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View Poll Results: Alliens attack / Weapon of choice
Sword 6 20.00%
Gun/Rifle 3 10.00%
Chainsaw 3 10.00%
An old record/player 3 10.00%
Weapon of the Aliens 5 16.67%
Germs 0 0%
Nukes 2 6.67%
A stick 0 0%
A Sock 2 6.67%
Other ( please state. ) 6 20.00%
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Unread 22nd of November, 2005, 10:18
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Aliens are attacking! Weapon of choice

It's 2017 A.D. Earth has just been invaded by an extra terrestial force. You are earths last hope. You pick your weapon of choice and start to retake earth!!
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Unread 22nd of November, 2005, 10:59
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Unread 22nd of November, 2005, 11:20
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Hm...
Swords. pro: doesn't need reloading. con: close range.
Guns. Pro: Powerful, pretty reliable. con: runs outta ammo pretty quickly.
Chainsaw. Pro: Intimidating, strong close range power. Con: uses fuel, unwieldy.
Old record/player. Pro: Worked is Mars Attacks!. Con: unlikely to work here.
Weapon of the aliens. Pro: obviously works against the aliens. Con: could accidently kill yourself figuring out how it works.
Germs. Pro: chance to take out a lot of aliens at once. Con: may have seen/heard/read War of the Worlds, and took appropriate immunizations.
Nukes. Pro: almost garaunteed to work. Con: Unless you can go really, really fast, almost garaunteed to kill you in the bargain.
A Stick. Pro: readily available. Con: likely ineffective.
A sock. Pro: almost garaunteed to kill the aliens, but not the humans. Con: requires the correct choice: red or green.

All things considered, I think I'll take my chances with the weapon of the aliens.
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Unread 22nd of November, 2005, 15:49
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Nukes... because I like the BOOM BOOM.
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Unread 22nd of November, 2005, 16:08
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Sock!

It's the only weapon that I usually carry two of. Plus all that, everyone knows that the aliens' fatal weakness is...um...cotton.
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Unread 22nd of November, 2005, 17:45
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“ Originally Posted by treehouse Sock!

It's the only weapon that I usually carry two of. Plus all that, everyone knows that the aliens' fatal weakness is...um...cotton.
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Don't you mean your stinky feet? Where's Al Bundy when you need him?!?!

And where's the stick with bigger and more nails?
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Unread 22nd of November, 2005, 17:51
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Other. If you're going to retake Earth, you may as well unleash some god-awful disease or plague upon them. One which, conveniently enough, does not harm most of the human population.
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Unread 22nd of November, 2005, 18:11
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“ Originally Posted by Cadrius Other. If you're going to retake Earth, you may as well unleash some god-awful disease or plague upon them. One which, conveniently enough, does not harm most of the human population. ”
Any self respecting alien race with enough advanced technology to take the earth and redecorate it in a few days ought to spend a little more time in the planning department working out whether any of our diseases are incomprehensibly fatal and contagious to them.

I'd feel cheated if after spending days of hiding in basements plotting how to destroy the evil alien menace one of them just caught a cold and exploded.

Dealing with aliens may be a little more complex than dealing with zombies but I'm pretty sure that vinyl works in both cases.
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Unread 22nd of November, 2005, 21:20
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I'd go with the sock option too. I would however enhance it's effectiveness by putting a brick inside.
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Anyone armed with a trusty record player and a '45 of Whip it! should do just fine.

And having diseases kill the aliens is better than the aliens melting in water.

"Yes, we're advanced enough to make these neato crop circles and fly these big fancy ships. Huh? Yeah, water is deadly to us. Earth is 2/3 water? Nope, I don't see any potential for disaster there."
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Unread 23rd of November, 2005, 04:53
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“ Originally Posted by Gralhruk And having diseases kill the aliens is better than the aliens melting in water.

"Yes, we're advanced enough to make these neato crop circles and fly these big fancy ships. Huh? Yeah, water is deadly to us. Earth is 2/3 water? Nope, I don't see any potential for disaster there."
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I'd like to know what form of life they are, that water kills them. But just because there is a fair amount of danger in their raid isn't reason enough not to do it. They needed the resources and while it was dangerous, the risk was acceptable.

They got what they came for and buggered off once the natives started fighting back.
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More confusing than the 'melts-in-water' problem was the following fact:

The aliens were intelligent enough to have giant interstallar vessels that could hang in the skies over major cities without being noticed by radar, people or passing aircraft. They made intricate crop circles and had a fiendish plan to take over the earth. But when they landed thay had no body armour (or indeed any clothes) and no better weapons than a poxy poison-gas spray with a two inch range, built into their hands. It surprises me that it took water to beat them off when Grandad's blunderbus would have done the job more efficiently, let alone any proffesional military organisations that might have been hanging around with nothing better to do.

In fact, that irked me more than the duff acting, the stupid plot and Mel Gibson all rolled together!
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“ The aliens were intelligent enough to have giant interstallar vessels that could hang in the skies over major cities without being noticed by radar, people or passing aircraft. ”
With all that, they probably wouldn't need to make crop circles to coordinate an attack.

“ They got what they came for and buggered off once the natives started fighting back. ”
Admittedly, I only saw the movie once and it was while I was on a plane and overtired to boot, but I seem to remember that they wanted to inhabit the earth, not just stop for a bite at the local McDonalds.
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“ Originally Posted by BigRedRod Any self respecting alien race with enough advanced technology to take the earth and redecorate it in a few days ought to spend a little more time in the planning department working out whether any of our diseases are incomprehensibly fatal and contagious to them.

I'd feel cheated if after spending days of hiding in basements plotting how to destroy the evil alien menace one of them just caught a cold and exploded.

Dealing with aliens may be a little more complex than dealing with zombies but I'm pretty sure that vinyl works in both cases.
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Right, because there's no way they'd be prepared for nukes, swords, shotguns, or socks. One could easily argue that their technology and planning would trump the majority of the options on the list.

Hell, I figure the only really effective weapon would be something totally unexpected and exceptionally lethal. Some sort of engineered bio-agent might do it, or maybe blaring Celine Dion would do the trick...but would we really want to live with ourselves after that?
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Unread 23rd of November, 2005, 09:09
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“ Admittedly, I only saw the movie once and it was while I was on a plane and overtired to boot, but I seem to remember that they wanted to inhabit the earth, not just stop for a bite at the local McDonalds. ”
One of us is wrong, I vote for you. I remember the aliens were apparently after the earth's reasources, but it turned out in the end that they were after the people.
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I'm fairly sure that the Geneva convention outlaws the use of Celine Dion even against alien invaders.
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Weapon of the aliens. Why? Because they always look like guns, just so everyone knows what they are. With any luck, the aliens are't Tyranids.
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