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#27 - maxeire (11/12/2012) [-]
They always kinda avoid the bit where a few zombies becomes the apocalypse in fiction, think about it though. how many zombies have you killed in any given game? If everybody was capable of killing just two zombies, boom crisis averted. And thats without the police n army n guns n thermonuclearwarheads n thunderguns n shit. Gif related
They always kinda avoid the bit where a few zombies becomes the apocalypse in fiction, think about it though. how many zombies have you killed in any given game? If everybody was capable of killing just two zombies, boom crisis averted. And thats without the police n army n guns n thermonuclearwarheads n thunderguns n shit. Gif related
#48 to #27 - zeustesticle (11/12/2012) [-]
In walking dead everyone is already infected it just activates upon death. So that kinda explains that.
User avatar #35 to #27 - gammajk ONLINE (11/12/2012) [-]
Problem is that there are no established rules on how to "kill" a zombie, are they l4d zombies, world war z zombies, day z zombies, etc etc.
Just read world war z and you'll understand exactly why it's possible for it to happen
User avatar #62 to #35 - Crusader (11/12/2012) [-]
There are only 2 types.
Classic - Slow, shambling, all dead coming back to life, bites simply cause you to die quicker, need to kill the brain, the more dangerous of the 2
Rage - Fast, mutated rabies virus, shoot the center mass/burn, starve, not technically dead, infection sets in within seconds.
#39 to #35 - maxeire (11/12/2012) [-]
Might just do that, but despite the style of zombie in question I always just picture the military encircling the affected area and walking inwards till all the corpses stop moving. inb4 airborne viruses btw. then we're all just fucked sideways.
Might just do that, but despite the style of zombie in question I always just picture the military encircling the affected area and walking inwards till all the corpses stop moving. inb4 airborne viruses btw. then we're all just fucked sideways.
User avatar #47 to #39 - dirigiblequixote (11/12/2012) [-]
There are several chapters in World War Z that describe precisely how the army underestimated the zombies and how they bungled combating them.

Seriously, read the book. It's excellent.
User avatar #26 - biggrand (11/12/2012) [-]
there would be a lot of dumb fucks at wal-mart if this ever happened
User avatar #42 to #26 - ohgodthepressure (11/12/2012) [-]
So... nothing would change?
User avatar #22 - tehbomb (11/12/2012) [-]
Does the zombie outbreak start with only one zombie? Or does it infect a whole bunch at once, starting a quick swarm of 1000-2000? Even so, it would take years to infect most of the world, by which time it would have been stopped by authorities. You could just go to wherever it wasn't infected for about a month.
User avatar #64 to #22 - Crusader (11/12/2012) [-]
Well, the base line for the zombie apocalypse scenarios are taken mostly from World War Z, a novel, pretty good.
In it it starts in China, where there are a few, but they spread quickly because no one realizes it, and many of the infected are used in black market organ deals.
So Li is robbing a store, gets bit when he runs away, gets caught, sentenced to death, maybe he killed the clerk, they then use his organs in the black market, they don't know he has some zombie disease.
It's bad enough if his heart goes to someone with a weak immune system, they would reanimate almost instantly, what about a liver, a kidney, a bit of infected skin, that person may make it home, or they may collapse and reanimate in the middle of a hospital hallway, then they have free access to other sick people right there creating a swarm, and no one knows what to do.

