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Walk For Your Lives

Double post because I missed last week and well, because we can:

A few weeks ago, neighboring San Francisco company Instructables felt their honor was challenged as "coolest place to work in San Francisco" and, donning the guise of pirates, raided our office.

Such was the cleverness of their disguise that the folks in the front room barely glanced up as they went YARRing by. 'Pirates? We have pirates coming through here all of the time! They must be for Hypnos.' No alarm was sounded.

They fought us with tinfoil swords! They took prisoners! They left us a plank.

Clearly, reciprocation was in order.

That is why, this Monday, we applied make-up and Victorian clothes, plentiful liquor, and practiced for a grueling 30 seconds before setting off for Instructables requital:

To their credit, Instructables was better prepared for the attack. Spying us via security camera, they pelted us with marshmallows and wads of paper before retreating to their inner office to be wholesale slaughtered.

Reeling in shock and horror, surviving Instructables members posted pictures aplenty in their blog, mourning the loss of their robot mascot and young, innocent intern.

Back at Three Rings HQ, the undead congratulated themselves with some drinks, some intern brains, and taught the robot mascot how to play Rock Band.

Some more zombie attack pictures can be found on undead Annie's Flickr page.


Posted by Rashnu

Oh Em Gee....yay for zombies

August 27, 2008 at 11:36 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Kutusobad

I can only imagine the hordes of children you have scarred for life. They will never look at carousels the same way again.

August 27, 2008 at 11:47 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Deedeeiam

There's just a Merry-Go-Round in the middle of the street? I'm in the wrong business..

August 28, 2008 at 12:54 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by Hypnos

The carousel is next to the Zeum, a children's museum and across a bridge from a little park. It is pretty much right on a street corner though, in sight of cars driving through the intersection.

August 28, 2008 at 01:32 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by Deedeeiam

I haven't been in that area of the country, but will get the opportunity next month. It should be interesting.

August 28, 2008 at 03:01 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Lorenith

I think OOO's zombie retailiation>Instructables pirate invasion.

This video is pricesless. XD

August 28, 2008 at 09:53 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Boom

What can I say?!
Many people looked very freaked out! Mind you, I would be if a load of Zombies invavded the streets!

August 29, 2008 at 10:53 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by Castawayjoe

That was awesome.

August 29, 2008 at 12:38 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Faeree

O... M.... G..... That was awesome! Makes me wish I worked at Three Rings!

/me loves Zombies carouseling about :P

August 29, 2008 at 02:25 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Flutie

See, this why OOO is so awesome. They along with very few other companies actually make the job fun. Heck, the pictures and video of Cleaver involved is just awesome. Man.....I want to go to SF and do something to the office with a bunch of friends....

Anyway, this is awesome and glad you shared. However, do not surrender the robot thingies, those are just pretty cool.

August 30, 2008 at 01:46 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by Electrike

Ha ha that was pretty darn funny. LOL to the dancing zominies. ;P

August 30, 2008 at 03:38 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by chocorose

That looks almost as fun as my job. Almost.

September 01, 2008 at 10:15 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by bubbsies

*giggles* Whoever that guy was that saud "again again" at the end after the feris wheel was funny and so was tha main guy! AND I DID THAT THRILLIER DANCE IN FRONT OF 500 pple for school rofl
i know it like the back of my hand!
I so wanna be a OM it looks so fun! def in the office...fighting against other companies rofl

October 23, 2008 at 08:48 AM PDT | permalink

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