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Halliburton solves global warming! An advanced new technology will keep corporate managers safe even when climate change makes life as we know it impossible. Pics here. oh, wait...
posted by mkultra (21 comments total)

 
Ben Elton did this in one of his novels, didn't he?
posted by Artw at 9:05 AM on May 12, 2006


brilliant! pics are awesome.
posted by j at 9:09 AM on May 12, 2006


I love these guys..
posted by doctor_negative at 9:15 AM on May 12, 2006


In order to head off such catastrophic scenarios, scientists agree we must reduce our carbon emissions by 70% within the next few years. Doing that would seriously undermine corporate profits, however, and so a more forward-thinking solution is needed.

...so they're more willing to destroy the environment while making a profit than change their tactics and make life btter for us all? the greed of people is incredible to me.
posted by Doorstop at 9:15 AM on May 12, 2006


I totally agree, Doorstop!
*snicker*
posted by mkultra at 9:16 AM on May 12, 2006


Um, Doorstop, check that final link...
posted by NationalKato at 9:19 AM on May 12, 2006


Oops. Got me too. Here I was thinking the Washington Times is a joke/hoax site.
posted by Jenga at 9:33 AM on May 12, 2006


That would not be an entirely incorrect thought...
posted by mkultra at 9:34 AM on May 12, 2006


That was funny, and I was sucked in until the pictures. I love agitated participatory street/conference theater!
posted by jrb223 at 9:43 AM on May 12, 2006


Here I was thinking the Washington Times is a joke/hoax site.

Anybody else remeber when the Times ran that two page ad where prominent US presidents endorsed the honorable reverend as supreme leader?
posted by 1-2punch at 10:07 AM on May 12, 2006


This was nice, but it doesn't top Gilda the Golden Skeleton.
posted by H-Bar at 10:12 AM on May 12, 2006


They look like Dogbert.
posted by lemhuxley at 10:25 AM on May 12, 2006


Robert Sheckley also had something like this in a short story -- a back pack unit would deploy a protective bubble around the hero every time it sensed something threatening. Of course, it malfunctions and begins to interpret everything as threatening, thereby trapping the guy in a persistent bubble.
posted by Toecutter at 10:32 AM on May 12, 2006


Here I was thinking the Washington Times is a joke/hoax site.

It's not?
posted by trondant at 11:02 AM on May 12, 2006


Nah, this is Haliburton's real plan to deal with Global Warming.

The joke's still on us.
posted by sourwookie at 11:50 AM on May 12, 2006


Best. Yes Men prank. Ever.
posted by fungible at 11:50 AM on May 12, 2006


"It's essentially a gated community for one..."

That's awesome.
posted by brundlefly at 12:41 PM on May 12, 2006


Funny, I just saw a documentary about these guys 5 nights ago.

I (as a corporate communications guy) was laughing SO hard.

Great stuff.
posted by Relay at 3:12 PM on May 12, 2006


Darinw's Nightmare (mentioned as interesting movie on the Yes Man website) is being seeded as we speak
posted by elpapacito at 4:17 PM on May 12, 2006


Bwaaaaaahahaha..... brilliant. Also disturbing.
posted by wildilocks at 6:51 PM on May 12, 2006


I (as a corporate communications guy) was laughing SO hard.

Not to worry citizen, Haliburton's contacts in Washington (The Republican Party), will soon see that you're not disrupted from your mandatory toiling for the Haliburton-state by outlawing such reckless displays of humor. Our battalion of crack, humorless, trial lawyers and paid for government stand ready. You may return to your duties.
posted by IronLizard at 11:09 PM on May 12, 2006


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