The Clown Wars

I can't help but think that this film completes the trilogy begun with New Moon on Monday and No Church in The Wild.

Taco Bell Launches Cold War Against McDonald's With Propaganda Imagery

That's all to say, it depicts a dystopian world, but the whole concept also can't help but come across as some kind of meta wormhole, like a microcosm of capitalism trying to devour itself. A smaller fast-food giant is knocking a bigger goliath for creating a fantastical totalitarian communist state, wherein the greatest strain on individual freedom is uninspired food, and the most dire physical threat to would-be defectors is whatever horror befalls a person who gets hit by a confetti bomb, or jumps into a grimy ball pit. (Though, in fairness, it's always been hard not to wonder what's lurking in the bottoms of those things -- they're too colorful to trust.)


Do you want Jokers? Because this is how you get Jokers. But don't forget, "Taco Bell was the only restaurant to survive the Franchise Wars, so now all restaurants are Taco Bell."

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6 Responses:

  1. Egan Hirvela says:

    General Kenobi. Years ago you served my father in the Clown Wars. Now he begs you to help him in his struggle against the Franchise.

  2. Will says:

    You've probably already seen this but:

    "Japanese fast food industry update: shit just got real"

    https://twitter.com/Durf/status/577729462256693249

    • Will says:

      Also, how crazy is it that fast food franchises are basically cribbing from the Snow Crash playbook at this point?

  3. gths says:

    For a second there I thought it read Poutine Republic... the mind boggles.

  4. Manuel says:

    and this is how I learned that "for some non-American releases, references to Taco Bell were changed to Pizza Hut. This includes dubbing, plus changing the logos during post-production."...

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