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Danlo the Wild
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GAME OVER MAN GAME OVER
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i am posting in this high quality thread
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quote:
Originally posted by Danlo the Wild:
GAME OVER MAN GAME OVER

I am intrigued by your ideas and wish to subscribe to your newsletter,
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Comparing apples to apples this time rather than apples to sneakers?
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Sneakers > apples

But oranges blow everything out of the water.

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Dollars: Highly valued and sought after by all humans. Of no value (except to buy gold) to space aliens.

Gold: Highly valued and sought after by everyone, including the space aliens the U.S. government bribes with said gold to not land and take over again.

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Gold & Dollars: Both worthless when the zombie apocalypse happens.
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Toilet Paper & Ramen: More valuable than family members in the zombie apocalypse.
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You need hot water to make ramen. I would go with those packages of tuna.
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quote:
Originally posted by Strider:
Gold & Dollars: Both worthless when the zombie apocalypse happens.

But gold could save your life in the Cyberman Apocalypse.
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see he is saying that gold vs. the dollar is like a quote from private hudson. what is pertinent to this socioeconomic discussion is that hudson as a symbolic representation of fiat vs. commodity exchange currency acts in the visual representative stead, a sort of cinematic specie, as it were, and recognizing the depths and layers of fiat market currency is like recognizing that bill paxton is the anarcho-representative talismanic fetish of the federal reserve; an ignorant person might just look at the economic situation today and see the dollar (hudson) being eaten by an Alien, but the truly wise can look underneath that and see the dollar (paxton) being reborn symbolically and hollowly to be killed by not only the xenomorph but also a Predator (capital gains tax) and a Terminator (the future governor of California) and that this is exactly the kind of nuanced observation and comparative representation of hollywood residuals as a representation of our monetary concerns that the world truly needs. furthermore,
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I wonder if that was as much work to write as it was to read.
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quote:
Originally posted by Strider:
Gold & Dollars: Both worthless when the zombie apocalypse happens.

I bet you could beat a zombie to death with a gold brick, but slapping them with cash will likely only get you a one way ticket to brain eating town.
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Jake
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You could make a scalemail gorget out of dimes, though.
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Screw that. Load shotgun shells with dimes and show zombies the money.
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quote:
Originally posted by Stone_Wolf_:
quote:
Originally posted by Strider:
Gold & Dollars: Both worthless when the zombie apocalypse happens.

I bet you could beat a zombie to death with a gold brick, but slapping them with cash will likely only get you a one way ticket to brain eating town.
Have you ever tried to beat somebody to death with a gold brick? They're very unwieldy.
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Let's build a fire, sing some songs.
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You could make bullets/shot easier out of gold then steel, but about the same as copper.

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Have you ever tried to beat somebody to death with a gold brick?
You know, it's funny you should ask, as I did try and beat someone with a gold brick just the other day. Although I must admit I just wanted them unconscious and not dead.
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quote:
Originally posted by Strider:
quote:
Originally posted by Stone_Wolf_:
quote:
Originally posted by Strider:
Gold & Dollars: Both worthless when the zombie apocalypse happens.

I bet you could beat a zombie to death with a gold brick, but slapping them with cash will likely only get you a one way ticket to brain eating town.
Have you ever tried to beat somebody to death with a gold brick? They're very unwieldy.
Well, you put it in a sock first. Duh.
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quote:
Originally posted by Strider:
Have you ever tried to beat somebody to death with a gold brick?

Yes, but I usually wrap a slice of lemon around it first.
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One slice for a whole brick? You need a bigger lemon, or a bigger brick. But yeah, I like the way you think. Way to add insult to injury.

Jake, I hope those are some high quality socks you wear.

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Only the best, Strider. Only the best.
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Gold could be dropped on the zombies from a height, or heated to melting and flung at them, GoT style.

I suppose if you had enough cash you could create some sort of fire trap, though.

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quote:
Originally posted by Speed:
quote:
Originally posted by Strider:
Have you ever tried to beat somebody to death with a gold brick?

Yes, but I usually wrap a slice of lemon around it first.
ahhhh yesssssssss
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Aaaand we have discovered Sam's fetish.
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The pan Galactic Gargle-blaster?
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Is that what the kids are calling it these days?
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quote:
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quote:
Originally posted by Strider:
quote:
Originally posted by Stone_Wolf_:
quote:
Originally posted by Strider:
Gold & Dollars: Both worthless when the zombie apocalypse happens.

I bet you could beat a zombie to death with a gold brick, but slapping them with cash will likely only get you a one way ticket to brain eating town.
Have you ever tried to beat somebody to death with a gold brick? They're very unwieldy.
Well, you put it in a sock first. Duh.
Most people have no clue how truly heavy a gold brick is.
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Nearly 30 pounds. For context, a woman standing about 5'7" of average build, would comprise a little over 4 gold bars in weight.

A giant like me would be closer to 8 bars.

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quote:
Originally posted by The Rabbit:
quote:
Originally posted by Jake:
quote:
Originally posted by Strider:
quote:
Originally posted by Stone_Wolf_:
quote:
Originally posted by Strider:
Gold & Dollars: Both worthless when the zombie apocalypse happens.

