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You, Me and the Cockroach Makes Three

in the event of an apocalypse, meet here
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predesignate a meeting place for all survivors of an apocalypse. just in case. rebuilding civilization is a daunting task. many hands make light work.

might need a bunker or something there. some gear. maybe a bunker in each nation equipped and wired to one another so a coordinated attempt to rebuild the global society would be just a little more convenient.

would eliminate searching the globe for one another. see you there.

xclamp, Jul 31 2004

I recommend http://www.halfbake...Dante_27s_20Inferno
[RayfordSteele, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Secret Nuclear Bunker http://homepages.wm...uclear%20Bunker.jpg
'You Ain't Seen me, Roight!' [gnomethang, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Ah! - There it is! http://www.streetma...ewsearch.srf&dn=648
On the good old Ordanance Survey Map! [gnomethang, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

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       Can I nominate my local pub? They allow dogs, and the cellar has beer in it. I imagine rebuilding civilization is pretty thirsty work.   

       Isn't this baked already though? For all those deemed "important", at least. Obviously I can't give any details, but I'm pretty sure that a network of secret bunkers already exists, although mainly for Presidents and generals and the like. People who haven't seen my "half-pint and a beermat" trick, which really should be preserved for future generations.
lostdog, Jul 31 2004
  

       How come nobody has thought of this before?
DesertFox, Jul 31 2004
  

       it's baked as a fallout shelter and we've had them for decades
wan-fu, Aug 01 2004
  

       It sounds more like a fallout shelter with ARPANET, mein führer.
Laughs Last, Aug 01 2004
  

       NORAD?
RayfordSteele, Aug 01 2004
  

       i was thinking more of just a meeting place, you know, just in case, where we could all meet, you know, like after.   

       [lostdog]'s pub will do. i know there are shelters all over the world, but it's no good to have us all separated, and i don't think NORAD's letting us in (i'm assuming they are fairly high on the target list anyways).   

       meet at the pub. bring your own darts.
xclamp, Aug 01 2004
  

       Howabout the Dante's Inferno Club? With those multiple levels, it might just be spared, and become our little bit of heaven compared to whatever's left of the outside world.
RayfordSteele, Aug 01 2004
  

       [DesertFox], we have.   

       You're just not invited. Sorry.
bpilot, Aug 01 2004
  

       DF - you're welcome in my shelter... who needs a b pilot any way?
po, Aug 01 2004
  

       I'm for this idea, as long as the meeting point is not in Australia. Don't get me wrong: Australia is just amazing but, in the event of an apocalyptic tragedy I'm sure I'll be too tired to swim to the opposite side of the globe.
Pericles, Aug 01 2004
  

       For dwellers of the US, in "The Stand", it was Boulder CO (or Las Vegas NV, for the ne'er-do-wells).
waugsqueke, Aug 01 2004
  

       OK! OK! I just happen to have a Dingo-fobia after a bad camping experience in Fraser Island.
Pericles, Aug 01 2004
  

       If you have a bunker filled with supplies to go to after the apocalypse, you would be well advised not to advertise it, unless you relish the idea of fighting off all the other heavily armed starving survivors.
DrCurry, Aug 02 2004
  

       Somewhere on the (A128) Road between Chipping Ongar and Brentwood in Essex there is a Secret Nuclear Bunker. I know this because it is signposted off the road.
That's where I'm heading!.
gnomethang, Aug 02 2004
  

       "This way to the Secret Nuclear Bunker"?
angel, Aug 02 2004
  

       I have often wondered how I would find other survivors if I were still around, but most were not. This is a good Idea. Each Nation should have a congregation point and a reliable way to contact the other points around the globe.
macncheesy, Aug 02 2004
  

       Anybody seen the Twilight Zone episode where the lone survivor of the apocolypse has only books for company but then his reading glasses break and he's unable to read anymore? I really don't want that to happen to me. See you at "The Stand."
Machiavelli, Aug 02 2004
  

