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Initial post: 25 May 2012 00:23:19 BDT
A customer says:
All the cockroaches would survive

and the same handfull of pedantic bores will be posting innane nonsense on here

In reply to an earlier post on 25 May 2012 01:25:22 BDT
nephran says:
Quite a few would be mangles though Lordy..You can take solice in that.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 May 2012 02:11:48 BDT
I think youre drunk.
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Posted on 25 May 2012 05:54:12 BDT
Last edited by the author on 25 May 2012 05:56:53 BDT
K. A. Newton says:
Remember how we were taught to hide under our school desks if the alarm went off..

ps. I was born 1948.

Well I worked with a very pleasant lady from Ukraine same age as me and we were discussing the cold war period and Russian children had been told to do the same thing - no bomb shelters for the peasants on either side.

We had warnings on the radio when the alarm would be set off so that "they" could find out if everybody could hear it and it was scary thing to hear too.

Posted on 25 May 2012 07:15:22 BDT
Ann says:
On a less serious note and very tongue in cheek...

would my Kindle survive and if it didn't would Amazon replace it free of charge.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 May 2012 07:19:29 BDT
Suze says:
It wouldn't matter would it. We probably wouldn't be able to charge them up unless they incorporated solar or clockwork.

Posted on 25 May 2012 07:43:33 BDT
Tigger's Mum says:
Years ago there was a lot of 'bunker talk' and suggestions of where to shelter and what food to stock up with etc. Our understairs area seemed the best place to be, fitting in 3 people, 3 dogs, 2 cats. When it came to practicalities like litter trays, etc. I decided that the ash cloud would be more than a reasonable alternative for me, anyway;)

In reply to an earlier post on 25 May 2012 07:47:48 BDT
Suze says:
Yeah, but you're not supposed to open the door for 2 weeks or something until the cloud has settled, so it would be a bit smelly under your stairs by then.
Personally, I would run out to catch the damn bomb as there is no way I could survive underground without going insane. I'd rather make sure death was instant.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 May 2012 08:14:19 BDT
Tigger's Mum says:
Thats what I meant Suze, I would have preferred anywhere other than being shut in with all that went with it. ;0)

Posted on 25 May 2012 08:41:12 BDT
L Brasi says:
Duck and Cover

In reply to an earlier post on 25 May 2012 08:50:57 BDT
Last edited by the author on 25 May 2012 08:51:32 BDT
Shiny says:
It was my understanding that the hiding under the desk/making your own bunker thing was simply something to occupy people before they got blasted to oblivion.

Everybody knows that the only genuinely safe place to hide is under your duvet :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 25 May 2012 08:52:21 BDT
Suze says:
I think it was one of James Herberts books The Domain, one of the characters had built a shelter in his garden, but he didn't measure properly and when the bomb went off the house fell on top of his shelter. One of the neighbours cats had crept in as well, so things weren't pleasant.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 May 2012 08:57:19 BDT
BeeJayTee says:
Yes, I'd go to the pub as well.

Posted on 25 May 2012 08:57:40 BDT
Tigger's Mum says:
It caused a lot of aggro at the time as several of my husbands workmates had the 'right' to be bunkered at the council HQ a good hours drive away (not their families) just the Chief Execs. etc.
It was so laughable. IF it had happened the thought of being 'managed' by the survivors didn't bear thinking about either.

Posted on 25 May 2012 09:03:46 BDT
BeeJayTee says:
I think Edward was simply letting us know he'd survive a nuclear blast.
It was very late and Onion sussed him.

Posted on 25 May 2012 10:38:04 BDT
Last edited by the author on 25 May 2012 10:38:17 BDT
A nuclear attack and its consequences were portrayed brilliantly in "Threads", don't know if anyone saw this, I think it was in the early-ish 80's. It gave me insomnia for weeks.

Threads [DVD]

Posted on 25 May 2012 10:56:01 BDT
Brian says:
There isn't going to be one anyway.

Posted on 25 May 2012 10:57:55 BDT
Isabella says:
I'd spend the 4 minutes painting a target on the roof...

In reply to an earlier post on 25 May 2012 11:07:36 BDT
Last edited by the author on 25 May 2012 11:09:55 BDT
Willber G says:
Threads was very good. So is this:

When The Wind Blows

Posted on 25 May 2012 11:32:02 BDT
Hannah says:
We visited the "secret" nuclear bunker near Brentwood some years ago, where we learned that they would have a sizeable stock of weapons, and when the all clear went, the soldiers would go out and shoot on sight anyone left outside who showed signs of sickness, injury etc, as there would be no one to treat them and they would just be a nuisance. Nice to know! I did find it amusing to see the road signs pointing to the "Secret Nuclear Bunker" - hope they didn't put them up while it was still operational!

Posted on 25 May 2012 11:38:44 BDT
Brian says:
I'm going into that bunker with Arnie and that fit one, from T3.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 May 2012 12:06:35 BDT
Suze says:
Thanks Blue, Inwas trying to think of the name of Threads last week. I remembered it was about a family from Sheffield but that was all. It's now on it's way to me.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 May 2012 12:08:35 BDT
Suze says:
I'm not going into a bunker at all. I have this irrational fear of being trapped underground or being buried alive.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 May 2012 12:24:33 BDT
Brian says:
Can you use underground trains?

Posted on 25 May 2012 13:50:49 BDT
DC says:
Remember to switch off your Kindle to protect it from EMP.
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