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(Social News Daily)   "When The Zombies Come" is a short YouTube documentary about zombie preparedness at a local ACE Hardware. It got into Sundance and DragonCon. It also got all of the ACE employees in the film fired   (socialnewsdaily.com) divider line 88
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2013-01-24 09:34:45 PM  

rtaylor92: Dammit Ace. I've been going to you for years despite both a Lowes and HD being closer. Not a cool move.


Really?

Do you want to shop at a location that is cool with their employees bringing guns to work and hiring people that appear to be paranoid and sociopathic? And at the very end when the guy talks about how much he wants to murder his customers. Yeah, management should LOVE the idea that their brand is associated with these dumbfarks.
 
2013-01-24 10:15:06 PM  
when I first saw this I thought it was viral marketing for Ace. why else would the logo be all over it?

methinks someone in marketing didn't get full approval for this.
 
2013-01-24 10:17:08 PM  
the Westlake Ace Hardware center is also an official Zombie Preparedness Center.

yep, this is an amazing amount of bullshiat from Ace corporate.

Link
 
2013-01-24 10:23:31 PM  
Is ACE owned by some fundie family or something? The twitter butthurt for corporate is way over the top for what the film warrants. Secondly ACE does not own ace.com, the branding experts should spend more time fixing that and less time ranting about this.
 
2013-01-24 10:30:14 PM  

spamdog: Zombies this, zombies that. fark zombies, and people who are apparently sexually aroused by the thought of zombie apocalypse.


Zombies are played out. Liches and grave dirt golems deserve their time in the sun.
 
2013-01-24 10:32:29 PM  

DrunkenBob: spamdog: Zombies this, zombies that. fark zombies, and people who are apparently sexually aroused by the thought of zombie apocalypse.

Zombies are played out. Liches and grave dirt golems deserve their time in the sun.


Golems totally crack with extended sunbaths.
 
2013-01-24 10:49:19 PM  

dumbobruni: the Westlake Ace Hardware center is also an official Zombie Preparedness Center.

yep, this is an amazing amount of bullshiat from Ace corporate.

Link


Thats a whole lots of cool right there. Me zombie or me Human guides too boot. Thanks for sharing
 
2013-01-24 10:56:45 PM  
I'm fascinated by the way that guy speaks.
 
2013-01-24 11:02:49 PM  

GAT_00: Isn't unregulated capitalism glorious?


techredible.com
 
2013-01-24 11:03:36 PM  
That's it, I'm taking my shopping to S-Mart.

1.bp.blogspot.com

/"shop smart, shop s-mart"
 
2013-01-24 11:53:14 PM  

Jim_Callahan: scottydoesntknow: Hahahaha ACE looks like such an ass right now! Instead of waiting to see what people thought, they automatically jumped on the "ANY VIOLENCE IS BAD AND WE WILL TAKE A STAND AGAINST IT, EVEN IF IT'S PURELY FANTASY!"

I think we need a zombie protest at every ACE hardware. Just have a bunch of people dressed up like zombies line up against the windows clawing and moaning at the people inside.

Or they jumped onto the "you don't get to use company resources, including the brand name and locations, without permission and/or paying a license fee, and being an employee certainly doesn't entitle you to fark around with the company's property and abuse your key access".

You know, the relatively reasonable stance of basically every company, ever.


cdn2.socialnewsdaily.com

So who should I believe? You, or the ACE Hardware Facebook page?
 
2013-01-25 12:11:33 AM  
Given that "zombies" is a widely known code word for "blacks and hispanics" on literally every gun forum and SHTF nutbar site out there, I don't think calling this hate speech is a stretch. These kids knew about that, they're on the internet. ACE is well within it's rights to get pretty farking upset that these kids made a live-action Turner Diaries with their brand.
 
2013-01-25 12:22:29 AM  

willfullyobscure: ... "zombies" is a widely known code word for "blacks and hispanics" ...


Wait, what?
 
2013-01-25 12:28:12 AM  
"in case a zombie pipe bong goes wrong."
 
