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2013-10-21 08:52:08 AM  
Is foxnews butthurt hurting America? It's not news, it's fark.com
 
2013-10-21 08:54:12 AM  
Zombies, Obamabots, same thing.
 
2013-10-21 08:54:24 AM  
With this country heading towards a socialized system of government, in which officials don't want you to think or focus on what is important for your own personal growth, I'm sure they're more than happy to let you obsess over something as stupid as zombies.

And in turn, you ultimately become the zombie.


Jeez... did he have to write an entire pseudo-intellectual critique of zombies just to get to his little "OMG SOSHALISMZ BAD!" zinger?
 
2013-10-21 08:55:12 AM  

Mugato: You don't need a research paper to understand the appeal of Twilight. Vampires are sexy. Teenage vampires bring in the tween girls. The fact that he's actually 100 years old and trolls high schools for tail is immaterial.


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And stolen.

/Buffy fan
 
2013-10-21 08:56:35 AM  

AiryAnne: Is foxnews butthurt hurting America? It's not news, it's fark.com


No one can ever ridicule anything conservative without some conservative mistaking it for being "butthurt".
 
2013-10-21 08:59:01 AM  
So this "doctor" missed has never noticed the waves of various monsters being popular throughout history (Frankenstein's  Monster, Dracula, Werewolves, Zombies, etc) until now. And now, all the sudden, now that HE has noticed he thinks it's a bad influence?

What's his next article?  "Get off of my lawn and pull up your pants!" ?
 
2013-10-21 08:59:13 AM  
What does the Fox say? Nothing worthwhile.
 
2013-10-21 09:01:09 AM  
It's the bloody end of the world plus 2 years. How the hell do they still have batteries for flashlights in that prison?
 
2013-10-21 09:04:58 AM  

SpectroBoy: So this "doctor" missed has never noticed the waves of various monsters being popular throughout history (Frankenstein's  Monster, Dracula, Werewolves, Zombies, etc) until now. And now, all the sudden, now that HE has noticed he thinks it's a bad influence?

What's his next article?  "Get off of my lawn and pull up your pants!" ?


Seriously.  Vampires have been pervasive in tv and movies since forever.

Regarding his general comment about violence I was watching Red on network tv but they were showing most of the violence full bore.  In one scene, I think it was the one were John Malkovich blows up the young agent, somebody says "God Damnit" but they bleeped it to "gosh darn" and I started laughing.  Seriously, like two dozen people just were horrifically slaughtered but you are going to censor the most mundane of curses?  If you want to see where the problem lies with violence start right there.
 
2013-10-21 09:05:25 AM  

SpectroBoy: So this "doctor" missed has never noticed the waves of various monsters being popular throughout history (Frankenstein's  Monster, Dracula, Werewolves, Zombies, etc) until now. And now, all the sudden, now that HE has noticed he thinks it's a bad influence?

What's his next article?  "Get off of my lawn and pull up your pants!" ?


According to his reasoning, the acceptance of books like Dracula and Frankenstein were due to the inexorable slide toward socialism that was being experienced in 19th century Victorian England.
 
2013-10-21 09:06:28 AM  

doglover: It's the bloody end of the world plus 2 years. How the hell do they still have batteries for flashlights in that prison?


Well they've still been doing supply runs also I assume.  The supermarket in episode one was relatively untouched.
 
2013-10-21 09:11:40 AM  

Carn: doglover: It's the bloody end of the world plus 2 years. How the hell do they still have batteries for flashlights in that prison?

Well they've still been doing supply runs also I assume.  The supermarket in episode one was relatively untouched.


Batteries are heavy and flashlights suck actually. The good ones eat batteries like candy and the crap ones illuminate for shiat.

Not only that, but batteries' acid eats them out after a few years inactive.

Candle lanterns on the other hand run on wax and cotton. The illuminate better indoors, are lighter, and never go bad on the shelf.

Oil and gas lamps also kick flashlights' ass in situations like that. Torches and braziers too.
 
2013-10-21 09:12:36 AM  

b2theory: Do you mean like when the most popular news channel actively pushed us into a war that cost thousands of actual lives?


Not to sound all, "Both sides are bad, so vote Fox News," but virtually all the mainstream press pushed us into that war.
 
2013-10-21 09:12:43 AM  

doglover: Carn: doglover: It's the bloody end of the world plus 2 years. How the hell do they still have batteries for flashlights in that prison?

Well they've still been doing supply runs also I assume.  The supermarket in episode one was relatively untouched.

Batteries are heavy and flashlights suck actually. The good ones eat batteries like candy and the crap ones illuminate for shiat.

