Anti-Bush Online Adventure
May 26, 2004 9:31 AM   Subscribe

Anti-Bush Online Adventure [4.7 MB Flash; parts NSFW] The Bush Administration discovers "the ultimate method of bringing about global domination for corporate America." [via What Do I Know]
posted by kirkaracha (17 comments total)

 
Spent ten minutes trying to work out when this had been posted onto MeFi before, before realising that I was mistaken, and actually MoFi got there first.
More Here.
posted by seanyboy at 9:45 AM on May 26, 2004


Oh wow, I saw this a few days ago. The Emo Game is good albiet overloaded with unnecessary sexual references that kind of detract from the rest of the humor.

As for the Bush Game, I like how the informative stuff was put in this version. Not to mention Voltron. But for the love of all that is holy, can they please put in a pause feature and better jumping controls? Please?
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 9:46 AM on May 26, 2004


I'd like to see someone do a LucasArts/Sierra '80s-style game where you're members of the Bush Administration exploring Maniac Mansion. It would work well.
posted by inksyndicate at 9:55 AM on May 26, 2004


I wish there was a page with just the facts on them, because some of these bosses are pretty tough. or, I suck at defeating them.
posted by mcsweetie at 11:06 AM on May 26, 2004


Wow. Regardless of political view, this is art. :)
posted by tittergrrl at 11:21 AM on May 26, 2004


that game was hard
posted by Satapher at 11:30 AM on May 26, 2004


This is good, and thank you for providing your hypertextual link to it.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 11:35 AM on May 26, 2004


man, the bush Sr Barbara boss was AWESOME
posted by Tryptophan-5ht at 11:46 AM on May 26, 2004


The average British CEO earns 14 times average wage. The average American CEO earns 536 times average wage.

...is this right? I don't believe it.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 12:06 PM on May 26, 2004


Excellent.
posted by John Kenneth Fisher at 1:18 PM on May 26, 2004


Pretty_Generic - I'd guess a 10:1 ratio, but I'm feeling lazy at the moment.
posted by troutfishing at 1:39 PM on May 26, 2004


Not as easy to find as I had hoped, a lot of articles don't quote their source and just seem to pick numbers out of the air, this article is in a reasonably prestigious journal though so should be more reliable. They suggest the average CEO comp is over 200X average wage in the US, and that the ratio has been increasing from some time (up from 50X in the not too distant past). This site quotes Business Week, and has figures for 1960-2001. highest ratio to that point was 531:1 in 2000, against 41:1 in 1960.

A Harper's Magazine article from May 1996 gives ratios of
Japan 1:16
Germany 1:21
U.K 1:33
U.S. 1:120
presumably this was for the mid 1990's.

I have seen the issue discussed elsewhere, usually underling the differences in EU vs US corporate cultures, though the exact meanings and implications seem as yet to be undecided.
posted by biffa at 2:32 PM on May 26, 2004


'underlining', of course
posted by biffa at 2:33 PM on May 26, 2004


I loved this game. Somebody sure worked hard to make it!
hehe
posted by couchdive at 3:17 PM on May 26, 2004


Looked at solely as a political ad -- which is, at the end of things, what it is -- it's pretty effective: it puts together a lot of solid information, packages it in clear and undeniably memorable metaphors, keeps it entertaining long enough for you to sit through it without feeling like you're in a social studies lession... pretty good stuff. One of the rare get-out-the-vote efforts that actually looks like it has a chance of working on some people.

The only thing I wonder is if some of the humor is skewed too young; I can imagine some fifteen-year-olds getting off on the image of Voltron giving it to the statue of liberty, but winning their vote isn't going to help all that much.
posted by ook at 4:30 PM on May 26, 2004


That was incredible!.

God, and here I thought the Kerry campaign was wasting their money. Informative, fun, a little bit naughty with the just the right amount of pop-iconage. Holy crap I'm astounded.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 6:27 PM on May 27, 2004


How the hell did someone put this together?!
J-sus ...Chr-st!

There had to be a huge team on this. Did only one person make this? It's very impressive! Extremely creative. It has its flaws, but it's interesting how you have to work to get the information. I honestly have never seen anything like it.

A little late to comment but I am amazed. damn and BRAVO.
posted by Peter H at 11:43 AM on June 7, 2004


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