Monday, February 07, 2011

Let the Revolution Be Coated in 11 Secret Herbs and Spices

I'm not sure why current events and this food blog don't often intersect, but they should do so more often. Take the following video (h/t Chris Bodenner at Andrew Sullivan's Daily Dish blog at The Atlantic*). Here's the set up: the government media, supportive of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, current recipient of much anger from many protesters in Cairo and other cities in Egypt, are claiming that the protesters are being paid by foreign governments with - wait for it - Kentucky Fried Chicken and €100 (about US$135). Far from angrily yelling that this is ridiculous - which it is (KFC!? Please. I want In N Out Burger or nothing at all) - they openly mock the allegation. The video is in Arabic but subtitled in English.

I find the video both hilarious (for the absurdity of the allegations) and inspiring (that the protesters are just not running out of steam).

* Bodenner links from Robert Mackey at the New York Times who mentions Egyptian blogger Mosa'ab Elshamy, who points out the government's Kentucky Fried Allegations.