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Holy Taco’s Video of the Day – Idi Amin’s Machete Chimps

We’ve shown you a handful of other videos leading up to Rise of the Planet of the Apes, in which is arguably the apiest marketing campaign in the history of film (suck it, Space Chimps) but I have to say I think this one is my favorite, only because the very idea of a famous dictator training a monkey army is fantastic. Incidentally, yes this is to promote Rise of the Planet of the Apes, just like all the other ones, so guy who keeps whining that this is a marketing campaign, you go look at eBaum’s, k?

In accordance to FTC Guidelines, I am disclosing that I have been compensated by 20th Century as a part of the “Rise 50.” However, all editorial content has been created by me and reflects my personal opinions.

6 Responses to "Holy Taco’s Video of the Day – Idi Amin’s Machete Chimps"

  1. DonkeyXote says:

    All I see is a mexican hard at work.

  2. Drew says:

    Ah, I see you’ve chosen to roll the dice. How exciting! My complaint has been submitted to the FTC, and I intend to share this story with any consumer advocacy blog that will listen.

    Go ahead and put it back to the way it was before, it will make my case stronger. Then again, I’d say my case is pretty strong as it is. There are still two posts out there without appropriate disclosures on them!

    I wonder if you’d care to comment on what it is exactly the forces you to adopt the snarky, whiny tone? Why even acknowledge me at all in the posts? Seems awfully childish, no? Shouldn’t you grow up, put on your big boy pants, and just do what you know is both legally and morally right?

    • Ian Fortey says:

      Ah, Drew. I was messing with you because it’s what I do. You made your move and I respect that you really put effort into this so I concede a victory to you because at the end of the day you’re right. I do not feel I was intentionally misleading anyone with the posts but we’ll stick to the letter of the rules in this case and you get your disclosure here and all other places, my friend. It’s certainly not worth the hassle to me and likely not even you. But hey, keep reading. Good to know someone is paying that close attention.

      • Drew says:

        Thank you, Ian.

        I appreciate you doing what you can to fix this. It demonstrates respect for the FTC guidelines, and for your readership, who have rights and deserve to know. I mean…you know this. I’m not telling you anything you don’t know.

        Listen, I get the whole tone here. Your audience is 18-34 males looking for X-rated humor and irreverent, sophomoric attitudes in writing. There’s no question that you do it well – I’m obviously a reader here and I’ve been reading holytaco.com for longer than I’ve prepared to admit and at an age that is older than I’d be willing to disclose. I like this site, I like your writing, and I’m really looking forward to this movie. I think that’s part of the reason I attacked so hard – I saw something happening on one of my favorite sites that bothered me, and I didn’t want to stand still and let it happen.

        I think it’s worth mentioning that there’s a place for that authentic Holytaco.com tone, and there’s a place for the legal disclosure. Which is at the bottom, where it is now. Doesn’t it look nice??

        I apologize if my email or my comments have caused you more headaches than they needed to, but I felt compelled to finish what I had started. In fact, I appreciate that you made me care enough about this that I was forced to educate myself about what the FTC guidelines actually said.

        And I won’t lie, it feels good to win one for the little guy.

        I hope to continue to see the kind of content that makes Holytaco.com a great place to spend an afternoon at work. Midnight GIFs are my favorite recurring column.

        Yours in Full Disclosure,

        • Ian Fortey says:

          Well, if you can learn something at the end of the day then I guess we both made it out ahead, that’s something.

          We’ll slap up another GIF gallery for you tonight. Get ready for a BMX front flip.

  3. Stranger says:

    And so DC won a trite battle and ruined his underwear directly after said accomplishment with his “legal goo”. What a happy ending.