The Yes Men are two guys who have proclaimed themselves representatives of numerous entities, including Exxon, Halliburton, Dow Chemical, and the U.S. government. Their hoaxes are hilarious, zany, and truthful, and they frequently get the attention of mainstream media.
Their second film, The Yes Men Fix the World, won many awards. Now they’re back with The Yes Men Are Revolting, opening in select theaters June 12 and available now on iTunes and On Demand.
Take a look back at five past actions … and get ready to see even crazier stuff in the new movie.
Vivoleum, featuring Reggie Watts
An ExxonMobil janitor makes the ultimate sacrifice for a miraculous new biofuel. The Yes Men show the oil executives at the Go Expo energy conference that the free market, when left to its own devices, will always find solutions to the dilemmas humanity faces.
Dow Does the Right Thing
One “Jude Finisterra” of Dow Chemical appears on BBC World News to take full responsibility for the Bhopal catastrophe, perhaps the worst industrial disaster in history.
The New York Times Special Edition
It’s a tough thing to surprise a New Yorker. Check out these city-slickers’ expressions when they read a special edition of The New York Times that reports on the world as it ought to be.
The Employee Visualization Appendage
Andy and Mike introduce the Management Leisure Suit, with a core feature of an instantly deployable, hip-mounted, hands-free device. Now upper management can keep an eye on their workforce while enjoying their increasingly limited free time.
At Halliburton’s Catastrophic Loss Conference for members of the insurance industry, the Yes Men enlist the help of Dick Cheney’s employees to demonstrate an apparatus designed to withstand any conceivable natural disaster Mother Nature has up her sleeve.