Friday, May 14, 2010

The Yes Men Fix The World: Comic Vigilante Justice

Oh, yes! Comic vigilante justice; I love it.

You can read a review, here. This comes to us from Green Life: Ideas for Living Well and Doing Good, the excellent and uplifting Sierra Club blog.

The comedic documentary The Yes Men Fix the World opens with liberal-minded Bichlbaum posing as a spokesperson for Dow Chemical Co., announcing that the company will take full responsibility for the toxic pollution in Bhopal, India, and fully compensate the victims of the 1984 pesticide plant catastrophe. The bogus interview, aired live on BBC, reached 30 million viewers and caused Dow's stock to plummet by more than $2 billion in 23 minutes

...The Yes Men take on Halliburton, Exxon, and HUD, attending a string of business conferences to deliver outrageous presentations of increasing hilarity, Bichlbaum and Bonanno prove that wearing a suit has never been more radical.
It is now available on DVD.

We either laugh or we cry. Right now, I could use a laugh.



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