Let's take rage zombies, which are the alternative, the ones above are classic, headshot only, kind of slow, that sort of thing, these are the fast, still technically living, infection in seconds. In 28 days later they get infected in a government lab and escape, in a populated city,t hey run onto the street, infect someone, then infect another, soon enough, there's thousands in a well populated city in a day, millions within a 2 weeks, and theoretically, due to how long it would take to tell everyone how to deal with the threat, and mobilize the military, 4 weeks after patient 0, tens of millions are now dead, or infected.
User avatar #70 to #64 - theexo (11/12/2012) [-]
actually if you read the zombie survival guide written by the same author as World War Z, the virus has exhisted in the world since some of the first humans
User avatar #71 to #70 - Crusader (11/12/2012) [-]
yes, but I was talking about the infection this time, yes it has existed since ancient times, but this outbreak started in china with some ancient temple or something that got flooded.
User avatar #36 to #22 - gammajk ONLINE (11/12/2012) [-]
>starting a quick swarm
Why a swarm? It'd be more likely to infect shitty little villages at first, then spreading slowly under the radar, people leaving their countries and spreading it unwittingly, etc
User avatar #18 - A Pickle (11/12/2012) [-]
What if the army soldiers became zombies?
User avatar #32 to #18 - ieaturchildren (11/12/2012) [-]
the other army soldiers come and fuck shit up
#17 - fukyouto (11/12/2012) [-]
in reality, it would be treated like any other disease and probably do very little damage
User avatar #65 to #17 - Crusader (11/12/2012) [-]
Not if they tried to hide it, not even the government, just normal people.
Can't grasp the fact that their brother/sister/husband/wife/son/daughter/etc. is now dead, but still walking around, maybe they lock them in their old room, something happens while they are at work, the zombie gets out, out on the street it attacks someone, maybe it doesn't attack someone buts falls in a river, treatment plants don't have the chemicals to kill this new disease, and because of that everyone that gets that water in a wound (washing out a cut from a bread knife, a scrape from tripping, just taking a shower or drinking a glass of water with an open sore) in theory could be infected.
How many people rely on that plant, a thousand, a hundred thousand, a million? Within days you could have a theoretical hundred thousand zombies roaming around town, not to mention that they would go to the hospital, where other people that are not infected, are now sitting next to them in waiting rooms, in the hallways, imagine surgeries where the patients dies, and comes back to bite the surgeon.

Not to mention you are relying on this being a disease, what if it is a virus, a prion, where there is no cure.
User avatar #31 to #17 - Mahazama (11/12/2012) [-]
A contagious disease where some guy is sitting in one place, just coughing and shitting himself is much different from a disease where the guy dies, reanimates, and tries to eat people.
#49 to #31 - zeustesticle (11/12/2012) [-]
Yes the contagious disease is much more dangerous.
User avatar #50 to #49 - Mahazama (11/12/2012) [-]
The strongest weapon is has though, is fear. Some chodes get H1N1, nobody immediately freaks the fuck out. Some guy gets bitten, dies, reanimates, that's some different shit right there....
#51 to #50 - zeustesticle (11/12/2012) [-]
And how does people freaking out help the disease spread?
User avatar #52 to #51 - Mahazama (11/12/2012) [-]
Because most likely the first thing people will do is arm themselves. It might not even be the actual infection that kills them.
People are irrational sheep with a herd mentality.
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User avatar #9 - cheesewithmold (11/12/2012) [-]
There's no way there wouldn't be major casualties. People are dumb.
And the army containing it isn't as easy as it seems. The armies not trained to handle masses of enemies charging at them.
#25 to #9 - ttarshis (11/12/2012) [-]
Yeah but there are more LEGAL guns in the U.S than people not counting illegal guns, really it wouldn't be an issue in the U.S or Russia more so places like Japan where there are strict gun bans and really tightly populated areas and to make it worse its and island.
User avatar #53 to #25 - EvilRip (11/12/2012) [-]
Haha suck shit Japan!.. oh wait! shit I'm in Australia!
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User avatar #119 to #23 - cheesewithmold (11/12/2012) [-]
Because in most wars the enemy ran towards the US army without any sort of tactical plan.

