Saturday, November 29, 2008

Food Fight

One of my brilliant friends, who pays a lot of attention to politics and who - in her own words - will one day win the Nobel Prize for Awesomeness (I agree) posted this clip on Facebook. It's a short film showing "... an abridged history of American-centric war, from World War II to present day, told through the foods of the countries in conflict. Watch as traditional comestibles slug it out for world domination in this chronologically re-enacted smorgasbord of aggression".
I LOVED! Not to say I understood it completely. Oh sure, I got the hiroshima, cold war, and WTC references, but I was mushy on quite a few other details. Then I went to the cheat sheet of foodstuffs to determine who was who and it made even more sense... If you are so politically inclined, enjoy the video below.

2 comments:

citizen of the world said...

Nothing like a vidoe of food to show me how sadly lacking my awareness of political history is.

noha said...

Don't feel bad COTW. I only got some of the food scenes, and your lack of "getting it" probably has more to do with not recognizing the foods than not recognizing the politics... I myself was having some difficulty distinguishing the Bratwurst from the hotdogs, so... check out the cheat sheet, it clears everything up...