Monday, October 11, 2004

The Yes Men

I watched The Yes Men last night. This was my third movie in a theater this year.

Completely hilarious. Mike Moore-esque (he makes an appearance), but more sly, more subtle, less obvious.

The subjects of the documentary, Andy Bichlbauer and Mike Bonnano, wrote a satirical web site of the World Trade Organization. In due time, their site reached the attention of conference planners, and they received an invitation to speak on behalf of the World Trade Organization. What they say at the conference, and at other speaking engagements, is the height of lunacy. It speaks directly to the corporate politeness that pervades diplomacy and the white collar work force. Everyone nods. No one's thinking.

A nice short movie, it reminded me to use my brain. To think things through critically. What am I being told? And why? In an election year, it's a necessary reminder.

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