Thursday, March 3, 2011

the Z-Team

There's a little meme floating around the social interwebz today and it just made me giggle.

You're supposed to go to your Facebook profile page and take note of the top 5 friends in the sidebar. They are now your team in the upcoming Zombie Apocalypse. Judging by your friends' skill sets, you have to imagine how long your team might last.

My zombie squad is: Tam, Marko the Munchkin Wrangler, SayUncle, Carteach, and OrangeNeck.

Just a hunch, but I think we'll be okay.

41 comments:

Robb Allen said...

I have a safe sales company, my nephew, Glenn Reynolds, Wai, and...

Larry Correia.

I'm good. I can send out my nephew & Glenn, have Wai & Larry man the fort, and hide in a safe.

Bubblehead Les. said...

Facebook? Who needs Facebook? I have my 2 best friends taking care of me 24/7. I think you might know them, they're Mr. Smith and Mr. Wesson.

Mike W. said...

This meme is rigged. I am completely screwed unless Dixie has some secret weapons I'm unaware of or Zombies are allergic to Canadians.

Newbius said...

My top 5: Breda, a neighborhood high school girl, Yuri Orlov, David Codrea, and MBtGE. The neighbor girl seems like a fragile flower at first glance, but she has nerves of steel. I think I'll give her the shotgun to use...

If you let me get 10 deep, I get JayG, Larry Correia, Oleg Volk, and an EMT to keep us healthy. :)

TBeck said...

I wasn't cool enough to get picked for Tam's team, but I did get Mike Z. Williamson. I'm not saying that Mad Mike has lots of guns, but...who am I kidding? He recently provided enough arms to allow a film production company to do a WW2 re-enactment.

tanksoldier said...

I'm screwed.

All people I've friend-ed due to their association with my wife.

The people I'd hang out with during Zombi-Ragnarok are somewhat inactive on Facebook, like me.

NYEMT said...

All but one of mine are firefighters and EMT's. How much pressure on a hoseline does it take to cut a zombie in half?

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

The only known shooter on my top 5 is some woman named Ellen. But I understand she's pretty accurate.

Dan said...

Four Marines, and one girlfriend of a Marine. I could've handled myself on my own but regardless, good setup.

Jennifer said...

Krav Maga instructor who is a gun nut, gun nut tough chick, Alan, a very pregnant gun chick, and Mike W.

We're good.

TinCan Assassin said...

Would someone please pass the BrAAAAIIiinnss?

Old NFO said...

Two Seals, two Marines, and my daughter (paramedic)... I 'think' I'm good to go... :-)

OrangeNeck said...

I got your six.

Cowboy Blob said...

Too many fat, old retirees and film students on my list.

Greyhawk said...

A retired cop and four gun-totting momma grizzlies. I think I'll be doing just fine.

Glenn B said...

I guess I'll be depending on myself since I don't bother with facebook or other web wonders of that nature. Dabbled into it twice, had at least one attempt to attack my PC with a virus each time and dropped it. Have survived without it and when those dead walking cruds come, well I'll be ready for em alone if need be.

Willorith said...

My top 5 are all Appleseed instructors. Those zombies will be piling up at 500 yards.

docjim505 said...

Yeah. Yeah, I'd say you're pretty much good-to-go.

Tam said...

I've got you, TD, PDB, Carteach, and some guy with a buzzcut named Jason, so I reckon I'm golden. :)

That Guy said...

I'm screwed. I have a DJ, a Metrosexual, a classically trained chef and sommiler, a strongman competitor, and a small town cop.

Tam said...

That Guy,

I'm pretty sure I've seen that movie, actually... The DJ's the one that survives to be rescued by the guys in the hazmat suits, right?


WV: "husac". The House Undead Survival Affairs Committee. "Have no sense of decency, sir, at all left, that you would chew on this man's brains?"

clifffairburn said...

Just gotta ask...what is this Facebook, of which you speak?

Tam said...

You don't get bonus curmudgeon points for using the internets... but only a little bit. ;)

phpmyid.com said...

He logged in using his OpenID too.

-SM

phpmyid.com said...

He logged in using his OpenID too.

-SM

Fred said...

Don, a curmudgeonly old man I know from Scouts, who thankfully knows his way around numerous firearms; my friend's younger sister that I don't know at all really; my buddy Andy, who does have some .mil experience (Navy, but better than nothing); my older sister, who's quite handy with a gun.

