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Posted: 6/12/2009 7:30:17 AM EST
Ive been watching this on the History Channel and got to thinking. If you woke up tomorrow and every human being on the planet was gone except for you...What would you do? Where would you go? You still have electricity for the time being so gas and vehicles would be plentiful , even airplanes for people that know how to fly. Just curious what people would do.
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 7:35:30 AM EST
Enjoy some peace and friggin quiet
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 7:38:29 AM EST
I hate that show....
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 7:39:24 AM EST
Mourn my family and friends.

Then live large.
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 7:45:17 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/12/2009 7:48:56 AM EST by Lonestar45]
Hookers and blow, er, wait....

Seriously, depends. If I wanted to live and survive (not sure I would, but if I did), I'd be so freaking busy trying to gather as much medicine, food, medical supplies, generators, fuel, arm myself against the packs of wild dogs that would develop, etc etc etc that I probably would not have time to do anything else.

On the fun side, maybe take a backstage tour of the White House? Go check out Area 51 and see what's out there? Move into Bill Gates' house for a few weeks until I got bored with it and moved on? Drive Indianpolis speedway in an Indy car? Shoot as many guns with the fun switch as I could find?
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 7:54:41 AM EST
Probably start faping
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 7:56:14 AM EST
Lost of angry masturbation!
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 7:59:01 AM EST
Even if that show only allowed for a small population of humans, the outcome would be very similar for a few thousand years.

If I were one of the last? I don't know. Probably start working on a water supply, fuel, shelter, and food. Then I'd go slowly insane like our Hero in "I Am Legend".
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 8:24:54 AM EST
Probably start lookin' for folks. No way to know I am the last on the whole planet, so I'd be seeing if there was anyone else.

Though the first thing would likely be to head for a place where there weren't any, or weren't many, poeple beforehand. I'd rather stay away from all the rotting corpses, you know.
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 8:26:03 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/12/2009 8:27:46 AM EST by fr4th0]
Originally Posted By millfire517:
Enjoy some peace and friggin quiet


This, and immediately locate the RealDoll (tm) factory in California.... I'd need "playmates" to keep me company.


ETA: Exhibit A

Link Posted: 6/12/2009 8:27:26 AM EST
Explore the world starting with the USA.
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 8:27:45 AM EST
I would round up as many guns as I could just to have spare parts and replacements because there are not going to be anymore guns being made. I mean if you know what you are doing you could probably access the machinery but you have got to figure power on coal generated plants would last what 48 hours or so. Nuclear probably would last longer than that but they would eventually lose power and you will need weapons to hunt and protect yourself from wildlife.
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 8:34:34 AM EST
I suspect a big problem would the packs of hungry dogs. After all there are millions of dogs in the US.

I would gather as much ammo as I could and when I wasn't gathering food I would be shooting the dogs.

Not only would the dog packs be a threat to a human but they would quickly hunt and decimate any game in the area.

Maybe I could be like Lewis and Clark or the Koreans and develop a taste for dog meat and use them as a source of food.
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 8:40:33 AM EST
Have some coffee and spray paint the toilet bowl like usual.
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 8:47:03 AM EST
I'd set mannequins up at various favorite locations to give myself a semblance of human interaction.
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 8:58:16 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/12/2009 8:59:13 AM EST by AKSig]
I would grab a U-haul from down the street then hit up Bass-Pro and Wally World for supplies then find me a nice big house to move into.

According to the original show (aired last year before they started the series) the Vegas area would be the last place on earth with power after the first few months. (I think they said the Hoover Dam would continue to provide power with no humans maintaining it for about 5 years.)
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 9:00:25 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/12/2009 9:02:00 AM EST by jbombelli]

Originally Posted By AKSig:
I would grab a U-haul from down the street then hit up Bass-Pro and Wally World for supplies then find me a nice big house to move into.

According to the original show (aired last year before they started the series) the Vegas area would be the last place on earth with power after the first few months. (I think they said the Hoover Dam would continue to provide power with no humans maintaining it for about 5 years.)

