People Share Their Zombie Outbreak Plans--And Not Everyone Is A Rick Grimes
"Meet at the rendezvous point!"
We love zombies. More specifically, we love the idea of easily killing zombies, as they are traditionally the easiest of all monsters to destroy. Their slow and plodding nature makes them easy targets and anything big and blunt becomes an honorable weapon of survival. Unless, of course, you happen to be an over-confident military leader, or a doubtful member of a lone survivor's party, or, perhaps worst yet, a backstabbing traitor, then you probably won't survive too long. Clichés aside, it's important to be honest with yourself about what you'd do if the zombie apocalypse ever came to your neighborhood.
Reddit user, u/thanoslobster, wanted to know what's your fallback plan for an undead uprising when they asked:
If you knew that a zombie outbreak is going to occur tomorrow where do you go and why?
Honesty Is The Best Policy...
If there was a zombie outbreak I would be one of the dudes in those movies who dies in the opening scene so that everyone else knows they are now in a zombie movie.
"Hey guys, you won't believe the day I had. Some crackhead bit me on my way home! Oh well, I'm going to bed. See you tomorrow!"
...Sometimes To A Sad Degree.
My birthday party.
No one will find me there
Has There Ever Been A Medieval Zombie Film?
I'm just going to wear a suit of armor and go about my usual business.
This is the kind of spirit I like to hear, soldier!
Stay home. I live in the mountains already.
I have so many connections about internet speed and cellphone reception up there
if a zombie outbreak happened, internet would crash and reception would no longer exist since theres no one to operate the servers and towers. even power would be an issue
Time To Get...Serious
I have a multi-stage plan for this:
- Go to Flathead Lake and live on some of the islands. They have cabins and mansions on them, are close enough to shore to go there and hunt, and is a very secluded area.
If that falls through then...
2) Go to Kodiak Island. It has a small town, little people= Little zombie population. Lots of natural resources and is a very wild and expansive area. The winters might help with zombies as as well.
Now if that falls through then...
3) Go to the Faroe Islands. Very few people know about them and their small towns and wide spaces are good for hunting, fishing, and survival.
If that falls through then...
4) The final attempt is make it to Pitcairn Island. The most secluded place in the world will probably operate as normal because nobody goes there anyhow.
The reality of this plan is that it gives constant hope. No matter what place falls you will have hope of a better place. You'll keep on pushing and fighting to find somewhere better and maybe die hopeful on the way. Hope is the only way to survive a zombie apocalypse.
Gotta' Keep That Blood Where It Belongs
Somewhere with no mosquitoes.
Oh sh-t. Mosquitos have never once crossed my mind when thinking about zombies. Why is it never mentioned more?
Iceland is the place your looking for or Antarctica one of those two
You mean Greenland?
At Least There'd Be One In Every Town
I'll buy two months worth of food and water, and boards and nails to seal my house.
Unless the zombies are because of magic, their bodies will begin to break down in a few days from dehydration. Realistically, sheltering in place for a week would be more than enough to save yourself.
Perhaps Even Better Than The Previous!
Think about it lol...supplies, food, shelter. You could literally survive for years in a Costco.
They Can't Break The Ice
Everything around the line of russia Scandinavia. You can hunt but the zombies can't get there. They will freeze... Even if they are immortal: No moving=no biting
Grab All The Essentials
First place I'd go would be the water/gas place down my street. Load up my car and drive back and forth for a while, until I had enough water and propane to last me a good long while.
Then I'd go to the hunting/camping store and buy what I could from there. Whatever is available.
Then I'd sit at home. Gated community, check. Bars on my first floor, check. Heavy triple locked metal door, check...
A Spot Built On History
Los Alamos, NM.
It was a Manhattan Project site for a reason.
It's isolated, there are only a few ways in, and also it's high and dry enough that there aren't mosquitoes.
We All Have That One Friend. Right?
My neighbor's farm.
They have a garden, tons of animals, secured property and guns. They are also extremely tough. I'd head there immediately.
The Ocean Has Your Back
I'd go to an island in Maine.
