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2013-03-08 09:17:08 AM

JohnCarter: Let's start making our way to Boulder, Colorado

[www.imcdb.org image 712x545]


No, come to Las Vegas. We have cookies and nuclear bombs...

images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-03-08 09:18:03 AM

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: Baby, can you dig your man?


That was one of the better stories that man ever wrote.
 
2013-03-08 09:19:27 AM

id10ts: M-O-O-N, that spells "my first greenlight".


Good for you.  But the reference you made was to the virus itself, which clearly is not going to pick up the phone.  You should have paged Randall Flagg.

Do try and keep up with your King references.
 
2013-03-08 09:21:25 AM

Natsumi: 1st time i read it i was 14 i think.


Did it have illustrations?  When I turned the page to the one of the tube-necked corpse leaning against the wall (page 239 in the unabridged Signet paperback), it was a real shock-scare.

My favorite chapter is 38, "them ole emergency room blues".
 
2013-03-08 09:22:04 AM

Cold_Sassy: That was one of the better stories that any man ever wrote.

 
2013-03-08 09:24:27 AM

dryknife: Even if alive, what could Jerry Garcia do?


Probably get by... With a touch of gray
 
2013-03-08 09:24:33 AM

durbnpoisn: id10ts: M-O-O-N, that spells "my first greenlight".

Good for you.  But the reference you made was to the virus itself, which clearly is not going to pick up the phone.  You should have paged Randall Flagg.

Do try and keep up with your King references.


/Ack! My bad.
//I hate the phrase "my bad".
///My bad.
////Viral slashies.
 
2013-03-08 09:24:50 AM
Speaking of "The Stand"...  It is indeed one of my favorites by King.  Read it twice.  The first time I read it, I was listening to the EMF album with "Unbelievable" on it, on repeat, the entire time.  Weird soundtrack for that book, but oddly, it worked.

I still can't hear that single without getting visions of that book in my head.

//Yes, I see the stories I read.
//If you can't, you're doing it wrong.
 
2013-03-08 09:28:53 AM

Precision Boobery: Natsumi: 1st time i read it i was 14 i think.

Did it have illustrations?  When I turned the page to the one of the tube-necked corpse leaning against the wall (page 239 in the unabridged Signet paperback), it was a real shock-scare.

My favorite chapter is 38, "them ole emergency room blues".


Yup uncut edition with illustrations!
 
2013-03-08 09:30:45 AM
I actually hung out with Captain Trips. Summer of '92, somewhere in NorCal. After being accused of selling 200 million hits of acid ~1980ish (he claims it was closer to 250M) he was on house arrest on a sprawling ranch nearby. Had hooked up with one of my friends. He was at least 50, maybe closer to 60, was after all the young women, er ALL the women. He spent a decade or so in prison, then they let him out on house arrest. Charming as hell. He could only smoke a little weed just after his monthly drug test. Bummer. It was around the time he was interviewed in Mondo 2000. I would have thought he was totally full of shiat if not for RU Sirius.
 
2013-03-08 09:30:56 AM

give me doughnuts: Prank Monkey: We all like to think of ourselves as Stu but we're really a bunch of Harolds. Only fat. Especially on Fark.

Every dog has its day.


My name is Tard O Logical.

I do this of my own free will.
 
2013-03-08 09:32:46 AM
So...is this virus like some "dire wolf" which could murder me?Pleeeeeeeease don't murder me!!
 
2013-03-08 09:36:00 AM
All right, give me Hamm on 5, hold the Mayo.
 
2013-03-08 09:39:38 AM

durbnpoisn: Speaking of "The Stand"...  It is indeed one of my favorites by King.  Read it twice.  The first time I read it, I was listening to the EMF album with "Unbelievable" on it, on repeat, the entire time.  Weird soundtrack for that book, but oddly, it worked.

I still can't hear that single without getting visions of that book in my head.

//Yes, I see the stories I read.
//If you can't, you're doing it wrong.


I do that, I play books in my head while I'm reading them like they were movies.
/Cool : )
 
2013-03-08 09:39:49 AM
Wait, we're these guys in that one...? 

/Cuba Gooding Jr played Mother Abigail, right?
 
2013-03-08 09:41:29 AM
Typing and image linking fail. I'll just go to Las Vegas where I belong.
 
2013-03-08 09:46:53 AM

Natsumi: Ok. I am currently rereading The Stand...
/weird


I don't know why, but that was one of the most enjoyable reads of my life.
/currently working my way through the Dark Tower series.
 
2013-03-08 09:53:41 AM

give me doughnuts: Prank Monkey: We all like to think of ourselves as Stu but we're really a bunch of Harolds. Only fat. Especially on Fark.

