All aboard the post-Apocalyptic Soul Train

Apparently there's no Macy's in post-Apocalyptic America, because given the chance we opted to run to the nearest store as soon as possible in our ongoing Freeway Warrior quest. In fact, maybe we should rename it Freeway Shopping Warrior, since we seem to spend a lot of time hunting sales rather than bad guys.

Bullets, wahoo! And a hammer. If this were the Eighties I'd be tempted to say it's "Hammer Time", but I suspect the supply of low-lying sequined pantaloons is at an all-time low right about now.

Good ol' Uncle Jonas, always there with a well-timed aphorism that makes you want to stab him in the eye with a fork. Although, let's be honest, he was probably the last surviving member of the Jonas Brothers band, and I bet he did so via the liberal use of a fork on his erstwhile bandmates, Donner-style.

Yes, that's a cannibalistic pop music joke. You can't BUY this kind of entertainment, folks!

Continuing our musical interlude, it's radio! This is one of the few times the adventure feels a bit dated, because frankly radio died long before the apocalypse. Not that Mr. Dever could have known that was coming in 1988, busy as he was planning to have Mr. Grant for dinner. Ahem.

20 Responses to All aboard the post-Apocalyptic Soul Train

  1. let’s go investigate. I’m kinda annoyed that we wern’t able to investigate the tower, but we probably would have tripped up the stairs and lost 5 end anyway.

  2. Hey, we finally got to eat a meal! I’m voting to avoide Mineral Wells; with the way these books go, it’ll end up that the entire message was “Radio K.L.F.M. Mineral Wells is currently being attacked by gojira, stay away from Mineral Wells”…

  3. Definitely go check out Mineral Wells. It could be some kind of trap, which gives us a good excuse to test out that new Hammer!

  4. We have done pretty well checking things out so far. Just remember that if we get to see bad guys with our binoculars, we turn around this time.

  5. Well, in Fallout, something always happened at somewhere involving a radio signal. Who knows, maybe we’ll find a futuristic disk jockey who needs help finding a rare record or something…

  6. KLFM Mineral Wells. All Zombies, All the Time.

    Oh go on. Let’s be nosey. We’re gonna need those three bullets!

  7. I actually live in Mineral Wells (different state, but I’m sure it’s the same town, they just moved the whole place further west after the apocalypse) Anyway, I voted to investigate, because I want to meet the Freeway Warrior in person.

  8. Yeah, let’s go check it out. At least it will give us something to do.

  9. Told ya to check the tower, but nobody listens to me…
    Definitely follow the signal. It’s probably a trap, and we’ll get killed again, and can move on to a better adventure. Third time’s the charm!

  10. I would agree that if we die again, that’s it — time to move on. We’re not Ra’s al Ghul here, people!

  11. Who want to live forever 😀 My opinion to check the mine. I don’t think to that is a trap. But everything is possible….

  12. “We have detected an anomaly…” (Sorry, I’ve been playing too much MassEffect lately…) Let’s go and take a closer look at that radio, even if (WHEN) it means we are going to end up in trouble…

  13. If we go to the source of the radio signal, it’ll probably end up being someone who wants to kill us. If we carry on, we’ll probably crash or get ambushed and die.
    I say we check out Mineral Wells.

  14. Trekkie:
    If we go to the source of the radio signal, it’ll probably end up being someone who wants to kill us. If we carry on, we’ll probably crash or get ambushed and die.
    I say we check out Mineral Wells.

    Now THAT is internalizing the mindset these games encourage! Well done!

  15. I love the speculation on what the radio message is supposed to be. For my money, I think it’s, “KLFM Mineral Wells. 4 8 15 16 23 42.”

    Lost fans should get the joke.

  16. Well, it looks like we are heading to the radio station. Probably abandoned. Maybe there will be something useful there.

  17. Dionne Jinn:
    “We have detected an anomaly…” (Sorry, I’ve been playing too much MassEffect lately…) Let’s go and take a closer look at that radio, even if (WHEN) it means we are going to end up in trouble…

    I just read that entire post in EDE’s voice. I think I might need to go do some calibrations now…

  18. This is the 80s, my Car Wars, ADQ… no apologies for Joy Division references: “Radio, Live Transmission.” “And we can dance, dance, dance to the radio!”

    Tread lightly, Mr. H, lest you have “Bad Dreams” of “Solar Babies” burning the “Midnight Oil” (Happy belated Australia Day!).

    Forgetting my point… actually, I could rant some more… You want to eat cannibals? Cue Total Coelo!

    Random off.

  19. Myro:
    I love the speculation on what the radio message is supposed to be.For my money, I think it’s, “KLFM Mineral Wells. 4 8 15 16 23 42.”

    Lost fans should get the joke.

    I got the joke… Funniest thing is that the Skype plugin actually thought that was a phone number.. heheheh

    @Jeff: What? We’re not named Ra’s al Ghul???? 😉

  20. Corran Horn: I just read that entire post in EDE’s voice. I think I might need to go do some calibrations now…

    Oooo! I love Garrus! And Thane. It is always difficult to choose which one my Shepard falls in love with (she is obviously a female, if he was a man I think I would go for Tali…)