Just move into a house with a solar kit. Good to go for decades of power. Go take any repair supplies you ever need from your local solar place. All the propane cannisters from the gas station, a gas grill from Walmart, etc.



Link Posted: 6/12/2009 9:03:13 AM EST
I'd probably still have to get up and go to work

But really, I'd start looking around for other people, because I'd never buy the idea that I was somehow the last person left on the planet.
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 9:03:16 AM EST
I live next to Washington DC.

What wouldn't I do?

_MaH
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 9:11:23 AM EST
I think you'd want to get the f away from any nuke plants, or as far upwind as possible.

You need to find a large tank of fuel and add stabilizer to it, then get on a radio transmitter and start looking for pie.
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 9:15:56 AM EST

Originally Posted By AZFats:
I think you'd want to get the f away from any nuke plants, or as far upwind as possible.

You need to find a large tank of fuel and add stabilizer to it, then get on a radio transmitter and start looking for pie.

Would the nuke plants really melt down? Don't that have safety measures built in to automatically shutdown to prevent that from happening?
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 9:19:28 AM EST
Originally Posted By AKSig:
I would grab a U-haul from down the street then hit up Bass-Pro and Wally World for supplies then find me a nice big house to move into.

According to the original show (aired last year before they started the series) the Vegas area would be the last place on earth with power after the first few months. (I think they said the Hoover Dam would continue to provide power with no humans maintaining it for about 5 years.)


This, and I would spend 4 years reading all the manuals on how to maintain that power equipment.
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 9:22:03 AM EST
Originally Posted By Flash66:

I would gather as much ammo as I could and when I wasn't gathering food I would be shooting the dogs.
.


Taken out of context, this is one of the funniest quotes I've read in a while.

Link Posted: 6/12/2009 9:26:17 AM EST
Move into the white house.
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 9:32:49 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/12/2009 9:33:21 AM EST by AZFats]
Originally Posted By Ryan1021:

Originally Posted By AZFats:
I think you'd want to get the f away from any nuke plants, or as far upwind as possible.

You need to find a large tank of fuel and add stabilizer to it, then get on a radio transmitter and start looking for pie.

Would the nuke plants really melt down? Don't that have safety measures built in to automatically shutdown to prevent that from happening?


IDK, I didn't watch the show, and I seldom know what I'm talking about.

I don't trust nuthin' though...

Link Posted: 6/12/2009 9:35:36 AM EST
Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
Move into the white house.


Make sure you bring a large amount of Lysol spray.
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 9:40:47 AM EST
Originally Posted By AKSig:
I would grab a U-haul from down the street then hit up Bass-Pro and Wally World for supplies then find me a nice big house to move into.

According to the original show (aired last year before they started the series) the Vegas area would be the last place on earth with power after the first few months. (I think they said the Hoover Dam would continue to provide power with no humans maintaining it for about 5 years.)


I'd just go state to state living IN the Bass Pros! And Cabelas and...
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 9:42:05 AM EST
Have it all planned. I'd go down to the TXARNG armory, get that propane powered Emergency Services truck and turn it into the RV from hell.
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 9:45:20 AM EST
I'd break into the vault the holds the recipe for Colonel Sanders 11 herbs and spices, just because I'm curious.
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 9:46:36 AM EST
Originally Posted By Harvster:
I'd break into the vault the holds the recipe for Colonel Sanders 11 herbs and spices, just because I'm curious.


I worked there. I guaran-frickin-tee the recipe is like paprika, salt, and 9 varieties of pepper.

I tried not to sneeze in your chicken... really I did...

(kidding )
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 9:50:54 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/12/2009 9:51:24 AM EST by AKSig]
Originally Posted By macman37:
Originally Posted By AKSig:
I would grab a U-haul from down the street then hit up Bass-Pro and Wally World for supplies then find me a nice big house to move into.

According to the original show (aired last year before they started the series) the Vegas area would be the last place on earth with power after the first few months. (I think they said the Hoover Dam would continue to provide power with no humans maintaining it for about 5 years.)


