Thursday, December 06, 2007
I Don't Wanna Be One of Those Guys But...
I don't wanna be one of those guys who thinks about this kind of thing all the time but you know I gotta disagree with David Wellington and say that New York is ultimately the most defensible place when the zombie apocalypse comes.
Interestingly, the high-rent areas will be "no-go" zones because unlike the ghetto they ain't got no security. Any building with riot doors and windows will be impenetrable by the drooling zombie masses. And we survivors can get around from roof-to-roof. Supplies will be abundant because each self-contained block has at least one bodega. And if one block is taken over by the infected, it's still isolated from other blocks so they can't go any further.
Schools, for instance, are basically impenetrable to the vast hordes of mindless undead. And they have dining facilities, exercise facilities, and Internet access, so as long as you get food into them (via helicopter?) you could feed and house thousands of survivors.
Sure, the relative lack of weapons would make it harder to clear out infected sections of the city than it would be in a rural area with lots of hunting rifles but I think we can expect at least some assault rifles brought in by the 82nd Airborne when the apocalypse breaks out.
OK. It's official. I've already thought too much about this.
At least I don't have an irrational fear of velociraptors.