Discussion in 'Entertaining Diversions' started by RyanMM, Feb 12, 2012.
Unless you're hanging out the window of a pickup truck doing donuts in a grass field at 25mph.
That was before Merle's mistake lead to his zombiedaughter eating katana and him losing an eye.
1) He sent Murl and his buddies to kill her.
2) He stole her girlfriend.
Oh yeah, that was another bit that drove me nuts in season 2, they could have at least done the ole shoot-and-scoot, and just have the trucks reposition now and then.
I mean, you're lead to assume that the survival of these folks for months and months has been predicated on their getting almost daily practice at shooting humanoids in such an efficient manner as to conserve ammo. Because their lives literally depend on it.
5 minutes into Woodbury and it's all:
Okay. Let's get this out of the way. You got a fucking problem, show, because this is starting to feel like that convenience store at the bottom of the hill when I was in college that wouldn't let more than one "student" in at a time. You gotta stop doing that. Also, we need some backstory as to why Michonne is breaking off from the group to go hang out and wait for Morissey. It made sense in the comic, but none of that stuff happened in the show, so right now we've just got her taking the stupidest chance in the world for no discernible reason. Unless she's been watching the show along with the audience, I guess, but then I wouldn't have expected her to be so surprised at the hall of heads and the daughter. And also that would make her She-Hulk. And I don't buy the Merle/girlfriend thing, because she was out to get this guy from the beginning of the season.
Weird nit that I'll pick this time - the way that eyepatch is tied onto David's face makes it look like it'll slip out just through the course of normal wear. The point of pressure in that setup looked like his eyebrow.
As for the episode as a whole, I don't hate it, but I'm not particularly impressed with the reveal at the end, mostly because I can't really bring myself to believe that one of those characters is in any real danger, given that he's one of the few consistently good characters the show has. Not a bad episode, though, and a pretty decent way to go out for a multi-month break.
I respect your attempt to keep everyone's spirits up by reminding them of even stupider times before.
I have a shootout theory! I think the automatic weapons were all loaded with blanks and no one realized it. The only loaded guns in play were Rick's pistol and the guy who got the offsides penalty with the shotgun.
Also, if the show ever wants to do a shocking season finale where they kill off most of the survivors, they're going to have to import a lot more black people.
Tyrese needs to keep his head on a swivel and his eyes peeled. If he sees Lennie James coming he should just start shooting.
You left out the most important part. He was shot at what appeared to be fairly long range. With a SHOTGUN.
Shotguns can fire slugs. It's not all buckshot and spread.
Oh yeah, well...shut up!
The range on that shot was like 20 yards, which while is extreme long range with a video game shotgun, that's well within the lethal range of a shotgun shooting buck shot. Unless you think deer hunters have to walk within 10 feet of a deer to kill it in real life.
First of all, it's TV. There's no sense in debating the ranges of weapons (though that was well within range). In the same respect, it was dark with smoke grenades being thrown about AND it's TV, so there's plenty of reason for people to not hit anything but yet another redshirt. Not a big deal.
I think they REALLY need to do something with Michonne before she gets intolerably annoying. We need some more motivation. This is getting to be a big deal.
Ted 's tasteless post about having "more than one black guy", it certainly appears that way. Not only is one major character from the comic coming on board, my favorite character in the entire series is coming back.
Not sure many people hunt deer with buck shot.
Out of curiosity, what do you think "buck" refers to?
Admittedly I'm not a hunter but I know several people who do and I've never known anyone to hunt non-fowl with buck shot and some places don't even allow it.
Are you sure you aren't thinking of "birdshot" for hunting fowl. I'm not sure you'd have much fowl left if you nailed a bird with buckshot.
I mean, I get that ever since "duct tape" was woefully mislabeled there's a trend to disbelieve the literal meaning of words, but this isn't one of those cases.
You are incorrect. I think you're confusing Birdshot and buckshot. You do not want to shoot a bird with buckshot...well unless you want to blow it up I guess.
edit: damn you Reldan!
Perhaps I am about the shot type, everyone I know that hunts deer or moose use rifles.
