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Joshua Nomen-Mutatio "oh but the book..."

You're funny.

message 2: by Joshua Nomen-Mutatio (last edited Aug 18, 2009 02:35PM) (new)

Joshua Nomen-Mutatio That's a cool sci-fi sorta premise, too. At least one I haven't heard of before.

message 3: by karen (new)

karen there is another book in this series about what ny is going through while these pennsylvanians are starving or whatever, and there is a third one coming out in the fall sometime. and now of course i am reading alas babylon, because i cant stop with the survivals!

message 4: by Greg (new)

Greg I never thought of what you would be like in a survival situation with your menses. You're right, you might not make it.

message 5: by karen (new)

karen every month is like the first time. what is happening?? oh my god call the doctor!

message 6: by [deleted user] (last edited Aug 18, 2009 03:16PM) (new)

I always get menses and mensa confused. I probably can't be a member of either one, so that doesn't clear things up. Maybe the first is the Grecian plurality of the second.

I just want to say that if I had periods, I would have a whole room full of tampons in case of emergency. That's the kind of person I would be. A tampon-hoarder... There might not be enough left for anyone else.

(And -- yuk, yuk -- this is where brian or Donald comes along and says something witty like: 'Oh you mean you don't have periods? You always seem like you're a bitch on the rag to me.' I thought I'd just cut out the middle man though. That way the jokes are cheaper for the end-consumer.)

message 7: by Joshua Nomen-Mutatio (last edited Aug 18, 2009 03:17PM) (new)

Joshua Nomen-Mutatio That's gotta be a bitch when you're attending the MENSA meetings (that I assume you attend).

message 8: by karen (new)

karen sigh, i guess if i cant get you to talk proust with me, at least we will always have menses...

Joshua Nomen-Mutatio I just discovered that Mensa is two Latin words blended together and means "mind table." This is sorta funny to me for some reason.

"My good sir, shall we start a mind-table society then?"

message 10: by Joshua Nomen-Mutatio (last edited Aug 18, 2009 03:32PM) (new)

Joshua Nomen-Mutatio The also have an annual competition to see who can invent the best board game.

Survival to menstruation to Mensa. Ah, GoodReads...

Joshua Nomen-Mutatio Wikipedia's lied to me for the very first time.

Joshua Nomen-Mutatio I'm just not sure how that's different from what I regurgitated via wikipedia.

message 13: by Joshua Nomen-Mutatio (last edited Aug 18, 2009 04:48PM) (new)

Joshua Nomen-Mutatio It is different from my joke about it directly translating to "mind-table." I think I get it.

message 14: by Joshua Nomen-Mutatio (last edited Aug 18, 2009 04:50PM) (new)

Joshua Nomen-Mutatio This is almost starting to sound like the type of minutia that would be discussed at a Mensa meeting. I kid, I kid. I really know very little about it.

message 15: by Jen (new)

Jen Karen, take heart. You only have about twenty more years to go before your survival skills improve considerably.

message 16: by karen (new)

karen well, i am learning from alas, babylon - dont loot jewelry!! check.

message 17: by Jen (new)

Jen shh...keep it down. That way there are only two or so of us and lots of pickings.

message 18: by karen (new)

karen i will start lining my secret burrow now. can opener. check.

message 19: by Jen (last edited Aug 20, 2009 07:52AM) (new)

Jen 1. good knife
2. alcohol for medicinal and other purposes
3. honey
4. coffee
5. secret stash of livestock if possible
6. ammunition/guns
7. salt
8. medicines of any kind for anything
9. books on how to grow and make things and identify things (how to make pasta from pine bark, how to find out what mushrooms are poisonous, etc.)

This is a partial list. There are more things, but I don't want to make the post apocalyptic playing field too level.

message 20: by karen (new)

karen matches matches matches

extra glasses. im not going out twilight zone-style.

message 21: by Jen (new)

Jen you can visit me when you run out of matches in your hobbit hole.

message 22: by karen (new)

karen now that i quit smoking, i have millions of unused matches. and an umbrella to keep them dry!

message 23: by Jen (new)

Jen It pains me to think that you might actually get jumped on a rainy day by vigilante types for ninja posing. And then there will be no wit. No karen. But still matches.

message 24: by karen (new)

karen its true - new york is exactly like the warriors! so there is a lot of danger. but theres this big meeting... i think everything is going to be okay...