I bet you could beat a zombie to death with a gold brick, but slapping them with cash will likely only get you a one way ticket to brain eating town.
Have you ever tried to beat somebody to death with a gold brick? They're very unwieldy.
Well, you put it in a sock first. Duh.
Most people have no clue how truly heavy a gold brick is.
Some people have no clue how truly sturdy my socks are.
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Having (to the best of my knowledge) never met you in person, Rabbit doesn't understand the critical importance to everyone around you of your socks' sturdiness.
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quote:
Originally posted by Orincoro:
Nearly 30 pounds. For context, a woman standing about 5'7" of average build, would comprise a little over 4 gold bars in weight.

A giant like me would be closer to 8 bars.

Five seven and 120lbs is average build in your world? Do you live in the land of TV stars and gymnasts?
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quote:
Originally posted by rivka:
Having (to the best of my knowledge) never met you in person, Rabbit doesn't understand the critical importance to everyone around you of your socks' sturdiness.

It's true. I have a nasty case of Happy Feet. I rely on my heavy, sturdily built socks to prevent this terrible affliction from being expressed.

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Five seven and 120lbs is average build in your world? Do you live in the land of TV stars and gymnasts?
Have you been reading nothing, Kate? He lives in the land of the zombie apocalypse. The average build of a woman is his bleak, ruined world is probably shambling around in an advanced state of decomposition. There's nothing like rotting to help shed pounds.
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quote:
Originally posted by Noemon:
Is that what the kids are calling it these days?

yes
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I imagine Noemon was familiar with the reference.
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quote:
Originally posted by Noemon:
There's nothing like rotting to help shed pounds.

Also, brains are very low in fat.
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"Dollars: Highly valued and sought after by all humans. Of no value (except to buy gold) to space aliens.

Gold: Highly valued and sought after by everyone, including the space aliens the U.S. government bribes with said gold to not land and take over again."

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

"Screw that. Load shotgun shells with dimes and show zombies the money."

LOLOLOLOLOOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOOLOOLOL

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"I bet you could beat a zombie to death with a gold brick, but slapping them with cash will likely only get you a one way ticket to brain eating town.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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quote:
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Originally posted by Orincoro:
Nearly 30 pounds. For context, a woman standing about 5'7" of average build, would comprise a little over 4 gold bars in weight.

A giant like me would be closer to 8 bars.

Five seven and 120lbs is average build in your world? Do you live in the land of TV stars and gymnasts?
I was rounding to 30, but my math was a bit lazy. What is it, 130? I can never tell how much women are supposed to weigh. And anyway, I live in Czech republic, where women are on average a lot slimmer. For my part, my muscle and bone density is very high, so everybody underestimates my weight by about 10 percent.
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121-160 is the general "ideal" range for a woman who is 5'7".
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As high as 160? I know the "BMI" scale is outdated, but 160 sounds high to me. Would that be a woman with a very wide frame, or large breasts? Just curious, maybe I'm underestimating how tall a woman is at 5' 7". I usually overestimate women's heights for some reason, probably because most are shorter than me, so I just don't notice.
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Wide frame, large breasts, huge goiter, hunchback and elephantiasis of all four limbs. I mean how else could a woman weigh 160 lbs. without being a hideous freak of nature? [Wink]
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Average height for American women is 5'6". So 5'7" is on the slightly tall side for a woman.

And the notion that 160 is "too high" for a woman of 5'7" is a sign that you have been influenced by the many unrealistic images of women in the media.

Or it's the zombies, like Jake said.

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No, not necessarily. It's not that I have an unrealistic image of how a woman is supposed to look. I just don't know how heavy a normal looking woman weighs, honestly. Maybe if women stopped lying about their weight?
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Nice. Blame your ignorance on women.

What 5'7" and 160 looks like.

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Haha, come on, there's some truth in that. How many women shave off 15 pounds, or won't say what they weigh? How can I know?

But yeah, that looks like a fine weight to me. I'm not into skinny anyway.

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quote:
Originally posted by Samprimary:
quote:
Originally posted by Noemon:
Is that what the kids are calling it these days?

yes
Yep.


quote:
Originally posted by rivka:
quote:
Originally posted by Noemon:
There's nothing like rotting to help shed pounds.

Also, brains are very low in fat.
An excellent point!

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Originally posted by Danlo the Wild:
"Screw that. Load shotgun shells with dimes and show zombies the money."

LOLOLOLOLOOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOOLOOLOL

Yeah, I was pretty entertained by that one too.
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Who is this Jake guy, and why does he agree with everything Noemon says?

You know what? I think they're alts. They must be TomDavidson!

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We are legion.
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Warning--- NITPICKING AHEAD --- Warning

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Originally posted by kmbboots:
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Originally posted by Orincoro:
Nearly 30 pounds. For context, a woman standing about 5'7" of average build, would comprise a little over 4 gold bars in weight.

A giant like me would be closer to 8 bars.

Five seven and 120lbs is average build in your world? Do you live in the land of TV stars and gymnasts?
I was rounding to 30, but my math was a bit lazy. What is it, 130?
A gold brick weighs a little less than 30 pounds (27.4 lbs to be precise) which means that 4 gold bricks weigh just under 110 lbs -- which is really skinny for a 5'7" woman (BMI 15). Five gold bricks weigh 137 lbs which is the dead middle of the healthy range for a woman of 5'7" and well below average weight for American women.

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Average height for American women is 5'6".
Surprisingly (at least to me), the median height for American women is only 63.8" (5'3.8"). US health Statistics. The median height for white women between 20 and 29 is only slightly higher (5'4.8"). At just under 5'5", I've always considered myself short. It turns out I'm a bit over the 50th percentile for women of my age.

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