Food Fight
March 1, 2008 1:14 PM   Subscribe

Food Fight [Youtube, History of War done with food]

I got a little lost between Korea and Vietnam but found it to be very well done.

Could be in bad taste, but that could also just be punny.
posted by Lord_Pall (22 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
I liked it. Our chicken nuggets kick some serious ass.
posted by Science! at 1:22 PM on March 1, 2008


Yeah but in the end, all we do is make food for the bugs.
posted by Lord_Pall at 1:23 PM on March 1, 2008


As an American, something about shotgun hamburgers makes me feel like everything is going to be ok.
posted by parallax7d at 1:26 PM on March 1, 2008 [1 favorite]


No apple pie? FAIL.
posted by desjardins at 1:57 PM on March 1, 2008


Those burgers are no match for the Big McChicken.
posted by telstar at 1:58 PM on March 1, 2008


This has nothing to do with history. It's gratuitous food violence.

:-)
posted by Malor at 2:04 PM on March 1, 2008


That was more disturbing than I expected.
posted by puke & cry at 2:27 PM on March 1, 2008


the annotated Food Fight (as I interpret it):

:05 -- Map of the world
:10 -- The Germans
:13 -- The Jews
:17 -- The Holocaust begins
:22 -- The French
:25 -- France Surrenders
:32 -- The Blitz
:38 -- Japan
:42 -- Pearl Harbor
:47 -- The US enters the War in the Pacific
:57 -- D-Day
1:05 -- The Liberation of Paris
1:08 -- The US and Russia capture Berlin
1:23 -- Hiroshima
1:30 -- Britain leaves Palestine
1:38 -- Israel founded
1:45 -- Korean War (NK fighting SK with help from soviets)
1:58 -- China invades korea
2:06 -- Stalemate
2:11 -- Cuban Missile Crisis
2:20 -- Communist Revolution in Vietnam
2:25 -- France surrenders
2:29 -- Vietnam War
2:39 -- Arms Race
3:00 -- Iraq invades Kuwait
3:07 -- US troops in Saudi Arabia
3:09 -- SCUDs fired on Israel
3:13 -- Gulf War I
3:25 -- The Intifada
3:42 -- 9/11
4:05 -- The invasion of Afghanistan
4:19 -- Al Quaeda flees to pakistan
4:30 -- Gulf War II (interestingly enough, it seems like a total non-sequitur here, too)
4:47 -- The resistance in Iraq begins
4:53 -- World in ruins, bugs dine on corpses.

FIN
posted by empath at 2:36 PM on March 1, 2008 [12 favorites]


empath, hat's off for dissecting it, subjective as it seemed to me.
I kept getting distracted by the falafels. gotta get back to Famous Pita soon!

that was a great job.
but what a work of love.
posted by Busithoth at 3:14 PM on March 1, 2008


Those twin towers of cheeseburgers were imploded. Everyone knows towers of cheeseburgers don't collapse at free fall speeds.
posted by kirkaracha at 3:15 PM on March 1, 2008 [3 favorites]


This should be mandatory viewing in sub Saharan Africa.

See starving millions, THIS is why we have all the food.
posted by mattoxic at 3:40 PM on March 1, 2008


Clearly, Osama Bin Laden is really Ronald McDonald.
posted by desjardins at 3:41 PM on March 1, 2008


The US and Russia capture Berlin?

Generous of you to give the USSR equal billing, but it was actually just the USSR that captured Berlin.
posted by mattoxic at 3:52 PM on March 1, 2008


Consider the historical record corrected, then. I apologize for not being 100% accurate in attributing culinary battle recreations to their historical referents.
posted by empath at 4:16 PM on March 1, 2008


I wonder how different the world would be if, instead of a satisfying Bang! or Pow!, actual weapons made a vomitous Blurgh! like the gyoza.
posted by CKmtl at 4:24 PM on March 1, 2008 [1 favorite]


That burger patty sure did a number on all that sushi. Those kebabs could use a little of that! Yeah!
posted by rlk at 5:09 PM on March 1, 2008


This video is from Stefan Nadelman, who also created a cool video for a new-to-me band called Menomena:

Evil Bee
posted by Gorgik at 5:22 PM on March 1, 2008 [1 favorite]


Good link, thanks. (The official site has this cheat sheet.)
posted by churl at 4:23 AM on March 2, 2008


That was brilliantly done. And that cheat sheet helps a lot, I was struggling with some of those more obscure delicacies.
posted by Acey at 6:27 AM on March 2, 2008


Actually, the history of war in the world IS "gratuitous (food) violence"!

In other words, I couldn't stomach this.
posted by Surfurrus at 10:15 AM on March 2, 2008


That burger patty sure did a number on all that sushi. Those kebabs could use a little of that! Yeah!

Yeah, right. Because we just haven't caused enough dead kebabs. Or dead chicken nuggets. Brilliant insight, that.
posted by miss lynnster at 9:46 PM on March 23, 2008


Geopolitics never looked so tasty.
posted by champthom at 9:49 PM on March 23, 2008


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