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** They probably noticed how the guys keep saving their asses and decided to let them stick around. That and for company.
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* Would somebody care to explain how the hell this happened?Let alone in SIX MONTHS? Okay so the zombies in this movie aren't dead right?, they have no special immunities or abilities, they don't require a headshot, nothing. These Zombies are nothing but people infected with a mutation of vCJD. How is it that the U.S Military (and maybe others, we aren't told if the other nations are infected) wasn't able to contain what amounts to a swarm of pissed off cannibals?, and how is it they didn't just bomb the infected areas if they were unable to contain them through conventional means? Zombie Apocalypse movies are usually hard enough to swallow already, but this is ridiculous.

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* Would somebody care to explain how the hell this happened?Let happened? Let alone in SIX MONTHS? Okay so the zombies in this movie aren't dead right?, they have no special immunities or abilities, they don't require a headshot, nothing. These Zombies are nothing but people infected with a mutation of vCJD. How is it that the U.S Military (and maybe others, we aren't told if the other nations are infected) wasn't able to contain what amounts to a swarm of pissed off cannibals?, and cannibals? And how is it they didn't just bomb the infected areas if they were unable to contain them through conventional means? Zombie Apocalypse movies are usually hard enough to swallow already, but this is ridiculous.means?



*** The zombies eat people. Food and liquid sources right there.
*** Bombing big cities is not gonna happen until the city is obviously lost and by that time the epidemic has already spread far from the city or origin.
*** Also, the outbreak started with a hamburger, most hamburgers are frozen so the infected meat could have been all across the country by the time the first case surfaced.
* There is a rule stating not to use the bathroom as they are often Zombie traps, then why use them at all, get a bucket (with an airtight lid) keep it in the backseat. Bathrooms avoided forever.
* Where did the main character get his hair cut? or how does Tallahassee keep his head shaved, (well that one could be done solo, but the main characters s dvbn hould look like a sasquatch by now.
** We don't know how long it's been since the apocolypse started, unless I missed something, and all of them appear to have the survival know-how to be able to hide out for a few minutes a week to deal with grooming issues.
*** I believe it was mentioned in the opening that it had been 2-4 months since patient zero got infected.

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*** ### The zombies eat people. Food and liquid sources right there.
*** ### Bombing big cities is not gonna happen until the city is obviously lost and by that time the epidemic has already spread far from the city or origin.
*** ### Also, the outbreak started with a hamburger, most hamburgers are frozen so the infected meat could have been all across the country by the time the first case surfaced.
surfaced.

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* There is a rule stating not to use the bathroom as they are often Zombie traps, then traps. Then why use them at all, get all? Get a bucket (with an airtight lid) keep it in the backseat. Bathrooms avoided forever.
forever.

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* Where did the main character get his hair cut? or Or how does Tallahassee keep his head shaved, (well that one could be done solo, but the main characters s dvbn hould look like a sasquatch by now.
shaved?
** We don't know how long it's been since the apocolypse apocalypse started, unless I missed something, and all of them appear to have the survival know-how to be able to hide out for a few minutes a week to deal with grooming issues.
*** ** I believe it was mentioned in the opening that it had been 2-4 months since patient zero got infected.




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** Ripple effect. if the Americas collapse the economic effects alone would cause unprecedented chaos.

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** Ripple effect. if If the Americas collapse the economic effects alone would cause unprecedented chaos.



*** Since the virus is a mutation of Mad Cow Disease, one must conclude that if a country has had BSE outbreaks, it'd also be affected by the film's virus. Which means [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Global_mad_cow_cases_map.PNG these areas are affected]].
**** You can bet [[MemeticMutation Madagascar]] [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/shut-down-everything isn't infected]], then.
**** Disease mutations do not work that way
***** [[RuleOfCool No one cares.]]
**** Does anyone find it morbidly amusing that it targets first-world countries?
***** Not really. BSE is the product of industrial farming practices effects on cows. First world countries are the only ones that eat enough beef to make industrial farming of cows necessary. Thus, first world countries are the only ones affected by Mad Cow Disease. QED.
****** You just proved his point.

