Always secretly longed to be one of The Yes Men, those eco-pranksters who recently put out a fake edition of The New York Post announcing “We’re Screwed” if we do nothing about the environment? Well, then you should be warned — one Yes Man, Andy Bichlbaum, was arrested last month at a fake press conference that demo’d SurvivaBalls — balls that’ll purportedly let corporate managers survive any climate crisis! Watch the infomercial below:
Arrest sound too scary? You can sign up to take part in a legal protest — or, if you’re really a wimp but are willing to open up your wallet, can purchase “action offsets.” That money would then go “to help someone else receive civil-disobedience training or pay bail, or to otherwise assist this program.”
Not ready to sign up because you don’t know enough about The Yes Men? If you’re in New York, go watch The Yes Men Fix the World, which begins playing tonight at the Film Forum theater! The preview’s below to whet your appetite for pranks-with-a-cause:
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