Every dog has its day.



i.imgur.com
R.I.P. DOG DAY AFTERNOON

 
2013-03-08 09:56:16 AM
Soon to appear:

1-media-cdn.foolz.us
 
2013-03-08 10:05:46 AM
Globalization. It will kill us all one way or another.
 
2013-03-08 10:09:03 AM
protip: when it does hit the fan be aware that even a small injury can get serious without proper medical attention. flying down the road sans helmet on a Harley like they do on TV 'almost everybody is dead' programs is foolish. at least drive one of those 4 wheel thingies, and go Mad Max on the protective equipment.
 
2013-03-08 10:10:02 AM

THX 1138: Soon to appear:

[1-media-cdn.foolz.us image 220x300]


Cibola!!! My life for you!!!
 
2013-03-08 10:13:38 AM
no, the white phone
 
2013-03-08 10:14:10 AM
Echoing love for The Stand.

I feel like the next big epidemic on a global scale is a "when", not an "if", and I really wonder whether it will be something that naturally emerges or something like the book where there's a critical human error/something we wrought on ourselves.

/Just wait until 2080 or so to start, please
 
2013-03-08 10:17:46 AM
Electromax:
I feel like the next big epidemic on a global scale is a "when", not an "if", and I really wonder whether it will be something that naturally emerges or something like the book where there's a critical human error/something we wrought on ourselves.

Looks like it might be the latter.
 
2013-03-08 10:18:10 AM

Deathfrogg: Natsumi: Ok. I am currently rereading The Stand...
/weird

Just finished it for the third time about a month ago. Having spent the last week living on nothing but Tylenol and water, I can relate.

/four days shaking like a lump of jello in a paint mixer
//not fun


That's hypoglycemia.
 
2013-03-08 10:23:52 AM
Loved The Stand.

And Jerry.
 
2013-03-08 10:23:58 AM
 
2013-03-08 10:24:53 AM
Is anybody else hearing Don't Fear the Reaper...or is that just me.
 
2013-03-08 10:25:29 AM

THX 1138: Electromax:
I feel like the next big epidemic on a global scale is a "when", not an "if", and I really wonder whether it will be something that naturally emerges or something like the book where there's a critical human error/something we wrought on ourselves.

Looks like it might be the latter.


FTFA:At a conference in Malta in September, he described his work as something that was "really, really stupid," but ultimately useful for the development of vaccines.
Oh that's nice :/
 
2013-03-08 10:25:40 AM

Public Call Box: Ci-BO-LA  Seven-cities-in-one!
bumpity-bumpity-bump

/My life for you
//MY LIFE FOR YOU



You glorious son of a biatch, you beat me to it.

Care for some bre'er rat?
 
2013-03-08 10:27:32 AM

MadSkillz: Deathfrogg: Natsumi: Ok. I am currently rereading The Stand...
/weird

Just finished it for the third time about a month ago. Having spent the last week living on nothing but Tylenol and water, I can relate.

/four days shaking like a lump of jello in a paint mixer
//not fun

That's hypoglycemia.


Possible, I suppose. I couldn't keep anything in my stomach. Thinned down orange juice, coffee, my usual tea that I drink in the afternoon, nothing. I chalked it up to the 103-104 fever I ran for three days straight. Yesterday was the first time I felt like I could stay out of bed to do anything more than piss, chug another liter of water and FARK for a couple hours.

Oh, and kill Zombies.
 
2013-03-08 10:30:00 AM
On a side note, want to hear something funny?

I live in Houston, and at this point in the story, I am a college kid, walking into the grocery store where I work, and I notice this car with two bumper stickers.  One is a normal bumper sticker for Amoco, which isn't weird in and of itself, except you don't see Amoco stations around my neck of the woods.  But the second bumper sticker says "...and that's the truth."

I don't know why, but that gave me the damn willies.  It was obviously on purpose, but still... yeesh.  Heebie jeebies.
 
2013-03-08 10:30:14 AM
I just destroyed the world three times on Brutal mode of Plague, Inc., starting in Saudi Arabia each time, so I'm getting a kick out of this.

Actually, I kind of feel responsible.
 
2013-03-08 10:31:23 AM

id10ts: Survivors was damned good.  Like so many other shows I really like, they're gone in a season or two.


Maybe you should now admit your taste in TV sucks.
 
2013-03-08 10:32:18 AM

deeyablo: Public Call Box: Ci-BO-LA  Seven-cities-in-one!
bumpity-bumpity-bump

/My life for you
//MY LIFE FOR YOU


You glorious son of a biatch, you beat me to it.

Care for some bre'er rat?


As long as you don't like Coors or Rebel Yell, sure.

/Clap for the Wolfman.
 
2013-03-08 10:33:48 AM

Electromax: Echoing love for The Stand.