2013-01-25 01:06:58 AM  

willfullyobscure: Given that "zombies" is a widely known code word for "blacks and hispanics" on literally every gun forum and SHTF nutbar site out there, I don't think calling this hate speech is a stretch. These kids knew about that, they're on the internet. ACE is well within it's rights to get pretty farking upset that these kids made a live-action Turner Diaries with their brand.


Sorry but no, it's not a widely known term for blacks and Hispanics. Other than one low ranking definition on Urban Dictionary (32 votes total as a racist slur describing blacks) i couldn't find one reference to zombie being slang/racial slur in the first 10 pages of a Google search under Zombie.
 
2013-01-25 01:50:38 AM  
When the zombie apocalypse really happens, I'm going to Home Depot. Those ACE losers obviously don't take this problem seriously.
 
2013-01-25 02:07:28 AM  

calbert: and once again a subby can just pull shiat out of their ass to entice a green:

"It also got all of the ACE employees in the film fired"

yet nothing of the sort is evident anywhere in that article.


True. TFA only talks about one guy's technical firing:

SND: I have to ask. Did any of the cast get punished for their involvement in the film, up to and including termination?

Hurst:
The main employee that shares his plan (Alex Warner) has not been officially fired, but he has lost all of his hours and has been taken off the schedule, though he is still an employee. Pretty much backing him into a corner to quit.

calbert: and as for Jon Hurst, he absolutely deserves to be fired, if not for the filming and broadcast, just for his comments at the end about customers (as true as they may be). you can't insult your customer base and expect to still maintain employment. welcome to the real world.


This. I began reading the article and felt bad for him, but then I watched the video.
While I'm all for planning for the zombie apocalypse, the implications that a) his whole town is stupid, b) He'd like to straight up murder them kinda stood out. Also, the whole "Using old folk zombies for target practice" would have been a reasonable joke if it weren't for the actual on-camera visit to the old folk's home.

/That and his plan is full of holes.
 
2013-01-25 02:27:53 AM  

Shadyman: That and his plan is full of holes.


I especially like how he thinks that it'll be business as usual for all of the surrounding stores. Those stores will always be opened, and staffed, and stocked and re-stocked as needed... the stores will never lose power and the water supply and infrastructure will never be affected. Their debit and credit cards will work as usual.

the big propane tank out back will be refiled as needed and the gasoline tanker trucks will make their usual stops. and when they get bored of killing zombies, they can just use their cell phones to text friends. they can update their Facebook pages and surf the internet. maybe reserve a dvd at the Redbox down the street. or do some Amazon shopping...
 
2013-01-25 02:30:20 AM  
I wonder where they might have gotten the idea to associate Ace Hardware with zombies...

i2.minus.com


From a 2011 promotion here: Link
 
2013-01-25 04:23:47 AM  

zjbs14: I wonder where they might have gotten the idea to associate Ace Hardware with zombies...

[i2.minus.com image 533x540]


From a 2011 promotion here: Link


Wow...that makes them seem even douchier...
 
2013-01-25 04:59:55 AM  

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: Every single time I have dealt with ACE Hardware, it's been a colossal pain in the ass. This just gives me one more reason to not want to do business with them. You're "appalled" and "aghast" that someone would dare use your name for a short like this? How about simply "We didn't give consent and we have to protect our brand"? Screw you, ACE.


Serious question: How is shopping at a small hardware store a colossal pain in the ass? ACE is for getting in and getting out. I've bought light bulbs, gotten keys made, bought random hardware like nails, screws, D rings, and the like. I've always found what I went in for with minimal effort. And my local ACE has a pretty good kitchen department. Got a toaster and some cast iron from them.

What happened on your trips there to piss you off?
 
2013-01-25 07:09:09 AM  
We are making every effort to remove this video from all online sources.

images.sodahead.com
 
2013-01-25 08:03:56 AM  

madgonad: rtaylor92: Dammit Ace. I've been going to you for years despite both a Lowes and HD being closer. Not a cool move.