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*** ** Since the virus is a mutation of Mad Cow Disease, one must conclude that if a country has had BSE outbreaks, it'd also be affected by the film's virus. Which means [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Global_mad_cow_cases_map.PNG these areas are affected]].
**** ** You can bet [[MemeticMutation Madagascar]] [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/shut-down-everything isn't infected]], then.
**** ** Disease mutations do not work that way
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way.
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[[RuleOfCool No one cares.]]
**** ** Does anyone find it morbidly amusing that it targets first-world countries?
***** ** Not really. BSE is the product of industrial farming practices effects on cows. First world countries are the only ones that eat enough beef to make industrial farming of cows necessary. Thus, first world countries are the only ones affected by Mad Cow Disease. QED.
****** ** You just proved his point.



*** The opening of the movie shows zombies running amok in Washington, DC.
*** Tallahasee outright said something like, "People from the East hear there's no zombies out West, people out West hear there's no zombies back East."
*** Not to mention Wichita says that Columbus is a ghost town. Assuming she's talking about Columbus, Ohio (and I don't see why she wouldn't be as that particular Columbus would follow the character theme naming which uses state capitals) that would suggest that the eastern United States is also overrun.

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*** ** The opening of the movie shows zombies running amok in Washington, DC.
*** ** Tallahasee outright said something like, "People from the East hear there's no zombies out West, people out West hear there's no zombies back East."
*** ** Not to mention Wichita says that Columbus is a ghost town. Assuming she's talking about Columbus, Ohio (and I don't see why she wouldn't be as that particular Columbus would follow the character theme naming which uses state capitals) that would suggest that the eastern United States is also overrun.
overrun.

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*** There might be survivors living in and keeping some power plants running. It's obvious that at least some people have kept a close-to-"normal" lifestyle going, even during the events of the movie.
*** Since there is actually still power, they could stop at any out-of-the-way gas station and cautiously give themselves gas. At most, they'd have to kill one or two zombies, and one of their members is good at that.
*** In one of the extras on the DVD {{Word of God}} says that the film takes place a few months after the outbreak of the virus. This could explain why things like power are still working.
*** Well, at the very least for the portions of the film that take place near enough to Arizona, the answer is the electricity is coming from the Hoover Dam, which needs no humans around to operate it. (Although, I'm not quite sure that the substations and high-voltage lines in the Southwest have a similar advantage over conventional power plants, but I'll buy it.) Gasoline is basically a non-issue, the amount of gasoline that all of the gas stations in the US have on hand for all of their customers in one day would probably be able to keep a single car going all day each day for hundreds of thousands of years. Sure, there's probably significantly less gas around since a lot of it was purchased by people fleeing the zombies or perhaps sequestered by the military, but still it's basically just sheer abundance.
*** Even Hoover Dam would need people to run it eventually. But in any case there's no way the electricity would still be going. The film seems to indicate that virtually everyone is infected. That means there would be almost no demand for electricity, as zombies don't turn on air conditioning or electric stoves or [=TVs=]. That would lead to lines and generators all over the grid tripping off on high frequency or high voltage, and the whole grid going dark. The driving around is far more realistic, due to the ability to siphon gas from abandoned cars as mentioned above.
**** Zombies don't turn appliances on, but they don't turn them ''off'' either. There could be enough devices that were left running to use up the excess charge for a while, if the evacuations and spreading panic were sufficiently rushed.
**** Actually the film indicates that the characters ''think'' everyone is infected. We know that a few people in D.C. are dead, and they don't run into any survivors between Texas and California ''along the highway''. There could actually be a lot of people left.
*** Didn't we actually ''see'' them siphoning gas? Although the power thing is bugging me now... maybe the park had its own generator?

