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KFC Advertises To Extraterrestrials November 14, 2006

Posted by Michael in Crime, Economics, Food.


NEW YORK (Reuters) – From space, extraterrestrials and astronauts can look back to earth and see The Great Wall of China — and KFC’s Colonel Sanders.

This could go horribly wrong if the extraterrestrials turn out to be giant space chickens.

The KFC Corp. on Tuesday launched a rebranding campaign with an 87,500 square-foot image of Colonel Sanders in the Nevada desert which the company says makes Kentucky Fried Chicken the world’s first brand visible from space.

“If there are extraterrestrials in outer space, KFC wants to become their restaurant of choice,” KFC President Gregg Dedrick said in a statement.

See, Gregg, I don’t think you thought this over very well. Everyone knows that aliens do not eat chicken. They eat PEOPLE you dumbass!!!

I am appalled. Corporate irresponsibility has reached a new low when a company will risk the security of our entire planet for a publicity stunt.

KFC Hoping To Sell Chicken To Aliens


1. composmentis - November 14, 2006

Could be worse. They could’ve made it a picture of Madeline Albright. One look at that and the aliens would squash this planet like an ugly spider.

2. Ace of Spades HQ - November 14, 2006

Fun With Rummy

Pupster says “It’s old,” but, as usual, it’s new to me. Also funny: KFC creates first advertising image visible… from outer space. As Michael says, it’s a great idea, unless the space aliens looking down on us are giant fire-breathing…

3. Anonymous - November 14, 2006

Just FYI, the Great Wall of China isn’t visible from space, many ISS astronauts have tried to find it. It’s too thin and blends in with the surrounding rock… with a zoomed-in picture you can make it out, but not with the naked eye. This one has enough contrast that it might be visible, though.

4. Sobek - November 14, 2006

“Everyone knows that aliens do not eat chicken. They eat PEOPLE you dumbass!!!”

Well duh. That’s why it’s a picture of a person, not a chicken.

On a related note, since that’s in my neighborhood, I plan on sneaking out tonight with five hundred beef burritos (with extra spicy hot sauce), finding that location, and creating the first public vandalism visible from outer space. If I’m not commenting tomorrow, you’ll know why.

5. geoff - November 14, 2006

Take Compos with you. I think he can help. A lot.

6. Stephen Macklin - November 14, 2006

“Everyone knows that aliens do not eat chicken. They eat PEOPLE you dumbass!!!”

Yeah but we probably taste like chicken.

7. DMTigerfly - November 14, 2006

If you build it they will come….from space???

8. Anonymous - November 14, 2006

Its a Fact: The Fossil record is actually the remains of an ancient alien picnic.

9. compos mentis - November 14, 2006

Take Compos with you. I think he can help. A lot.

You guys act like I’m the only person who posts here who’s personally decimated a port-o-let. Sheesh.

And yes, you give me some Chicken Cordon Blue from Arby’s and an extra large Coke and I could put that Colonel Sanders in black face and a top hat, lickety shit.

10. Retired Geezer - November 14, 2006

Kudos to Michael who dragged out some pretty funny Lurker comments.

11. Jim Addison - November 14, 2006

I had some KFC chicken.

Tastes like rattlesnake.

12. Stephanie - November 15, 2006

This is terribly frightening.

13. vishva - November 15, 2006

They may be expecting us to look through “Google Earth”. It’s very poppuler here.

14. Curtis - November 15, 2006

It’s tentacle-lickin’ good!

15. paralleldivergence - November 15, 2006

Where else would they put Colonel SANDers than in the desert?

16. curlykarl - November 15, 2006

Only in America!

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18. thirdpoliceman - November 15, 2006

This is why Americans have to pretend to be Canadian when traveling abroad.

19. Ruth - November 15, 2006

Compos, you may not have been the only one, but you were definitely the best one! If you’re gonna decimate, decimate wholly!

20. Mrs. Peel - November 15, 2006

SWEET! Reard dropped to third!

And the anon above is right about the Great Wall not being visible from space.

Anyway, question for all the lawyers on here: I heard a rumor that Brown v. Board of Education is being contested at SCOTUS in December. You guys know what that’s about?

21. Dave in Texas - November 15, 2006

If I feel like getting my ass kicked sometime I’ll pretend to be Canadian. Otherwise, no.

22. Retired Geezer - November 15, 2006

If I feel like getting my ass kicked, I’ll go to Texas and pretend I’m a Fwench member of NAMBLA and an anti-gun member of the Sierra Club.