They're not sure about the cause of death, but I think we're looking at -
A very minor amount of Internet Detective Work That Is Not Conclusive indicates that it's legal in some places (often varies down to the county level and season), and some hunters prefer it for shorter range (25-50 yards) deer hunting depending on the cover. Others prefer slugs in the same situation. I'm not sure what the threshold is on "many", but I'd say there are at least enough buckshot deer hunters in Alabama to complain about it and have the laws changed to allow it.
Could always ask
Griot, he is our resident deer hunter.
I'm just surprised it's an actual discussion over whether buckshot is shot used to shoot bucks.
To me this is like arguing whether packing tape is tape used to close packing boxes, or if a tea cup is a cup used to drink tea.
Just wanted to say I loved this... You have just changed him from "The Wire Guy" to "T-Dawg the Third" in my mind.
How many T-Dawgs have to die? When will Operation Human Shield end?
I don't think it's a spoiler to say that Tyrese is a name from the comic, so he should be around for at least a little while. The other two so far were invented for the show if I remember correctly.
I can't recall who referred to Oscar and Tyreese as "Two-Dawg" and "Three-Dawg" but it cracked me up.
I guess you could say the buck shot
deadbuffalo knows more about this than I'm sure I do, but I'll take a stab.
Jibble and others are right. Buckshot is for shooting deer and is used prevalently in the eastern part of the country where most hunting occurs in fairly heavy cover and most shots are under 50 yards. I gather that 50 yards is a stretch for buckshot. I couldn't tell you how many shotgun vs. rifle hunters there are out here, but the guy I've been hunting with thinks I'm weird for using a rifle.
I'm guessing that
TheTrunkDr lives out west, where very few people hunt large game with shotguns due to the average shot being closer to 100 yards or more. Although I knew it existed, I'd never met anyone who hunted deer with anything but a rifle (not counting bows) until I moved to the east coast.
I'm not sure which way you are referring to this, but "duck tape" seems to be the original term, not "duct tape".
You would be wrong. I live in Ottawa Ontario where I've lived most of my life. I've also lived in Toronto and eastern Massachussets. I've never lived and have barely even been out west.
Duck tape was the original term (referring to the duck cloth material the adhesive was applied to), and was later woefully mislabeled as duct tape despite not being particularly suitable for that task. That said, in the parlance of our times duct tape is the generic name and Duck Tape is a trademarked brand of duct tape.
I missed that "Canada" part. Either way, your hunting situation up there is more akin to the US west. Probably maybe. I'm not sure about Massachusetts, however.
Ah, okay. I still see a lot of people trying to get their pedant on and correct people who say "duck tape".
Oh yeah, I don't think "duck tape" is wrong at all, just that duct tape is an example of something where the literal and obvious meaning of the words themselves do not describe the usage of the item itself, such that the name really makes almost no sense. Or that German Chocolate has nothing whatsoever to do with Germany.
Unlike buckshot where I thought it was pretty obvious.
It causes no end of problems here because our office tends to buy Duck brand packing tape - which is transparent tape for sealing packages. If someone says they need Duck tape, I generally throw them a roll of the gray polyethylene stuff.
This is why I prefer the army's "100mph tape".
Yes! Cannot like this enough.
At least our discussions don't get this heated.
Not sure if this has been posted yet, and obvious spoilers for those who aren't caught up.
Every zombie killed in The Walking Dead, including who killed them and how.
Got them news. Renewed for season 4, but Glen Mazzara won't be back for the fourth season. The second part is disappointing, as Glen did more with the show than Darabont ever managed, but I guess it frees him up to do something else that can be excellent. Kirkman is still positive, but I'm pretty sure that there's nothing he wouldn't be positive about (and, just in case anybody had the thought, he is way, way too busy to take the job himself). Given the general quality of the plotting in the video game, I wouldn't hate to see Famous or Video Games take over, but that will never happen. Either way, the back half of the season should be as good as the first (this isn't a Darabont situation - Mazzara is going to finish the order he signed up for) and then we'll see what they're left with.
Well, maybe the next showrunner will hire writers that can write women.
And doesn't have some bizarre limit on the number of black men allowed in the cast at once.
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