Saturday, October 08, 2011

The true origin of pizza

This is probably the best pizza commercial ever:



More videos related to this can be found here (and more commentary is here). There are lots of comments at youtube written by Koreans who clearly 'get it,' but there are also some from those who obviously don't understand that it's satire. Having recently read Hyung-il Pai's 'Constructing "Korean" Origins,' the bit about the archeological evidence made me laugh (as she argues that the use of archeology in Korean historiography has at times involved putting square pegs into round holes). At any rate, kudos to Mr. Pizza - it would be nice to see more like this.

9 comments:

Geoffwah said...

It's great to see at least SOMEBODY in Korea is willing to take an objective look and have a little fun at their own expense. Thanks for sharing this.

kushibo said...

Whoever did this is quite savvy about what goes on the Interwebs, including how it pokes fun at the great Chinese people. I love how the first guy condescendingly refers to Korea as "those other people."

Douglas said...

I can't help but wonder how "Pawi" over at TMH or "Tom" at ROK Drop will respond to this.

monty_internetty said...

Every time I start to lose an argument I'm just going to say "We are original Pizza!"

wetcasements said...

Shakespeare is better in the original German.

Turner said...

This is hilarious. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

ZenKimchi said...

That is the best. I'm in tears! And Shakespeare is even BETTER in the original Klingon.

nambangui horangi said...

Matt, First thing I've seen in Korean media on it:

http://news.kukinews.com/article/view.asp?page=1&gCode=all&arcid=0005440751&code=41191111

ZenKimchi said...

And the "CEO" isn't the CEO. He's the "CLO" (Chief Love Officer).

http://www.mrpizza.co.kr/companyinfo/overview.asp