Saturday, February 5, 2011

Fauxbama crushed by a giant fish sandwich

From Vanity Fair, via Althouse, via Instapundit comes the KFC Commercial that they don't want you to ever see again. 
Two of my China trips were spent in a high rise apartment building over a KFC.  They love that stuff over there, and spend major amounts of Yuen getting kids into the restaurants.  Every 30 minutes or so, some militant marketing music comes over the speakers and the cashiers and cooks come out from behind the counters with KFC crowns for all the Little Emperors and they go through a five minute dance/aerobic routine centered around the glory of fried chicken. 
Lordy, I love that country. 

Anyway, here's the offending video.  If you're offended by the idea of a Fauxbama getting slammed by a giant fish sandwich, don't watch. 


Nick Rowe said...

I've seen videos and documentaries of Chinese workers being trained for their jobs at Walmart, McDonalds, Hooters, and other Western venues.

Employment standards are high. They are instilled with enthusiasm, discipline, pride, and a sense of duty toward both customers and company. When much is expected, much is received.

Too bad we don't have those ethics here anymore.

Harper said...

Your description of KFC in China sounds, oddly enough, similar to Babe's Chicken around here. Every 10 - 15 minutes there is some sort of musical interlude. One of the female waitstaff walking around while crooning a song, or the whole crew doing the hokey pokey in the aisles.

The Whited Sepulchre said...

Agreed. I like it over there. It's actually the most capitalist place I've ever seen.

I like some of that stuff. The only exception? The Macarana (sp?) and stuff they do at Joe's Crab Shack. Uninspired. Staff not having fun with it. Therefore, it is lame.