Episode 148

Zombie Cliché Lookout:
Disclosing that someone in your group is bitten is the right thing to do when you meet new people. It’s unfair to try to forge a relationship with someone while withholding information that could potentially put their lives in danger down the road. Of course, it’s also a good way to keep potentially useful people from joining your group, so you’ll definitely want to approach the subject tactfully.

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Silver Fox

Bitten? I’m afraid the prognosis looks grim, but the good news the condition is manageable. Zombies Anonymous Meetings are scheduled for every Tuesday night, they’re a support group for the newly bitten…

Yeah, I love that look of distaste you’ve got on the Nurse’s face.

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zombiemutts

Scrimshaw: I’ll tell you: we’ll split up the week, okay? You take lymphoma, and tuberculosis…
Nurse Singer: You take tuberculosis. My smoking doesn’t go over at all.
Scrimshaw: Okay, good, fine. Testicular cancer should be no contest, I think.
Nurse Singer: Well, technically, I have more of a right to be there than you. You still have your balls.
Scrimshaw: You’re kidding.
Nurse Singer: I don’t know… am I?
Scrimshaw: No, no! What do you want?
Nurse Singer: I’ll take the parasites.
Scrimshaw: You can’t have both the parasites, but while you take the blood parasites…
Nurse Singer: I want brain parasites.
Scrimshaw: I’ll take the blood parasites. But I’m gonna take the organic brain dementia, okay?
Nurse Singer: I want that.
Scrimshaw: You can’t have the whole brain, that’s…
Nurse Singer: So far you have four, I only have two!
Scrimshaw: Okay. Take both the parasites. They’re yours. Now we both have three…

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Dave

Children of Men is fantastic. I didn’t care for Donnie Darko, but I also saw it late – well after it had gained its reputation as a brilliant film.

My top three would probably be Goodfellas, Duck Soup, and Night of the Living Dead.

zombiemutts

I did not like Donnie Darko until I saw the directors edition. Its a very different movie and makes so much more sense as it gives you a better view into his madness and sacrifice.

Duck Soup the Groucho Marx film?

Dave

Yeah, we watched the Director’s Cut on recommendation from a handful of people. The wife didn’t like it at all. I found some parts interesting, especially the premise, but overall didn’t care for it. Different strokes.

Yessir, the Marx Brothers film.

Dave

It takes a bit of getting used to. I mean it’s straight out of vaudville with the songs and musical performances and the like. Duck Soup has less of that than – say – Animal Crackers.

Calicade

Rrrnnggrr Branngsszz!..
Ahem.. I must say I am sorry for my lack of reasonable speech dear chaps. Where might I be able to join this.. ‘Brain eaters’ anonymous?
Not because I’m a zombie or.. Dave you look Delicious today.. Or anything see.. I have a friend.

zombies! :)

Mmmmmm…brrrrraaaaaaaaiiiiiiinnnnn…shaped gummies. it is noticable that you weren’t here. (Sorry if I ruined the joke,I tend to do that sometimes)

Madame Lecter

I love how the “bitten” is mentioned a shovel appears. She is SO ready to take off a Zed’s head! Awesome 🙂

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the dude person

I second and third Silver Fox and Madame Lecter! That last panel, with the shovel and the expression on the nurse’s face, is perfect! Nice one, Dave.

As for the cliché, it really seems like there is no “right way” of going about it, without offing the infected group member in question… But by the looks of that shovel, that’s about to happen anyway!

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Dave

Thank you, sir.

No, I don’t believe there is a “right way”, short of never having anyone in your group get bitten.

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Lich Barrister

“Doctor? Sorry, I don’t know any medicine. …This blue cross thingy on my shirt? Oh, that’s… the logo… for my hairdressing salon. Yes. ‘Final Finnish Design,’ that’s us. I… think I can cut your cameraman’s hea–er, _hair_ on his _head_ with my traditional avant garde Finnish clipper. Not a shovel. Clipper, yes. Just turn that way and look at the pop machine, would you, while I make a precise cut?”

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Dave

Hah. Before long I’m going to be an honorary Canuck.

Ooh, maybe then I can cancel my health insurance and just head to Windsor whenever I get the sniffles!

Chose T Davies

Ted: So…Your a Nurse!
Nurse: No, I’m a Medic
Ted: Whats the difference?
Nurse: Nurses actully help people, Medics just….comfort them as they die.
Ted: Remind me never to get injured……

Red Vs Blue refrence (Season 2)

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Lich Barrister

Classic machinima, yeah. I really need to binge on that one of these days this winter – I’ve not watched anything since they left finished the first series.

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Dave

A friend showed me an episode or two a couple years ago. I thought the concept and execution were quite cool. Never played more than a couple minutes of Halo though, so a lot of the atmosphere and in-jokes were lost on me.

