BB Video: Soviet Unterzoegersdorf, pt. 3 of 6 / Cheetos Boredom Busters. (This is an ad)

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A disclaimer for the capitalist entertainment pellet above: This Boing Boing Video episode is a paid ad for Cheetos. This is the third in a six-part series of security bulletins from the long-lost Communist enclave of Soviet Unterzoegersdorf. Background on the series here. All other BBV episodes we're producing this month are ad-free. Neither Cheetos nor Federated Media, the agency that sells our video sponsorships, has seen what we're doing before we air it, and gave us pretty much zero editorial restrictions. With effectively no creative oversight, we went for the most irreverent and ridiculous option we had, and that meant monochrom.


Soviet Unterzoegersdorf Academy of Sciences agents analyze the contents of a box recently parachuted into the motherland from American capitalist swine. The box contains a substance that resembles pleasingly cheese-scented packing material, and yet -- there is nothing else inside. Agents attempt to isolate the secret ingredient inside that morphs cheese, corn, and boredom-killing antimatter. WHAT IT IS, COMRADES?

* BB Video: (This is an ad) Soviet Unterzoegersdorf, pt. 1 of 6 / Cheetos Boredom Busters.
* BB Video: (This is an ad) Soviet Unterzoegersdorf, pt. 2 of 6 / Cheetos Boredom Busters.


  1. Bwa-ha-ha-hah! Leetle do the foolish capitalists know that corn is the secret weapon that will bring their downfall. We vill stuff their bloated corpses with seekly sweet corn syrup drinks, corn fed hamburgers, corn-based breakfast cereals and now orange powdercoated “snack food.”

    It vood not surprise me if they started trying to run their decadent SUV transports on the stuff, too. Dosvedanya!

  2. Okay, you made me curious..

    Disodium 5’-ribonucleotides (which is disodium inosinate [disodium salts from inosinate acid] and disodium guanylate [dried fish or seaweed extract]), autolyzed yeast extract (digestive enzymes of dead yeast cells), and monosodium glutamate, AKA MSG, all provide the umamiflavor.

    Sodium diacetate (solidified vinegar), sodium citrate, and citric acid, provides the tanginess.

    Salt provides the saltiness.

    Buttermilk solids, “Cheddar Cheese”, possible whey, the whey protein extracts, vegetable oil, and partially hydrogenated soybean and cottonseed oil may make it taste creamy.

    Sugar, and corn syrup solids make it taste sweet.

    Garlic powder, onion powder give it a pungent taste?

    Enriched corn meal and maltodextrin might give it the grain derivative taste.

    Natural flavor is the set of trade secret ingredients.

    I found it here, and then assigned the flavors using mostly what I was able to read and a little guesswork.

    To be frank, I think it the contemplation of the potent MSG cocktail made my mouth water!

  3. BONDJAMESBOND, I was just going to ask the same thing.

    To the Boing Boing editors: If you’re going to make it hard for me to visit your site with my Russian wife around, at least make offending her worth it with something that’s actually funny.

  4. @bondjamesbond, jefered: The enclave Soviet Unterzoegersdorf maintains no diplomatic relationship with the surrounding so-called “Republic of Austria”. And being surrounded by Austrians for over 60 years is always hard for maintaining a proper accent.

  5. Thank you so much for making me think of Soviet Unterzoegersdorf again! A totally unexpected perk for my morning, and impetus to go play the game again.

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