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Geekend: Fight Zombies, Or Go To Mars?
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Shane M. O'Neill
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Shane M. O'Neill,
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8/29/2014 | 10:08:57 AM
Next stop: Mars
Quite a dilemma, but I'm packing my bags for Mars. Seems in this scenario, Earth is beyond saving and I don't want to stick around to see humanity reduced to rabid savages. You're probably screwed either way but I'd rather expire on a space adventure than get torn to shreds by zombies at a Walmart.
Alison_Diana
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8/29/2014 | 10:10:51 AM
Music To Decide By
http://www.myvideo.de/watch/7681766/The_Clash_Should_i_stay_i_or_should_i_go
jastroff
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jastroff,
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8/29/2014 | 10:19:16 AM
Re: Next stop: Mars
thanks @dave for another wonderful Geekend. 

I'm opting for Plan C, wait it out in a warm climate with a nice beach.
David Wagner
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8/29/2014 | 11:35:14 AM
Re: Next stop: Mars
@jasteroff- Cheater. :)

All the beaches are filled with zombies in bikinis and speedos. You have to choose. :)
David Wagner
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8/29/2014 | 11:35:52 AM
Re: Next stop: Mars
@Shane- See you on the colony! We'll start MarsWeek.
Drew Conry-Murray
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8/29/2014 | 1:07:37 PM
Tough Call
Wow, this is a juicy proposal. If I had been asked this question 20 years ago, before I had a wife and children, the answer would've been an enthusiastic "Zombie apocalypse!" Now that I'm a parent, I know the more responsible thing would be to head for Mars. That said, having read "The Martian"--a great novel about an astronaut stranded on Mars--it's pretty clear the Red Planet would be working just as hard as a zombie mob to kill me.
David Wagner
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8/29/2014 | 1:11:20 PM
Re: Tough Call
@Drew- That's really interesting. I think it takes a lot of guts to take your kids to a life totally unlike their own even if does mean fleeing zombies. Funny enough, I made the decision based on what I perceived was logic and assumed whatever was right for me would be right for my kids. But when you bring up that it is the responsibe thing to do for your kids it makes me doubt myself. We have no idea what the affect of a multi-month space trip would be on the bones and other gorwth of children. 

Hrm...I hate myself for bringing up this question. :)
TerryB
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8/29/2014 | 1:28:43 PM
Re: Next stop: Mars
Zombies can't swim, can they? They're mindless, even a Dog Paddle should be too much? I'd hang on beach, when they chased me I'd swim out to where they couldn't touch bottom and drowned. Don't tell me...zombies are already dead and can't drown. Can they fill up with water so they aren't hungry anymore? Or at least walk very fast?

But if this zombie world of yours has zombie sharks, my plan goes out the window. :-(

But Mars?  They don't even have ESPN on Mars! What's the point of living at that point?  :-)
David Wagner
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8/29/2014 | 1:36:06 PM
Re: Next stop: Mars
@TerryB- Ha! I don't know if they can swim. they might float. Dead bodies float. :)

But I think the problem is that zobies are tireless. They will sit on the beach  grunting at you until you get tired of swimming and have to come in.

But you do mention an interesting escape-- a boat. A well-provisioned luxury yacht might be the best way to wait out the scenario if there is an end to it. And if there is no end to it, at least it gives you a safe place to rest.
Susan_Nunziata
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8/29/2014 | 1:54:36 PM
Re: Next stop: Mars
@TerryB: You could apply for the first DirecTV franchise on Mars. but I"m with you, as Dave kindly noted in his blog. In fact, our colleague Sara suggested getting a houseboat and just staying on water as long as possible. You're welcome aboard. :)
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