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2005-11-18 23:53:37 +01:00
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Jeez, this is terrible.
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It's the stupidest.
I can't--
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It's an hour's difference.
The time zone is different here.
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Fuck. It's unbelievable.
How the fuck can that happen?
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Okay. Here.
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Okay, there. That's done.
Now what?
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Okay. Got it. Okay.
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Pull it up.
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Okay, now let's get your...
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A few years ago, we wanted to...
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try to help out with some activist's
anti-corporate activities.
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And we heard about this website
called rtmark.com.
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And we went there, and they--
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they handed us a domain name--
gwbush.com--
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and asked us if we might like
to make a website
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that was critical of George Bush.
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Because George Bush's real
domain name was georgewbush.com.
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And this was 1999,
so it was just during the campaign
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when he was beginning
to run for president.
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And we didn't really know
quite what to do,
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so we went to Bush's website
and looked at it.
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And it turned out to be full
of strange hypocrisies, like,
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for example, he called himself
"The environmental governor of Texas,"
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but we looked a little closer
at his record and found out
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that he had actually created
the most polluted state in the country
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because he dismantled
the Clean Air Laws while he was there.
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And, actually, that's, I guess,
what he's doing now nationally.
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So we thought,
"Well, this kind of hypocrisy
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we can easily poke fun at
by making a satire website."
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And we made this satire website
that looked exactly like Bush's
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except for a few key differences.
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Like there was a photo on the banner--
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instead of him and his wife
in front of the capitol building in Texas,
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we showed him pointing the finger
at black people.
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And this seemed to get him
a little bit angry.
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So the Bush campaign
tried to shut us down
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by sending us
a cease and desist letter
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and by complaining
to the Federal Election Commission.
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But we were able
to just take those threats
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and send them to the media.
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And immediately the <i>New York Times</i>
wrote an article,
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and there were a whole bunch
of other articles.
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In fact, one reporter
read these articles and,
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at a press conference,
asked Bush,
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"So, what about this website--
gwbush.com--what do you think of that?"
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So it was all over the place.
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A lot of people read about it,
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including a guy who had another
domain name called gatt.org.
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And, of course, GATT is the
Global Agreement on Tariffs and Trade,
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and it's the predecessor agreement
to the World Trade Organization.
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And he said,
"If you could do this for Bush,
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then maybe you can
also do this for the WTO."
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The WTO is supposed to be
sort of a United Nations of commerce,
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a conglomeration
of all these countries in the world...
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that get together every now and then
to discuss trade policies
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in how exactly goods will be bought
and sold throughout the world.
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I'm sure, originally,
the stated purpose of the WTO
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was to help these countries
who are developing
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so that, you know, the world community
can help raise them out of poverty.
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In fact, what it's done is
it's allowed large corporations
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to go in and exploit these people
even further
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so that Americans
become even wealthier
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and the people in these countries
continue to struggle to get by.
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And I think that's--
at this point it's upset quite a few people.
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So I gotta try
and remember where Sal lives.
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It's a little bit complicated. There's, like,
this snaking road up over the hills.
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And who is Sal?
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Sal is a friend who I met in San Diego,
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and he moved to L.A.
to work in the movie industry,
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and that's why now he does,
actually, costuming professionally.
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He builds, like, weird suits
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out of pretty much
any material you can imagine.
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And so, when we needed a costume,
I knew who to call.
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Yeah, this is it. Yeah.
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I'll maybe bring him his mail, actually,
as long as we're at it here.
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- Yeah--I don't like it.
- Okay.
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It looks too much like sex stuff
instead of--it's not very modern-looking.
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Remember, this is the future.
This isn't about, like, straps and stuff.
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That's like dungeons and torture
in the past.
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The costume
is a manager's leisure suit.
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And the idea is that Hank Hardy Unruh,
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the representative
from the World Trade Organization,
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is going to go and wear
this breakaway business suit
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that's gonna be pulled off of him
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during the middle
of the keynote address to the conference.
