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The rise and fall of El Pollo Justiciero!
June 9, 2009 12:38 PM   Subscribe

Another day in a regular city in Argentina, another thief looking to score a car in a city well fed-up with a high crime rate. Or it would have been, except for the enterprising chicken-suit wearing guy that was promoting a nearby shop, who gave pursuit and captured the would-be car thief.

Yes, the local reporters were enjoying themselves, how not to. And soon was born the new superhero El Pollo Justiciero, thanks to Facebook. Much rejoicing and autograph signing follows, not to mention the increased sales in the chicken place the suited one was promoting. Until the police let everyone know that was some other valiant passerby the real hero, and the shop owner claimed credit when he saw the reporters around. Oh how the Facebook rage now foams... To add further injury, the chicken guy was found to be an ex-con with a sentence for robbing his clients while peddling umbanda healing. [All stuff in Spanish, sorry. Google Translate at your pleasure, or whatever works for you. Thanks for your patience!]
posted by Iosephus (22 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
I could tell right away that the chicken was no hero. He had angry eyebrows.
posted by chococat at 12:42 PM on June 9, 2009 [2 favorites]


You know, some days the universe just runs clean and fast on all six cylinders.
posted by The Whelk at 12:51 PM on June 9, 2009 [2 favorites]


El Pollo Justiciero

Did I not see this on a menu somewhere?
posted by prufrock at 12:51 PM on June 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


That chicken gave me a bad coupon.
posted by qvantamon at 12:55 PM on June 9, 2009 [2 favorites]


Hey, pal, why don't you mind your own horse business?
posted by not_on_display at 1:01 PM on June 9, 2009


If he hadn't turned out to be a fraud, I would have said El Pollo Justiciero would be a prime candidate for joining up with these guys.
posted by saulgoodman at 1:04 PM on June 9, 2009


Chickens can be tough customers.
posted by now i'm piste at 1:09 PM on June 9, 2009


"He's everywhere. He's everywhere!" (SOUND WARNING)
posted by spock at 1:12 PM on June 9, 2009 [3 favorites]


You're making all this up.

I tried to use the translator one thread down, and failed.
posted by cjorgensen at 1:15 PM on June 9, 2009


Not every rooster can get his cape on.
posted by zamboni at 1:15 PM on June 9, 2009 [8 favorites]


zamboni wins the internet
posted by Stonestock Relentless at 1:29 PM on June 9, 2009


What is it with people dressed like barnyard animals?
posted by Sailormom at 1:31 PM on June 9, 2009


I don't know if it happens in your country, but for Mexicans, everytime you hear an Argentitnian accent on television, your brain instantly and automatically goes into fĂștbol match mode. This turns the surreality of the clips to eleven.
posted by dirty lies at 1:55 PM on June 9, 2009


I've heard that criminals are a cowardly and superstitious lot, although I'm not familiar with the superstition where you have to dress like a chicken.
posted by Halloween Jack at 1:58 PM on June 9, 2009


Whelk has a 6-cyl. universe? Mine is a single-slug 2-stroke.
posted by Mister_A at 1:58 PM on June 9, 2009


Ah....TV Nation..... Good times....
posted by srboisvert at 3:28 PM on June 9, 2009


Somebody else remembers Chickenman!
"He's everywhere; he's everywhere!"
posted by unrepentanthippie at 3:55 PM on June 9, 2009


dirty lies: I live in Mexico, but I associate the Argentinian accent on TV, especially in a female voice, with SMS porn ads.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 4:21 PM on June 9, 2009


This actually was a porn ad for Cock Slap 2.
posted by BrotherCaine at 4:27 PM on June 9, 2009


Chickens are a cruel people.
posted by Countess Elena at 5:00 PM on June 9, 2009


Hah, Chickenman -- alive and well in Argentina!
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 8:54 AM on June 10, 2009


Him and Zal Yanovsky...
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 8:56 AM on June 10, 2009


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