Video: Meet “The Kronies”

posted at 11:21 am on January 24, 2014 by Allahpundit

Finally, an answer to one of the great questions of modern politics: What would the cartoons of the 80s have been like if they’d been produced by Peter Schweizer?

Anyone know who’s behind this? It’s very clever and unusually elaborate. Not only is there a “Kronies” website replete with individual videos for each character, when you click the “Chimera Global Holdings Inc.” link at the bottom of the page there, it takes you to a second, entirely different but equally clever and elaborate webpage goofing on cronyism. Someone put a lot of money and thought into this; the animation and music are of far higher quality than they need to be to make this joke. (Plus, action figures!) When I google for info, though, nothing turns up except people like me posting the clips and giggling over them. A domain lookup reveals nothing either.

I assume, in light of the “Parts & Labor” character, that it’s not a lefty outfit that’s behind it.



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Bishop on January 24, 2014 at 11:29 AM

I want the K-Street play set!!!!!!

Punchenko on January 24, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Ah if only they were in stores before Christmas.

Ukiah on January 24, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Aerial Stryker with Parts and Labor could be that its a bi-partisan group.

Zaggs on January 24, 2014 at 11:31 AM

That was a fun way to kill a few minutes.

A lot of work did go into that.

cozmo on January 24, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Does one of them have a magical (D) on their chest that makes them invisible to the media?

gwelf on January 24, 2014 at 11:35 AM

I used to watch this right after M.A.S.K. on Saturday mornings.

Dongemaharu on January 24, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Does one of them have a magical (D) on their chest that makes them invisible to the media?

gwelf on January 24, 2014 at 11:35 AM

We have a winner for post of the day folks!

Rufus on January 24, 2014 at 11:45 AM

After reading the chimeraglobalholdings.com website, I’m pumped to invest.

Sadly, only people like Gates, Soros, and Buffet are allowed.

unclesmrgol on January 24, 2014 at 11:50 AM

My four year old son happened to be walking by when I played the clip, and he was transfixed. He has since been bugging me to get him some Kronies!

Shastasuess on January 24, 2014 at 11:51 AM

Besides you, Allah, this is the only other site I can find talking about this:
http://blog.acton.org/archives/65043-k-street-kronies-newest-action.html

Strange.

theotherone on January 24, 2014 at 11:58 AM

If it turns out to be the Kochs, the left will have a collective head explosion.

BKeyser on January 24, 2014 at 12:03 PM

theotherone on January 24, 2014 at 11:58 AM

When I checked earlier, Sean Davis had something on it at The Federalist and Mark Perry had something at AEI. There were also a bunch of bulletin boards that had it. I got it from Lachlan Markay of the Free Beacon, who tweeted about it earlier.

Allahpundit on January 24, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Does one of them have a magical (D) on their chest that makes them invisible to the media?

gwelf on January 24, 2014 at 11:35 AM

There next set of action figures should include the Media Kronies …

ShainS on January 24, 2014 at 12:07 PM

A buddy of mine who’s a little more to the left than I am sent this to me last night. Definitely an LOL moment.

nukemhill on January 24, 2014 at 12:07 PM

There Their … sheeze …

ShainS on January 24, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Allahpundit on January 24, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Thanks. I was wondering how you’d found it, as it seemed to have materialized out of nowhere. Made me wonder if there was a connection to its origin, but I guess not.

Would very much like to know who’s behind it–conservative? Libertarian? Hmm.

theotherone on January 24, 2014 at 12:09 PM

If it turns out to be the Kochs, the left will have a collective head explosion.

BKeyser on January 24, 2014 at 12:03 PM

I think we need to pray this is so. And I want to tape the tears flowing.

todler on January 24, 2014 at 12:10 PM

Would very much like to know who’s behind it–conservative? Libertarian? Hmm.

Gotta be from the right, I think. “Big G” is not an anti-hero that a lefty would choose in making a parody like this.