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*** ** There might be survivors living in and keeping some power plants running. It's obvious that at least some people have kept a close-to-"normal" lifestyle going, even during the events of the movie.
*** ** Since there is actually still power, they could stop at any out-of-the-way gas station and cautiously give themselves gas. At most, they'd have to kill one or two zombies, and one of their members is good at that.
*** ** In one of the extras on the DVD {{Word of God}} says that the film takes place a few months after the outbreak of the virus. This could explain why things like power are still working.
*** ** Well, at the very least for the portions of the film that take place near enough to Arizona, the answer is the electricity is coming from the Hoover Dam, which needs no humans around to operate it. (Although, I'm not quite sure that the substations and high-voltage lines in the Southwest have a similar advantage over conventional power plants, but I'll buy it.) Gasoline is basically a non-issue, the amount of gasoline that all of the gas stations in the US have on hand for all of their customers in one day would probably be able to keep a single car going all day each day for hundreds of thousands of years. Sure, there's probably significantly less gas around since a lot of it was purchased by people fleeing the zombies or perhaps sequestered by the military, but still it's basically just sheer abundance.
*** ** Even Hoover Dam would need people to run it eventually. But in any case there's no way the electricity would still be going. The film seems to indicate that virtually everyone is infected. That means there would be almost no demand for electricity, as zombies don't turn on air conditioning or electric stoves or [=TVs=]. That would lead to lines and generators all over the grid tripping off on high frequency or high voltage, and the whole grid going dark. The driving around is far more realistic, due to the ability to siphon gas from abandoned cars as mentioned above.
**** ** Zombies don't turn appliances on, but they don't turn them ''off'' either. There could be enough devices that were left running to use up the excess charge for a while, if the evacuations and spreading panic were sufficiently rushed.
**** ** Actually the film indicates that the characters ''think'' everyone is infected. We know that a few people in D.C. are dead, and they don't run into any survivors between Texas and California ''along the highway''. There could actually be a lot of people left.
*** ** Didn't we actually ''see'' them siphoning gas? Although the power thing is bugging me now... maybe the park had its own generator?



* The main character, Columbus, in the flashback, is playing WorldOfWarcraft, presumably with a lot of people. Not one of them mentioned a zombie outbreak? Could his town have been the first infected, or was there an incredibly quick, nearly simultaneous mass infection of the entire population?

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* The main character, Columbus, in the flashback, is playing WorldOfWarcraft, VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft, presumably with a lot of people. Not one of them mentioned a zombie outbreak? Could his town have been the first infected, or was there an incredibly quick, nearly simultaneous mass infection of the entire population?



*** Just a note, he stated he went to college at The University of Texas, which is in Austin. I've heard complaints that his dorm was way too spacious to be campus living, but some of UT's dorm/apartments are downright palatial if you can afford them.
**** There's a University of Texas in damn near every major city in Texas. There's one in San Antonio and one in Houston as well.
**** But when people say the University of Texas, they usually mean the one in Austin. I live near Arlington, and we all refer to the University of Texas in Arlington as UTA and the one in Austin as just UT.
**** Plus Columbus specifically states he was in Austin.

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*** ** Just a note, he stated he went to college at The University of Texas, which is in Austin. I've heard complaints that his dorm was way too spacious to be campus living, but some of UT's dorm/apartments are downright palatial if you can afford them.
**** ** There's a University of Texas in damn near every major city in Texas. There's one in San Antonio and one in Houston as well.
**** ** But when people say the University of Texas, they usually mean the one in Austin. I live near Arlington, and we all refer to the University of Texas in Arlington as UTA and the one in Austin as just UT.
**** ** Plus Columbus specifically states he was in Austin.



