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Alert!!! Instructables HQ attacked by Zombies! Mass Casualties Reported!

A horde of zombies just broke into our office and attacked!

Many, if not all, members of Instructables are seriously injured. Bilal and the Robot have been taken captive, and are presumed to be infected with the zombie virus. We are too afraid to attempt a rescue at this time.

We bravely fought them off using marshmallow guns and pirate swords, but the tide only turned in our favor when one of the zombies hooked up some speakers and played "Thriller," at which point the rest of the zombies joined in the dance.

We recognized many of the members of Three Rings and think they may have been experimenting with something more sinister than Puzzling Pirates. Perhaps our recent swashbuckling raid on their fortress led them right back to our HQ?

It appears the zombie apocalypse has started. Prepare as best you can.

Update: Maybe we should have warned the zombies they really didn't want Bilal?

Update 2: We got Bilal back! Unforuntely, he returned in zombie-form, so I had to cut his head off.

Update 3: The zombies sent pictures of the robot in captivity! More pictures of the zombie lair and robot here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/grow_power/sets/72157606960332823/

Update 4: Live action video from the event was found and uploaded to youtube... what a horrific day:


Update 5: The zombies have sent their reply video. Dancing, carousels, and brains. This video exposes it all. Here it is: Three Rings Zombie Attack on Instructables

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wizzywoo3 years ago
The Robot ... He's ...He's ... gone ... SOMEBODY DO SOMETHING IM TO LAZY !
Derin5 years ago
THE ROBOT!??? *runs to military airbase,knocks out soldiers,gets in F-16,heads toward zombies*
Derin Derin4 years ago
*fires missiles and guides them with cheap logitech joystick*
*missile lops off tv antenna from ibles hq as it flies down the block*
*missile stops in front of three rings hq and kicks itself*
*robot lands in front of the ibles crew,unharmed*
*flies back to airbase*
HELP!!!!!!SOLDIERS EVERYWHERE!!!!!!!
*gets shot in where it hurts the most*
RUN RUN RUN!!!!!!!!
HELP IM STUCK BETWEEN ZOMBIES AND SOLDIERS
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
Berkin5 years ago
LOL... did they do this without you knowing, or were you a zombie, too?

I do not see you in the pictures...
ewilhelm (author)  Berkin5 years ago
We didn't know they were coming. It was a complete surprise.
Berkin ewilhelm5 years ago
Yeah, I would be surprised too, if twenty-some zombies burst into the room all of the sudden! LOL, nice vid!
Goodhart5 years ago
Hmm, keep them away from the main computer.....no sense having THAT become a zombie emailer :-)
Derin Goodhart5 years ago
yep...*sets up main pc to be mine thus protecting the system*
goeon5 years ago
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=SMART=5 years ago
Has the robot been retrieved yet ???
Nice!
Do you guys do any work?

:-)
ewilhelm (author)  I_am_Canadian5 years ago
I challenge you to try and get work done when 20 zombies pile into your office! It's a good thing they didn't reach the servers...
You're on!
Apparently not.

jk...
Kaiven5 years ago
THEY BROKE OFF HIS ANTENNA! WHY?!?!

the zombies will pay...
Yes, they must!
pay.. with uh... pain of marshmellows! filled with LEAD and uh... URANIUM!!
Would we really want radioactive robot-stealing zombies running around?

but who cares. Let's do it anyways!
No, not if we kill them when we shoot them. If they don't die, who cares?! it'll be a challenge to live :P

and fun...
So true, so true.
Kaiven Kaiven5 years ago
bte, i think that would be cool if i could be there :D i have a powerful airgun, which might shoot marshmellows...
=SMART=5 years ago
I am deeply sorry for your loss :P
Ungh... oh... ah... Feeling... terrible... turning... into...

ah... Run... before... they get you... like they did... *gasp*... to me...
Mars Pancakes.BMPMars Pancakes.BMPMars Pancakes.BMPMars Pancakes.BMPMars Pancakes.BMPMars Pancakes.BMPMars Pancakes.BMPMars Pancakes.BMPMars Pancakes.BMP
No, not the sexy robot
Yes. Very sexy. Sexy indeed.
Yes, it is, all yellowy with those metal hard abs
Quite. Hot and sexy.
Yeah, just like me jkjk
Hey, me too!

once again, jk jk.
Lol
Yes.
radiobath5 years ago
Ideas for next attack: - Ninjas - Dinosaurs - Aliens I hate to say it, Instructables, but they kinda owned you with the zombie thing. They even brought food. Their attack was very well organized and downright frightening. You gotta STEP IT UP.
Another idea: -Monkies
csmiler5 years ago
i have found THE De-Zombiefier> mix hydrogen and oxygen to get H2O.one shot on the zombie will get them back to the human form
puffyfluff5 years ago
"playing rock band!! Robot says: This beats the instructable office hands down." You guys haven't been torturing it, have you? It seems like it would be able to play rock band...
Bran5 years ago
Whatever you do, don't re-open the Hive!
it would have been cool if they had followed the game for the story of the first on and apocolypse
Dr.No5 years ago
Shite! if the zombies danced, the robots just sat there making sad faces?
KentsOkay5 years ago
Blast! See this is why you need me as an intern, I could have eliminated the zombie threat in a very shirt time...

