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Re: Last one to post in this thread wins!
« Reply #615 on: July 22, 2007, 11:16:14 PM »
What ways?

The typical survival movie fare just doesn't sit well with me. The problem is probably with my tastes more than the movies themselves, but I can't stand watching people who deserve to survive die because of the people who don't - i.e. there's one mortally wounded survivor beset by a horde of zombies and the self-appointed moral compass of the group demands that 5 of the people barricaded inside with her sacrifice themselves in a futile attempt to save the wounded man. My friend and I were sitting on the couch ticking off scenes saying "we would have survived that, we would have survived that, we would have survived that..." Call us self-centered, but at the end of the zombie invasion we would have ensured the survival of more people total by staying put and being rational than if we'd lashed out trying to save a stray dog.


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Re: Last one to post in this thread wins!
« Reply #616 on: July 23, 2007, 12:04:10 AM »
The typical survival movie fare just doesn't sit well with me. The problem is probably with my tastes more than the movies themselves, but I can't stand watching people who deserve to survive die because of the people who don't - i.e. there's one mortally wounded survivor beset by a horde of zombies and the self-appointed moral compass of the group demands that 5 of the people barricaded inside with her sacrifice themselves in a futile attempt to save the wounded man. My friend and I were sitting on the couch ticking off scenes saying "we would have survived that, we would have survived that, we would have survived that..." Call us self-centered, but at the end of the zombie invasion we would have ensured the survival of more people total by staying put and being rational than if we'd lashed out trying to save a stray dog.
I think that is inevitably the biggest problem with all horror movies is that there is never ever a character in them that acts rational.


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Re: Last one to post in this thread wins!
« Reply #617 on: July 23, 2007, 06:07:37 AM »
All things considered, despite their viral tendencies and gruesome demeanor, there' not much really scary about zombies. They're slow moving and stupid. A little bit of planning, and you're set.




(Five months later, after zombies have overrun civilization, and Junkyard finds himself cornered by the soulless monstrosities, some of whom were friends and relatives in life, his last thought is, "I wish I could log in to the message board and retract my statment about zombies! I must seem like such a total noob now!")


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Re: Last one to post in this thread wins!
« Reply #618 on: July 23, 2007, 06:30:35 AM »
That's why the extras on Shaun of the Dead are so good, they make fun of that very point: Shaun having to have a rest while the Zombies catch up to him as he leads them away from the pub.


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Re: Last one to post in this thread wins!
« Reply #619 on: July 23, 2007, 07:02:47 AM »
Well, after getting back on the rowing machine after two years, that would be me, I'm afraid. I've got the lung capacity of a sparrow, apparently.


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« Reply #620 on: July 23, 2007, 07:08:30 AM »
What sort of rowing machine?

If I had a spare grand and no sense this is the rowing machine I'd buy:



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« Reply #621 on: July 23, 2007, 07:16:44 AM »
It's basically a plastic-and-metal version of that. My inability to pace myself, (and instead defaulting on lung-burst speed,) is making this really hard. That and the weight I've put back on sinse I stopped.


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Re: Last one to post in this thread wins!
« Reply #622 on: July 23, 2007, 07:25:16 AM »
You want to get a bike and get out in the countryside while it's still nice out.


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« Reply #623 on: July 23, 2007, 07:35:19 AM »
Currently I walk a few miles every day, but I don't power walk.


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Re: Last one to post in this thread wins!
« Reply #624 on: July 23, 2007, 07:40:51 AM »
Ah yes a pedometer's also useful.



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Re: Last one to post in this thread wins!
« Reply #625 on: July 23, 2007, 07:50:46 AM »
As is curbing my love for nachos.


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Re: Last one to post in this thread wins!
« Reply #626 on: July 23, 2007, 09:06:22 AM »
I don't know I'm sure some sort of healthy nutrient rich nachos recipe could be devised.


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Re: Last one to post in this thread wins!
« Reply #627 on: July 23, 2007, 09:07:22 AM »
If it's healthy in any way, it's gonna Suck!


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Re: Last one to post in this thread wins!
« Reply #628 on: July 23, 2007, 09:09:30 AM »
Which would help Junkyard curb his desire so it'd all work out in the end ;)


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Re: Last one to post in this thread wins!
« Reply #629 on: July 23, 2007, 09:11:18 AM »
Wheatgrass nachos! You're a genius!