*** Let us never forget [[MemeticMutation Rule #1]]
*** Pizza and soda do not make you overwieght. This troper is 22 years old, 5'11", 160 lbs, and has eaten almost nothing but fast food for the last '''five years''', and also knows many "hardcore" gamers who are not fatties, either. And that's without cardio.
**** 22? Um... check in again in 10 years when your metabolism has slowed down. At 22 the human body is still happily processing almost everything you throw at it as if it is a teenager.
**** That's fantastic and all, but it doesn't change the explanation for how Columbus can be in decent shape.
**** Simple. He's around college age and can't be much more than 22 anyways.
**** 32. Hardcore gamer and an alcoholic. Body is still surprisingly slim. Some people just don't put on the weight like others.

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*** ** Let us never forget [[MemeticMutation Rule #1]]
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#1]].
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Pizza and soda do not make you overwieght. This troper is 22 years old, 5'11", 160 lbs, and has eaten almost nothing but fast food for the last '''five years''', and also knows many Many "hardcore" gamers who are not fatties, either.fatties. And that's without cardio.
**** ** 22? Um... check in again in 10 years when your metabolism has slowed down. At 22 the human body is still happily processing almost everything you throw at it as if it is a teenager.
**** ** That's fantastic and all, but it doesn't change the explanation for how Columbus can be in decent shape.
**** ** Simple. He's around college age and can't be much more than 22 anyways.
**** ** 32. Hardcore gamer and an alcoholic. Body is still surprisingly slim. Some people just don't put on the weight like others.




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*** Zombies healing?
*** Zombieland zombies are still alive, just diseased. So yes, they would heal.

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*** ** Zombies healing?
*** ** Zombieland zombies are still alive, just diseased. So yes, they would heal.




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*** Which is Lampshaded by Columbus as they drive off...

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*** ** Which is Lampshaded by Columbus as they drive off...



*** See the JBG below for a more in-depth discussion re: the con. Also note that the instant Tallahassee takes the gun from Columbus (who obviously won't shoot), Wichita moves to get around behind him and stays there until he turns away from Little Rock to hand her the weapon -- she's visibly prepared to try and sap him from ambush if she has to, or at least buy Little Rock enough time to yell 'Not actually bitten!' and confess to the con and throw themselves on the mercy of the court. (Hey, the worst that happens then is the guys go off and leave them, which means they're no worse off than before except for not being trapped by large fat zombies... win-win!)
*** Also, Wichita doesn't give Tallahassee time to actually shoot. She starts going "Waitwaitwait!" the instant he starts to actually raise the gun.
*** It's also arguable how trapped Wichita & Little Rock really are. While they ''do'' need a car, there is a closed door between them and the fat zombies (who obviously don't know that they're there, given the lack of clawing at the door), and there is a back exit from the supermarket.
*** Wait,the girls already had their two guns. [[FridgeLogic Why did they need to con the men to take their weapons]]?
*** What guns are you talking about? The only guns we see them use are the ones that they take of the guys or are from the redneck stash.
*** There is also a very uncomfortable, unstated reason that two young women would want to make sure that the two fully-functioning, zombie-killing males are unarmed and not with them. And it has nothing to do with zombies.

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*** ** See the JBG below for a more in-depth discussion re: the con. Also note that the instant Tallahassee takes the gun from Columbus (who obviously won't shoot), Wichita moves to get around behind him and stays there until he turns away from Little Rock to hand her the weapon -- she's visibly prepared to try and sap him from ambush if she has to, or at least buy Little Rock enough time to yell 'Not actually bitten!' and confess to the con and throw themselves on the mercy of the court. (Hey, the worst that happens then is the guys go off and leave them, which means they're no worse off than before except for not being trapped by large fat zombies... win-win!)
*** ** Also, Wichita doesn't give Tallahassee time to actually shoot. She starts going "Waitwaitwait!" the instant he starts to actually raise the gun.
*** ** It's also arguable how trapped Wichita & Little Rock really are. While they ''do'' need a car, there is a closed door between them and the fat zombies (who obviously don't know that they're there, given the lack of clawing at the door), and there is a back exit from the supermarket.
*** ** Wait,the girls already had their two guns. [[FridgeLogic Why did they need to con the men to take their weapons]]?
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weapons?
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What guns are you talking about? The only guns we see them use are the ones that they take of the guys or are from the redneck stash.
*** ** There is also a very uncomfortable, unstated reason that two young women would want to make sure that the two fully-functioning, zombie-killing males are unarmed and not with them. And it has nothing to do with zombies. \n

