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  1.  (296.21)
    I'll be forced to go back to pirating music the old fashioned way... kidnap the white stripes and lock them in my basement, firing shots at their feet like Yosemite Sam, screaming "PLAY, DAMMIT, PLAY!"
    • CommentAuthorPooka
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2007
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    no electricity...honestly the thing I'd miss the most is readily heated water...
    I can deal with no tv, lights, computer, phone etc...but i would sorely hate to miss a hot shower...
    oh and heat in general...i like heat.
    and i'm fond of keeping my food unspoiled in the fridge...
    longest i've gone without those comforts was camping for four days camping...
    we smelled reeeaaaaal bad...
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      CommentAuthorUnsub
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2007
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    You can have most of the things we take for granted you just need lots of slaves or other cheap labour. Hot water is easy with someone adding water heated over a fire every few minutes.
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    Live life to its fullest. Go outside and exercise, taking in my surroundings and perhaps growing a burly beard. More than likely, I would read and write far more, taking occasional breaks to paint en plein air. Undoubtedly, I would be forced to ingratiate myself with like minded fellows in the social arena as well.

    So... I would do about the opposite of what I do with electricity.
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      CommentAuthorobliterati
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2007
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    Laugh at my friend the laser engineer.
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      CommentAuthorExploder
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2007
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    Stumble in the dark more often.
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      CommentAuthorCDoring
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2007
     (296.27)
    Most likely die hideously, if the power didn't come back in fairly short order.

    I live in a pretty urbanized area.
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      CommentAuthorToga
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2007
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    I would spend a lot of time in the library. :-) Heck, I spent a lot of time in the library before the internet. The Internet just gave me new ways of finding information and learning.

    As for electricity? Well, I live in Florida. We do without that quite a bit.
  3.  (296.29)
    (In best Burgess Meredith voice) "It isn't fair...It...It just isn't fair... I had time now..."
    • CommentAuthorcragum
    • CommentTimeDec 15th 2007
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    without electricity, i would likely freeze to death.
    were i somewhere warmer, i would likely starve instead, as my primary modivation for working is no longer in existance.

    were i a little more functional, i would probably travel around the continent
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      CommentAuthorcmwich
    • CommentTimeDec 15th 2007
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    First, I would seriously regret getting rid of the wood burning stove that was here when we moved in, particularly since there's a big-screen TV in its place now.

    Then I'd loot every supermarket and convenience store I can find and hope my family and I can survive the first winter. If we make it through the riots and the cold, we might have a shot.

    Realistically, though, we'd probably all die. By this point, we are horribly ill-equipped to survive without electricity. Oh sure, some of us think we could do it, but the simple fact is that electricity gives us everything we need to live. Unless you're already living off the grid, no power = death. If for no other reason than the off-the-grid survivalists will have fortified compounds from which to conquer the rest of us in considerably short order.

    I, for one, would prefer not to lose electricity. I like electricity. Aside from the occasional blackout (which makes for a nice break from the routine), I'd prefer the juice keep flowing, please.
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      CommentAuthorlofidelity
    • CommentTimeDec 15th 2007
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    Start wishing I'd remember to read the note saying "but more bullets" beforehand.

    Also, find someplace nice to squat just outside the city, and learn to make a log cabin before it get's too cold. I love living in a city that's surrounded by forest and hills.
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    1) Clean out our fireplace, make sure the chimney isn't blocked.

    2) Chop down all the aspens in my back yard for firewood.

    3) Be thankful I have guns, and live in a low-population area, so I can go hunting for food.

    4) Form mutual-protection pacts with my closest neighbors.

    5) Go back to using traditional materials for art.
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      CommentAuthorUnsub
    • CommentTimeDec 15th 2007
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    Eat vegetarians for low fat protein.

    Make slaves of all the people who laughed at me spending 70% of my income on knives and guns.

    Send a squad of horsemen to bring me the head of Bill O Reilly.
    • CommentAuthoreggzoomin
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2007
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    First I'd feel stupid for my hobby and living depending on electrickery. Thinking about my marketable skills, I think looting a music store for ACOUSTIC guitar strings would then be the next move, followed by finding the nearest post-electric-apocalyptic bar and being a musician there instead. OTOH, our new 'lectricless world would give me even more opportunity to justify owning a Leatherman.
    • CommentAuthorDuck
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2007
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    hope i was with all my friends in ACF, they can protect me
    then make like Scarlette in gone with the Wind and start farming/starving.
    Have great fun smashing the tv etc
    save my remaning ds battery for my death bed?
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      CommentAuthorMeatgun
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2007
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    I had the lovely opportunity to spend 7 years without electricity or running water. Lived in a cabin located directly in the middle of fuck all, but at least it was in a nice warm state like Minnesota. Waking up to go to school with the house a balmy 28 degrees. Ah those were the days.

    But to answer the question, read, drew and masturbated....frequently.
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    At least that explains your user name. :P
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      CommentAuthorMeatgun
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2007
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    I must say for only one brief glorious moment in my life was I able to be drunk/stupid enough to actually refer to le package as a meatgun mid coitus. Its actually from an issue of Transmet, Sadly I have yet to find the Attackwomb for my Meatgun, woe is me etc.

    On the topic of no electricity, I never used mechanical pencils when I would draw so I ended up having to widdle the tips of my pencils with a knife to get the points I desired. To this day I still do it , not really sure why. Force of habit I guess.
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      CommentAuthorCOMTE
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2007 edited
     (296.40)
    Fortunately, the Technical Director for my theatre company has already built two bicycle-powered electrical generators for a production we're putting up in February, so we'd still have minimal electrical generating capabilities. I gather we'd probably teach other people how to build similar generators, although considering about 90% of the electricity we use in this part of the world comes from hydropower, I think it would probably be unnecessary, short of a massive EMP burst in the neighborhood.

    But, even in a worst-case scenario, I suppose the next step would be to start collecting prop swords, then do some plays about solving murders...

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