There's no way the army would last more than a few weeks. They're used to having everything they need ready. If you're cut off from supplies, and you're there just shooting zombies over and over, while the sound of the gun attracts more, it's not going to end well.
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User avatar #21 to #9 - yourasiangamer (11/12/2012) [-]
The Battle of Mogadishu
User avatar #12 to #9 - Jackimole (11/12/2012) [-]
You'd only have to survive until winter or summer started (depending on where you are). At which point they would freeze, or melt. Unless what ever zombifies them also mummifies them. Also they would be eaten by wildlife. Also, if it's spread by bites, there's no way it'll cross oceans. How many people are getting on a plane after being bitten? Also, what the hell are zombies going to do against tanks or APCs? Helicopters?
User avatar #41 to #12 - gammajk ONLINE (11/12/2012) [-]
>at which point they would freeze
And then thaw out in the winter. Who says they'll decompose?
>also they would be eaten by wildlife
The zombies would kill a lot of the wildlife, and what if the virus is toxic to everything besides humans?
>how many people are getting on a plane after being bitten?
What if it takes days to turn? What if you've heard rumours of what happens to bitten people, and everyone is saying that there's a cure in the West? Why would you stick around when there's zombies everywhere? What if some Chinese organ farm sends infected organs overseas and they get transplanted since they can't scan for something they don't know exists?
>what the hell are zombies going to do against
-tanks
Better question is, what are tanks going to do against zombies? Tanks use HEAT or SABOT, or maybe even canister shots. They're designed to take out other tanks, not massive amounts of people. Plus, you're trying to destroy the head, not blow them up; all you're doing is creating a bunch of crippled zombies that will just sneak up on you later. The zombies would swarm the tank and if a hatch is left open, they're done. Plus, tanks don't exactly carry a lot of food or water, and having 50 zombies banging on your big metal coffin would probably drive the crew insane or make one of them want to escape and open the hatch.
-APC
Same shit as the tank, they're designed to fight enemy infantry, not zombies.
-Helicopters
Rockets and machine guns, but you don't have infinite ammo, nor do you have infinite fuel. Once again, designed for the wrong purpose
User avatar #116 to #41 - Jackimole (11/12/2012) [-]
>Normal humans struggle to survive against the elements, how well are dumb zombies with rotting flesh going to do?
>I'm pretty sure the tank could just drive over the zombies, or use their machine guns.
>Yes, I suppose the zombies could be toxic.
>Again, it all depends on the circumstances for planes. But who the fuck is flying to Cuba?
>I didn't mean indefinite helicoptering, I just meant that if a helicopter started shooting at zombies, zombies couldn't do anything.
#40 to #12 - anonymous (11/12/2012) [-]
do you even know how much manpower goes into just fixing them?
or cleaning?

youd spend more time on the ground cleaning it up and whatnot then you would in the air, and id assume youd run out of petrol or whatever the fuck they use pretty quickly
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User avatar #15 to #14 - Jackimole (11/12/2012) [-]
Yep, you have to read all cracked articles with a grain of salt, because they do throw a lot of BS in there though.
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User avatar #7 - viscerys ONLINE (11/12/2012) [-]
My theory is that society won't collapse instantly like all the stories say it does. I imagine the governments would react immediately and most likely succeed in qeulling the outbreak before it spreads too far.
User avatar #93 to #7 - ijiek (11/12/2012) [-]
what if it's a government planned outbreak
User avatar #67 to #7 - Crusader (11/12/2012) [-]
World War Z is probably the most accurate.
Society didn't collapse, but there were 3 waves of immigration in North America to Northern Canada. And of course there is the fact that in the scenario int he book, this all started due to China's black market organ program, that means 1 infected person could infect 50 people due to their heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, skin even, a heart would reanimate almost instantly, what about a piece of infected skin, a day, a week, imagine a month after the black market surgery, you're in the grocery store of Everytown, USA, suddenly you collapse, you go to the hospital, if you make ti that far, you might reanimate in the store, and attack people there, zombies rushing out after people infecting the town. If you do make it to the hospital, all it takes is for you to reanimate and scare one of the paramedics, he jumps back and his blood soaked hands touch a counter, then other people touch it. Maybe he doesn't get a chance to put gloves on and was dealing with one of the victims, now his hands have this infected blood soaked into them, skin absorbs 80% of all liquids that touch them, he helps out someone that maybe wasn't bit, his skin releases a bit of that toxin, suddenly BAM, infected.