I'd just go state to state living IN the Bass Pros! And Cabelas and...


Shit. I could do that and have the benefit of the Bass Pro being attached to a hotel and casino.

Not to mention I could probably live for a decade or so on the canned food in the Wally Worlds and other supermarkets around here.
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 9:59:52 AM EST
I just thought of another benefit of being here in Vegas. I would probably be dead before I ran out of booze.
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 10:00:52 AM EST
Originally Posted By MountainMan:
Ive been watching this on the History Channel and got to thinking. If you woke up tomorrow and every human being on the planet was gone except for you...What would you do? Where would you go? You still have electricity for the time being so gas and vehicles would be plentiful , even airplanes for people that know how to fly. Just curious what people would do.


How would you know there were no other people? How long would electricity last with no one at the plants?

I think if I woke up and there had been a mass die-off, I'd set up a base of operations and start searching for survivors.

I'd also hit up the library to fill in my "how-to" collection of knowledge.

I'd find a wrecker and clear some roads.

I'd find a dozer for some mass graves.

I'd move the FL and get set up before the winter hit and start my searches again.

If, on the other hand, I woke up alone and no bodies were to be found, I'd freak out. When I came to my senses, I'd then do everything the same.

If I somehow "knew" I was the last man on earth, I'd probably move to FL right away. At some point, I might start traveling to see as many natural wonders as I could. I probably hunt and fish a lot. Plant a big ol' garden. I'd pray a whole lot more. I'd read alot - especially out-loud. I'd be waiting to die.
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 10:01:41 AM EST
I have dreamt of this ever since I saw Charlton Heston in The Omega Man back in the 70's.

I could handle being the last man alive, no problemo...
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 10:12:03 AM EST

Originally Posted By blacksunshinez51:
I hate that show....

+1

That show is nothing but a bunch of so called experts trying to impress us with their so called intelligence. Some stuff makes sense but a lot of it is bullshit.
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 10:13:35 AM EST
I'd recommission all four Iowa-class BBs, and their wouldn't be a godamn thing anybody could do about it! HAHA!

In fact, I'd do the same for the USS North Carolina and the USS Alabama, just to rub it in everyone's face.

So there.

Link Posted: 6/12/2009 10:14:54 AM EST
Originally Posted By USMCTanker:
I'd recommission all four Iowa-class BBs, and their wouldn't be a godamn thing anybody could do about it! HAHA!

In fact, I'd do the same for the USS North Carolina and the USS Alabama, just to rub it in everyone's face.

So there.



That's a lot of work for one guy.
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 10:18:30 AM EST
I'd burn shit.
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 10:23:31 AM EST
Originally Posted By AKSig:
Originally Posted By USMCTanker:
I'd recommission all four Iowa-class BBs, and their wouldn't be a godamn thing anybody could do about it! HAHA!

In fact, I'd do the same for the USS North Carolina and the USS Alabama, just to rub it in everyone's face.

So there.



That's a lot of work for one guy.


(scratches head, looks confused)

Oh, yea.....

Link Posted: 6/12/2009 10:23:55 AM EST
Originally Posted By MountainMan:
Ive been watching this on the History Channel and got to thinking. If you woke up tomorrow and every human being on the planet was gone except for you...What would you do? Where would you go? You still have electricity for the time being so gas and vehicles would be plentiful , even airplanes for people that know how to fly. Just curious what people would do.


I still wouldn't drive a post-Obama, UAW built GM or Chrysler.
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 10:25:36 AM EST
I would read every classified document and scandal that I had ever wondered about! I would learn how to clone people via a genetics laboratory, too and create new people.
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 10:33:40 AM EST
I've actually thought about this. First, I would go about setting up a palace for me to live in somewhere in Beverly Hills or something. Stockpile fuel, electric generators, etc so that when the electricity did go out I would be able to maintain the comforts. Then I would busy myself with the task of preserving out culture for some future generation or race to find and learn about. Then I'd go on long range foot treks to all across the country. Walk from one ocean to the next. When I got back to my palace in Beverly Hills I'd finish the task of telling humanity's story to whoever finds it in the future.