       Everybody wants a way to make nuclear war more survivable. No one suggests making them dismantle the bombs...
GutPunchLullabies, Aug 02 2004
  

       //"This way to the Secret Nuclear Bunker"?//
No, don't be so cynical, [angel]!. It simply had an unobtrusive sign at the side of the road with 'Secret Nuclear Bunker' written on it.
Honestly!
Oh!. And an Arrow!.
I found a link!. It is a little bit further away than the one I remember but What the Hell! (linky!)
gnomethang, Aug 02 2004
  

       (1) this removes the one positive aspect of being of being an apocalypse surviver: no humans around   

       (2) in the unlikely event, I'd rather go where the food is and the radiation is not, not the place a dead government looked out for me.
fuqnbastard, Aug 02 2004
  

       [gnomethang]: hilarious link.
The only anecdote I could mention would be about the NATO command centre, on the eastern side of London.
When I went there to quote for a job, I was quite troubled by the tight security. The main entrance had a glass corridor through which you had to walk, with armed guards on each side if I remember rightly (it was about 10 years ago).
I mentioned my worry to one of the engineers, and he told me the story about the "backdoor" through which people used to slip in and out. The backdoor was only found when someone slipped out, went home, and forgot to sign out.
I became even more worried.

By the way, I didn't get as far as signing the secrets act. So I feel OK in mentioning this.
Ling, Aug 25 2004
  

       It's a nice idea, but not practical. A publicised bunker for each nation will just become a focal point for mop up actions:

Lackey: "We think we've got them all, Commander - their airfields are destroyed, the cities are in ruins."
[this directed to Commander ,a sinister man wearing black leather gloves and brandishing an ornate cigarette holder]
Commander:"Excellent. Now despatch our troops to intercept survivors at the fallout bunker. I want no one left alive!"
Lackey: "But sir, attacks on fallout bunkers are prohibi-"
[Commander spins to confront lackey, diamond false eye glittering in the glow from the radar screens]
Commander:"Do it now. Do it or join the dead!"
Lackey: Yes, sir.
[Lackey scurries off, Commander uses hook prosthetic to light well-deserved cigarette]
DocBrown, Aug 25 2004
  

       Yes... very Vault-esque. I'll be sure to keep my water chips in good working order.
Sattamassagana, Aug 25 2004
  

       In the event of a nuclear holocaust... all back to mine.   

       Thats if Ireland's proximity to the war monger British doesn't get us toasted first.   

       Oh, bring a botlle.
etherman, Aug 25 2004
  

       is that bunker on a golfcourse?
po, Aug 25 2004
  

       its below the 19th hole.
etherman, Aug 25 2004
  

       My apologies [bwv61], just hurriedly painting a crude, stereotypical picture to get a point across, not passing sideways comment on smokers' megalomaniacal tendencies.   

       Just for you:
  

       Lackey: "We think we've got them all, Commander - their airfields are destroyed, the cities are in ruins."
[this directed to Commander ,a sinister man wearing black leather gloves and NOT brandishing an ornate cigarette holder] Commander:"Excellent. Now despatch our troops to intercept survivors at the fallout bunker. I want no one left alive!"
Lackey: "But sir, attacks on fallout bunkers are prohibi-"
[Commander spins to confront lackey, diamond false eye glittering in the glow from the radar screens]
Commander:"Do it now. Do it or join the dead!"
Lackey: Yes, sir.
Commander: And another thing - put out that damned cigarette!Those things make me retch."
Lackey: Yes sir!
[Lackey drops cigarette, scurries off, Commander strokes hitherto out-of-shot rabbit with hook prosthetic]
Commander: "Ah, Minty, you are the only one that understands me...even if you do look a little odd with that hook."
DocBrown, Aug 25 2004
  

       I would prefer to simply pillage the post-apocalyptic world, searching endlessly for that next slim-jim stick, with a group of sexy lady-types.
destructionism, Aug 25 2004
  
      
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