Wednesday, May 14, 2008

"There were no Dominos in the 14th century!!"

As a reenactor, this commercial has got to be one of the funniest I have ever seen:
And it is causing great controversy in the "real world." Stupid comments about how violent the commercial is, how it is disrespectful to delivery drivers, how it doesn't make sense...I hope these folks never watch a Monty Python short - they'd be totally lost!
Anyhow, we in the reenacting community strive for '1st person,' where we try to give the impression that we are really from the era that we are portraying. This means, for example, that for Civil War reenacting you (hopefully) won't find (in the public eye) wristwatches, telephone usage, modern eyeglass frames, anything plastic, etc.
That's where the line in the commercial "There were no Dominos in the 14th century!" comes from.
Now, apply it to the 1860's: "There were no wristwatches during the Civil War!"
Same thing.
And you don't have to be a reenactor to laugh at it - you just gotta have a sense of humor.
So, for those of you who do get offended, I certainly hope you are not watching most shows on television in this day and age. They are far worse than this hilarious Dominos commercial."Good afternoon, Dominos - I'd like to order...."

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