The fifth saves the day though, somehow the Little Giant, Mr. Caleb Giddings himself, snuck in at the end. I just might make it.

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Phillip said...

Something tells me I need to friend some of the gun folks here and start commenting on their posts to change out my top friends. :-) I only know two of the five can shoot, and neither one of them owns guns I don't think.

doubletrouble said...

I'm good.
I've got Borepatch, Nancy from "Excels @ Nothing", Jeff (Bloggershoot attendee & bullseye shooter), Cheryl (Mrs. Mopar), & Laurie, a lady friend from high school.
We'll have Laurie do the loading...

Ian Argent said...

Oddly enough, my five were (in no particular order), our lovely host, another gun blogger, and three non-gunnies who are nonetheless pretty on-the-ball.

Also interesting, the non-gunnie friends, I'm their only connection as far as I know.

staghounds said...

My accompaniment will add tone, grace, and beauty to what would otherwise be a vulgar common brawl.

They all share an ability to ride well, so we will be able to charge the zombies if they form into groups, as well as gallop in to rescue the captured.

And even the undead will be immune to their gorgeousness. Though that might distract the still living...

Specific individual skills incluse:

Immense capacity for alcohol. No, wait, they all have that. One can put some (pharmacy product) drugs away, too.

Swearing. Yes we can all curse, but one in particular...

One will plan an incredible bictory party.

One can pluck a zombie's remaining eye out with a seven foot hunting whip, as well as swim like a trout.

And one will wreck any car they send against us.

Ian Argent said...

BTW - if you don't like your team, reload. The list is dynamic and somewhat mutable. I looked again and had 2 replacements, though overall the list was still strong.

D.W. Drang said...

So, you're saying I have to actually use my Facebook account to survive?

I'm screwed. I forgot I'd signed up until they sent me an email reminding that I never made up a profile. Honestly, I'm not sure what it's for. Now I know, and knowing's half the battle...

Ian Argent said...

Side note: the kid in Zombieland (played by Jessie Eisenberg) notes that one of the advantages of Zombieland was "no more facebook updates". Next year - he's playing Mark Zuckerberg...

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/HilariousInHindsight/Film

Mike W. said...

I don't really understand how FB formulates who they put at the top of the list. I mean hell, I ended up with two of my sisters who I rarely talk to on FB.

I know my little sis says she'd save me, but I have my doubts as to her utility during a zombie apocalypsie.

mopar said...

Gee, DT got my wife and I didn't :(

I'll be ok though, I have Dennis from Dragon Leatherworks, one of the best firearm lawyers in the state (he's pretty good with a shotgun too), the VP of the Connecticut Citizens Defense League's wife (even better with a shotgun), a well armed friend, and the head of the Uconn rifle and pistol team. As a matter of fact, out of my top 10 only 1 is NOT well armed and only Dennis and JayG are not local.

perlhaqr said...

Are we cloning people? I've got Correia on my team, too. Or does this just mean that my team is going to join up with Robb?

That'd work. Uh, sorry about all the kittens I'm apparently bringing along, dude. :( ;)

John B said...

Can I pick my 5 from the first 10? At least I get Breda, John Shirley, Tam, Marko, and my favorite Aunt.
Otherwise I get Breda, two fluffy cousins, The younger brother of a high-school drinking buddy, And a hippy uniquely positioned to capitalize on the burgeoning medical merry-wanna market!

I guess, we could fend off the zombies with 'mighty joint'.

FW=unbac No!

Laughingdog said...

Larry Correia, a lefty co-worker who hates guns (and works for the Navy. Go figure), a high school friend that I'm pretty sure has no clue how to use them, and friend that is usually too drunk to use them, and Les Jones.

Les, Larry, and I can throw the other's out as bait while we high tail it to someplace safe.

Granted, I think I have about 3000 rounds of centerfire loaded, and components for another 2000. So I can fend off the zombies for a while before I'm empty.

Jennifer said...

I am in big trouble. 4 out of my five have not ever held a gun and one of them hates guns.

Don said...

I've got Matt the enormous Texan cop, a farmer/gun nut (Abolt from Illinoiscarry.com) a nurse and another EMT.

I figure our biggest handicap is having Matt in Tejas, but maybe he's on my team because he was hanging out with me when the Zompocalypse (that's right, I changed it, and now it's better) struck. In that case, Matt and I are going to pick up the ambulance and the other EMT, head East, and pick up the nurse on our way to Abolt's farm, where we will hold out until relieved or zombified, SIR.