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Mon Mar 20, 2017, 06:40 PM

Poll: What would you wear during the zombie apocalypse?

We are discussing this on Facebook and I think I would raid an outfitter's for close fitting, durable athletic wear made from breathable synthetics. Jeans are heavy which is good for protection but cotton absorbs sweat and doesn't dry very fast. I would also make sure most of my arms and all of my legs were covered so my skin would be protected from scratches and bites.



*Yes I know there are more important things to discuss but we can chew gum and walk at the same time. A pleasant diversion can be cathartic.
27 votes, 1 pass | Time left: Unlimited
Jeans and t-shirts
2 (7%)
Tank tops and shorts
0 (0%)
Athletic clothing
1 (4%)
Sweat pants or Jazzy Jean Leggings
2 (7%)
Corsets and flowy skirts
1 (4%)
Leather. I would swaddle myself in the baddest leather I could find
3 (11%)
I would never wear another bra. Ever.
6 (22%)
I like pie, I would miss pie
3 (11%)
Other (explain)
9 (33%)
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Reply Poll: What would you wear during the zombie apocalypse? (Original post)
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Response to beam me up scottie (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 06:44 PM

1. Venison n/t

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Response to tazkcmo (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 06:59 PM

12. Interesting choice.

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Response to beam me up scottie (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 06:44 PM

2. Don't you think this belongs in the Lounge?

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Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 06:46 PM

3. Why?

I'm a long time contributor to this group and am among friends. I have it on good authority that the hosts don't mind pleasant diversions.

Feel free to hide this thread if it upsets you.

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Response to beam me up scottie (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 06:49 PM

4. Just seemed a bizarre subject for Atheists & Agnostics.

I'm not sure what zombies have to do with Atheists & Agnostics.

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Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 06:54 PM

10. Zombies remind me of religion for some reason, might be that whole Easter thing.

Buy since Zombie Jesus is a touchy subject I thought it would be more appropriate to put it here instead of in the religion forum.

Over the years we have discussed countless different subjects and shared personal thoughts and observations that have nothing to do with atheism in this group, in fact that's why most of us are so close and are friends outside of DU. Why on earth would I stop now?


* note to jury

Disclaimer: this is the atheist and agnostic group where we poke fun at religion. If Zombie Jesus offends you it's probably a good idea to avoid this group during Easter.

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Response to beam me up scottie (Reply #10)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:28 PM

42. I celebrate every Easter by watching a zombie movie.

 

Which reminds me, I need to pick one for this year. Maybe I'll do a poll.

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Response to Goblinmonger (Reply #42)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:37 PM

48. Me too. And yes! Another poll please. Dead Snow is a good one.

And Shaun of the Dead.

And Dead Alive.

So many good ones.

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Response to beam me up scottie (Reply #48)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 09:47 PM

55. Dead Snow was hilarious.

Zombies and Nazis together at last.

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Response to Act_of_Reparation (Reply #55)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 09:53 PM

57. I thoroughly enjoyed that movie.

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Response to Act_of_Reparation (Reply #55)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 11:32 PM

68. Until now, I thought it was a documentary! nt

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Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:19 PM

37. Just curious

Where do you see in the rules that an atheist or agnostic can't post a lighthearted OP if it takes their fancy?

I'm asking as a host who's pretty particular about protecting the safe haven nature of A&A.

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Response to beam me up scottie (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 06:50 PM

5. An M1 tank

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Response to LuvLoogie (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 06:59 PM

13. GOOD ANSWER!

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Response to beam me up scottie (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 06:50 PM

6. These choices seem vaguely familiar

specifically since I believe I'm the only person on the planet who knows what Jazzy Jean Leggings are.

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Response to Heddi (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 06:51 PM

8. Also I would never wear another bra, ever

although I say that. Maybe a sports bra, just to cut down on chafing and so I could run without bruising my face and knees

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Response to Heddi (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 07:01 PM

15. Yeah that's a tough one.

I would never wear another stupid underwire but I might decide to go with a sport bra to keep the girls in place when I run.

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Response to Heddi (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 07:00 PM

14. Right? I wonder where I got the idea?

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Response to beam me up scottie (Reply #14)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 07:17 PM

19. Jazzy Jean Jeggings

I hate the word Jeggings

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Response to Heddi (Reply #19)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 07:22 PM

22. Those look extremely comfortable, I've always wanted to try them.

The best of both worlds. And I hate "jeggings" too.

