Saturday, August 8, 2009
The Management Leisure Suit
The Yes Men are anti-capitalist provocateurs and pranksters (or, "culture jammers"). According to Wikipedia, their real names are Jacques Servin and Igor Vamos. Vamos is an associate professor at Rensselaer, and Servin is, I assume, independently wealthy. They can be pretty funny though. I was reminded of them by a review of their new movie in the Financial Times earlier this week. Here's an example of one of the Yes Men's pranks from a few years ago, while impersonating WTO officials at a conference in Finland. If you are impatient and want to skip the set-up, the management leisure suit makes its first appearance around 6:24. From there, well... you'll see.