Humorous ad about South African explorer discovering Europe in 1650


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/12/18/humorous-ad-about-south-africa.html


#2

so it’s a chicken bigmac ?


#3

Love the bit where he helps them out by turning the map the other way around.


#4

It’s a Chicken Royal, with cheese!

He swats away the oncoming shark! Awesomeness!


#5

I get the objections… but I did enjoy that.


#6

Essentially, the plot of Babakiueria | 1986.


#7

Chicken Licken said it wanted to show that South Africa had “all the potential to conquer the world and rewrite history from an African perspective”.

Boy howdy, I sure love it when people rewrite history! That’s a good thing!
Hold on, lemme just…
Holocaust voluntary immigration and tragic suicides
Comfort Women spontaneous romantic liasons
Moon Landing Hollywood production

Ahhh yes, that’s the stuff!


#8

When what’s widely received as “history” is written by greedy, racist, sexist, land-grabbing, etc. conquerors, it bloody well should be rewritten.


#9

Clear echo of Pastwatch by Orson Scott Card (Yes, troublesome right there with his detestable views. These were not common knowledge when I read the book, which made a strong point and got stuck in my head.) in which time travelers from the eco-shabby future decide Christopher Columbus is the pinch point of history and aim to squeeze off a massive reboot. Memorable.


#10

From the actual source:

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In other words: a proper and historically-correct way to depict the reverse-factual situation in this commercial would have been to send an army of Tsosti who would land in a Dutch harbor and cruelly slaughter a bunch of cheese heads to assert ownership over the land?

I’m surprised they didn’t complain about the shark and black panther scenes, which is a perversion of the truth (sharks and black panthers being potentially mortal predators).


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