your boss has invited someone to give a talk is it really to be
expected that employees would react like those brilliant students
in Plattsburgh, New York, did? Most corporate functions are too
staged for a reaction like that. Ooops, oh I get it, that's the
point. We are being controlled by the corporation!"
the penis leisure suit."
the movie, although I don't think that I would like to go on holiday
with any of them."
guys have 'unemployable layabouts' written all over them.
Just imagine giving them a non-satirical job, they wouldn't be able
to do it."
problem that I have with these guys is that they manage to do what
they do because the good guys are getting fooled. Take the person
who arranged the replacement Australia conference at the end of
the movie as an example. How could they embarrass that person who,
it seems, only arranged this talk as a favour?
Although it's not in the movie, these were the guys who caught the
BBC out - the BBC were doing an item on the Union Carbide disaster
in Bhopal. In the UK directors interview on the Yes Men DVD, they
seem to say that it is a shame they caught the BBC out, but they
still did the interview knowing they were fooling the BBC. This
is a way of running out of friends and goodwill very quickly.
the WTO needs to be parodied and it is good they are parodying it,
just it leaves a bad taste in the mouth when innocent little people
are caught out during the parody. However, all that said, the speeches
the Yes Men deliver are brilliant and the quiet reaction of the
audiences in all but the Plattsburgh, New York, campus, who started
to throw things, is jaw droppingly entertaining.
ten minutes, they're here."
time is 9:30? Oh my God we're an hour off. We have to make a very
important phone call right now."
it's more fun to be satirical than it is to be serious."
can say the most atrocious things and nobody will really react.
Nobody will really care."