23. Sobek - November 15, 2006

Mrs. Peel, I don’t know the specific case, but it sounds like liberal hyperbole to me. More likely it’s a challenge to racial quotas that ACLU-types are hyperventillating will take us back to pre-Civil War days.

But I’ll see if I can find it and get the details.

Incidentally, no one (not even heartless conservatives) argues that Brown was incorrectly decided. Justice Harlan’s famous dissent in Plessy v. Ferguson said we have a color-blind constitution. That became true with Brown, which eliminated racial segregation. It’s become less true since liberals decided maybe the Constitution should actual enshrine race (to the benefit of selected racial groups). But even if all that race-based nonsense were struck from the Constitution tomorrow, Brown v. Board would still be fine, because we would be going back to race-neutrality.

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25. Dave in Texas - November 15, 2006

RG, down here we call that Survivor, Texas!

26. healthnag - November 15, 2006

Poor aliens….they come to see how beautiful the Earth is from space and they see an ugly picture of colonel sanders. I guess if we all have clogged arteries the aliens should have them too!! Too bad they didn’t spend that money on something useful like I dunno…world poverty. I guess aliens eating chicken is more important.

27. woodsy - November 15, 2006

Never mind the planet, feel the greed.

28. Adam Nash - November 15, 2006

Actually, we don’t taste like chicken. As reported in Japan by one of the first robots that can measure taste & smell, we seem to taste like pork.

I’ll blogged about it here:

Funny post! Adam.

29. drmike - November 15, 2006

Would really like to know where this came from. Sounds like something out of the Onion.

30. Michael - November 15, 2006

Oops, forgot to post the link. I’ll add it. It came from Reuters, not the Onion.

31. Sobek - November 15, 2006

“It came from Reuters, not the Onion.”

There’s a difference?

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33. Millionaire Richard Quick - November 20, 2006


This was too ridiculous to resist. Get the whole story at http://www.franworst.com

see you on the veranda!

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36. lauraw - November 17, 2009

cleanup on aisle 36!!!

37. harrison - November 17, 2009

I find your ideas interesting and would like to…
call a doctor and have you hauled off.

38. BrewFan - November 17, 2009

Man, that was the most awesome comment ever. Which one of you paranoid, narrow-minded morons deleted it? Wait a minute…are there Greys among the Innocent Bystanders?

*wraps Reynolds Wrap tightly around head*

39. harrison - November 17, 2009

I thought it was classic crazy.

40. Michael - November 17, 2009

I kinda liked it too, actually. It was just so damn long. Maybe I’ll put back an abbreviated version.

41. harrison - November 17, 2009

The length was half the fun.

42. geoff - November 17, 2009

That was hilarious.

“…a type of 5th & 6th dimension Ascended Brotherhood,”

That’s a great candidate for a subtitle for the blg.

43. geoff - November 17, 2009

Oops – some greys got my “o.”

44. Pupster - November 17, 2009

I’ve read that before.

…or have I?

45. Dave in Texas - November 17, 2009

Oh bullshit, he didn’t say anything about the tracking powder.

This is totally bogus.

46. harrison - November 17, 2009

This is important… Religion is a legend, *some are factual most are not*, a construct written by various non human
inter dimensional recessive dogmatic ET races and by some not so well educated semi-primitive humans, it is very misleading and troublesome, religion does not help us solve our problems of global warming, cancers, defense against recessive ET’s, economy…instead religion focuses on a construct which is incoherent.

Martin Luther was a grey.

47. Eddie The Bear - November 17, 2009

Dammit Dan, only I was supposed to have the magic sunglasses!

48. Eddie The Bear - November 17, 2009


make this a “guest posting” and put it in its entirety

49. Eddie The Bear - November 17, 2009

Man, Dan gets all the cool shit from the alien abductions. All I got was an anal probe

50. Michael - November 17, 2009

Done, Eddie. I’ve deleted the “short” version that was above, and you can all now read and ponder the original.

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52. Eddie The Bear - November 17, 2009

heh. Thanks. That is some weapons grade awesome!

53. Enas Yorl - November 17, 2009

Dan, you misunderstand! The aliens are here with the Space Robots. They are here to protect us. They are here to protect us from The Terrible Secret of Space!

54. geoff - November 17, 2009

All I got was an anal probe

At least it’s something you can use.

55. Pupster - November 17, 2009

Worse than a Ford Probe? I think not.

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