Friday, August 24, 2007

The Yes Men

The Yes Men are my heroes (and I don't even have heroes!). Who are the Yes Men? A group of guys who impersonate leaders at corporations and organizations such as the World Trade Organization who actually say the truth. They call it "identity correction." They admit their mistakes. They're honest.

And then sometimes they take it further as they did on June 14 of this year when, posing as Exxon Mobil and National Petroleum Council representatives, they predicted mass catastrophes if our current energy use continued (the absolute truth) and proposed turning the people who died in the catastrophes into oil called vivoleum (not quite possible).

In this interview with the BBC, a Yes Man impersonates the spokesperson for Dow Chemical, and lets Dow actually take responsibility for Bhopal.

You can also prank like a Yes Man.