Not only that, but batteries' acid eats them out after a few years inactive.

Candle lanterns on the other hand run on wax and cotton. The illuminate better indoors, are lighter, and never go bad on the shelf.

Oil and gas lamps also kick flashlights' ass in situations like that. Torches and braziers too.


We need to get a message to Rick ASAP.
 
2013-10-21 09:12:45 AM  

Carn: doglover: It's the bloody end of the world plus 2 years. How the hell do they still have batteries for flashlights in that prison?

Well they've still been doing supply runs also I assume.  The supermarket in episode one was relatively untouched.


Assuming that the batteries are like the ones in a real store, then they would have the "guaranteed until XX/XX/XXXX date on the unopened packages.

/what i wondered after last nights episode is if they are doing all of these supply runs, and they have that slight problem at the outer fence, then why don't they get the stuff together to make some home made napalm and have a zombie barbecue?
 
2013-10-21 09:15:21 AM  

Carn: doglover: Carn: doglover: It's the bloody end of the world plus 2 years. How the hell do they still have batteries for flashlights in that prison?

Well they've still been doing supply runs also I assume.  The supermarket in episode one was relatively untouched.

Batteries are heavy and flashlights suck actually. The good ones eat batteries like candy and the crap ones illuminate for shiat.

Not only that, but batteries' acid eats them out after a few years inactive.

Candle lanterns on the other hand run on wax and cotton. The illuminate better indoors, are lighter, and never go bad on the shelf.

Oil and gas lamps also kick flashlights' ass in situations like that. Torches and braziers too.

We need to get a message to Rick ASAP.


With three candles a night, they could have ambient light in the whole cell block. Not much, but enough.

Plus, you can make more candles. Render up the fat from the zombie.
 
2013-10-21 09:15:29 AM  

Rasraf Mekerk: Ghryswald: "As a doctor and scientist, I know one thing for sure: When you're dead, you're dead."

...and he's never heard of resuscitating people.

You can potentially resuscitate a person whose heart has stopped or gone into a fatal rhythm. You can't resuscitate a dead person. When you're dead, you're dead.


What if they are only mostly dead?
 
2013-10-21 09:15:51 AM  

doglover: Not only that, but batteries' acid eats them out after a few years inactive.


Depends on the battery, lithium ions have a very surprising shelf life when not in use. Upwards of 15 years depending on conditions stored in.
 
2013-10-21 09:17:27 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: doglover: Not only that, but batteries' acid eats them out after a few years inactive.

Depends on the battery, lithium ions have a very surprising shelf life when not in use. Upwards of 15 years depending on conditions stored in.


Really? fark yeah get me some of those.

Still prefer fire.
 
2013-10-21 09:17:27 AM  
In other news, pussy "author" doesn't have comments enabled to avoid hurt feelings...

/Kiss my shiny metal ass Dr. Alvarez
 
2013-10-21 09:19:22 AM  
There is far too much sand in his vagina. He should ask O'Reilly if he can borrow his bag of douche for cleansing purposes.
 
2013-10-21 09:22:51 AM  

doglover: Really? fark yeah get me some of those.

Still prefer fire.


Of course ultimately fire will be the default option, but in a pinch batteries could be kept and stored as a fire starter. Just two copper wires crossed and a single AA will generate enough heat to light your basic brush.
 
2013-10-21 09:23:56 AM  

Carn: doglover: It's the bloody end of the world plus 2 years. How the hell do they still have batteries for flashlights in that prison?

Well they've still been doing supply runs also I assume.  The supermarket in episode one was relatively untouched.


Plus, not all batteries are "single use".  We've largely switched over to rechargeable batteries at the bopper homestead, simply because they are much, much cheaper in the long run.
 
2013-10-21 09:24:32 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: Just two copper wires crossed and a single AA will generate enough heat to light your basic brush.


Yeah, but there's 1000 ways to do that and no good reason to carry heavy ass batteries.
 
2013-10-21 09:32:06 AM  

dittybopper: Plus, not all batteries are "single use". We've largely switched over to rechargeable batteries at the bopper homestead, simply because they are much, much cheaper in the long run.


Fun fact most people do not realize. Depending on the rechargeable battery chosen, you may actually end up cheating yourself out in the long run. Most of the recharge batteries once used actually no matter what you do with them can lose up to 1% of effectiveness every day even when not in use. They are essentially ticking time bombs.

doglover: Yeah, but there's 1000 ways to do that and no good reason to carry heavy ass batteries.


