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Relax zombie apocalypse would only last a week
News.com.au via New York Post ^ | 10/24/2013 | NYPost

Posted on 10/24/2013 6:21:26 AM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom

Flesh is food and the fresher the better. It’s something the zombies know. Probably the only thing, actually.

But what about their own dead – or rather, undead – flesh?

It’s carrion.

And that’s good news for the hipster tribes who spend weekends dressing up as zombies while worrying just what they would/will do if/when “Day of The Dead” actually arrives. If they survive that initial frenzy, they can sit back and watch Mother Nature do the rest.

US National Wildlife Federation naturalist David Mizejewski has put the matter into perspective, stating this planet’s fauna would deal with such animated evil “brutally, and without quarter.”

“Relax,” he writes. “Next time you’re lying in bed, unable to fall asleep thanks to the vague anxiety of half-rotten corpses munching on you in the dark, remember this: if there was ever a zombie uprising, wildlife would kick its ass.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: preppers; zombies
The author naturally has to put in a few digs on how mankind is destroying nature but the main points he makes are still pretty interesting
1 posted on 10/24/2013 6:21:26 AM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Well, that’s a relief!


2 posted on 10/24/2013 6:30:20 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom
bubonic plague threat - in 60 seconds
3 posted on 10/24/2013 6:32:24 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Oshkalaboomboom
The author naturally has to put in a few digs on how mankind is destroying nature but the main points he makes are still pretty interesting

I'd like to take any of these "mankind is destroying nature" types out of whatever they live in, slap them into the wilderness with nothing on, no food, no gear, no weapons, and no camera crew. We'll see how long they last. There's far more nature out there than there is mankind. Most of nature has been untouched.

It's like the argument some morons made about not putting a Walmart near where they live. One idiot argued that the Walmart would squeeze out the space for all the critters. I would have loved to have been there to laugh at him. I'd ask two questions. 1) What about the poor critters displaced by your neighborhood/home? and 2) We live in the frickin' desert. Just 300 feet away is access to more open space than anything the Walmart would consume. Do you think the wildlife is going to die out because it's too stupid to move a hundred yards?

4 posted on 10/24/2013 6:33:47 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Unfortunately, it’s not the physical dead I’m prepping against; it’s the spiritually dead. They don’t deteriorate quite as fast...


5 posted on 10/24/2013 6:36:57 AM PDT by meowmeow (In Loving Memory of Our Dear Viking Kitty (1987-2006))
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

I also always figured they wouldn’t survive the first winter in colder climates, and would start falling apart in the first summer in hotter climates.


6 posted on 10/24/2013 6:38:45 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: IYAS9YAS
I'd like to take any of these "mankind is destroying nature" types out of whatever they live in, slap them into the wilderness with nothing on, no food, no gear, no weapons, and no camera crew. We'll see how long they last. There's far more nature out there than there is mankind. Most of nature has been untouched

One of the reasons I love Rainbow Six.
7 posted on 10/24/2013 6:38:50 AM PDT by SAMWolf (Looking for my generations Lexington and Concord.)
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To: meowmeow

Almost time to pull the veil off the whole “zombie” thing -

when we say “zombie”, we’re referring to the roaving hordes of EBT/Welfare dependent people coming to directly take our stuff instead of doing it through the government.

And we’re prepared for such “zombies” as well.


8 posted on 10/24/2013 6:39:14 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

I thought it was viruses that saved mankind in Wells’ alien invasion.


9 posted on 10/24/2013 6:39:23 AM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

It totally depends on the type of zombie that we end up with. The zombies in “I am Legend” are not rotting corpses. And they don’t just kill people. They also killed the dog.

Then there’s the issue brought up in Resident Evil where the carrion birds were also ‘turned’...

Zombie bacteria... woah...


10 posted on 10/24/2013 6:43:14 AM PDT by Marie (When are they going to take back Obama's peace prize?)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom
Factually speaking, there are three types of movie zombies:

1. The supernatural kind. These are animated dead people that want to attack you, and for supernatural reasons are not subject to the laws of nature governing energy, work, and structural support. There is no point in trying to create hypotheticals concerning supernatural zombies, because no consistent rules must apply.

2. Scientifically based zombies. Such as found in the movie “Legend”. These creatures are not dead, but are animalistic forms of humans. They must eat to survive, and they do not need to be shot in the brain to kill them (although it helps). This form of zombie is easy to make rules about, as the laws of nature must apply.

3. Odd combination of #1 and #2 that makes no sense whatsoever, as in “The Walking Dead”. Where the cause is scientific, but the effect is supernatural. These zombies seemingly do not require food, circulation, active nerves, etc., however, they have functioning brains. Their cell structure biology is unexplainably immune from the laws of nature (eyes and ears would be the first organs to become worthless without regeneration). Although tempting to create rules for these zombies, its a fools errand, as they are more supernatural than scientific.