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And then a big inflatable phallus
is going to emerge from this golden suit,
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and on the end of it is a TV screen
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that he uses
to manage sweatshops remotely.
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The reason we got invited
to these things
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is we have a website
called gatt.org.
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The gatt.org website looks a lot
like the WTO website,
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but it is critical of the WTO.
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Most people, though,
who find gatt.org
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by searching
for the World Trade Organization...
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will go without reading it
and will send us e-mail directly.
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So a lot of people ask us
weird questions about tariffs and trade,
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and we try to answer
as accurately as we can.
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And occasionally invitations come in
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from official
or quasi-official organizations
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asking for opinions
or asking us to attend a conference.
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And so, when they ask, they really think
they're talking to the WTO,
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and we respond by giving them
what we think they want--
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which is the opinions of the WTO--
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as accurately
as we can represent them.
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You know what I'm thinking,
actually, looking at this...
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is that maybe this is a zipper.
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Yeah! Yeah, yeah.
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Then he just unzips it
and pulls the thing at the same time.
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- That could be really good.
- Because...
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to have it burst out of the Velcro,
it might not be strong enough to burst out,
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and then he'd have to pull it.
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Part of the thing
that gives us the courage
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to go to Tampere...
with this really absurd suit
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is that we already went
to Salzburg, Austria, to represent
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the World Trade Organization
at a conference on tariffs and trade.
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There, our representative--the same guy
who is Hank Hardy Unruh here--
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was Dr. Andreas Bichlbauer there.
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And he gave a lecture that focused
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on basically doing away with
all customs in the name of free trade,
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like getting rid of the <i>siesta</i>
in Spain and Italy
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so that business hours
could be the same.
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In Italy, on the other hand,
you have a totally different situation,
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in which sleep is...done during
the day as much as at night almost.
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And allowing people to sell their votes
over the Internet to the highest bidder
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so that the barriers to free trade
and things like votes were out of the way.
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One possible solution is being tested
in the field of American politics
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to streamline the grotesquely
inefficient system of elections.
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Vote-auction.com, in turn,
employs only four people
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to transmit not merely information,
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but actual money
directly to the consuming voter.
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It's a--a forum for people voluntarily
to offer their vote to the highest bidder.
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And despite giving what we thought
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was a lecture that would immediately
get us booed off stage
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or get Bichlbauer
maybe even thrown in jail
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because people would figure out
he was an impostor,
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the exact opposite happened.
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Everybody was super polite.
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It didn't seem like everybody even noticed
that what he said was so absurd.
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Well, so far...
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...we thought Bichlbauer
would be very extreme
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and people would react to it
and we'd get shut down,
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and nothing of the sort happened.
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So...this time we just have to really
push it and make it totally extreme.
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I mean, we keep trying
to push things further
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to try to really clarify the positions
of the WTO to make them very legible.
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It's one back,
but this--this is good.
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<i>Andy.</i>
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It has a terrible siren.
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I have to check the Web
when we get upstairs.
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Oh, my God. What are we
gonna do about this--
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we gotta watch the Patrick video.
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It's weird stuff, isn't it?
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That's one way of putting it.
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It's really a problem.
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It seems about the weirdest
I've seen from him ever, I think.
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It looks pretty good on this.
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Yeah, it's all right.
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What we have here is that we have
our cyber Andy here
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who's going to be wearing the suit.
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And I'm going to be showing
all the different ways
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in which the Management Leisure Suit
can be useful in industry today
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and maximize leisure potential.
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Sometimes I don't think they know
what the hell to expect out of me.
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What I'll come up with...
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is frequently not exactly
what they had in mind,
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but it's...you know,
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it fits in perfectly with what they're--
what they're going to do.
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Well, I came out
of a corporate environment
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and a company that I really gave,
you know, a good bit of my soul to
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over a long period of time progressively.
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And there were a lot of downsizings
and, of course,
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the company I was with I thought
was gonna take care of me.
