Famine in Rochester. BREAKING NEWS!

  • bigtallguy

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    May 05, 2009 7:50 AM GMT
    Obviously this is a big deal in Rochester:


  • bigtallguy

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    May 05, 2009 7:57 AM GMT
    my favorite moments from this video:

    1) 0:32- the woman in the nice SUV who needs to feed her kids and her ONLY option is the popeyes chicken special

    2) 0:52- "No chicken? Or are they just out of chicken?" This man is clearly perplexed. His first thought is that the ENTIRE chicken species has gone extinct. His second thought is that perhaps this particular Popeyes location has run out of chicken. This why people shouldn't talk on the cell phone and drive. It fucks with their reasoning.

    3) 1:56- "I'm more disappointed than angry. you know, we've been looking forward to this day"
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    May 05, 2009 8:30 AM GMT
    Couldn't they go to KFC?

    8 pcs. for $4.99 doesn't seem all that great of a deal to me.
  • bigtallguy

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    May 05, 2009 8:46 AM GMT
    Chaaxwvn saidCouldn't they go to KFC?

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    Posing this question shows how elitist you are; how out of touch with the chicken-eaters of Rochester.

    Don't you see, they had been "looking forward to this day."
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    May 05, 2009 9:06 AM GMT
    When I was 12, on a road trip with my family, we went to a KFC. All the white people used the drive-thru, all the black people walked inside. Everyone was staring at us; it was creepy. I don't know what was going on in that town! icon_neutral.gif
  • NickoftheNort...

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    May 05, 2009 9:08 AM GMT
    Put the Onion News Network logo on that video and I would have fully believed it was theirs.
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    May 05, 2009 1:51 PM GMT
    NickoftheNorth saidPut the Onion News Network logo on that video and I would have fully believed it was theirs.


    You mean it isn't from the Onion... this is real life?! icon_eek.gif
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    May 05, 2009 2:13 PM GMT
    So, all the Popeyes in the area run out of chicken and instead of interviewing a few different people, the news van ran to the black part of town to talk to angry black people angry because they couldn't get there fried chicken. Oh Masta! Naturally, people were upset at this reinforcement of stereotypes and angry people of all colors wrote the station. Here is the reporter's response.


    Dumb ReporterThe idea of people up in arms over chicken was pretty funny. I think saying the word “chicken” over and over again was funny, too. Some of the things the customers were saying were hilarious, especially the woman who said the store should have had a trailer out back filled with “chicken on ice.”

    What concerned me about the story was the stereotype of black people liking fried chicken. Everyone in our story was black. We interviewed a dozen people. Even though the suburban Penfield location also ran out of chicken, and even though a whole lot of white people also like fried chicken, I was worried some viewers would think we were doing the story because of the stereotype. I was worried we were reinforcing or making fun of the stereotype.

    I think the story was a story because it was a consumer issue, customers were upset, and some customers were even laughing. The conflict was just so – human. Would I have felt better about it if we talked to white people, too? Yes. Should we have gone to the Penfield store, too? Maybe. On the other hand, do we ever pause when our stories are filled with only white people? Not often - and that's sad.

    I was comfortable with running the story. It accurately reflected what happened on Lake Ave. tonight. When I get upset at a business, I am the first person to express righteous outrage. That said, I wish I hadn’t put the story together at such a late hour, because I would have loved to make a bunch of calls to get more opinions on the stereotype issue.
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    May 05, 2009 2:15 PM GMT
    God I hate people... /facepalm
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    May 05, 2009 2:21 PM GMT
    But MZ....

    they need fried chicken to reinforce their natural sense of rhythm and athletic ability.

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  • Timbales

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    May 05, 2009 2:29 PM GMT
    I didn't realize we had Popeye's in upstate NY.
  • CAtoFL

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    May 05, 2009 2:37 PM GMT
    Actually, this IS pretty lame on Popeye's part. Both KFC and El Pollo Loco gave away FREE chicken out here and I didn't hear of any store that ran out of product.

    But then again, if they had, I doubt it would've made our evening news. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 05, 2009 2:39 PM GMT
    Don't forget the Florida McDonald's customer who dialed 911 *3 times* to report an emergency when the Chicken McNuggets ran out, and they tried to give her a substitute item:

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29533731/
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    May 05, 2009 2:53 PM GMT
    In fact, we never run out of Popeye's chicken in its home, New Orleans. Just had a great deal: Breast, Wing and a Biscuit for $1.99. I took advantage of that for 3 days. But their Red Beans and Rice is still #1.

    "Love that chicken from Popeye's"
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    May 05, 2009 3:09 PM GMT
    EXCELLENT OBSERVATION! Munching! Excellent! That's all I have to say on this topic!icon_mad.gif
  • coolarmydude

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    May 05, 2009 3:37 PM GMT
    Well it's obvious that chickens don't even get a chance to cross the road in Rochester, NY!
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    May 06, 2009 4:25 AM GMT
    Haven't these people heard of the Grocery Store? Geez, I could've fed their stupid unhealthy kids on $4.99 out of the grocery store and still kept it fairly healthy.
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    May 06, 2009 4:27 AM GMT
    Dammit! Now I want some Popeyes.icon_sad.gif
  • calibro

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    May 06, 2009 4:38 AM GMT
    I've never seen so many black people in Upstate NY. I thought NY was just like the TV show Friends where everyone is white except for the occasional guest.
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    Apr 09, 2011 1:31 PM GMT
    This was hilarious. My favorite part in the OP's vid link is when the woman at 1:24 says: "They should have had a tractor tailer out back with extra chicken on ice" icon_lol.gif

    And where the guy at 1:56 says: "I'm more disappointed than angry, we've been looking forward to this day."

    Lol this is just too much

    Oh and....



    Couple robbed of their Popeyes. Too funny!!

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    Apr 09, 2011 1:33 PM GMT
    Chaaxwvn saidCouldn't they go to KFC?

    8 pcs. for $4.99 doesn't seem all that great of a deal to me.


    Are you kidding?? KFC is up to $13 for an 8 pc. bucket now...and NO sides!!
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    Apr 09, 2011 1:40 PM GMT
    I love Popeye's Chicken!! So juicy the meat is...

    I would be angry too!!

    And KFC has tiny chickens....I bet they don't even cluck!! icon_evil.gif

    But here's a question though.....

    Popeye ate spinach....Where did the chicken thing come from?!

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    Apr 09, 2011 9:42 PM GMT
    I have never consumed Popeye's in my life. It must be that good if people drove all over town to cash in on a sweet deal. icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 09, 2011 9:46 PM GMT
    lol they act like the have NOWHERE else to eat.