Year-round source of fish, shellfish and birds, along with a short but productive growing season. Burn driftwood and dried seaweed for fuel. The coast is cooler in summer and warmer in winter than inland, so more comfortable than other locales.
Cold enough in winter to freeze zombies, so you can do clearing and foraging in winter.
Cut Yourself Off From The World
I'd take a ship, supplies and a group of people and i'd sail to an island. It would have to be big enough to do some farming and build a couple of houses and just sit out all the zombies. They'll have to run out eventually and that's when we'll get back to building civilization.
Perhaps The Only Time You Want To Go Back To High School
The local high school has spiked fences and metal shutters, as well as some solar power, plenty of indoor and outdoor space.
It's close enough to shops that supply runs would not be an issue, but not somewhat many people would go, meaning there'd be less people to argue about supplies.
Back On The Weapons
Stockpile food and medieval weapons and armour in Mont Saint-Michelle. From there and a big enough group you can organize raids on the mainland and gather supplies. If the group is small enough fishing+farmin on island can be enough. I have a little experience with longswords and know where to get manuals on sword and axe (more useful against zombies) usage against lightly armored foes (read zombies).
To get food and supplies I can use my savings and to get the medieval supplies it should be easy enough to raid a few small museums, as long as I don't get immediately caught there is no worry of police coming to catch me.
TL,DR: Find a small island with a plentiful source of food or highly defensble position.
Block All The Pathways
Why do you think I live so high up? I'm just gonna go grocery shopping like mad and then steal all the shopping carts to block the stairwells.
What are my neighbors gonna think when they come home and the stairwells are all blocked? Well, they're gonna thank me, of course, once they use the elevator and are save in their apartments.
And this is how I saved everyone.
People Are Trying To Get Out, And You're Going In
...get sent to prison. You've gotta imagine between the armed guards, the defenses and, as a last resort, all the hardened criminals it would be one of the most secure places to be.
I Think We're All Overlooking The BEST Plan
The Winchester, and have a nice cold pint and wait for it to all blow over.
New Plan- Pick up mom, kill Phillip, save girlfriend and the to the Winchester, and have a nice cold pint and wait for it to all blow over
SPOILER ALERT: The Answer Is A Pawn Shop
- The windows are barred up
- They're usually in strip malls so close to food
- There's always a sword there for some reason
- And a sh-t load of books
- Nobody expects you to be at Cash Converters
Cash Converters, man
What's a cash converter? Like pawn shop?
It's a magical place where you convert old TVs into money until you've earned enough to convert your money into a sword.
History is made on a daily basis.
Indeed, there is little more exciting than having witnessed the accomplishments of people like Barack Obama, Stacey Abrams, and Greta Thunberg knowing that they have firmly reserved a space for themselves in history books.
Of course, most of the people who paved the way to make the world what it is today have long since passed away.
Not all of them, though!
It may surprise you to learn that there are people who made an indelible impression on history who are still much alive today.
Some of whom even continue to make a difference to this very day
Redditor enginearz was eager to hear about historical figures people were surprised to learn were still alive, leading them to ask:
"What famous person from history is still alive?"
Forever Leaving His Name In Science
"He's the only currently living man with an element on the periodic table named after him."- snowflake247
Quite The Story To Tell
"Last human to hold the title of Tsar, as leader of the Kingdom of Bulgaria."
"He was exiled along with his family when the Soviets invaded Bulgaria in 1944."
"In 1990, after the fall of the Soviet Union, Simeon returned from exile to Bulgaria and July 2001, was democratically elected prime minister."
"The private citizen is now 85."- DirectionNew5328
Making Nature Cool For Decades
"David Attenborough."- random_username_96You Can Do It Uoftartsci GIF by U of T Faculty of Arts & ScienceGiphy
The Fought For Freedom And Justice
"The last surviving airman of the battle of Britain."
"He is 103 years old."
"He helped with the liberation of Auschwitz."
"He is 99 years old."
"He was a prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials."
"He is 102 years old."- Ashtar-the-Squid
"The last living member of the german anti-nazi resistance group 'White Rose".
