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Zombie Death Timeline.

so.

when the zombies come, you could be forgiven for thinking that, somehow, the power will all keep going, and everything running smoothly, and all you would need to do is shack up inside a shopping mall and live out for a while. sounds like a good plan. i saw dawn of the dead. it worked well.

well, apparently, this is not a good plan. over here, someone with more knowledge than me on the subject has estimated how long the power would remain on, and frankly, it's a little disturbing.

"My guess is that within 4-6 hours there would be scattered blackouts and brownouts in numerous areas, within 12 hours much of the system would be unstable, and within 24 hours most portions of the United States and Canada, aside from a rare island of service in a rural area near a hydroelectric source, would be without power. Some installations served by wind farms and solar might continue, but they would be very small. By the end of a week, I'd be surprised if more than a few abandoned sites were still supplying power."

the rest is here.

the disturbing part of this information is that it reveals just how unprepared i am for the inevitable zombie invasion. i've been complacent. lazy, even. this is just one big wake up call for me and, probably, for the cause of alternative power sources.

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ashamel
Jun. 16th, 2004 08:37 pm (UTC)
Considering they put on a whole world-wide scare campaign specifically designed to prepare you for such an eventuality (you don't think computers could really fail with the year 2000!), I think you should be better organised.

For a start, ring me if there's a zombie armaggedon, because I'll be quite interested.
benpeek
Jun. 16th, 2004 11:01 pm (UTC)
i just thought that 2000 hysteria was to keep us from looking at shady political dealings going on...

anyhow: so, i call you if there's a zombie doom thing, and what am i likely to hear you say? is there safty? am i doomed?
ashamel
Jun. 16th, 2004 11:30 pm (UTC)
How did you get this number?

No.

Yes.

Hello, hello--

Braaaaiiinnns....
benpeek
Jun. 17th, 2004 09:22 pm (UTC)
so... zombies come for me, and the phone call i make to you will be a waste of time, won't it?

i'll be calling anti zombie squad.

i'm sure they exist.
bodhichitta0
Jun. 17th, 2004 05:43 am (UTC)
You've concerned me enough that I now have to run to the video store and rent some zombie movies so that I will know what to expect when the upcoming invasion happens. Having never seen one, I now feel ridiculously unprepared. And my first impulse would have been to run for a shopping center--food court, fairly clean restrooms and possibly free stuff that could (I suppose) be called "looting."

About Thomas Lynch--I think Still Life in Milford is his best book of poetry and it is worth buying. It is a set of modern poetry at its very best. He gives you shivers and breaks your heart. I got to hear him read at our library once and the inflection of his voice and the humor... what can I say? If I had 1/10th of that talent I could die a happy woman when the zombies come. I agree that The Undertaking is better than Bodies but I loved his prologue to Bodies--funny and whimsical and lyrical.

Thanks for commenting back on the other thread--we can't be the only two Thomas Lynch fans here, but I think it is a near thing.

benpeek
Jun. 17th, 2004 09:27 pm (UTC)
now you see, you just can't afford to be unprepared for the zombie invasion. it's just not a sharp thing. i suggest research.

lynch is an excellent writer. i hope he puts out another book of essays, as it's been a while since bodies in motion and at rest. though i think the problem with me was that bodies was slightly more religious than the undertaking, and since i don't share lynch's religious views, i was not as interested in the book as the previous one.

hello and welcome to the livejournal, too.
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