But no worries! I'm on my way

*grabs flamethrower, collection of large dangerous knives, sword, and bow. legs it to highway and sticks thumb out. is promptly arrested*

Erm uhh... maybe later chaps...
short, not shirt...
it wasn't a short shirt? ;-)
Bran KentsOkay5 years ago
Hehe, I thought you were trying to put a subliminal message for a prize or something in there.
KentsOkay Bran5 years ago
Haha...
My advice? Regroup and attack... as NINJAS!!!!
They already did. But nobody saw them. DAMN those leet ninja skills!
I thought you were going to find an atomic pimple to pop, well at least threaten to...
That's plan B
Robot plays rock band? Cool!
They all look slightly embarrassed to be zombies.
JellyWoo5 years ago
wtf, was this like a zombie costume party or something? who r these people? who's three rings? did i miss something?
WHOA! EAsT camPUS predicted this! In the mail you will receive something I picked up over there that will aide you guys in fighting off the onslaught! Also, I found someone that would LOVE to send you guys fanmail. I hope she'll follow through!
Kiteman5 years ago
Pirates and Zombies?*

The only logical response is to send in the dinosaurs.

*This is starting to sound like an Dreampark session...

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oh1134 Kiteman5 years ago
But if you sent in dinos, they could get infected, and that would be... bad... USE THUMBTACK NERF BULLETS!!! and robots
V-Man737 oh11345 years ago
Yah, don't want those dinosaurs to get extincted or anything.
I agree...send in the Robots....or Robot Dinosaurs!
Sounds more like one of my nightmares, to be honest :-) Substitute Managers for Zombies, and family for Pirates, and you get the idea *sigh*
So, does that make you the dog in a dino-suit then?
either that or the rabbit (not shown) that the dino-dog is chasing :-)
You've got love that Google...
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And Wal*Mart. Gotta love Wal*Mart. And bacon. Gotta love bacon. And.........
BTW: somewhat off topic, but you know that Emergence radio podcast I bring up now and then ? In one section, they use Google as an example of the "bottom up" thinking; or non-thinking as the case may be, of bringing about order and intelligence. Every now and then, I play it in the background when I am working on the computer, just keep the ideas fresh.....I think they have something there.
There he is LOL ;-)
capncleaver5 years ago
Thanks for the delicious intern. (As I told Eric; yer company name is not 'Indestructables').
Clever...
Or cleaver, whichever Zombies prefer..

Or would it be "whatever" instead of "whichever"...
hmm..
Bran bumpus5 years ago
I think it would be which ever, because it means to pick between a certain number of things; what ever would be used if they could pick anything. But I'm not the Grammar Nazi here.
DrWeird117 Bran5 years ago
LMAO, Grammar Nazi.
zomgs gets pillows and builds them up throws little child out at hoard of zombies and watched them feast as they were i emptied my 9 clips into the crowd then i jumped into the hoard of zombies(you dont know it might be fun being a brain eating zombie)
caitlinsdad5 years ago
"The American aid, Sir, it's arrived..." the classic and better Casino Royale - 1967
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I want Bilal's head.
It's going on the wall of achievement here at instructables HQ. That's that. -bg
Wait. If your head is cut off... ZOMBIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
westfw5 years ago
"All We Want to do is Eat Your Brains"

ll.13 westfw5 years ago
I was beaten to it. :-)
gmjhowe5 years ago
you should have set fire the ammo, molten marshmallows, its like napalm
Plasmana5 years ago
OH NOS! Don't let them get away with our robot!
...And I just finished a zombie movie...

Throw the interns at 'em! It will buy you time!
I suspect that reasoning is how this whole problem started...
What happened to Emiglio with his knife, bullet, and lightsaber. WE ARMED HIM FOR A REASON!!!
He turned soft in your absence. Clearly you were the only one prepared for the zombie holocaust. It is rather a shame.
I was telling Randy just the other day that he should make him an invisibility cloak. He didn't, and now look what happened! :(
Everybody hit the deck!
caitlinsdad5 years ago
Strange how they were all repulsed by the sight of the kegarator. Or was it all tapped out by Killerjackalope?
Firebert0105 years ago
AAAH, zombies eating hors d'oeuvres!! Run for the panic room, we're all doomed to their appetizer appetites!!
Keith-Kid5 years ago
Oh No!!!!!
n8man Keith-Kid5 years ago
3 rings invasion.bmp3 rings invasion 1.bmp
n8man5 years ago
Invade 3 rings, arggghargggh
grow_power5 years ago
Braaaaaaaaaaiinnnnnnssssssss
Sunbanks5 years ago
So dancing zombies took the robot?! Oh noes! Well at least they left you something to eat.
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