"Most well-known members were the sibling Sophie and Hans Scholl, who were executed by the Nazis when they were identified."- ChrisTinnef
The One Who Made One Giant Leap For Mankind
"Buzz Aldrin, and I’m not even American."- mukaltinState Of The Union Salute GIF by MSNBCGiphy
Opening Doors For So Many Others
"She was one of the first black kids to go to an all-white school."
"There is a famous picture of that first day."- mumwifealcoholic
He Continues To Surprise Us
"Ozzy Osbourne."- CaptinDerpI
Admirably Defying So Many Odds
"98 years old."- Back2BachJimmy Carter Drilling GIF by GIPHY NewsGiphy
We've Still Got Two Out Of Four
"Paul and Ringo"- HMKingHenryIX
Inching Close To The Big One Double Oh...
And Still Practically Perfect In Every Way
"Julie Andrews."- aslrulesjulie andrews snap GIFGiphy
Who Could Forget About Dick Van Dyke ?!?!?!?!
"Everyone just forgetting about Dick Van Dyke, he's like 97 and still going."
"If you've never heard of him, he played in Marry Poppins, along with a bunch more movies"- Longjumping_Drag2752
And Still Stunning
"Sophia Loren is still kicking."- The_REAL_McWeasel
Continuing To Go Where No Man Has Gone Before
"William Shatner doesn't look it but that dude is in his 90s wtf."- flubberF*ckWilliam Shatner Fun GIF by Shark WeekGiphy
Perhaps what's most admirable, is that even when these astonishing people do eventually pass, they will continue to live on and change the world with the remarkable work they did.
We all indulge in fast food from time to time.
Even if we know what we're eating isn't exactly healthy, sometimes the salty, fatty mass-produced food is the only thing we want.
Resulting in our making weekly, if not daily, visits to a nearby chain.
Then, of course, there are the chains that we make every effort to avoid.
We've likely tried places at least once simply because everyone is always talking about them.
But after having one bite, we have trouble seeing exactly what all the fuss was about and vow to never return.
Even if it might be the only option at a rest stop or even the only available food for miles, we instead opt to wait and be hungry.
Redditor BungOnMimosas was curious to hear what people considered to be the most overhyped fast food chains around, leading them to ask:
"What do you think are the most overrated fast-food chains? Why?"
"Food As It Should Be"... Or Not...
"I know it's not technically 'fast food', but Panera Bread pisses me off."
"Insanely expensive for extremely average food." - Reddit
"Their quality has decreased so much in the past few years and they’ve added weird sh*t to their menu like pizza and chicken sandwiches."
"Massive identity crisis and crap food."- asm233
Things Ain't What They Used To Be...
"All of them, now that they charge real restaurant prices."- P00pf4rt5
"As much as I hate to say it, McDonald's is the only place that I can think of that the quality hasn't changed much."
"I mean, that's a pretty low bar, but it is what it is."- gnatman66happy ronald mcdonald GIF by McDonald's CZ/SKGiphy
"The majority of them, especially the really big ones (McDonald's, Wendy's, BK, Pizza Hut, etc)."
"The prices are no longer fast food prices and the quality is not there like it used to be."
"Far better local options that cost roughly the same at the end of the day."- senorita_diablo
Consistency Is Key...
"You can go to the same location three separate times, have the food made by the same staff, and receive 3 wildly different results."- AndrewLampart
Not So Popular Anywhere, It seems...
"KFC in France became so bad."- SterBout
"KFC."- calm4ufried chicken animation GIF by octavioterolGiphy
Likely Won't Go National...
"Idk how wide spread they are, but in the Buffalo NY area there is a chain called Mighty Taco."
"They were even voted best tacos a few years ago."
"It is absolutely terrible food."
"I’ve tried to like it and given them 3 chances."
"Each time I couldn’t eat more than a couple bites."
"Absolutely terrible and I’m disgusted even thinking about their sour vomit in a tortilla."- aa-2020
"I think I’ve answered this question before but definitely for me, it’s Subway."
"Nothing but a giant hunk of bread."
"I’m editing this to add that part of my anger about Subway is how good it used to be."