Allahpundit on January 24, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Brilliant!

GadsdenRattlers on January 24, 2014 at 12:28 PM

That. Was. AWESOME!!!!

Kafir on January 24, 2014 at 12:29 PM

https://twitter.com/TheKronies

peski on January 24, 2014 at 12:41 PM

They are on Facebook as well. http://www.facebook.com/thekronies

GadsdenRattlers on January 24, 2014 at 12:44 PM

The list of who they’re following on twitter is interesting.

Lost in Jersey on January 24, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Federal indictments issued in 4… 3… 2…

Terp Mole on January 24, 2014 at 1:08 PM

I miss the 80′s.

StubbleSpark on January 24, 2014 at 1:17 PM

Who’s behind this?

My guess… the Boss Emeritus.

The US Chamber of Commerce versus America

Terp Mole on January 24, 2014 at 1:25 PM

I miss the all important media superhero.

But :

MORE COMING SOON!

With Big G’s power growing by the day, there is an endless supply of kronies lining up to get konnected to the G-force. Who will be next?

the_nile on January 24, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Whoever’s behind it wants to be anonymous. According to the WHOIS records for their domains, they’re registered via Domains By Proxy, the entire purpose of which is to hide that info.

Caiwyn on January 24, 2014 at 1:34 PM

I’m betting the Kochs are involved. This thing screams libertarian. Check out the background info on the Ariel Stryker character:

Undeclared drone warfare transformed her into a deadly cyborg with all the right curves.

Every other character is about economic competition, but this one is about drones. This stuff could be a Rand Paul campaign site. I love it.

Caiwyn on January 24, 2014 at 1:38 PM

Needs a kickstarter page for a full length animated movie. Would be a great tool to help children understand what’s going on with the economy.

jhffmn on January 24, 2014 at 1:55 PM

Awesome!

FloatingRock on January 24, 2014 at 2:11 PM

If the Daily Caller has it right, the creators are http://emergentorder.com/

The same guys that did the Keynes/Hayek rap battles, which were also quite high quality.

taboo on January 24, 2014 at 2:36 PM

Who’s behind this?

My guess… the Boss Emeritus.

The US Chamber of Commerce versus America

Terp Mole on January 24, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Very interesting!

And… https://twitter.com/TheKronies only has 189 followers at the moment, and Michelle Malkin is one of them!

I’m inclined to agree with you that the Boss Emeritus is likely “Konnected” with this project!

ITguy on January 24, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Michelle Malkin is the author of “Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks and Cronies” (Regnery 2010).

ITguy on January 24, 2014 at 2:49 PM

The narrator sounds similar to the Misfit Politics guy from Attack Watch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XYKRokgX00

Brian Fitz on January 24, 2014 at 2:53 PM

I know this is out in left, er right field, but Glenn Beck has a movie/production studio and Michelle Malkin agreed to work with him on upcoming projects.

It would be funny if this came from Beck …

Mark Boabaca on January 24, 2014 at 3:00 PM

If the Daily Caller has it right, the creators are http://emergentorder.com/

taboo on January 24, 2014 at 2:36 PM

Bingo. The background on their website is Big G. Mystery solved.

Lost in Jersey on January 24, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Chimera Holding also seems to be tongue-in-cheek:
http://chimeraglobalholdings.com/about-us

davidk on January 24, 2014 at 3:32 PM

I assume, in light of the “Parts & Labor” character, that it’s not a lefty outfit that’s behind it

Well, given the obvious reference via the red-and-blue “G” character, I wouldn’t be surprised if this is a libertarian mob

Good on them, though. These are fantastic!

Reaps on January 25, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Bingo. The background on their website is Big G. Mystery solved.

Lost in Jersey on January 24, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Well… no. EO is just the production company, from what I can see. For example, they produced the Hayak v Keynes rap battle videos, but econstories.tv were the ones who created it.

Reaps on January 25, 2014 at 11:35 AM