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    • CommentAuthorMusiM
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2007 edited
    So what would you do without it internet land?
      CommentAuthorAva Jarvis
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2007
    Sleep and write.
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2007
    Read more. Spend less.
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2007
    Get a lot more art done.
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    Taking this to it's utmost degree, I would first celebrate not having to repay my student loans or other credit based debts. Since there's no electricity there is presumably, no more credit record (at least not electronically, and you can't reach me by phone so ha, ha). I would then stop worrying about fulfilling other people's definition of work. I would also make a b-line for the supermarket and stock up on canned goods, or pillage them if need be. And finally, I would live out the rest of my days fighting off neighbors who think I have a refridgerator, or a generator, and spend my free time drawing, reading, writing, opening cans, and relearning how to become a hunter/gatherer.

    (Edited due to spellcheck failure...)
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2007
    Polish up my edge honing skills. Once I'm happy with that, continue doing what I do anyway, only with hand tools. People without electricity still need places to sit and live in!

    Possibly hunt and trap that damned skunk in my neighborhood. Chase the local raccoons down as well. Make them pay for crapping all over my yard every night.

    Stay up way more than I do now as a city without light would give me way too many reasons to be paranoid about the people living around me. Attempt to develop night vision.

    Learn to play guitar. Not the electric one.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2007
    I'd be doomed. There's not much room for computer programmers in an electricity free society, even less for videogame programmers...

    Still, gives me a reason to retrain into something more beneficial to society, which would at least make the parents happier...
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2007
    Fly a kite with a key tied to it during a lightning storm.
    • CommentAuthorjohnplatt
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2007
    Freeze to death.
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    Barter all my electrical goods to people who think that the power will be coming back on, then hide with all my pretty things.
    • CommentAuthorNecros
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2007
    Start a pottery and go into business bartering for what I need to live. I would also probably brew up some Beer and Mead to sell/barter.
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    Enter state of denial. Walk around the derelict cities with my dead cell phone and an empty, tattered latte cup, saying "What? Yeah, I can hear you fine, I get great reception in this, I haven't, I'm waiting for the new models to come out...I heard the Playstation 4 will be out in November next year, anyway..."
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    Learn to colour traditionally.
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2007
    Here in Oklahoma we've had a week of people answering this very question in a practical way, although my own town was quite lucky in that regard. To judge from family and friends in less lucky cities and towns hereabouts, the answer is apparently "complain a lot about it." Also, "get really friggin cold."
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    There are many options.

    Option A) Buy a sword, start solving murders.

    Option B) Start a cult dedicated to the creation of candles. Become CANDLOR, LORD OF WAX AND STRING. Followers will then buy me swords and start solving my murders.
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    Be grateful that I stocked up on ammo and MREs. Then start killing everyone around me for fresh meat to supplement my diet. Erect defensible positions on my farm, take control of my area of the valley, and prepare for gorilla war if someone attempts to take control and restore order. Conduct raids on nearby farms and settlements, taking female prisoners, start breeding my own army.
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    Option C) Make encampment in Saskatchewan (where you can watch a man fucking your dog kilometers away) during the summer. Make annual moves to Ohio during the winter. Buy swords. Start solving murders. By 2011: Annex Florida. Re-name it Floridia, just to be different.
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2007
    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    I already live in Saskatchewan and collect swords and other pointy edge having things so I am pretty well set at least until I figure out how Capitan Legion is
    Van Eck Phreaking my brain.

    It would depend how electricity stopped working. If it was just no more giant hydro/nuke projects I could get by quite fine with my still and generator but if it was a huge change in the laws of physics it would mean going back to 14th century life with a few major differences. The Amish would rule the world.
    If it was a giant EMP pulse I have an old gas guzzling muscle car that would still run (take that hippies)and am already to paranoid to use a GPS so I am fine with a compass.

    I think it is pretty unlikely just because of how many of my whack job survivalist friends are counting on it.
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2007 edited
    ah, the world without electricity. I get to experience a small taste of this every night at work, the way people react towards it, the unjustice of their lost of convenience.

    I work at a gas station and we're currently having some electrical issues, which keeps screwing with our store's computers. So half the time the debit, credit, and gas aren't working and the ATM is down. This causes great confusion to the would-be-buyers who come in to the store. What do they do without the ability to use their plastic cards? Though they're told before hand by the lovely signs we have on the door that read, "CASH ONLY" it is still all so confusing.

    "You mean I have to drive across the street to the gas station over there? Asshat clerk!"

    Oh and I'd probably masturbate more if the hurricanes of the past and lack of electricity haven't shown me otherwise.
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2007
    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    I love how people get mad at the gas station clerks about the price of gas like Opec decided to let the guy at the pump set the price!

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