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Old March 7 2012, 06:55 PM   #1216
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I'm not too sure about that either, especially since the thing was also straining really hard to bite him at the same time. Zombies can multitask? Who knew?
Well I think I would struggle to rip open a person's chest more likely to break my fingers trying. Its a real cartoony death thats not needed in this show.
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Old March 7 2012, 07:16 PM   #1217
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Eh, fingernails continue to grow after death, so, remember there are 10 little daggers also involved
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Old March 7 2012, 07:35 PM   #1218
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Eh, fingernails continue to grow after death, so, remember there are 10 little daggers also involved

They do?
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Old March 7 2012, 07:41 PM   #1219
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Actually no, they don't. One of the worst urban myths.
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Old March 7 2012, 07:45 PM   #1220
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Right. It's just that the skin of a dead body will tend to shrink, exposing more of the nails and making it look like they've grown.

On the other hand, if that happens to a zombie, the greater area of exposed nail still means they have a bigger weapon, so the end result is the same.
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Old March 7 2012, 08:07 PM   #1221
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Actually no, they don't. One of the worst urban myths.
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Right. It's just that the skin of a dead body will tend to shrink, exposing more of the nails and making it look like they've grown.
Really? Interesting, thanks for the correction

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On the other hand, if that happens to a zombie, the greater area of exposed nail still means they have a bigger weapon, so the end result is the same.
Ah, yea, so same difference
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Old March 7 2012, 08:28 PM   #1222
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Actually no, they don't. One of the worst urban myths.
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Right. It's just that the skin of a dead body will tend to shrink, exposing more of the nails and making it look like they've grown.
Really? Interesting, thanks for the correction

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On the other hand, if that happens to a zombie, the greater area of exposed nail still means they have a bigger weapon, so the end result is the same.
Ah, yea, so same difference
Also, on Talking Dead after the show, they were talking about how the zombie's nails had hardened after death, making them better able to tear through the flesh.. I don't remember the exact location of the "incision" but wasn't it actually below the breast bone, and not the ribcage itself?
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Old March 7 2012, 08:32 PM   #1223
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Actually no, they don't. One of the worst urban myths.
Really? Interesting, thanks for the correction

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On the other hand, if that happens to a zombie, the greater area of exposed nail still means they have a bigger weapon, so the end result is the same.
Ah, yea, so same difference
Also, on Talking Dead after the show, they were talking about how the zombie's nails had hardened after death, making them better able to tear through the flesh.. I don't remember the exact location of the "incision" but wasn't it actually below the breast bone, and not the ribcage itself?
I was thinking the nails hardened after death, but, after the "Keep growing" faux pas, I figured I'd keep that thought to myself, in case it too was wrong, LOL.

I'm pretty sure it was belly that the Zombie ripped open, not the chest, so yea, below the rib cage.
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Old March 7 2012, 08:46 PM   #1224
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The nails and hair appear to get longer because the flesh dehydrates? Nails harden after death? Fascinating.

I just assumed that it was softer part of the lower abdomen that was ripped open. However, this zombie seemed smarter and quieter. Or perhaps they all rip and tear but we have not been as focused on it? But that does not explain the stealth.
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Old March 7 2012, 08:59 PM   #1225
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Stealth in this case explained: Darkness, Dale distraught, noisy cow. Maybe soggy ground? close enough for me to suspend disbelief.
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Old March 7 2012, 11:32 PM   #1226
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Crap. I'm going to miss Dale.

But what a great episode; even better than usual. Painfully realistic. One can easily see a group of essentially decent people willing to execute a kid under those circumstances, especially when being egged on by a macho psycho like Shane. Dale's voice of reason will be missed. But hopefully his death will not be in vain. I agree that they brought up Andrea's history as a lawyer and her last-minute conversion to Dale's side to signal a change in her character. And in the previews, Rick is talking about Dale's comment that the group is broken. I'm anxious to see how this plays out.

The death scene was also painfully well done. Especially Daryl's initial panic, and how he ultimately took the gun from Rick.
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Old March 8 2012, 02:16 AM   #1227
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Even with sharper n longer nails I still have issues with how quick it ripped him open, he should of been cut n bleeding badly in that case but not opened like a tin can.
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Old March 8 2012, 03:18 AM   #1228
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Here are pictures of the Season 2 special edition blu-ray set which includes zombie head statue.

http://geek-news.mtv.com/2012/02/10/...ase-mcfarlane/

Looks awesome. I see it costing an arm and leg though.
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Old March 8 2012, 08:25 PM   #1229
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Oh God that is ghastly. I don't think I could sleep with that in the house.
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Old March 8 2012, 08:36 PM   #1230
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Here are pictures of the Season 2 special edition blu-ray set which includes zombie head statue.

http://geek-news.mtv.com/2012/02/10/...ase-mcfarlane/

Looks awesome. I see it costing an arm and leg though.
Dang, that's bold. I thought The Sleepaway Camp "Survival Kit" Movies Box Set was bold with it's bloody Notebook, but, man, wow.

I hope for the sake of DVD Sales Numbers, that's not the only available packaging, I think that could drive people away from getting the set. It's great for those who can appreciate it, but, someone, for example who loves the show (but has to watch it late at night), and wants the DVD set, but, has young children they wouldn't want to expose to that Box, it might make them decide not to get the DVDs, if there isn't a "typical" packaging available.
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