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And I realized
that the bottom line is the bottom line,
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and there really isn't any humanity
in corporate structures,
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so therefore I hope that maybe
being part of the Yes Men
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might, in some way, help raise issues
about global work issues
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and social issues that are being
brought about by globalization, etcetera.
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I grew up in the suburbs here,
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and then I moved to Troy six years ago
for a job at the university.
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There's a place there called Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute, and I teach there.
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I was moving back home, really,
because I'd been away--
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I'd been on the West Coast
for about 12 years.
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Wait, what is this?
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This is--it's this...
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...SimCopter hack.
Here it is.
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I wanted to watch this tape
'cause this is the tape--
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I've been cleaning out the archives,
and I found this tape in there.
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I met Andy through a friend, actually.
A mutual friend.
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Actually, two people
that we both knew
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suggested that me and Andy
get in contact with one another
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because we'd both
done similar projects.
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One of the jobs that I had was
at this games company called Maxis
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that makes SimCity.
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One of the games they were making
at the time was SimCopter.
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I was in charge of the little people
that run around in the game.
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And I made them
wearing nothing but swim trunks.
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They'd all be boys, and they'd
be running around kissing each other.
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So all the people who ordered
this very popular video game
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suddenly were treated
to a completely different spectacle.
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So he got a lot
of press attention for it,
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and it was seen as a kind of--
an activist kind of statement
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about video games and the sort
of macho nature of them.
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It all involves
the unexpected appearance
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of some gay, kissing muscle men
every Friday the 13th.
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He's becoming a celebrity of sorts
in the computer world--
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especially the gay computer world.
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And then I had done a project
using Barbie dolls,
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where we switched the voice boxes
of Barbie dolls and G.I. Joes.
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<i>Troops! Attack that Cobra jet</i>
<i>with heavy firepower!</i>
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And that ended up in G.I. Joes that
said things like, "I love to shop with you,"
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and Barbie dolls that said things like,
"Dead men tell no lies."
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And we got them back
on store shelves
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all over the country in what we called
our "Shop Giving Program."
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We're like Santa Claus,
only less radical,
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because Santa Claus
breaks into people's houses. We don't.
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So that when kids
got them at Christmas,
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they were surprised to find their doll
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saying something other
than what they expected.
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And the kids thought it was hilarious.
They loved having these crazy dolls.
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We sent out press releases,
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so it was in the news on Christmas Day
and for the week following.
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It just went through every kind
of media channel imaginable.
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<i>- The B.L.O...</i>
<i>- The Mission of the B.L.O...</i>
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<i>The Barbie Liberation Organization--</i>
<i>the B.L.O...</i>
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<i>It was real funny 'cause it looks</i>
<i>like, "Come on, fight me. Fight me!"</i>
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<i>- Except it says...</i>
<i>- I love school. Don't you?</i>
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<i>Let's sing with the band tonight!</i>
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Now we're--with the Yes Men,
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we're calling that sort of basic idea
"Identity Correction,"
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like saying, these things--
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these things that are not
really presenting themselves honestly
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or that hide something about their nature
that's really scary,
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we want to bring that out.
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We want to show that.
We want to demonstrate that.
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And so, like for the WTO--
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we think that the WTO
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is doing all these terrible things
that are hurting people
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and they're saying the exact opposite.
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And so we're interested
in correcting their identity.
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In the same way that an identity thief
steals somebody's identity
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in order to basically
just engage in criminal practices,
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we target people
we see as criminals,
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and we steal their identity
to try to make them honest
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or to try to present
a more honest face.
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And so...you know,
I guess this whole thing
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has its roots for both me and Andy
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in stuff that we've been doing
for a long time,
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which is trying to create public spectacles
that, in some kind of poetic way,
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reveal something about our culture
that's profoundly a problem.
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That must be Sal.
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- Oh, dude.
- Are you okay?
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I got fuckin' lost on that...
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Oh, no.
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It's been a long day.
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Holy shit!
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Well, I probably started it
in June or July.
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So, on and off
for a good two to three months.
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Just a couple more pieces
of Velcro, and that'll really be it.