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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 also the 4th in a 6-part series of security bulletins from the long-lost Communist enclave of Soviet Unterzoegersdorf.
IN THIS EPISODE:
eating most of analyzing the delicious, crunchy contents of a mysterious box parachuted in to Soviet Unterzoegersdorf by unknown forces, our agents realize that they have been duped into participating in an internet viral marketing campaign.
Meet the agents in person: On March 7, monochrom will be in San Francisco for a release party celebrating an upcoming game based on the alternate universe of Soviet However-You-Spell-It. Details here. Their game has nothing to do with Boing Boing Video's Cheetos sponsorship campaign, per se, and Cheetos is not a sponsor of the game. But these guys tend to incorporate weird bits of reality into everything they do — so, it's entirely possible that Cheetos will appear in the game anyway. Or not. Whatever. They're meta like that. Snip:
Let the proletarians sing with joy! Let us celebrate a glorious triumph! We will release Part II of the Soviet Unterzoegersdorf 2D adventure game for free download!
//// Speech and demonstration by His Excellency Commissar Nikita Perostek Chrusov
/// Science fair of Soviet Technology
// Cake and live music
/ Political dissenters will be dealt with.
The computer game is a tribute to the proud yet imperiled republic of Soviet Unterzoegersdorf (pronounced «oon-taa-tsee-gars-doorf»), the last existing appendage republic of the USSR. The tiny enclave maintains no diplomatic relationship with the surrounding "Republic of Austria" or with the Fortress "European Union".
The downfall of her motherland — the Soviet Union — in the early 1990s had a particularly bad effect on the country's economic situation. Now the picturesque communist state is facing a serious lack of resources, lack of space, and lack of population. To make matters worse, party secretary Wladislav Gomulka was kidnapped and brought to US-Oberzoegersdorf. We must use every tool at our disposal to rescue Gomulka! Including plenty of classified soviet technology, a proud tradition of bureaucracy, the recognition of North Korea, and a pond full of radioactive byproduct.
Background on the series here. All other BBV episodes we're producing this month are ad-free.
* 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.
* BB Video: (This is an ad) Soviet Unterzoegersdorf, pt. 3 of 6 / Cheetos Boredom Busters.