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Response to beam me up scottie (Reply #22)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 07:46 PM

26. I have about 15 pairs of Leggings

None of them look like jeans. They look like leggings. I have a pair that have mountains on them. Since I work from home (heh hehehehehehhhehehe) my work outfit has gone from PJ's (Scrubs) to, well, leggings and t-shirts. From one comfortable outfit to another ha ha haha! Also at least working from home means no bra and no shoes, either. I don't know which item of clothing I hate more: shoes or bras.

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Response to Heddi (Reply #26)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 07:48 PM

28. We must be sisters.

The shoes are the first thing to go when I get home, then the bra.

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Response to Heddi (Reply #26)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 11:08 AM

71. I admire the fact that you've gotten out of those pj's

and into some proper work clothes, and paint your toenails. I work from home too... retired!

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Response to Heddi (Reply #19)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 10:24 PM

60. Is that what you call these things?

I bought a pair, and loved them so much I went back and bought three more---one in every jeans color they had. Then I dumped the "real" jeans in the charity pile.

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Response to beam me up scottie (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 06:51 PM

7. Trump skin

Sure it stinks to high heaven but the Z's leave it alone. (He doesn't wear it at night while he waddles around in his native alien look which I understand is close to Jabba the Hut's.)

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Response to rock (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 06:58 PM

11. Dammit

You beat me to it.....

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Response to rock (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 07:01 PM

16. Brilliant!

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Response to beam me up scottie (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 06:51 PM

9. A Red MAGA hat should protect me. I'd blend in

With the other brain-dead zombies

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Response to JDC (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 07:02 PM

17. This is true. Camouflage is essential.

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Response to beam me up scottie (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 07:12 PM

18. Football helmet, of course

Think of zombies trying to unwrap their dinner. I think they'd just get bored and go after an easier meal.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #18)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 07:20 PM

20. Good idea, and for zombies who prefer tender cuts body armor for battle.

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Response to beam me up scottie (Reply #20)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 07:22 PM

21. Well, I'm old

There is no way I could manage to be fast food.

The helmet makes sense.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #21)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 07:24 PM

23. Yeah - what's that joke?

(paraphrasing) I don't have to be able to outrun a zombie, I just have to be able to outrun you.

I saw a t-shirt that said "I would push you in front of a zombie to save my cat."

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Response to Warpy (Reply #24)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 07:30 PM

25. Nice!

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Response to beam me up scottie (Reply #23)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:33 PM

46. Outrunning a single zombie isn't the problem (sorry, zombie lit is my thang)

 

The problem is two-fold:
1. They never stop. All they have to wait until you can't go anymore. Kind of like persistent hunting.
2. Hordes are the problem. Which can usually be avoided if you are smart, but once you get more than a couple, you are likely in big trouble.

But, seriously, you're going to pull a Shane?

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Response to Goblinmonger (Reply #46)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:36 PM

47. See this is exactly why we need to teach this stuff in school.

Pull a Shane? To save my cat? Absolutely!

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Response to beam me up scottie (Reply #47)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:39 PM

49. I didn't know there was a pet on the line.

 

And, truthfully, if it were either I die or I put a bullet in the knee of the random guy next to me so I can get away...blam blam motherfucker.

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Response to Goblinmonger (Reply #49)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:42 PM

50. I was referring to the t-shirt that reads "I would push you in front of a zombie to save my cat"

And yeah, unless I was with a loved one I would probably be pulling a lot of Shane.

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Response to beam me up scottie (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 07:48 PM

27. You left out an option

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Response to Lordquinton (Reply #27)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 07:50 PM

29. Awesome!!!

If I knew what that particular fashion choice was called I would add it. You could just select 'other'.

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Response to beam me up scottie (Reply #29)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 07:50 PM

31. I think it's calld

LordQuentin's LoungeWear

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Response to Heddi (Reply #31)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:03 PM

34. LMAO!

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Response to beam me up scottie (Reply #34)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:14 PM

36. "let me slip into something more comfortable...

...Jeeves, please retrieve my studded codpiece..."

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Response to Lordquinton (Reply #27)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 07:50 PM

30. she left out another option

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Response to Heddi (Reply #30)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:01 PM

33. I really wonder what is going on here...

It is wrong on so many levels

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Response to Heddi (Reply #30)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:03 PM

35. Ack!!! Must. Have. Eye. Bleach.

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Response to Heddi (Reply #30)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 09:40 PM

53. Zardoz reference.

1 million points to Gryffindor. You win 1 internets.

