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Old November 13 2012, 02:02 AM   #46
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Travel. Every chance you get. It's the best cure for ignorance and fear.
This.

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Use your goddamn turn signal.
No, sorry. THIS.
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Old November 13 2012, 02:07 AM   #47
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When the aliens do arrive you will not be prepared. Even if you have spent half your adolescence and adult life slumped in front of dramatic tales beginning with the word "star" your mind is still going to shut down when escapist fiction becomes hardcore political reality. So you need to prepare NOW. First off you need to take a page from the Mormons and get yourself a year supply of water and food and candles and batteries and stuff. However we really don't know if remaining in our homes is going to be an option so resist any Martha Stewart impulses about prettily arranging canned goods with little labels on them. Pack this stuff into protected sealed containers with the most accessible containers containing your core road trip plan. You will need primarily protein and fresh water, matches, flashlights with long life batteries and a CB radio in your core road trip containers. Your car should have ultra light weight Everest standard sleeping bags in it at all times and an advanced first aid kit. Make sure you know how to use the latter. Though obviously we hope it doesn't come to this you must at all times have road trip plans, maps and an understanding of all potential escape routes. Some may choose to simply leave at the first announcement of alien contact and if you live in a heavily populated urban area you may like to consider this, to avoid a panicked population should leaving become necessary. You can always go back if it turns out to be (highly unlikely) a wonderful development for the planet earth.

Don't forget to replace your water supply with fresh water when needed. Have a list of all your goods, what container they are in and what their use by date is. Have your car's tank full at all times, never arrive home without having topped your tank to the top at the nearest station. Same goes for oil and car maintenance.

The highlighted sentence is the one recommendation and the rest of it is the details. Just in case someone thinks this is more than one recommendation. It's some how to for the recommendation.
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Old November 13 2012, 02:27 AM   #48
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And I was so sure your advice was going to be "Never wear seersucker after Labor Day".
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Old November 13 2012, 03:10 AM   #49
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This.
No, sorry. THIS.
I totally heard that in a Chekov voice.
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Old November 13 2012, 03:13 AM   #50
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With all things in life, address them a day at a time. Deal with today's bullshit today, and let tomorrow come on its own terms. And sometimes you may need to deal with things an hour at a time ... and that's okay.
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Old November 13 2012, 03:14 AM   #51
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I totally typed it in a Chekov voice. "That or nothing."
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Old November 13 2012, 03:32 AM   #52
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No matter how imminent a breach seems, never actually eject the warp core.
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Old November 13 2012, 03:36 AM   #53
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No matter how imminent a breach seems, never actually eject the warp core.
It doesn't really matter whether you try or not, though, right? I mean, the ejection systems are going to be offline anyway.
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Old November 13 2012, 03:36 AM   #54
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When the aliens do arrive you will not be prepared. Even if you have spent half your adolescence and adult life slumped in front of dramatic tales beginning with the word "star" your mind is still going to shut down when escapist fiction becomes hardcore political reality. So you need to prepare NOW. First off you need to take a page from the Mormons and get yourself a year supply of water and food and candles and batteries and stuff. However we really don't know if remaining in our homes is going to be an option so resist any Martha Stewart impulses about prettily arranging canned goods with little labels on them. Pack this stuff into protected sealed containers with the most accessible containers containing your core road trip plan. You will need primarily protein and fresh water, matches, flashlights with long life batteries and a CB radio in your core road trip containers. Your car should have ultra light weight Everest standard sleeping bags in it at all times and an advanced first aid kit. Make sure you know how to use the latter. Though obviously we hope it doesn't come to this you must at all times have road trip plans, maps and an understanding of all potential escape routes. Some may choose to simply leave at the first announcement of alien contact and if you live in a heavily populated urban area you may like to consider this, to avoid a panicked population should leaving become necessary. You can always go back if it turns out to be (highly unlikely) a wonderful development for the planet earth.

Don't forget to replace your water supply with fresh water when needed. Have a list of all your goods, what container they are in and what their use by date is. Have your car's tank full at all times, never arrive home without having topped your tank to the top at the nearest station. Same goes for oil and car maintenance.
The funny thing is, my car currently has a ton of water bottles, granola bars, a sleeping bag, and a tent in it. Not because I'm preparing for aliens, but because I haven't cleaned it out since getting back from Sunday's climbing trip. You've just given me a convenient excuse to leave it a mess indefinitely.
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Old November 13 2012, 03:38 AM   #55
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Pet a dog.
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Old November 13 2012, 03:47 AM   #56
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When that little voice tells you to stop and think before speaking, try listening to it this time.

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Old November 13 2012, 04:03 AM   #57
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At least once a day, do something that makes you break into a sweat. How you accomplish this is up to you.

Doesn't have to be the same thing (or same person) everyday.


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Old November 13 2012, 04:39 AM   #58
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If you have to have dental work done, GET THE NITROUS.

Seriously.
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Old November 13 2012, 04:45 AM   #59
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If you ever have the chance for redemption, take it. Without hesitation.
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Old November 13 2012, 04:48 AM   #60
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Try Fenton's Creamery if you happen to be around SF Bay Area/California. Order the crab melt and try one of their store-made ice cream flavors. They'll even give you a tour if you make arrangements in advance. Truly superb.
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