Really?

Do you want to shop at a location that is cool with their employees bringing guns to work and hiring people that appear to be paranoid and sociopathic? And at the very end when the guy talks about how much he wants to murder his customers. Yeah, management should LOVE the idea that their brand is associated with these dumbfarks.


Did Quick Stop's business erupt after Clerks?
 
2013-01-25 09:26:33 AM  

basemetal: Oh, and being videoed with your guns on the roof of the damned building, especially the one with the big scope.........WHAT THE HELL DID YOU EXPECT?


this.

all the dialogue about killing the 'old people zombies for target practice' aside, being on the roof of said store with 3 guns is likely a fireable offense even without the movie.
 
2013-01-25 09:29:28 AM  

ReapTheChaos: willfullyobscure: Given that "zombies" is a widely known code word for "blacks and hispanics" on literally every gun forum and SHTF nutbar site out there, I don't think calling this hate speech is a stretch. These kids knew about that, they're on the internet. ACE is well within it's rights to get pretty farking upset that these kids made a live-action Turner Diaries with their brand.

Sorry but no, it's not a widely known term for blacks and Hispanics. Other than one low ranking definition on Urban Dictionary (32 votes total as a racist slur describing blacks) i couldn't find one reference to zombie being slang/racial slur in the first 10 pages of a Google search under Zombie.


LMGTFY

You people need to get out more. Why do you think AR-15 sales are through the roof for the last 5-6 years? Did you think it was on accident?
 
2013-01-25 09:33:11 AM  

willfullyobscure: ReapTheChaos: willfullyobscure: Given that "zombies" is a widely known code word for "blacks and hispanics" on literally every gun forum and SHTF nutbar site out there, I don't think calling this hate speech is a stretch. These kids knew about that, they're on the internet. ACE is well within it's rights to get pretty farking upset that these kids made a live-action Turner Diaries with their brand.

Sorry but no, it's not a widely known term for blacks and Hispanics. Other than one low ranking definition on Urban Dictionary (32 votes total as a racist slur describing blacks) i couldn't find one reference to zombie being slang/racial slur in the first 10 pages of a Google search under Zombie.

LMGTFY

You people need to get out more. Why do you think AR-15 sales are through the roof for the last 5-6 years? Did you think it was on accident?


Pardon. the string you should enter into Google is zombies+n*ggers+SHTF
BE AMAZED
 
2013-01-25 09:35:41 AM  

willfullyobscure: ReapTheChaos: willfullyobscure: Given that "zombies" is a widely known code word for "blacks and hispanics" on literally every gun forum and SHTF nutbar site out there, I don't think calling this hate speech is a stretch. These kids knew about that, they're on the internet. ACE is well within it's rights to get pretty farking upset that these kids made a live-action Turner Diaries with their brand.

Sorry but no, it's not a widely known term for blacks and Hispanics. Other than one low ranking definition on Urban Dictionary (32 votes total as a racist slur describing blacks) i couldn't find one reference to zombie being slang/racial slur in the first 10 pages of a Google search under Zombie.

LMGTFY

You people need to get out more. Why do you think AR-15 sales are through the roof for the last 5-6 years? Did you think it was on accident?


WTF are you smoking? Do you think The Walking Dead (the freaking TV show they namedropped repeatedly in the movie, might I add) is a TV adaptation of The Turner Diaries? Do you think all those "zombie walks" people are putting on are a bunch of people walking around in giant sombreros?
 
2013-01-25 09:36:52 AM  

willfullyobscure: willfullyobscure: ReapTheChaos: willfullyobscure: Given that "zombies" is a widely known code word for "blacks and hispanics" on literally every gun forum and SHTF nutbar site out there, I don't think calling this hate speech is a stretch. These kids knew about that, they're on the internet. ACE is well within it's rights to get pretty farking upset that these kids made a live-action Turner Diaries with their brand.