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*** Okay, but why did they introduce themselves to Tallahassee that way? Is the hometown-as-name thing an unspoken rule in Zombieland, or is it just an incredible coincidence, or did Wichita and Tallahassee have an extended conversation about names ''and'' discuss the situation with Little Rock in the thirty seconds or so that Columbus was propping open that door?

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*** ** Okay, but why did they introduce themselves to Tallahassee that way? Is the hometown-as-name thing an unspoken rule in Zombieland, or is it just an incredible coincidence, or did Wichita and Tallahassee have an extended conversation about names ''and'' discuss the situation with Little Rock in the thirty seconds or so that Columbus was propping open that door?



*** Why would they tell him they were going to Little Rock when they were heading for California?
**** Because they're professional con artists? Since they weren't intending to kill the guys, telling the guys that they were heading in the exact opposite direction from their actual destination seems like a pretty smart idea.

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*** ** Why would they tell him they were going to Little Rock when they were heading for California?
**** ** Because they're professional con artists? Since they weren't intending to kill the guys, telling the guys that they were heading in the exact opposite direction from their actual destination seems like a pretty smart idea.




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*** Another option is that she was such an emotional wreck, the adrenaline kicked in and she didn't notice at all. Seriously, how could she overpower the man if he's freshly dead? He'd still have most of his motor skills and I doubt he'd be stumbling too badly otherwise.
*** Denial? By that time there would be weird reports of bites making people sick. Who would want to admit they are now going to be in lots of trouble because of a crazy homeless guy?

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*** ** Another option is that she was such an emotional wreck, the adrenaline kicked in and she didn't notice at all. Seriously, how could she overpower the man if he's freshly dead? He'd still have most of his motor skills and I doubt he'd be stumbling too badly otherwise.
*** ** Denial? By that time there would be weird reports of bites making people sick. Who would want to admit they are now going to be in lots of trouble because of a crazy homeless guy?



*** Watched the DVD last night. One of the deleted scenes shows 406's scorpse with a wound on the inside of her left arm. It was either a bite or a serious scratch, and like the troper above suggested the adrenaline kicked in and she didn't notice. She was a complete wreck, and by the time it wore off she was passing out in Columbus' apartment.

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*** ** Watched the DVD last night. One of the deleted scenes shows 406's scorpse corpse with a wound on the inside of her left arm. It was either a bite or a serious scratch, and like the troper above suggested the adrenaline kicked in and she didn't notice. She was a complete wreck, and by the time it wore off she was passing out in Columbus' apartment.
apartment.

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*** [[HomeSweetHome Hey, now.]]
*** [[HatedHometown No, no. It's true.]]

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*** ** [[HomeSweetHome Hey, now.]]
*** ** [[HatedHometown No, no. It's true.]]




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** This troper lives in Texas and knows more than a few people who's musical taste include both musicals such as Wicked and the stylings of Willie Nelson.

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** This troper lives in Texas and knows There are more than a few people who's musical taste include both musicals such as Wicked and the stylings of Willie Nelson.Nelson.

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*** You can get in a LOT of cardio in 6 months.

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*** ** You can get in a LOT of cardio in 6 months.



** Maybe he didn't have a car, and walked everywhere. This geeky troper stays in good shape like that.

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** Maybe he didn't have a car, and walked everywhere. This geeky troper stays in good shape like that.



*** He's young and may very well have one of those fast metabolisms that skinny people are afflicted with. A more pressing question is when does he find time to maintain a cardio routine when he has to be on the lookout for zombies? Unless he finds himself being chased around parking lots by zombies often enough for it to ''be'' his cardio.
*** He lives in, well, a zombieland -- that's highly likely. In any case, if you lived in a ZombieApocalypse I'd imagine you'd very quickly get into the habit of running from place to place even if there weren't (apparently) any zombies nearby -- getting off the street as quick as possible is a pretty good idea in those circumstances.

