Corporate pranksters the Yes Men are inviting you to a food fight. Among their many activist media hoaxes, these guys have posed as spokespersons for the WTO and McDonald’s in order to deliver satirical presentations to unwitting conference goers. Now they’re hosting a two-day workshop this Saturday and Sunday in New York City to devise a “high-profile media action on a crucial food-related issue.” You can take part in the brainstorming and then later help execute the action.
The Yes Men, who have made a name for themselves impersonating business titans, making them say ridiculous things, and fooling some people into believing they’re real, are franchising. They’ve started the Yes Lab where groups can come to them with ideas for specific businesses to skewer and the Yes Men will guide them in creating the most disruptive media impact.
The new movie from the Yes Men, The Yes Men Fix the World, comes out in the U.K. on August 7, and you can now view the trailer online. The Yes Men are political pranksters who masquerade as world business leaders and brilliantly get their audiences-their business audiences-to applaud their sometimes heinous recommendations.
At the Gas and Oil Exposition in Calgary this week, Exxon Mobil executive Florian Osenberg told a rapt audience that the ongoing climate change crisis is no big deal because the dead people can provide “more feedstock.”