Zombie Apocalypse Preparation Film Produced In An ACE Hardware Store

Turning the store into a zombie-proof stronghold:

ACE Hardware didn’t know about this video, and unsurprisingly they shit a brick over it and allegedly fired the kids involved.

As you know I’m sick of zombies, and the video isn’t really that entertaining… but there’s no reason for anyone to lose their job over it.

A screenshot from ACE’s facebook page:

ACE-Hardware-Zombie-Film

Zombie-at-Tiffanys-t-shirtLike people in the comments said, ACE could have embraced this and used it as free marketing rather than coming across as dicks and condemning it.

Thoughts?

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Sivl32 (elvis) January 26, 2013 at 01:31 am

would of made good free publicity if he didnt attack old people and how stupid their customers are. what a dumb plan tho.. as if those food stores wouldn’t already have been mobbed over and really needing to go back for ammo? u have a pallet truck.. u take all the ammo at once.. idk im not gonna get much more into this. lol

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Dan January 26, 2013 at 01:47 am

“This film does not in any way represent Ace Hardware” … So you’re saying you support the zombies?

Seriously, what a joke. Embrace it, have fun, and advertise your store as having the tools to be prepared for any situation, no matter how ridiculous. I guess thats not PC.

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Phoenixnfa January 26, 2013 at 01:48 am

The local ace hardware is one of the largest stockings firearms dealers in the county.

Lol.

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Tiffany January 26, 2013 at 02:53 am

This Ace Hardware Store has had this page up for a couple years.

http://www.westlakehardware.com/specialties/zombies

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Tim January 26, 2013 at 02:58 am

Sounds like they thought this thru. Today they got rolled up by ace.

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k.rollin January 26, 2013 at 04:49 am

“Fixed fortifications are a monument to the stupidity of man.”
-Patton

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Ole'wolf January 26, 2013 at 08:24 am

Gotta admit this pissed me off, sent the below as soon as I heard Ace’s knee-jerk… and I know it LOOKS like a knee-jerk on mine… I just find myself drawing lines more and more lately.

PLEASE TERMINATE MY ACCOUNT. Account No. XXXXXXXXXX.
You fire bunch of kids who worked for you over a homemade Zombie video when you would have GLADLY let Hollywood use a store for a zombie or police action or sci-fi shoot’em up. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN FREE ADVERTSING! Well, this stupidity cost you a customer and the local Ace store at Central Supplies money. Aubuchon is a half mile closer and 2-3 cents more. Nice knee-jerk reaction guys… or are you kow-towing to some politician or something. Whatever it was good bye and screw the good luck part…

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John Fritz January 26, 2013 at 10:41 am

How much you wanna bet Ace is gonna sic their lawyers on these kids and, then of course, their parent’s checkbook.

I never liked Ace Hardware too much. A store with a bunch of overpriced shit.

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Anthracis January 26, 2013 at 10:45 am

Very funny video. The Verizon tower is a 150000ft in the air. Lol. Muzzle sweeps the face….these morons would be ass raped by the zombies. Or any other people needing supplies. Preppers and Zumbfucks piss me off. Just go put your tacticool man jams on and play soldier with airsoft so you don’t hurt yourselves. Or go enlist and learn something useful. These dumbasses make me laugh.

But funny video…they should’ve just made them edit out the ignorant comments and used the free advertising.

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matt January 27, 2013 at 02:41 am

“Or go enlist and learn something useful”

The only thing you learn in the military is how to be subservient to someone who calls them self your superior.

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Anthracis January 28, 2013 at 12:39 am

…said the man who can say so because of the blood, sweat, and tears of those who fought for his right to be able to say that. Be glad you speak English and not German or another language.

If you served, first of all, thank you for your service. Second of all, I’m sorry you had a bad experience. The military is not for everybody…although everybody has the freedom to join if they so choose.

Nobody in the military is “superior” they’re a commanding officer, lieutenant, captain, etc…they’re an OIC or an NCOIC or whatever rank they hold. They’re NOT superior. They merely outrank You. Everyone is outranked by somebody. For example, your wife is your superior.lol. Mine definitely is my superior in every way…but that’s the way I like it. Haha. It’s all gravy baby. I love it.

Remember…Freedom isn’t free. Go to some memorials or attend a military funeral. You obviously need a reminder. Not everyone in the military is an ignorant buffoon. There are bad people everywhere. The military is no exception.

Pretending to be able to intelligently defend themselves in a post apocalyptic global event on the roof of an ace hardware or a piggly wiggly is about as stupid as people who learn subservience in the military. People who watch too many movies and actually believe the crap to be a possibility within their lifetime is about as stupid as the dumbasses on the show, “doomsday preppers.” But it’s cool that they do it. Good for them. It’s their freedom to do so. But it’s a false sense of security that only serves to make themselves feel better.lol

This response is in no way meant to disrespect you Matt…just my $.02 don’t get the wrong idea. This is only my rebuttal to try and explain to you my alternate viewpoint. I hope you understand where I’m coming from:

I learned A LOT in the military. I became an SF Medical Sergeant, I learned to speak 4 languages fluently, I learned to dive, jump out of a perfectly good airplane, traveled the globe and met many wonderful people in 23 different countries, I learned teamwork, honor, integrity, and commitment (these three are very lacking in our society today). I became proficient in MACP, many small arms of the world, edged weapons, explosives, NCMIO, SFARTEC, GOPLATs, VBSS, IEDs/VBIEDs and I can keep going on and on and on. 22 years and counting.

While in the military, I also earned a Bachelors degree, graduating with honors in biological sciences with dual concentrations in molecular and microbiology and a minor in Chemistry. I subsequently enhanced my education by graduating with honors (summa cum laude) and earning a Masters degree in Education with an emphasis on cross-cultural teaching.

I got great benefits, reenlistment bonuses that helped finance my home and truck, and cultural enrichment. I met and took part in many tribal rituals in far off places like PNG.

Again, I’m sorry if you are severely ignorant about our military service or had a very BAD experience. You deserved better.

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Kyle January 26, 2013 at 11:49 am

I find this kind of hilarious, actually. The Ace Hardware near my house sells more guns and ammo than it does other “Hardware”

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James Patrick January 26, 2013 at 09:09 pm

Not surprised they were pissed seeing as their employees came across as nut jobs.

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John January 26, 2013 at 11:10 pm

Who Cameron Feinstein?

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Cory January 27, 2013 at 02:34 pm

Something about the line “everyone is welcome, except no bitches and children” seems to cross the line of good taste as well as a few other snide comments regarding customers. I can’t fault ACE if this wasn’t approved by upper management especially if the video was made on company time. You get paid to work, not goof off.

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ENDO-Mike January 27, 2013 at 03:41 pm

haha yea that line was questionable.

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Jim P. January 27, 2013 at 07:26 pm

Actually ACE would have been better off getting the idiots to clean out the snide remarks. Then promote them to safety administrators. Put them in a forty foot Winnebago and have them drive around the country and visit every ACE. Part of the job is to build a business plan on how to get that store up and running in case of a local disaster that is particular to the region. Such as hurricane planning in Gulf States, tornado planning in middle of the country, etc.

Then when they’re done they slap a Zombie approved plan sticker on the door as they leave. It would be along the lines of a Waffle House disaster planning and advertising coup.

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