20 Mar “In a World Where Arms Merchant Videos are Bad, They Dared to Make the Worst…”
Pardon the title of this post being a somewhat-obscure allusion to the standard trope of movie-trailer voice-overs, but over at Danger Room, they are well under way in their Iron Eagles search: their “celebration of the most awesomely-bad videos of the military industrial complex.” Videos that often mix bad animation, worse narration, explosions, and weaponry statistics. But, for my money, they have found a video that may be impossible to top. Here’s their description:
Let’s say you’re a defense-company marketing executive. And you want to make a splash at the Indian defense ministry’s annual air show. Do you: (a) buy expensive gifts for New Delhi’s generals; (b) treat the press to Kingfishers and samosas; (c) produce a Bollywood-esque video featuring bare-midriff girls, flower-draped missiles, and the catch phrase “dinga dinga dee?”
Unfortunately for us, Israeli arms-maker Rafael chose C. Which means we may have just found the most atrocious defense video of all time…
I don’t know if there’s a real substantive point here. Who am I fooling? I don’t have a substantive point here. Just check out the video. And there are some other great (meaning “horrible”) examples at the Iron Eagles link, above.