Saturday, January 14, 2017

The Man in the Gold Castle

In November, 2015, Amazon wanted to promote its new streaming series, The Man in the High Castle. The series is based on a novel by Philip K. Dick and tells the story of an alternate history where the Axis, Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, won the Second World War. The protagonists live in the United States of the 1960s, under the oppression of their Nazi and Imperial overlords.

Unfortunately, Amazon chose a promotional campaign of questionable taste, decking out New York subway cars with Nazi and Imperial Japanese imagery.

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As you might imagine, this caused some concern and Amazon quickly realized its mistake and got rid of that particular promotion, at some expense. 

Well, good news everyone!  The Trump pre-Administration, knowing a good bargain when they see one, has bought out all of Amazon's promotional materials and repurposed them.

Kudos to President-elect Trump. This is exactly the kind of leadership Trump voters were hoping for!

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