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*** ** He's young and may very well have one of those fast metabolisms that skinny people are afflicted with. A more pressing question is when does he find time to maintain a cardio routine when he has to be on the lookout for zombies? Unless he finds himself being chased around parking lots by zombies often enough for it to ''be'' his cardio.
*** ** He lives in, well, a zombieland -- that's highly likely. In any case, if you lived in a ZombieApocalypse I'd imagine you'd very quickly get into the habit of running from place to place even if there weren't (apparently) any zombies nearby -- getting off the street as quick as possible is a pretty good idea in those circumstances.circumstances.

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*** Don't those things run on an automatic cycle, like washing machines? Makes no sense to make a rollercoaster go fulltilt past the platform without stopping, it'll mess with the slow-drag-uphill engine that comes after, if it doesn't crash into the steep incline first.
**** Every coaster I've ever been on has had an operator working a braking lever to stop it. However, newer coasters might be automated, not sure.
***** Unlikely. Fully automatic coasters could be dangrous since you risk having them take off with someone improperly seated or unsecured. Sure, you could put sensors in the seatbelts that prevent the train from leaving while any are unbuckled, but a failed sensor could result in a stalled ride or a massive lawsuit. Hiring a human to press a button is a cheap enough way to reduce liability.

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*** ** Don't those things run on an automatic cycle, like washing machines? Makes no sense to make a rollercoaster go fulltilt past the platform without stopping, it'll mess with the slow-drag-uphill engine that comes after, if it doesn't crash into the steep incline first.
**** ** Every coaster I've ever been on has had an operator working a braking lever to stop it. However, newer coasters might be automated, not sure.
***** ** Unlikely. Fully automatic coasters could be dangrous since you risk having them take off with someone improperly seated or unsecured. Sure, you could put sensors in the seatbelts that prevent the train from leaving while any are unbuckled, but a failed sensor could result in a stalled ride or a massive lawsuit. Hiring a human to press a button is a cheap enough way to reduce liability.liability.

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*** For example, This Troper was born in Maryland, while his brother was born in Missouri. It's rare, but it happens.
*** They aren't named after their birthplace as I recall it.

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*** For example, This Troper was born in Maryland, while his brother was born in Missouri. ** It's rare, but it happens.
*** ** They aren't named after their birthplace as I recall it.



*** And nobody would try to go there on purpose, apocalypse or not.

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*** ** And nobody would try to go there on purpose, apocalypse or not.




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*** It appeared to this troper that both men had guns on them at all times, meaning that it was still two against one. Even if Tallahassee was the only one armed, that's still two grown men against one young girl.
*** Again, it's one young girl who ''already has a gun to their heads''. And do you ''really'' think Columbus is going to shoot a girl?
*** More importantly, is Columbus going to let a girl shoot Tallahassee with abandoned cars all over the place?

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*** ** It appeared to this troper that both men had guns on them at all times, meaning that it was still two against one. Even if Tallahassee was the only one armed, that's still two grown men against one young girl.
*** ** Again, it's one young girl who ''already has a gun to their heads''. And do you ''really'' think Columbus is going to shoot a girl?
*** ** More importantly, is Columbus going to let a girl shoot Tallahassee with abandoned cars all over the place?place?