Meh, I could easily see carrying a AA and say a model rocket launcher control to easily start fires when needed especially since it would make lighting them in say wet conditions easier as well. I'd prolly tear the motor out of a blender as well, and carry a lantern battery in the event I couldn't get my hands on a drill or dremel tool.

That and of course a hand axe. In fact the hand axe would be my first choice next to the fire starter. There's a reason the axe is still in use all these thousands of years. Most useful tool man has created to date, period.
 
2013-10-21 09:34:52 AM  
 
2013-10-21 09:36:39 AM  
Listen, why NOT continue to use up all the batteries until they stop working? No point in saving them and they are convenient.
 
2013-10-21 09:38:11 AM  
I can't tell if this is supposed to be satire or not.
 
2013-10-21 09:38:33 AM  

Mugato: Rasraf Mekerk: Ghryswald: "As a doctor and scientist, I know one thing for sure: When you're dead, you're dead."

...and he's never heard of resuscitating people.

You can potentially resuscitate a person whose heart has stopped or gone into a fatal rhythm. You can't resuscitate a dead person. When you're dead, you're dead.

I'm so disillusioned that the biological science behind a movie monster has been debunked. Please don't ruin the Merman for me.

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2013-10-21 09:42:12 AM  

doglover: LeGnome: "Zombie hoards?"

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OOOOOOoooooooh. Thoses are Half off.
 
2013-10-21 09:42:41 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: Fun fact most people do not realize. Depending on the rechargeable battery chosen, you may actually end up cheating yourself out in the long run. Most of the recharge batteries once used actually no matter what you do with them can lose up to 1% of effectiveness every day even when not in use. They are essentially ticking time bombs.


Well, not *REALLY*.

I have yet to see that happen.

Pack of 4 AA NiMH rechargeables costs about $10.  The *CHEAPEST* single-use Alkalines I've seen were about $2 for 4 at the dollar store (2 packs of 2, at $1 a pack).  So if you get just 5 charge-discharge cycles out of the NiMH batteries, you've broken even for the cheapest batteries.  Everything past that is savings.

I use them because I'm in the habit of throwing the littlebopper and/or distaffbopper an FRS radio whenever we go somewhere that we are likely to need to split up, and that way we can all stay in contact.  Plus, we use them for the littlebopper's XBOX360 controllers, and for the flashlights and battery operated lanterns around the house.

/Lanterns are for power outages, and walking at night.
//Road has no sidewalks, and a bad corner, so a light while walking is a good thing.
 
2013-10-21 09:45:59 AM  
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2013-10-21 09:47:38 AM  
FTA: With this country heading towards a socialized system of government, in which officials don't want you to think or focus on what is important for your own personal growth, I'm sure they're more than happy to let you obsess over something as stupid as zombies.


So us pretending we are heading for the end times is creating problems, like us ignoring the Tea Party and their belief in the rapture?
 
2013-10-21 09:50:19 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: That and of course a hand axe. In fact the hand axe would be my first choice next to the fire starter.


You wanna sound tough and wild, but you can't even start a fire without a model rocket engine starter? A bic lighter is lighter and lasts 1000 times longer with the same heat.
 
2013-10-21 09:51:54 AM  

dittybopper: Well, not *REALLY*.

I have yet to see that happen.


I said up to 1%, in reality it's much smaller. But the truth is once you use them and recharge them, its a slow decline over time and the battery will lose to the rule of Entropy. Same thing for cell phone batteries. The amount lost largely depends on how they are used and how they are charged.

They are getting better using newer combinations of electrolytic fluids, but the fact is still the same. They're dead men once you open them up and use them once.
 
2013-10-21 09:53:19 AM  

doglover: You wanna sound tough and wild, but you can't even start a fire without a model rocket engine starter? A bic lighter is lighter and lasts 1000 times longer with the same heat.


No, I want the easy button. Of course one could start a fire with a bic light. But if available why not have it in your sack?
 
2013-10-21 09:55:35 AM  
Fantasy booking the end of civilization......
 
2013-10-21 09:59:00 AM  

dittybopper: Carn: doglover: It's the bloody end of the world plus 2 years. How the hell do they still have batteries for flashlights in that prison?

Well they've still been doing supply runs also I assume.  The supermarket in episode one was relatively untouched.

Plus, not all batteries are "single use".  We've largely switched over to rechargeable batteries at the bopper homestead, simply because they are much, much cheaper in the long run.


True, maybe they're using those hand crank ones.
 
2013-10-21 09:59:24 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Yeah, they're dead. They're... all messed up.


There's a black one, shoot it quick.
 
