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Thread: The Stand - Steal All The Things!

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    Default The Stand - Steal All The Things!

    As I picked up this lovely book and began to read it, many thoughts were racing through my head. I loved it, it was a great read, but... am I the only person who sat back and thought about every thing I would totally take if there was no one left to uphold the law?

    When ever I re-read this story, I am always drifting off every fifty or so pages to think of the places that I would walk in to and what articles I would take. Okay, so I have a few selfish fantasies.
    But please tell me, I'm not the only one.

    Any of you ever had that feeling while reading?

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    Yeah, I thought about it-but money? Whaddya gonna spend it on? Electronics-no juice for the moment, and batteries?-maybe...the only thing I really would enjoy taking would be weaponry and vehicles like cars, Jeeps and motorcycles-as long as I could somehow pump the gas...

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    Default Re: The Stand - Steal All The Things!

    Reading it brought to mind the Road Warrior character in Mad Max. Imagine having to live forever on the defensive. Being a lone wolf, a nomad. (Which reminds me: Mel Gibson today looks nothing like he did during his Mad Max years. I know it's been thirty years, but somehow you would expect at least a superficial resemblance.)

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    Take the candy . . . no, take the books . . . no, take the jewels . . . aahhhh, I can't carry it all.

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    I kept thinking that it would be fun to go and live in a Meijer store (or Super Wal-Mart for those outside the Mid-West).

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    It's an interesting perspective, Tyro, and I think you're probably more right than you know. Remember, the first thing Harold does is start tooling around in a Cadillac (and later, going around strapped like a post-apocalyptic warrior). I think the initial level of shock would probably leave most people stuck in their entrenched modes of thinking. Giant is right when he says "What are you going to do with all that money?" But I think it would take folks a little while to figure all that out. That's part of the joke, I think. Everything is just lying around for the taking . . . except for the part about where the value of things has changed. At heart, I don't really think very many of us are survivalists, and trial-and-error is not the best way to learn certain skills. My guess would be that, initially, the temptation would be very great to have all those things you never thought you could . . . but soon enough -- a lot sooner than many people think, unless I miss my guess -- the most valuable thing on earth would be somebody to talk to . . .

    Preferably somebody who wasn't pointing a gun at you.


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    I would have taken guns and ammo, and then prayed to God that I met up with someone so I didn't go completely banana sandwich nuts.

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    I would take a great big generator and a tanker truck full of gasoline.

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    Hi,

    And lots of astin.

    And antibiotics.

    And medical supplies in general.

    Long days and pleasant nights

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnDalglish View Post
    Hi,

    And lots of astin.

    And antibiotics.

    And medical supplies in general.

    Long days and pleasant nights
    Don't forgot to take cans of tooter fish - that lasts a long time

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