This idea of preserving humanity's story is something that I have thought about a great deal and something that I think we should be going about trying to do anyways. Our culture has spent a lot of time digging up, pondering, studying, interpreting, guessing about and trying to figure out past cultures. In some things I'm certain that we are dead wrong about certain aspects of dead cultures. If we deliberately set about the task of doing so, then we could find a way to communicate with a future race and tell them about ourselves by setting up the learning process now. It would be easy really. We already know how to teach illiterate children to read and write in English. If we prepared learning materials and set them somewhere to be found and studied along with the stories that we want to tell the future race, then we could teach them to read our language and leave them a written account of our lives. Pictures with words, our alphabet, pictures from our culture, etc. We could preserve something of ourselves for a future race to know who we were, and in that way we would always be remembered. If I were the last person on Earth the I would see it as my responsibility to do this, and it would give me a task to keep myself busy and have a reason to live.
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 10:35:39 AM EST
Originally Posted By XMM:
I'd burn shit.


Oh yeah! I would burn San Francisco to the ground. Everything, nothing but ashes and rubble. Wipe it off the face of the Earth completely and erase it from history. It never existed. Gone!
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 10:40:20 AM EST
There wouldn't be an Obama, so I'd be happy.
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 10:44:33 AM EST
I don't know, but I'd get awfully bored awfully fuckin fast.
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 10:46:25 AM EST
I would find a SP Howitzer and drive to the southern border, shell Mexico until I was bored. Then I would invade and conquer. Then I would head north to the Milk River, rinse, repeat. Damn Canadians.

Probably give NYC the same treatment, and then burn down Bloomburgs house out of spite. Id swing by McCarthy's house and check out her gun collection and post pix.

Seriously though, I would want to make sure that I was mobile, bone up on my aircraft operating skills, and have several bases of operation.

Northern California would probably suit my needs for farming and climate. I would need to travel to get the meat I desire.

What would suck, is that I probably wouldn't live long, as the smallest thing could kill you. such as flu, infection, snake bite, broken bone, cut, etc.
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 10:46:53 AM EST
I'd throw this on the VCR.
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 10:51:01 AM EST
So far everyone would stock up on gun stuff, burn shit, and jerk off a lot.


So.....


Nothing would really change.
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 10:56:10 AM EST
Originally Posted By Chaingun:
Probably start faping

Constantly, buck nekkid at high noon on the steps of the Capitol.

Link Posted: 6/12/2009 10:56:14 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 10:56:21 AM EST
Originally Posted By rangermonroe:
I would find a SP Howitzer and drive to the southern border, shell Mexico until I was bored. Then I would invade and conquer. Then I would head north to the Milk River, rinse, repeat. Damn Canadians.

Probably give NYC the same treatment, and then burn down Bloomburgs house out of spite. Id swing by McCarthy's house and check out her gun collection and post pix.

Seriously though, I would want to make sure that I was mobile, bone up on my aircraft operating skills, and have several bases of operation.

Northern California would probably suit my needs for farming and climate. I would need to travel to get the meat I desire.

What would suck, is that I probably wouldn't live long, as the smallest thing could kill you. such as flu, infection, snake bite, broken bone, cut, etc.


Then Ft. Bliss is the base for you. You could set up your own ASP right there on the ramp (assuming they have FA units on base), and fire as much arty as your heart desires without the all the fuss of moving your artillery to a GP. Think of it-no calling range control to request permission to go "hot", no worrying about RSOs, OICs, OPs, radio checks every half hour, check fires-non of that shit. You wouldn't have to leave a guard with the guns and ASP at night, and you could just walk away without giving it a single thought. In fact, you could get gloriously drunk while on the "range"-after all, no range inspector is going to make you cease fire. Oh, and you won't have to wear a helmet and flak either. Loafers and a polo shirt could be the uniform of the day.

Live would be good.

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