Kremlin Fried Chicken
April 3, 2001 2:28 AM   Subscribe

Kremlin Fried Chicken I was bored so I typed "fried chicken" into Google and this was one of the top choices.
posted by Potsy (12 comments total)
Side note: How come a straighforward parody like this no longer has the power to make me laugh? If something isn't the latest AYBase, BushOrChimp, or a bird getting hit by a fastball, I just kind of smile but don't laugh.

Being desensitized to humor is not good...
posted by Potsy at 2:31 AM on April 3, 2001

it would've been funnier if it sounded slightly more authentic, rather than like something dashed off by a comedy sketch group, which is what it actually is. i'll take the brunching shuttlecocks or, of course, the onion any day. or even that lobster vs magnet thing.
posted by lia at 2:37 AM on April 3, 2001

Yeah, these guys seem about a notch or two below Modern Humorist, which in and of itself isn't all that great (although their summer movie preview last year was pretty good).

At least the title made me laugh, even if the actual piece didn't live up to it.
posted by Potsy at 3:25 AM on April 3, 2001

I agree. The title caused a smile. The rest of it quickly doused my interest.
posted by a3matrix at 4:33 AM on April 3, 2001

Being desensitized to humor is an odd thing. I was in a sketch comedy "troupe" a few years ago, and looking back on a lot of the material that I laughed my face off about at the time, all I can think is "I cant believe I actually thought that was funny then!"

But ultimately, I think it's made me stronger.

posted by JimmyTones at 5:53 AM on April 3, 2001

Potsy: I think it's because it's not an incredibly funny parody is why you're not falling about in gales of laughter. Admittedly, I tend to find stuff that's logically short-circuited a lot funnier today, but for parody, it has to be well-done. Unfortunately, this doesn't appear to be.

Honestly; where are the standards in comedy nowadays?
posted by captainfez at 7:09 AM on April 3, 2001

If it had just been the splash page, it would have worked.
posted by solistrato at 7:38 AM on April 3, 2001

I think it also think it depends on your sense of humor. Mine is sort of stupid, so I find lines like the following rather amusing:

"In honor of the Soviet Premier, Gorbachef's Salad is introduced. It remains our worst-selling item."

Ok, isn't that at least a little bit funny?
posted by mrbula at 8:45 AM on April 3, 2001

posted by lia at 8:52 AM on April 3, 2001

Reminds me of the dreaded Ninja Burger
posted by radio_mookie at 9:21 AM on April 3, 2001

And after you've had a delicious meal of Kremlin Fried Chicken, don't forget to visit StalinWorld!
posted by briank at 12:51 PM on April 3, 2001

Comrades! Common, what about the International Chicken Bucket Meal (ICBM)? That's funny stuff!
posted by Brilliantcrank at 8:29 PM on April 3, 2001

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