"I can remember the days of nearly a whole can of tuna salad delicious sub."
"And a Veggie sub with Swiss cheese and piles of yummy veggies and the sweet Vidalia onion sauce."
"It’s all gone to sh*t."
"I would’ve been perfectly OK with increasing price but the big drop in quality pissed me off."
"Oh woe is me with my first world problems."- Mysterious-Region640football ok GIF by Subway ColombiaGiphy
Quantity Doesn't Guarantee Quality...
"Starbucks is a scam."- cmkeller62
Tasty, But Not Worth It...
"I’m going to say Five Guys."
"Not because the food isn’t good, but because I’m not paying $20 for a burger meal."- 2PacTookMyLunchMoney
"Dairy queen grill and Chill for sure."
"I worked at one for a lil' while and 1 burger combo is $14.56 CAD."- lolidk13Ice Cream Miracle Treat Day GIF by Children's Miracle Network HospitalsGiphy
And Not In A Good Way...
Big Kahuna Burger, it kills you."-Darklock2022
No two people have the same taste in food.
Some people know to avoid crappy food, while others eat literally nothing else.
There are several movies I've watched so many times I think the viewings outnumber the days I've lived.
And much like a favorite tv series or movie, who wouldn't love to start again anew?
Experiencing that first time but with that feeling of... "I'm gonna love this forever."
We never appreciate the first time enough.
But that's life.
Warning: there are spoilers below.
Redditor Jacale1 wanted to discuss all the movies we wish we could experience new all over again, so they asked:
"What is one movie that you wish you could watch again for the first time?"
There are a lot of mystery movies I'd love to redo, just to figure out the killer sooner.
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"The Shawshank Redemption."
"A great nominee. Will never forget gasping when that rock went through the poster, and again when the warden pushed his arm through and ripped it down.... wow."
Over and Over
"Edge of Tomorrow."
"Is it bad that I got enjoyment knowing Tom Cruise died a lot in that movie. Never on screen, but it happened. Over and over. I hate that guy. How the hell was he the same height as Nichole Kidman in the movies they acted in together. Rhetorical question."
"Honestly the whole reason I watched the movie to begin with is that he kept dying over and over."
“'Stardust'- if you don’t know you’ll never know."
"I’m surprised that a fantasy romcom can be so enjoyable, for a straight guy. It’s just the right balance between fantasy, comedy, drama, and romance. Most of the female cast are very easy on the eyes too."
"I swooned when Yvaine glows while dancing on the ship, and when she talks emphatically to the mouse in the caravan. This movie has a lot of A listers, and they deliver. I’m not gonna lie, I have probably watched it half a dozen times."
"The book has so much more in it, even having seen the movie you'll feel like a child again."
"I watched this with my wife, who has never seen it, and that's about as close as you can get to watching it for the first time. It really displayed just how good the movie is. Also I love Aliens just as much for different reasons."
"Came here looking for this! I watched it for the first time with my dad when I was 11, and it’s one of my favorite childhood memories. Amazing movie."
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"I first watched this as a kid when I knew Arnold was the good guy in movies, and I had not seen T1. I wish I watched T2 for the first time after having watched T1. The mall scene would have been even more mind blowing."
T2 was definitely bada**!! I'd redo that.
"Bro, I'll go further. If I could watch the Nicholson covered in blood scene or the final scene between Damon and Wahlberg, I would be so freaking happy. The sheer acting clout on display for the first is near a masterclass while the last scene was just so business like, I'd love to relive that scene with fresh eyes. I love this freaking movie."
"The original Star Wars. Man, that blew our minds! It totally changed movies from then on. We'd never seen such incredible special effects. The story was so fun and the experience was amazing."
"Even though I’m not a franchise fan, I can get behind this answer. Because when I saw it first run, I was fourteen, and nothing like it had ever been done. I think it was the first movie where the special effects were the movie? Now that’s standard. It’s a reason people see many films now."
"So, for sheer originality, I’d watch it again, but only for the first time. I barely recall the second movie."
