KFC Choose SPACE Over Africa

Thank fuck I live in Africa, a place KFC knows nothing about.

Out here on the frontier we can say what we feel, and I feel that it’s bullshit that that we have to be subjected to the claims they spout out of their arse about their logo that is visible from space being the first of it’s kind. This while they still dont acknowledge an entire continent.

Yip you read that bit correctly.

Not only do they not really believe Africa exists as I posted about here [and here and most especially here], they find it neccessary to create a logo that is visible from space. This completely defeats any kind of object for me, seeing as a) we have yet to find any sort of chicken eating life from above, and b) astronauts being on strict diets which almost certainly precludes any form of deep fat fried chicken.

They consider it necessary to spend fuck knows how much money erecting a sign consisting of 65,000 1-foot-square tiles laid out in the Mojave desert. Now this is really cool and all of that, but how about spending a shit load less money and put a link to Africa on your crappy shite music enabled website?

To refresh your memory here it is…

Where the fuck is Africa?

Where the fuck is Africa?

Yes my darling little chicken peeps, when you go to KFC.com and select their ‘Global operations’ option hidden waaaaaaay down on the bottom somewhere, this is what you see. Maybe this has something to do with Americans absolutely shocking knowledge of our planet. Fuck maybe they were advertising at African’s when they built this… we all know how little they know about where Africa is, maybe they think we can see shit from space.

Getting a head in the Mojave Desert

Getting a head in the Mojave Desert

Complete and utter fucken waste of time and money

Complete and utter fucken waste of time and money

Now you can go through to KFC.com and see exactly what I mean, if you can get past the godawful music that only some redneck in the USA musta ‘thunk up’. You’ll have to look for the KFC global link at the bottom, whilst being driven mad by the awful soundtrack. Luckily you can turn the shit off, like I did as you can see from the screengrabs below. You also have to navigate past the keepers of the gate into kitsch…

I wouldn't do that, your'e starting to look like a bunch of tits.

I wouldn't do that, your'e starting to look like a bunch of tits.

I dare you to follow that link.

Incidentally try do so alone with no work mates or small children in the room. This has to be one of the most disturbing websites I’ve seen in many a year.

In fact that stupid jingle gives me nightmares.

Now the point of this whole story is actually pretty simple. They were in fact NOT the first people to logo the fuck out of some poor desert paradise. That pleasure belongs to Readymix in Australia, mini America if you will. This logo has been visible from ‘up there’ for quite some time. It’s 3.2km across, and 1.6km high – and it’s been there since 1965.

And the point is?

And the point is?

The whole world 1 – KFC 0.

Now I would direct this tirade at someone here in South Africa, however, as mentioned before, they don’t have a website, so I cannot find anyone to direct it to.

My 75 year old mother has a website.

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Joe Social

I'm writing this cos I have a lot to say and sometimes I can't sleep unless I write it. Then its gone from my head. I am a blogger, and a property dude. I "entrepreneur" the shit out of things. I run on tequila and good food.

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2 comments
Sean
Sean

actually we should be happy if the greasy chicken is not sold on the continent anymore.

Joe Social
Joe Social

I just think its ridiculous they can spend so much money of a stupid sign and not even have a reference to Africa in its global operations! I make my own stuff its just an observation ;-) thanks for the comment!

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