Argentina, there’s been an intervention. Apparently, we think we are better than everyone else and that’s… a problem. I’m not quite sure what the problem is given that this is a fact. Muhammad Ali is actually the greatest of all time and it was fine when he said it… so it’s fine. Facts! That’s how facts work.
But apparently, the rest of the world disagrees, as evidenced by a new satirical video by The Flama, a digital comedy network about and for latinos.
The video depicts the staging of an intervention for Argentina’s arrogance, with all of Argentina’s friends acting as personifications of Latin American countries. None of them are particularly amused with their amigo boludo.
Can you blame us though? The New York Times wrote an article last year highlighting Argentine hacking talent; Argentina is obviously the very best at football (Germany please take a seat and we shall never mention that overtime goal, not ever); we are the best at that poshest of sports, polo; and as for films, all I can say is, “If you keep going over the past, you’re going to end up with a thousand pasts and no future.” Yes, if you google “Argentina” and “arrogant,” you will get a lot of results too, but in the words of Gretchen Wieners, “Che, I can’t help it that I’m so popular.”
In the meantime, perhaps it would be best to follow the advice of the Argentine in the video: “The pride I feel about being an Argentino can sometimes be taken for arrogance and it can hurt people’s feelings. I promise that in the future I will be more considerate when I remind you that Argentina is better than all of your countries.