I feel like the next big epidemic on a global scale is a "when", not an "if", and I really wonder whether it will be something that naturally emerges or something like the book where there's a critical human error/something we wrought on ourselves.

/Just wait until 2080 or so to start, please


Considering that humans are making a number of striking mistakes with this sort of thing, I think it's more likely than many people think that we will bring it upon ourselves.  And here are a few of the mistakes:

1.  Overuse of antibiotics.  Bacteria can pass information to other bacteria.  As such, the more we us antibiotics, the more likely it is that more bacteria will become resistant.
2.  We move around a lot in atmospheres that are contained and circulated (air travel).  This makes it really easy for both viruses and bacteria to spread - in multiple places.
3.  We overuse things like sanitizers.  This may sound backwards.  But the thing is, if we try to kill all of the pathogens that try to get to us, we don't allow our bodies to build a natural immunity to them.
4.  We have scientists actually working to make viruses even more deadly than they already can be - thus the premise for The Stand.  That part wasn't entirely fictional.

That's just for a start.  If an asteroid or supervolcano doesn't wipe us out, the microbes probably could.
Short of the planet splitting in half, bacteria will be here when the sun explodes.  Hell, even then, a great number of bacteria will STILL be here.
 
2013-03-08 10:37:01 AM

CeroX: Hrm... I was hoping more for a Takisian virus when i read Captain Trips... oh well... time to build that biological fallout bunker i've always wanted


I can't die yet. I haven't seen the Al Jolson Story.
 
2013-03-08 10:37:33 AM

Pollexter: Las Vegas


You're assuming you aren't one of the ones wiped out by the disease.
 
2013-03-08 10:38:35 AM

Natsumi: tinfoil-hat maggie: Natsumi: Ok. I am currently rereading The Stand...
/weird

I've been watching Survivers on Netflix and it pay homage to the Stand which I've read and seen.
/Not so weird : )

Maybe its all a coincidence?


King said in an interview that he watched the original 1970s version of Survivors on American PBS and tied in that theme with some mysterious cattle deaths that had occurred in the American west where the military claimed they "didn't know anything about how those animals died all bloated and weird, just down-wind of one of our testing facilities".

/big fan of The Stand
//found literary criticism and many references to it in academic journals
 
2013-03-08 10:52:59 AM
"He could feel the pores of his body open like a million mouths and slurp the water in like a sponge."
"That wasn't any act of God. That was an act of pure human farkery."
/not fta
 
2013-03-08 10:52:59 AM
I see how it's transmitted.
data1.blog.de

/cheap shot
 
2013-03-08 10:55:17 AM
A killer virus is about the only thing one person could devise that could wipe out humanity.
 
2013-03-08 10:58:35 AM
"Better shut them pumps off Hap!" said Stu.
 
2013-03-08 11:03:27 AM
Just another happy coincidence to go with the weird weather, earthquakes, meteors, comets, looming economic and political collapse.

Carry on ...
 
2013-03-08 11:06:25 AM

nmemkha: Just another happy coincidence to go with the weird weather, earthquakes, meteors, comets, looming economic and political collapse.

Carry on ...


You forgot Pope coming out ; )
 
2013-03-08 11:08:10 AM
It popped up in the Arabian peninsula before the Hajj this past year, if it didn't break bad during the human-to-human transmission festival that is the Hajj, I'm not that worried about it.
 
2013-03-08 11:08:25 AM

brimed03: I just destroyed the world three times on Brutal mode of Plague, Inc., starting in Saudi Arabia each time, so I'm getting a kick out of this.

Actually, I kind of feel responsible.


I can't pass virus. It frustrates me. I have to spend too many points devolving noticeable symptoms.
 
2013-03-08 11:11:01 AM

studebaker hoch: A killer virus is about the only thing one person could devise that could wipe out humanity.


I doubt you could wipe out all of humanity, at least not entirely with the virus. People live in remote areas, and the virus would probably die out before it affected them, unless it could live in other species or had an exceedingly long ability to survive outside its host. Now you might have the virus indirectly result in nuclear war or something, or you might have bad things happen in a world where 90% of the population perishes. For example, you'd need to do something pretty quickly about nuclear facilities so they don't melt down.

Interestingly enough, though, viruses that kill all of their hosts won't survive long, and viruses live to survive. One would suspect a killer virus would quickly evolve to be less lethal, so as to survive.
 
2013-03-08 11:15:15 AM

tinfoil-hat maggie: nmemkha: Just another happy coincidence to go with the weird weather, earthquakes, meteors, comets, looming economic and political collapse.

Carry on ...

You forgot Pope coming out ; )


Oh the  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prophecy_of_the_Popes

Peter the Roman sounds like either a dime store gangster or a pizza mascot.
 
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