Sorry but no, it's not a widely known term for blacks and Hispanics. Other than one low ranking definition on Urban Dictionary (32 votes total as a racist slur describing blacks) i couldn't find one reference to zombie being slang/racial slur in the first 10 pages of a Google search under Zombie.

LMGTFY

You people need to get out more. Why do you think AR-15 sales are through the roof for the last 5-6 years? Did you think it was on accident?

Pardon. the string you should enter into Google is zombies+n*ggers+SHTF
BE AMAZED


Oh, gee, you mean if I go looking for racist dumbfarks, I'll find racist dumbfarks?

I hear racist dumbfarks use the word "the" a lot too. That must be a racial slur.
 
2013-01-25 09:38:21 AM  
Leave it to corporate to discourage people from thinking ahead
 
2013-01-25 09:44:09 AM  

GAT_00: Hydra: GAT_00: Isn't unregulated capitalism an overly litigous society full of assholes looking for huge payouts from frivolous lawsuits glorious?

FTFY

Hey, look over there!  Don't pay attention to what actually just happened!


Always so cute watching you defend the governments War on Drugs, but then attack any corporation for defending their employment practices that the employees agreed to. Hypocritical, but oh so cute.
 
2013-01-25 09:50:40 AM  

Shadyman: While I'm all for planning for the zombie apocalypse, the implications that a) his whole town is stupid, b) He'd like to straight up murder them kinda stood out


I came in here to say this.

He's an immature redneck man-child who thinks everyone is dumber than him and would like to kill them, but since he can't, he'll just pretend they are zombies.
 
2013-01-25 09:52:44 AM  

Feepit: Shadyman: While I'm all for planning for the zombie apocalypse, the implications that a) his whole town is stupid, b) He'd like to straight up murder them kinda stood out

I came in here to say this.

He's an immature redneck man-child who thinks everyone is dumber than him and would like to kill them, but since he can't, he'll just pretend they are zombies.


Oh, come on. Everybody who's ever worked in retail or customer service thinks that.
 
2013-01-25 10:09:49 AM  
cdn2.socialnewsdaily.com

I'm doubling down on the prediction:

"AMC's The Walking Dead is presented by ACE Hardware."
 
2013-01-25 10:23:40 AM  

Pud: timujin: An open topped Jeep is not "zombie ready"

That was my first thought. 90% zombie ready my ass, that's a friggin' zombie food cart


Oh, it's totally zombie ready. If I were a zombie, I'd want my food served all nice and ready in a Jeep like that.
 
2013-01-25 10:34:14 AM  

LiquidTester: willfullyobscure: ... "zombies" is a widely known code word for "blacks and hispanics" ...

Wait, what?


Every day is a day of new discoveries on Fark. For instance I was unaware that "Canadians who tip poorly" was a code for the same demographic, until I learned it here.
 
2013-01-25 10:34:49 AM  
i.imgur.com

This kid thinks the CVS isn't going to be cleared out of drugs in no time flat. They're just going to stroll over to the gun store and get more ammo and the only danger is slow-moving zombies?

This is why they'll be dead before they'll be undead.
 
2013-01-25 02:24:31 PM  

alienated: Well, that was, different.
The funny thing i found with the video was the complete lack of understanding how infrastructure works after disasters/ zombie apocolypses. He seems to be under the impression that there will be electricity keeping that food cold so he can eat like a king.And, he also lacks basic understanding about what autozone actually carries at a small podunk store, so, i doubt that he will be able to fix anything.
A hardware store is a good place, but not to hole up in.to raid-yes.
And I wont even bother with him thinking that his mobile phone will work because theres a tower that goes 150, a thousand feet up in the air.


This. Also, the guns-on-the-roof guy set off my gaydar bigtime. Gay Zombies.
 
2013-01-25 03:53:34 PM  

HeartBurnKid: I hear racist dumbfarks use the word "the" a lot too. That must be a racial slur.


I had no idea this thread would take such a left turn for the hilarious.

ko_kyi: Leave it to corporate to discourage people from thinking ahead


Your ability to think threatens my position.
 
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