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Response to Act_of_Reparation (Reply #53)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 07:32 AM

63. Oh Act-of'reparation, the Internets aren't yours to give

You silly, godless fool. The Internets belong to all of us. Just ask Mr Blur.

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Response to Heddi (Reply #63)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 09:00 AM

65. That's just what Mr. Blur wants you to think.

Last edited Tue Mar 21, 2017, 10:25 AM - Edit history (1)

So he can hoard all of the internets for himself.

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Response to Act_of_Reparation (Reply #65)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 09:23 AM

66. And that is why he was removed from our presence

Because he's an internet hoarder

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Response to Lordquinton (Reply #27)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:01 PM

32. Lord Humongous from Mad Max (or Mad Max II if you are in Australia)

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Response to beam me up scottie (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:21 PM

38. I promise to never wear a bra ever again

Even though my man-boobs probably needs one...

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Response to EvolveOrConvolve (Reply #38)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:22 PM

39. I feel you, man.

That actually sounds like something Patton Oswalt would say.

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Response to beam me up scottie (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:23 PM

40. It does not matter what you wear.

You just need to remember to double tap.

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Response to Doreen (Reply #40)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:26 PM

41. That's a good suggestion.

But eventually we're going to run out of bullets, when that happens we'll have to use clubs, knives, swords, etc and constant exposure to blood spatter and gore can be hard on fabrics.

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Response to beam me up scottie (Reply #41)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:30 PM

44. As I learned in zombieland it does not matter what you use.

Just make sure you double tape. Oh, enjoy the little things also.

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Response to beam me up scottie (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:30 PM

43. Someone has to wear the corset, might as well be me

I am sure the zombies would all melt seeing my fat behind dressed like that

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Response to LostOne4Ever (Reply #43)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:32 PM

45. I'm too sexy for my corset... 🎶




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Response to beam me up scottie (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 09:24 PM

51. Zombie repellent.

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Reply #51)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 09:32 PM

52. Just don't use garlic and olive oil.

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Response to beam me up scottie (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 09:45 PM

54. I'd probably break out a Meshuggah tee shirt.

Because a Zombie apocalypse would probably be the most metal thing evar.

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Response to Act_of_Reparation (Reply #54)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 09:50 PM

56. No doubt. Merle had the right idea:

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Response to beam me up scottie (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 10:09 PM

58. I forgot what I was wearing last time that happened....

but it didn’t help.

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #58)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 10:22 PM

59. I hate when that happens.

Surely there must be a fashion designer somewhere who will accept a challenge.

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Response to beam me up scottie (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 06:04 AM

61. You gotta think strategic, man

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #61)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 07:20 AM

62. Lol!



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Response to beam me up scottie (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 08:38 AM

64. Other: I'd dig up my old SCA armor and likely wear it...

...for a day before the chaffing became too much.

Then I'd then ditch the armor and be reduced to deciding among the old standard Sword and Shield, Glaive or Katana.

I think Katana wins out as being the most nimble and light weight overall for those quick retreats from the swarm.

But similar to Warpy, I'm older and out of shape, compared to the 20-something competition, and would likely lose a foot race with any Fast Zombies™ or even some of the Fast Walkers™.

Either way, I would go down swinging while trying and knock as many of those damn red-maga-hats to the ground as possible.

I'd do my best Gimili impression at Helms Deep: "Sixteen", "Seventeen", "Eighteen-ah"...



I wish I could end up sitting pretty on 43.

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Response to NeoGreen (Reply #64)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 04:34 PM

67. Ha ha! I love it!

There are plenty of other varieties of escapism but there's nothing like a good zombie apocalypse to get the creative juices flowing.

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Response to beam me up scottie (Original post)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 10:42 AM

69. Pockets. All the pockets.

I would probably wear what I normally wear. Cargo pants. Matches? Got it. Multi tool? Got it. Knife? In the belt. Two way radio? Right leg pocket. More bullets? Yep. Map? Back pocket. Phone/video player containing zombie movies for training purposes? Left leg pocket. Space remaining for scavenging? Oh yeah.
NeoGreen: Remember, the big ones still only count as one!

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Response to gelatinous cube (Reply #69)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 05:28 PM

70. Yes. Pockets would be essential.

A knapsack would just slow you down and if you were separated from the group you'd need the basics. I would add a water bottle with filter and/or purification tablets. And some rope. Oh and duct tape.

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