 12:40:31 AM  
There can be only one.
peteiswriting.files.wordpress.com

Myth?
 
2013-02-08 12:47:36 AM  

CigaretteSmokingMan: [mundabor.files.wordpress.com image 700x335]

Works for me.


Which brings up another question (yes, fanboys I have MORE QUESTIONS! Come at me, nerds!), vis a vis the "no guns" rule: why does gunfire or similar noise ATTRACT the zombies? Do they lack even the basic self-preservation instinct that tells an animal to run from potential danger? Yes, in hordes they're unstoppable badasses, but alone they're so easily defeated it's pathetic, yet their instincts don't tell them to run when a "predator" (i.e., a human with a gun) is around and they don't have a horde to back them up.
 
2013-02-08 01:42:28 AM  

B.L.Z. Bub: Ann Coulter's Diiick: What_Would_Jimi_Do: B.L.Z. Bub: What_Would_Jimi_Do: B.L.Z. Bub: So how did Merle cut his hand off and free himself?

a hacksaw

And why didn't he just use it to cut off the handcuffs?

as i am trying to remember, walkers were pushing in on the door and he didn't have time, the blade was dull, like when mad max handcuffed the dudes leg to the car in mad max.

Blade was too dull to cut steel, but still sharp enough to cut flesh

But sharp enough to cut through bone? Bone is stronger than steel:  http://www.livescience.com/6040-brute-force-humans-punch.html


Now THAT is something to test. Also, another farmer already pointed out that the weakness is the joints. I've butchered many a chicken. You just flex (contract?) the joint and cut.
 
2013-02-08 03:23:19 AM  

B.L.Z. Bub: CigaretteSmokingMan: [mundabor.files.wordpress.com image 700x335]

Works for me.

Which brings up another question (yes, fanboys I have MORE QUESTIONS! Come at me, nerds!), vis a vis the "no guns" rule: why does gunfire or similar noise ATTRACT the zombies? Do they lack even the basic self-preservation instinct that tells an animal to run from potential danger? Yes, in hordes they're unstoppable badasses, but alone they're so easily defeated it's pathetic, yet their instincts don't tell them to run when a "predator" (i.e., a human with a gun) is around and they don't have a horde to back them up.


  Ummm... Yes.  They aren't humans.  Not all animals run from danger.
 
2013-02-08 04:34:27 AM  

CigaretteSmokingMan: [mundabor.files.wordpress.com image 700x335]

Works for me.


images.wikia.com

That way you're prepared for headcrabs as well.
 
2013-02-08 04:51:23 AM  

Happy Hours: And now Mythbusters has officially jumped the shark.

It started out as a good show that asked things like "Hey! Is that even possible?" and it has devolved into an informercial for Walking Dead

RIP Jamie and Adam.


Now it's jumped the shark?  I take it you missed the "Green Goblin" episode.

     I still watch Mythbusters. I just accept that it is no longer a show about myths and just a sometimes interesting show about blowing stuff up or something.  I'm somewhat sadly waiting to see how absurd it gets before it finally goes away.
 
2013-02-08 04:56:15 AM  

B.L.Z. Bub: Ann Coulter's Diiick: What_Would_Jimi_Do: B.L.Z. Bub: What_Would_Jimi_Do: B.L.Z. Bub: So how did Merle cut his hand off and free himself?

a hacksaw

And why didn't he just use it to cut off the handcuffs?

as i am trying to remember, walkers were pushing in on the door and he didn't have time, the blade was dull, like when mad max handcuffed the dudes leg to the car in mad max.

Blade was too dull to cut steel, but still sharp enough to cut flesh

But sharp enough to cut through bone? Bone is stronger than steel:  http://www.livescience.com/6040-brute-force-humans-punch.html


If you cut at a joint, you only have to deal with skin, muscle, tendens, ligaments and cartilage.  Also, bone may have properties that make it stronger then steel, but I seriously doubt it's HARDER than steel, and that's the property you're concerned with when cutting.


Richard C Stanford: Which would be better in a zombie apocalypse: a modern M16 variant or an AK-47?


M16.  Consensus seems to be you don't need a lot of power for zombies, just accuracy, and the lesser recoil would make it easier to shoot than the AK-47.  Although the M16 needs more care and cleaning, and the AK-47 performs well under adverse conditions, so there is that.  Maybe the AK-74, combining the best qualities of both.

I'd probably pick a suppressed Ruger 10/22 carbine, if I could find one somewhere (the suppressor being the hard-to find part).  Accurate, reliable, ammo is common and lightweight, and a .22LR would be enough to rattle their brains
 
2013-02-08 04:56:47 AM  
Or even "Green Lantern".  Yeah, I've been playing too much WoW as of late.  Guess which race my main is!
 
2013-02-08 05:30:10 AM  

B.L.Z. Bub: CigaretteSmokingMan: [mundabor.files.wordpress.com image 700x335]

Works for me.

Which brings up another question (yes, fanboys I have MORE QUESTIONS! Come at me, nerds!), vis a vis the "no guns" rule: why does gunfire or similar noise ATTRACT the zombies? Do they lack even the basic self-preservation instinct that tells an animal to run from potential danger? Yes, in hordes they're unstoppable badasses, but alone they're so easily defeated it's pathetic, yet their instincts don't tell them to run when a "predator" (i.e., a human with a gun) is around and they don't have a horde to back them up.


The desire to feed (even though they don't need food) outweighs self preservation.  The part of their brains that dictates safety is basically gone at that point.

Noise = potential food.  And...keep watching...you'll see something cool happen at the end of the second season regarding noise attracting zombies.
 
2013-02-08 05:56:45 AM  
They still make Mythbusters?  I stopped watching Discovery after it became the Man vs. Wild, Gold Rush channel.
 
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