The Apocalypse will be a lot like flying coach


28 Responses to “The Apocalypse will be a lot like flying coach”

  1. E T says:

    Alright you pesky women – off to your bunks!

  2. Roy Trumbull says:

    During the period of above ground testing at the Nevada test site the prevailing winds carried the fallout over Parowan, Utah. Its citizens came out to see the passing clouds from the detonation and many died years later of cancers you wouldn’t expect to see in a largely Mormon community. No warnings were given.
    M.T. Silvia has produced “Atomic Mom” which was inspired by the fact that her mother was a scientist working with animal exposure to radiation during the Nevada tests.

  3. bcsizemo says:

    That guy on the bottom bunk will be wearing a gas mask to sleep after everyone has been eating beans for a week.

  4. jaduncan says:

    “After Jacob’s third attempt to covert them to Scientology, they all realised it was going to be a long fortnight.”

  5. That_Anonymous_Coward says:

    So much better than coach, they got to lay down.

  6. Heyref says:

    Short-sleeved white shirt with skinny black worm tie?  Check
    Plastic pocket protector with 12 pens and pencils?  Check
    Black horn-rim glasses?  Check
    Early 60s nerdwear fashion at its finest. 

  7. Editz says:

    “Don’t worry, we have a lifetime supply of skinny black ties and pocket protectors in here.”

  8. rocketpjs says:

    Hell just might be other people. 

    I don’t work in an office anymore, but I think the prospect of spending three weeks knee-to-knee with my officemates might have made me consider taking my chances with the fallout.   I doubt my ex-boss would have survived, given how some of the staff felt (and, for all I know, continue to feel) about that person.

  9. Nomade Moderne says:

    Just a minor point, but ORNL is not just a “energy research facility that previously did a lot of civil defense research.” It continues to conduct work on various nuclear and non-nuclear related national security programmes. It is also co-located with major facilities involved in ongoing nuclear weapons related work.

  10. Nothing Much says:

    Yeah! Me in a fallout shelter for two weeks with a wheel of swiss cheese, only the finest civil defense  crackers, a few bottles of wine, and the fact that I’m mildly lactose intolerant. 

  11. Brainspore says:

    Huh, I never realized that it’s the radioactive dust that gets you. I guess that explains why you’re still allowed to breathe the (filtered) air.

  12. TrollyMcTrollington says:

    Maaaaybeeeee you’ll think of me when yoouuu are all alone….

  13. Please, please, pleeeeeeeeeze let the next season of The Walking Dead take place entirely in one of these bunkers with all of the survivors trapped inside.

    Comedy gold!

  14. Diogenes says:

    “Hey baby, Let’s meet at the other end of the pipe after your husband falls asleep.  What could go wrong?”

  15. Brainspore says:

    Not pictured: the lone communal shit-bucket these people will soon be sharing.

  16. jandrese says:

    I have to wonder how much space there is beyond the benches and beds.  Certainly there needs to be a store room for food and water at least.  Maybe they’re just supposed to be packet up on the floor in the empty space between the beds, but that part isn’t clear to me.  

  17. Magnus Redin says:

    Smell and a bucket toilet are minor problems, the killer is humid heat. I hope they tried out good hand cranked fans and filters and not only sardine packing of people.

  18. phlavor says:

    Five hours in, I would have my kill order list completed.

  19. Stefan Jones says:

    “OK everybody! C’mon, all together now! ‘NINETY NINE BOTTLES OF BEER ON THE WALL, NINETY-NINE BOT’” CRUNCH

    “Um, do we have a new volunteer for entertainment coordinator? You’ll be excused from helping clean up Walt’s head here.”

  20. chgoliz says:

    I see 5 skinny people sitting close together on each side, so the bunks are about 6′ long.  in the top right bunk, there are two women “sleeping” with heads at opposite ends.  I can barely imagine 2 small women sleeping on a 16-18″ wide surface like that….what about the menz?

    They’d have to sleep in shifts, like on a submarine, but without any hatches closing off (most) lights and noise.

    Having just come back from a camping trip during which only one person was a snorer — all it takes is one — I shudder to think what sleep deprivation while sharing a tin can this size would do for morale.

  21. Rory Wood says:

    You’re taking all the fun out of this for us. Screw bunkers. I’m commandeering a mansion in the middle of nowhere.

  22. efergus3 says:

    Man, the heat load in there would have been horrible.

  23. b h says:

    anything longer then 2 weeks and you really need a vault, where is vault-tec?

  24. Ryan Lenethen says:

    Apparently the white short sleeved shirt, tie, and pocket protector dress code is strictly enforced.

    No entry for non-compliance.

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