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Doomsday averted!

Doomsday averted!

Jeremy Fowler starring as Superman.

Wow!  CrossFit Ktown’s most powerful machine (the website/blog!) went dark yesterday afternoon and didn’t show signs of life until about an hour ago.  Hopefully we got this party started again just in time to keep many of you from throwing yourselves from the office windows and rooftops.  I am sure some true zealots were not so lucky.

In reality, let me be the first to congratulate you on most likely not even knowing that the site was down for 18 hours.  For those of you that did catch it, no burpees in the workout for you today.  Let’s all thank Jeremy Fowler for his speedy databasing and binary flip-moding.

We were moving full speed ahead; now we have to overcome this being down inertia,
Coach G

P.S. – Great comment thread going about what two weapons you would choose to use if we were being taken over by zombies.  You get a close quarters weapon and something a little more long range (long range in a zombie apocalypse is probably only 10-15m).  They have to be real, and you must be able to handle them self-sufficiently.  No lasers, BFG 9000s (please someone get that reference), and no vehicles.  What two weapons would you choose?  Post to comments.

By | 2017-04-25T14:39:13+00:00 April 1st, 2011|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville, Uncategorized|12 Comments


  1. crossfitktown April 1, 2011 at 11:58 am

    I’m going with samurai sword and auto shotgun. I have a whole list of things I would be grabbing should World War Z actually come to fruition.


  2. Rick April 1, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Close quarters- Good choice on katana, but got to watch that blood spatter.
    Ranged weapon- AWC Amphibian S Ruger MKII. Intergrally suppressed .22 caliber pistol. Specially treated to resist the elements, operates underwater, allows you to carry a ton of ammo, and quieter than a zombie fart.

  3. David Dawson April 1, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Max Brooks, Author of “The Zombie Survival Guide” always advises against the samurai sword. As he puts it “avoid weapons that demand great skill if you haven’t mastered them. Basically you want to think, ‘Is it something I don’t need a lifetime of training to use?’ If you pick up a samurai sword, you’d better be a samurai.”
    Think more along the lines of a layman’s weapon like an ax or a crowbar. Then again, maybe we could do a samurai skill session at Crossfit, that ought to prepare us.

  4. G8r Dave April 1, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Close range: German army folding shovel. Fold into a L shape and sharpen one edge of the shovel. Swing it like the German soldiers did when fighting hordes of Godless Russians. Godless Communists are similar to zombies in many ways.
    Long range: M1 Abrams MBT. And yes, I do know how to use it, including all organic weapon systems that are components of the item (M2HB .50 cal, 2 X 7.62 M240B.)

  5. Orler April 1, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Me, I would have a Sword of Omens (Thundercats) and the weapon from Krull the Glave! these weapons never run out of ammo. the Glave is triky to catch

  6. Dougie Fresh April 1, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Close range: my charm

    Long range: Caleb’s arms

  7. Ben April 1, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Grant, I got it.

    Dave, I’m no expert on military weaponry, but I do believe the rules strictly state: no vehicles.

    Doug, I’m pretty sure the zombies will “like” you even without the charm. And, I would want to use Caleb’s arms too, if I hadn’t been to KTown in awhile….

  8. Doug April 1, 2011 at 5:38 pm
  9. crossfitktown April 1, 2011 at 6:05 pm


    Thank God.

    What two weapons you choosing though? I really feel like you should have put some thought in to this with the impending Slocuma on the way.


  10. T-Pain April 2, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Close Range: Les Baer 1911 SRP
    Long Range: H&K G36

  11. G8r Dave April 3, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    @Ben: A tank is not a vehicle. It’s a tank. My war: My rules.

  12. Rise Up April 4, 2011 at 8:36 am

    I would have to shoulder mount a Dillon Aero M134 minigun that way I don’t have to worry about close range. Caution! The following videos my be too manly viewer discretion is advised.

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