2013-10-21 10:01:39 AM  
Oh did someone at Fox just read http://www.cracked.com/article_19402_6-mind-blowing-ways-zombies-vampi res-explain-america.html ?

I suppose it proves definitively that Obama's policies lean conservative.
 
2013-10-21 10:05:25 AM  
"As a doctor and scientist"

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2013-10-21 10:07:50 AM  

Carn: dittybopper: Carn: doglover: It's the bloody end of the world plus 2 years. How the hell do they still have batteries for flashlights in that prison?

Well they've still been doing supply runs also I assume.  The supermarket in episode one was relatively untouched.

Plus, not all batteries are "single use".  We've largely switched over to rechargeable batteries at the bopper homestead, simply because they are much, much cheaper in the long run.

True, maybe they're using those hand crank ones.


Or even a solar recharger.
 
2013-10-21 10:07:57 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: T-Servo: /zombies are popular because they explore the dystopian futures my generation has come to expect from pompous boomers like the author and the network he writes for

Zombies in American popular culture appeared in the 1950s, and were (one of many) metaphors for Communism and the impending threat of a Communist invasion.  So the current obsession with zombies is simply yet another Cold War throwback.


Zombies turned from mindless automatons of the "White Zombie" era to the "ravenous hordes of the undead" when "I Am Legend" was published. The idea of zombies instead of vampires taking over the world was Corman's way of using Richard Matheson's work without having to pay him off/get sued by him.
 
2013-10-21 10:09:04 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: But if available why not have it in your sack?


Because it's dead weight.

/not the axe, the model rocket starter. That's a dozen grams you can replace with nothing at all and be far better off.
 
2013-10-21 10:10:02 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: dittybopper: Well, not *REALLY*.

I have yet to see that happen.

I said up to 1%, in reality it's much smaller. But the truth is once you use them and recharge them, its a slow decline over time and the battery will lose to the rule of Entropy. Same thing for cell phone batteries. The amount lost largely depends on how they are used and how they are charged.

They are getting better using newer combinations of electrolytic fluids, but the fact is still the same. They're dead men once you open them up and use them once.


Obviously they won't last forever.  I've had a few batteries that would no longer hold a charge after a ton of charge/recharge cycles, but I know I'm averaging something north of at *LEAST* 50 cycles per battery, which puts them at 1/10th the cost of even the cheapest alkalines.
 
2013-10-21 10:12:41 AM  

doglover: IdBeCrazyIf: But if available why not have it in your sack?

Because it's dead weight.

/not the axe, the model rocket starter. That's a dozen grams you can replace with nothing at all and be far better off.


Yep.  And I would use steel wool instead of ignitors.

An even better solution is to get one of those piezoelectric ignitors for things like gas grills.  They weigh almost nothing, and never need to be recharged, and give a decent spark, enough to light tinder.
 
2013-10-21 10:14:10 AM  

dittybopper: Obviously they won't last forever. I've had a few batteries that would no longer hold a charge after a ton of charge/recharge cycles, but I know I'm averaging something north of at *LEAST* 50 cycles per battery, which puts them at 1/10th the cost of even the cheapest alkalines.


That sounds pretty average. Every now and then you get hosed though, I got a pack of rechargeable C's for my sons RC car recently and he used them so I charged them up. Put them back in and the 4 hours of use he got out of them the first time, down to 2. Recharge them again, use is down to 1 hour.

That's what I get for buying off brand though.

doglover: /not the axe, the model rocket starter. That's a dozen grams you can replace with nothing at all and be far better off.


Also has other applications in a post apocalyptic world. Light up a lantern asap, quick test electrical devices to see if they are worth stripping down, etc..So yeah, why wouldn't you want a multi use device?
 
2013-10-21 10:17:13 AM  
Oh, Come on Fox... There will always be some apocalyptic thing that people obsess about, but that is PART of our society. What is hurting our society is your role in our media, then again, your news programming is sometimes funnier to watch than Comedy Central. I mean, come on.. Twilight did more harm to our society than zombies could ever do.
 
2013-10-21 10:17:20 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: why wouldn't you want a multi use device?


Model rocket starters AREN'T multi-use, and without Tepco or similar neither are batteries.

Hence the problem.
 
2013-10-21 10:22:37 AM  
I also think part of the apocalyptic views of many conservatives is that it stems from evangelical Christianity.

Under their interpretation of the Bible, things must constantly get worse and worse in order for the Antichrist to appear, and then get defeated by Jesus, and then usher end the New Jerusalem. If things are generally getting better in the world -- and by many metrics, it is -- then that essentially proves their religious outlook to be wrong.

And that's what really scares them.
 
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