Thursday, November 13, 2008

Pointless Question #38

If viruses aren't technically alive, but they reproduce by munching on your cells, does that mean they're undead?

11 comments:

King of Ferrets said...

No, they're pre-dead. Or something. Some version of undead that was never alive.
Pre-alive?

Sadly, however, they are not ninja pirate zombie robots.

MWchase said...

Biological robots? That would be a depressing thing to call them, just in terms of their hogging the cool concept.

Dunc said...

They don't "reproduce by munching on your cells", they trick your cells into reproducing them.

Perky Skeptic said...

They reproduce by hijacking cells through STEALTH AND TRICKERY at the MOLECULAR LEVEL!!! They're like molecular pirate ninja zombies!!!!!

King of Ferrets said...

Perhaps, but it's still lacking the robot.

MWchase said...

They've also got a sort of crystalline thing going on, so that's a little Sinister Geometry.

Plus, the whole lack of free will might qualify them as robots...

We should try to get some Viking in there...

King of Ferrets said...

Viking because they destroy the stuff after they steal what they need?

King of Ferrets said...

Let's try to come up with enough for the alternate title of ninja pirate zombie robot: Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot Cowboys With Chain-Katanas And Several Revolvers And The Power Of Friendship Fighting Vampire Nazis With Dark Magic Riding Cyborg Dinosaurs With Head Mounted Lasers Voiced By Kevin Michael Richardson On A Motherfrakkin' Submarine Jet With Desert Polar Bears Crashing Into An Ancient Zeppelin With Alien Anacondas In SPACE With Chuck Norris And Samuel L Jackson With Lesbian Time Travelling Bikini Werewolf Catgirls Dual Wielding Febreze Part 2: This Time, It's Personal

Bronze Dog said...

I think it might be time to replace Chuck Norris with Barack Obama.

Because, you know, Chuck's a douche.

King of Ferrets said...

Or Bill Nye.

Every time Chuck opens his goddamn mouth, I want to cry, because I learned the martial art he made up in school. >.< Granted, it was mostly so that I could avoid the mile run in PE.

Perky Skeptic said...

Many viruses are shaped like a d20. Clearly they want to game the circulatory system. XD