Sure the government might be able to suppress overt outbreaks, maybe quarantine a town, if it is just that town, but what if they don't know what caused it, and suddenly it's happening everywhere, busting down the door.
Think, with all this immigration, someone sneaking an infected family member in a trailer could easily take the infection across the continent, you might think it's contained, but suddenly cases are popping up all over, not to mention the fact that people will be hoarding what they have, and therefore a lot of service jobs will be useless and that means the economy goes down the tube.
Then there are the people who think they should leave the USA and become city-states and try to secede.
It might take a while 5 years, but in the end,
User avatar #33 to #7 - Mahazama (11/12/2012) [-]
Right? You would think that with all of the zombie lore in pop culture, more people would seem to understand the threat and take intelligent action against it. Then again, it's not like the disease is going to play out exactly like we expect it to, but still, most people have some idea of what to do (going for the brains, no matter what the situation, is probably going to be the safest bet. [unless contagion is possible simply by proximity, in which case you're completely fucked]).
#6 - anonymous (11/12/2012) [-]
Treadmills. Treadmills all round the perimeter of the fuckin house.

And the ones that make it through? Well landmines can take care of that and provide some GODDAYUM ZOMBIE FIREWORKS YO.

After that I'll hide in the loft and cry.
User avatar #4 - theangryrussian (11/11/2012) [-]
my expectations :activate electric razor-wire fence, activate solar panels, wind turbine and water turbine, and watch the zeds get fried. I live on a farm, so we have all the generators just in case...
#3 - zslayer (11/11/2012) [-]
In all reality, when (not if, but when) the Zombie Apocalypse actually happens, we don't know if it'll be an air board virus or what.
So it could it and wipe out over 60% of the population of the world in a blink of an eye, people dropping everywhere succumbing to the virus.
You think you'd survive that, be "immune"... but you're not. Only a small percentage of human beings would be, and even then there's very little possibility of any kind of vaccine being made for it.
And all you people with "zombie plans" who think they are "prepared" for when the proverbial shit hits the fan... you're not the only one.
There would be thousands, millions even, doing the exact same thing you would... your plan wouldn't be all that "special"

So in the event of a zombie apocalypse, do what I plan on doing (That is, if you aren't dead yet).
Pull up a chair, crack open a beer, and watch the sun set one final time... and then?
Then go out in style, take as many of those zombie bastards with you as you can.
#28 to #3 - SexBobOmb (11/12/2012) [-]
That's....actually a bitchin' plan.

Not a bad way to go, either.
User avatar #13 to #3 - Odobisean (11/12/2012) [-]
I live in an old '70s house with a cold war bunker under it that I keep stocked with about 3 years of preserved food, 2 years worth of oil to power my computer and TV but both would probably become useless once it hits and the internet and stations go off air so I'll use it to power lights and stoves, and about 2.5 years worth of water ( I also have a rain collector/purifier). I also have 720 rounds for my AR-15 and 400 for my 9mm pistol.
#10 to #3 - anonymous (11/12/2012) [-]
Actually, my plan is special, I doubt any one has the plan to be at my house...

But no, really my plan isn't that special. I have weapons that are better than most people because I live in south Alabama and really like guns and I have plenty of ammo. I have like 8k round of ammunition for my ak-47's (semi auto) And about 4k for my AR-15 (semi as well) Then shotgun ammo tons of it for most any gauge but most is birdshot, last resort. however with my desolate location as long as it's not airborne, I have a better chance than most people. Didn't sign in but my username is tehrealfluttershy.
#5 to #3 - lordumpalumpa (11/12/2012) [-]
maybe it´s like in the Walking Dead, where we would be already infected and become zombies when we die?
#2 - zzonked (11/11/2012) [-]
But if the stuff on the right hasn't happened and it's what you really think will happen, isn't it the actual expectation?
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