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"Before you know it as the years go by, you're just like other people you have seen, with all those peculiar human ailments. Just another vehicle for temper and vanity and rashness and all the rest. Who wants it? Who needs it? These things occupy the place where a man's soul should be." -- Henderson the Rain King

Monday, March 28, 2005

The Yes Men

Mother Jones has an interesting interview in their March issue with the The Yes Men, an interesting political protest duo that's can best be described as some kind of weird amalgamation between Michael Moore's politics and Punk'd.

"Equipped with absurd aliases, cheap suits, and official-looking websites, Andy Bichlbaum (a.k.a. Finisterra) and his co-conspirator, Mike Bonanno, have posed as officials from the World Trade Organization, McDonald's, and even the Bush campaign. Rather than being exposed as frauds, the Yes Men and their crackpot proposals—from recycling human waste into fast food to using global warming as a weapon against the French—are often met with approval from unsuspecting audiences." -- Dave Gilson, Mother Jones

If you want to find out more about these guys, they are already the subject of a documentary film, available on DVD, and a book. If you're really into it, you can join up to be a Yes Man here (not to be confused with the Suck-Up).