Lich Barrister

It’s like the most insidious advertising ever – it gives a Microsoft product some serious counter-culture edge. Well, once upon a time, anyhow – RvB is pretty ensconced right now.

And yeah, I missed a lot of the in-jokes, but the overall… wow.

Lich Barrister

I’m not sure I want to know how they’re doing the white belts.

Oh! Like a drug. Smoking them like a cigarette. Phew, I thought it was the other thing, and… well, I’m still confused.

Randomnessly

Nice reference. That was a conversation between Church and Doc, right. It’s been awhile since I’ve seen Season 2.

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BrickVoid

She’ll probably tell them something they don’t know about getting infected: “I’m sorry, but his case is … *CLANG!* terminal!!” 😀

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Dave

That reminds my of CSI: Miami

David Caruso playing David Caruso:
I’m afraid the case looks
(removes/puts on sunglasses)
Terminal

*Cue “Who Are You”*

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BrickVoid

I’ve probably seen that episode, or maybe an ad for it, although recently I don’t watch CSI:Miami as much, so it’s probable that would have influenced my posting that in some small way.

And speaking of terminal, my PC is in the repair shop and at the moment I’ve got to get a new drive installed with Windows 7 installed on it as the old installation of Windows XP is dying slowly. I think that’s some sort of a terminal case of PC operating system dying of ageing! 😉

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zombies! :)

So is XP then 7…or is there something in between the 2 programs?

BrickVoid

Jedi in this webcomic would be rather boring. All they’d do is kill and shred zeds until there’s only zombie kibble left! 😀

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zombies! :)

Ouch. She does not want to be with them right now.

Medic “okaaaayyy…call me when he’s dead.”
Gene “bi***!”

Sorry if this is unfavorable but that’s how I would think it went. Then again she is a medic. She has to be nice to the to-be-deceased. Oh well. Reply if you think it was rude and tell me why. I am trying to be a better person.

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Dave

Hah? Has to be nice? You’ve been blessed to be around a lot of good doctors and nurses in your day. I’ve had more than a couple doctors (usually residents, actually) with terrible bedside manner.

On, and I didn’t find it rude. It’s speculative, and that’s a good thing.

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zombies! :)

Far as I can recall I have only been to the hospital when I ate to many swedish fish at the same time. (The candy) and I don’t remember the doctor.

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Dave

I love Swedish Fish. Especially the assorted. The all red bag is okay, but variety is important.

Angelina

But I thought she was at the hospital. I hate to be a stickler but how did she get to the TV station? Or are the TV guys at the hospital? Confused!

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Angelina

So I realized that was teh case this morning. Don’t worry… I already smacked my own forehead.

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Dave

Thanks! I’m getting a lot of use out of that face. LEGO doesn’t make enough expressive female faces, and it’s a damn shame.

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zombiemutts

I’m not sure what you’ve done with the lighting Dave but its been a big turnaround for the last dozen or so episodes. Very nice to be out of the BoD Dark Ages era.

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zombies! :)

Shouldn’t he have turn already? The doctor did. Unless his body is resistant to what ever makes the turn.

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Dave

That’s kind of my thinking. I mean, there’s probably a good deal of variance on how long it takes a dead guy to get back up too.

Digihuman / Someguy

Hehe, I think I’d whip out a shovel upon hearing an infected is nearby as well. THen I’d crush his head in when they weren’t looking. Or, at the very least, dismember them form their arms and legs before they completely turn.

That said, I’d be too terrified in a Zombie Apocalypse. Perosnally I’d prefer being stuck in a vampire apocalypse – wouldn’t mind getting bitten by one of those anytime. But noone ever thinks Vampires are capable of making an apocalypse…why?! They’re more coordinated, more dangerous, more…manipulating. the only controversial thing about them is which weaknesses are “real”.

…how’d I get to talk about vampires in a zombie webcomic comment?

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zombiemutts

Vampires would have a pretty serious food supply issue in a zombie apocolypse. They would have to protect their food supply from infection.

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Calicade

I just recently got sick.. And for some reason.. I’m so angry, so hungry, and uncomfortable. Am I becoming a zombie?

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MadameLecter

Oh no! We better get him to the Zombie Support Group right away!

Nikolai

I’ve been away so long, I don’t know where to start! I like that you’re keeping both parties going, but this whole posse is a little bit… Aged, might be the right word.

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Dave

Getting tired of the B story? Well that’s just because you haven’t seen the C story yet!

Don’t worry, we’ll be done with these guys soon enough.

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zombies! :)

Heall yeah son! Found me a C story! Is this comic made in london-I mean England? Europe in general! (Geography isn’t really one of my strong subjects.)

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