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*** Crows are carrion feeders and dogs when starving will eat any supply of meat, IE both would be eating infectees. The above troper is probably assuming it's easier for a virus to jump species than it is, probably due to the movie's own thing of "Mad Cow became Mad Person".
**** The infection is stated to be similar to Mad Cow Disease, and there's no (known) Corvid Spongiform Encephalopathy or Canine Spongiform encephalopathy. Zombie cats, sheep, elk, deer, goats, and minks, on the other hand...
***** According to the Left 4 dead wiki the virus in the game kills animals as well as children so maybe its the same here, the crows and dogs eat the dead and then drop dead from the infection.
* Wichita and Little Rock supposedly leave for Pacific Playland right as Tallahassee and Columbus wake up so presumbly it's morning or early afternoon if we assume they stayed up late and slept in. Yet when they get there the sun is setting. Later when Tallahassee and Columbus go to find the girls it takes like 30 minutes maybe to get there? Which leads to the question what the girls were doing all day.

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*** ** Crows are carrion feeders and dogs when starving will eat any supply of meat, IE both would be eating infectees. The above troper is probably assuming it's easier for a virus to jump species than it is, probably due to the movie's own thing of "Mad Cow became Mad Person".
**** ** The infection is stated to be similar to Mad Cow Disease, and there's no (known) Corvid Spongiform Encephalopathy or Canine Spongiform encephalopathy. Zombie cats, sheep, elk, deer, goats, and minks, on the other hand...
***** ** According to the Left 4 dead wiki the virus in the game kills animals as well as children so maybe its the same here, the crows and dogs eat the dead and then drop dead from the infection.
infection.

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* Wichita and Little Rock supposedly leave for Pacific Playland right as Tallahassee and Columbus wake up so presumbly presumably it's morning or early afternoon if we assume they stayed up late and slept in. Yet when they get there the sun is setting. Later when Tallahassee and Columbus go to find the girls it takes like 30 minutes maybe to get there? Which leads to the question what the girls were doing all day.




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*** I recently re-watched that scene, and while she does offer him cash he turns her down. The main problem with that scene is that while Wichita does offer a 3,000 cash reward the guy just seems more interest in trying to hook up with a woman he believes is getting married.
*** I chalk it up to the same reason most successful scams work: some people are just ''that'' stupid.
*** And as with the headscratcher immediately above, this guy believes he has a chance with an incredibly attractive young woman, engaged or not. Once again, his dick is doing the thinking.

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*** ** I recently re-watched that scene, and while she does offer him cash he turns her down. The main problem with that scene is that while Wichita does offer a 3,000 cash reward the guy just seems more interest in trying to hook up with a woman he believes is getting married.
*** ** I chalk it up to the same reason most successful scams work: some people are just ''that'' stupid.
*** ** And as with the headscratcher immediately above, this guy believes he has a chance with an incredibly attractive young woman, engaged or not. Once again, his dick is doing the thinking.thinking.

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**** 32. Hardcore gamer and an alcoholic. Body is still surprisingly slim. Some people just don't put on the weight like others.
22nd Jun '15 6:52:55 AM Folded13
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*** What guns are you talking about? The only guns we see them use are the ones that they take of the guys or are from the redneck stash.

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*** What guns are you talking about? The only guns we see them use are the ones that they take of the guys or are from the redneck stash.stash.
*** There is also a very uncomfortable, unstated reason that two young women would want to make sure that the two fully-functioning, zombie-killing males are unarmed and not with them. And it has nothing to do with zombies.

10th Oct '14 6:42:42 AM simsgirlgem
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***** According to the Left 4 dead wiki the virus in the game kills animals as well as children so maybe its the same here, the crows and dogs eat the dead and then drop dead from the infection.
15th Mar '14 9:54:59 PM DoctorNemesis
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*** And as with the headscratcher immediately above, this guy believes he has a chance with an incredibly attractive young woman, engaged or not. Once again, his dick is doing the thinking.
21st Dec '13 1:48:20 PM AdelePotter
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*** I chalk it up to the same reason most successful scams work: some people are just ''that'' stupid.
6th Dec '13 6:30:22 PM Aethersprite
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*** Not to mention Wichita says that Columbus is a ghost town. Assuming she's talking about Columbus, Ohio (and I don't see why she wouldn't be as that particular Columbus would follow the character theme naming which uses state capitals) that would suggest that the eastern United States is also overrun.
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