The Crimson Fucker Ok… after reading this one… I’m scratching you out of my list of people I want next to me in the middle of any crisis… even tho you was on the list just for the fact that you could keep me entertain during the not hunting/slaying/skinning dead animals moments I don’t think you will be able to provide anything else to the group… that’s it! If zombies attack while I’m freeloading on your store, or the space time continuum thingy breaks down and we end up in a desert island somewhere in the universe… you on your own!

message 26: by karen (new)

karen good. thats the way i like it. lone wolf. who wants you anyway. snif.

message 27: by Jen (new)

Jen I keep getting links to reviews saying that Vbncvnc or some username like that is commenting on them and then nothing.

Who is this Vbncbnc?

message 28: by Pinky (new)

Pinky Vvitik? I got one of those, too. Those damn kids better stay off my lawn. And yours.

message 29: by Eh?Eh! (new)

Eh?Eh! There were some spammers that got deleted pretty quickly.

message 30: by Pinky (new)

Pinky Aw. Poor spammers. Just trying to sell their creams and whatnot.

message 31: by Jen (new)

Jen I want to know what the spam was...was it funny or were they trying to sell ceiling fans or something?

message 32: by Jen (new)

Jen Selling creams could be funny.

message 33: by karen (new)

karen they were on here and i deleted them. i do not like advertisers getting on my threads!

message 34: by Eh?Eh! (new)

Eh?Eh! Creams would be interesting...especially creams guaranteeing performance. Of musical instruments or something.

The ads were boring, for clothes and shoes.

message 35: by karen (new)

karen i will leave them up next time, in case anyone needs to know where to buy shoes.

message 36: by Jen (new)

Jen I sometimes get ads that say "Your dick as big as a bat!" I never tell them that first I need to get one before I can get it to graze sidewalks.

message 37: by karen (new)

karen ouch!

message 38: by Madeline (new)

Madeline haha omg we are the same in a way. I mean, i probably could live without air conditioning and showering (im a kid, I hate hygiene lol) but I understand what you mean by "Now i have a few tricks if anything like this were to happen" but i know it never will, its just too unrealistic, and plus it would be very different for me in that situation, I wasn't brought up being taught how to light fires or which plants are edible etc, but I keep reading these books to get myself ready for any event that might result like this. But i keep thinking, "well, what would I do if they weren't giving out the free boxes of food?" I'd die, simple. But wouldn't everyone? Us humans rely so heavily on machines to do even the simplest work like lighting a fire, that we've drifted away from our basic human instincts. We've taken all that smartness for granted, and now we probably wouldn't know what to do in this situation. But had we still been animals, we might survive easier. I'm sort of drifting off topic so yeah, don't worry, you're not alone lol!

message 39: by karen (new)

karen here's to extinction!!

message 40: by Kandes (new)

Kandes "i'm a fat lazy american - i don't want to have to scavenge. i don't want to have to hunt and skin deer or build a shelter or defend myself from others looking to eat my delicious arms. i don't want to have to dig for water or develop a complex food-storage system or eat dandelion greens. and the first warm day, that would be it for me. i cannot live without air conditioning. or showering. and i am a baby now when i have to deal with (shudder) menses"

I 110% agree!!! Awwesome review :]

message 41: by karen (new)

karen thanks!!

message 42: by Aisling (new)

Aisling well for us females, we pray we get menopause before the world ends...

message 43: by karen (new)

karen i already pray for that every day. every month is a letdown.

message 44: by Jen (new)

Jen Do not have children if you are already terrified of your menses. And I'm going to stop there, for the sake of teh children.

Oh! No I am not- I am going to link to a book. Hold on...
The Outdoor Survival Handbook: A Guide To The Resources & Material Available In The Wild & How To Use Them For Food, Shelter, Warmth, & Navigation


Who knows how to crochet?


message 45: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Brady Check out Shrader Marks: Keelhouse, another survivalist story and more interesting, too

message 46: by Shannon (new)

Shannon I know right. This stuff could very easily happen in our world. We rely too much on unnatural things and technology. It could easily all be gone in the blink of an eye..and without a ton of peoplle and electricity..it will all go to crap,LOL! I need to take some survival courses and learn how to grow food- Also I am going to get rich and stockpile that food that lasts for 30 years in cans and pouches in an underground thing. YEP!lol. I am preparing.
Lets just hope it's not zombies or some weird disease that makes people act psycho- Then I will need chambers like in the last hunger games one..lol

message 47: by Sasha (new)

Sasha You can buzz this now at libboo and get a sense of something good that you've done, maybe?

message 48: by karen (new)

karen oh, sweet! i have been the worst at libbooing lately.

message 49: by Sasha (new)

Sasha yeah, my influence dropped a lot after I got the books I wanted. whoops.

message 50: by Renee (new)

Renee arrrrrr!! i'm hungry for delicious arms!! -that just cracks me up!

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