It’s time for Lubbock DFA Movie Night:
Who: Lubbock Democracy for America
What: “The Yes Men Fix the World” free screening with refreshments and
When: Thursday, October 29, 2009 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: Lubbock County Democratic Party HQ, 2809A 74th St
Why: Because the Yes Men pull hilarious pranks on irresponsible corporations!
The Yes Men are a comedians who infiltrate corporate events and make fake announcements designed to draw attention to important global issues that the business world has a history of ignoring or handling poorly (e.g. climate change, pollution, globalization).
Here are some of my favorite Yes Men hijinks:
- Announcing the End of the WTO at an Australian CPA conference (and getting a surprisingly positive reaction)
- Vivoleum, the energy plan for a post-fossil-fuel world (think Soylent Green for energy and check out this Wired article about the prank)
- The Survivaball, which speaks for itself
I think we could use the Yes Men in Lubbock, where people take themselves too seriously sometimes.