Zombie Apocalypse movies best serve as a metaphor for lawless, animalistic rioters taking over, and good people doing their best to survive in the chaos. Notice how many zombie movies/shows there are and how popular they are. This is a subconscious realization of a lurking danger.

11 posted on 10/24/2013 6:44:15 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; Daffynition

“Relax. Judgment Day would only last 24 hours.”


12 posted on 10/24/2013 6:47:55 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: SampleMan

The government-media complex loves chaos in the marketplace of ideas.

Whether it is celebrating serial killers, shark attacks, car pileups, or zombie apocalypses.


13 posted on 10/24/2013 6:50:34 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Besides ... if they’re really dead, why do they even need to eat at all?


14 posted on 10/24/2013 7:05:04 AM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: IYAS9YAS
I'd like to take any of these "mankind is destroying nature" types out of whatever they live in, slap them into the wilderness with nothing on, no food, no gear, no weapons, and no camera crew. We'll see how long they last.

In the movie Kiss The Girls one woman was killed by doing nothing other than tying her to a tree and letting nature do the rest. Not only a brutal death but untraceable because no weapon, no marks and a brand of rope that could have come from anywhere. Scaphism also made use of Mother Nature in all her glory.

15 posted on 10/24/2013 7:11:25 AM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: meowmeow

Bump!


16 posted on 10/24/2013 7:15:11 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: SampleMan

interesting breakdown however, i should point out that in the last season of Walking Dead we learned that if you starve the zombies they sort of become submissive. the black gal had two zombies that she used as pack mules. she severed their jaws and arms and kept them on chains. of course the creators dont seem to want to apply this element to the zombie population at large because by now most of the zombies should have turned/starved into this condition which would make for a much less entertaining show.


17 posted on 10/24/2013 7:17:05 AM PDT by Shamrock498
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To: meowmeow

They will when the EBT and Section 8 and Welfare ends. . .(evil grin)


18 posted on 10/24/2013 7:18:43 AM PDT by Salgak (http://catalogoftehburningstoopid.blogspot.com 100% all-natural snark !)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

There is actually an opportunity to make a “Christian zombie” film about Hallowmas - All Hallows’ Eve, All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day.

The basic idea would be that all of a sudden, on Halloween, the reanimated bodies of the *sinful* dead rise from their graves. Only a minority of these zombies still want to be evil and harm the living, and perform acts of desecration and sin.

The majority seek redemption, and after a long night, at the next day’s dawn, the spirits of the Christian saints arise, on All Saints’ Day, to guide them to heaven, and many make it, shedding their earthly cadaverous remains, though some are still so filled with evil and hate that they choose to return to the grave.

Then, on the dawn of the third day, All Souls’ Day, the souls of the righteous come forth as spirits, to spread love and joy and healing around to the living before themselves ascending to heaven.


19 posted on 10/24/2013 7:18:58 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Welfare is the new euphemism for Eugenics.)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Zombie apocalypse is just code word for “race war”. Spread the word.


20 posted on 10/24/2013 7:25:59 AM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: Shamrock498
c. The Walking Dead, as I said, inconsistent rules that fluctuate between supernatural and scientific. Try to understand them at the peril of your own frustration.
21 posted on 10/24/2013 7:26:04 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Shamrock498

Starve the beast.....hmmmm


22 posted on 10/24/2013 7:31:33 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: meowmeow

The spiritual dead last forever. It’s the world around them that rots.


23 posted on 10/24/2013 7:46:08 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: SampleMan

I’m still trying to figure out why they didn’t take a truck, go around to various towns and load up on barbed wire. String that stuff all over the place and take some pressure off the fences. Also, the governor had a good idea last season when they setup zombie traps; deep hole plus a little bit of noise and viola!


24 posted on 10/24/2013 8:17:35 AM PDT by ruiner
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To: ruiner

“The Walking Dead” is a documentary on what-not-to-do during a Zombie Appocalypse.

Cause of death for these characters is always stupidity.


25 posted on 10/24/2013 8:27:14 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

I’m told that if you inject yourself with typhus, they’ll leave you alone.

Alternatively, you can chop up a corpse and smear its guts all over yourself and walk through a crowd of ‘em unmolested, just watch out for rain.


26 posted on 10/24/2013 8:46:35 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Sure a zombie might rot in a week, but he neglects to take into account that zombieness is contagious, so, if enough hosts are available, it will spread exponentially. Viruses don’t live very long either, but they can multiply a lot before they die, so their short lifespan doesn’t stop them.


27 posted on 10/24/2013 8:48:21 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Dick Vomer

DING DING DING


28 posted on 10/24/2013 8:49:25 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: KC_Lion

29 posted on 10/24/2013 8:56:18 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: gitmo

“I thought it was viruses that saved mankind in Wells’ alien invasion.”

bacteria. The concept of a virus was barely on the horizon in 1898 when that book was published.


30 posted on 10/24/2013 8:56:44 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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