Bootcamp For The Derpocalypse

ZERT has a 45 minute special on the national geographic channel:

45 minutes of my life is just far too valuable to watch this.  I got about 1.5 minutes in and I could tell I was getting close to bruising the skin on my face from repeated facepalms.  I even tried to look past the fact ZERT is an acronym for “Zombie Eradication Response Team“.

Against my better judgement I skipped around the show a bit more.  Looks like they have a lot of money to play with wow.  Good for them for exploiting the network’s lust for stuff like this, I hope their taking home a huge paycheck if people are watching.

40:06 – Drinking pee hahahha classic.

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Hat tip: GearWhoresAnon

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Allen July 28, 2014 at 06:50 am

People love derp. They’re just serving the market.

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Mr. Hoiiday July 28, 2014 at 06:59 am

ZERT’s site claims they have trained CHiP’s, LAPD narcotics, US Treasury and Border Patrol as well as the AZ Rangers. If true, I expect better from the AZ Rangers.

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John Fritz July 28, 2014 at 05:23 pm

Trained LAPD nar-CAUH-tiks, eh? Well thank the good Lord and little baby Jesus for that.

This world would be a lot better place to live if we just took all the druggies out back an’ shot ’em.

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T July 28, 2014 at 11:05 am

A white lab coat? At least Hodge Defense knew it was a joke…

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T July 28, 2014 at 11:06 am

But I feel like if they took away the whole zombie crap, some of it would be taken a lot more seriously… maybe.

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Tom July 28, 2014 at 09:52 pm

Actually, it’s genius. Offer tier 1 training and survival around the country. Setup various squads based on geological location and offer special patches and badges for training you’ve completed or demonstration of some sort of capability. All this under the guise of surviving the “zombie apocalypse” with comic books and merchandise to keep things a bit tongue in cheek to offset the serious undertones of the training and prepping, while making money off merch, badges, patches, ect.

I know some local LEO’s and Firefighter / EMT’s who is in Z.E.R.T. along a whole plethora of people from desk jockeys, accountants, programmers, ect who all joined for the zombies and then get sucked in to firearms training and survival training.

I joined Z.E.R.T. recently not for zombies, but simply for access to training offered to members only across the country and represents some of the best deals I’ve seen for the level of training provided.

As for the episode, It’s Nat Geo. Of course there’s going to be a little bit of DERP in a reality show.

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Nathanael S. July 29, 2014 at 10:10 pm

But there was so much staged drama here that, for the standard cynic, screamed typical scripted ‘reality’. Like the entire family of five showing up (with reservations) in hunter’s camo, except for the cute girl who ‘coincidentally’ is the button-pusher? Unrealistic drills that simulate getting shot, but not ‘dying’ (what is this, CoD?). He said it right when he compared it to laser tag. Certainly resembled that more than a tactical simulation.

It’s pretty tasteless to humiliate and demean a group of people that straight-up admitted they were unprepared and needed help, if that was the general idea behind shoving them in a situation they’re not ready for and yelling at/inflicting pain when they do something wrong.

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