March 29, 2011 at 11:51 AM ET
If you were struggling to understand the ins and outs of the various revolutions and revolts taking place in the Middle East and North Africa, not to worry. It's all been simplified and summarized in one easy-to-understand animated video.
In a video he calls the Three Big Pigs, artist Egor Zhgun gives the "Angry Birds" treatment to the various conflicts, summarizing how things unfolded for President Ben Ali (the ousted leader of Tunisia) and President Mubarak (the ousted leader of Egypt) while predicting what's to come for Colonel Gaddafi (the not-quite-ousted leader of Libya).
If it all looks strangely familiar, that's because you've a) been spending too much of your time playing "Angry Birds" or b) happen to remember the old animated (and often racist) war-propagandavideos from back when America was saving the world from the likes of Hitler. Zhgun's Three Big Pigs seems, especially, to turn the old Three Little Pigs propaganda cartoon on its head.
Meanwhile, as we've reported before, the Mighty Eagle sure does come in handy when you're playing a tough level of "Angry Birds." Of course some people would say that bringing in the Mighty Eagle is cheating. I'm willing to bet Gaddafi is one of those people.
(Thanks to Kotaku for the heads up.)
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