"The 6th Sense. I audibly gasped in the theater. All the clues are obvious on rewatch but that first time, before anyone knew M. Knight Shyamalan was a twist guy... wow."
"I never got to see it the first time. My girlfriend at the time (now wife) inadvertently let slip the ending thinking I had already seen it. I have never seen the point in watching it knowing the ending. But I did enjoy The Village."
"I watched it again and it was more of a sad film than a thriller."
"Spirited Away. I was blown away by how beautiful and bonkers it is."
"Saaaaame! Every single Studio Ghibli film, but Spirited Away especially! I’ve still watched it a million times though, and it’s always special. If I’m in a bad mood that film always cheers me up!"
"Also, Avatar-the last air bender. I know it’s not a movie, but I felt like it deserved a mention. I’ve watched the whole thing several times, and it’s always great, but I do wish I could forget it and rewatch it. I’m 35 btw... lol."
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"Back to the Future."
"I'd love to watch that in the cinemas... Now from the future."
Now I want to go to the movies.
There is no one way to anybody's heart or libido.
Sexy doesn't always have to equal raunchy.
I've known people turned on by music, books, nature, and even funerals (don't ask).
What starts someone's engine is a mystery.
Redditor asexyjohn18 wanted to hear about all the things that get people in the mood, so they asked:
"What is a non sexual trait that turns you on?"
I love a walk. A little strut. Nothing like getting the heart racing.
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"Getting my head scratched or having someone run their fingers through my hair."
"Same. It’s so pleasant when the tingles run down your spine... ;-) "
"When a girl genuinely laughs at jokes I make."
"I remember being on a first date with a beautiful woman and I made a bit of corny joke/comment and she laughed at it. I remember thinking, damn, wait till I get to my good stuff. I did get to my good material apparently as we were married. She gives me as many laughs as I give her."
"Kindness. When I see someone going out of their way to help others for no other reason than it’s the right thing to do… that is some truly attractive vibes."
"Apparently it's vanishing from this world really fast. People who show kindness often end up in losses (of course not everytime but most of the time yes). It really breaks my heart."
"Probably the sexiest thing out there. Someone can be smoking hot, funny, talented, etc. But if they're not kind, they're unattractive."
"Smiling right at me, and men stretching. LAWD HAVE MERCY!!"
"I have trouble smiling at women. Is this a turnoff for them? And ones I like are really hard to smile at. Because I know it's always going to be some really weird big smile if I am crushing which makes me feel like a super duper creep."
SimplicityHappy I Love You GIF by Warner Bros. DeutschlandGiphy
"Sorry if this is too kinky but i like it when they care about me."
"Too far man. You need to rethink your choices."
Sometimes it's all about the heart.
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"When a guy explains something to you in a calm and understanding voice. Bonus points for gentle eye contact."
"Being crazily intelligent. Screw dirty talk, I want you to explain some unexplainable s**t in my ear."
"Heck yes. My best connections have been with a philosophy/history professor turned chancellor, an environmental engineer, and a neurosurgeon, all 3 Summa cum laude grads and conference speakers in their fields. The downside to genius though is complete absorption in their fields leaving little time for in person connection."
"Everyone should know how to cook. Hunger knows no gender. I like to eat good food so I learned how to cook. I asked my mom one day and she reacted surprised. She was more than grateful to have an opportunity to teach me the ‘finer’ aspects of cooking, as she called it. Lol. I love food."
"My girlfriend, now wife, likes to jokingly say I got her into bed with a well seasoned steak and homemade fries. I mean we did sleep together almost immediately after we finished dinner so maybe she’s right. That old saying comes to mind. 'The quickest way to the heart is though the stomach.'"
"When I ask my husband for help when I repot my plants and he delicately cleans and moves the leaves. He is a mechanical engineer and he works with huge pieces of industrial equipment, seeing him so tenderly caring for my plants just makes me melt."
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"Men doing intricate work with their hands."
"I second this, also someone who can play guitar/bass real real well... just watching their hands, whoa mama."
Well, it seems that just about anything can get someone in the mood, especially if you're kind, courteous, and especially a good cook.
Anything to add? Let us know in the comments below!