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Balls Across America

Some of you may have seen my appearance with Andy Bichlbaum last week when he persuaded me to try on a Survivaball. Although I looked ridiculous, it was kind of cool to be a part of The Yes Men’s “Balls Across America” campaign, described as:

a series of civil disobedience actions involving Survivaballs. It’s inspired by the Climate Pledge of Resistance and BeyondTalk.net. “Balls Across America” was launched in prime-time on CNN, and now will spread across the United States, in lockstep with the distribution schedule of The Yes Men Fix the World!

Well as it turns out you can try on a Survivaball too. If you’re in New York or have friends who are, you are “invited to come wear the world’s stupidest costume and hand out coupons for a free fake New York Times with each ticket. We really need people to do this, because a lot of people don’t know our film is showing (not much money for advertising).… Read the rest

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Disinfo’s Gary Baddeley Talks 2012 On CBS News, Tries ‘Yes Men’ Survivaball

I was invited up to the GM Building where CBS News stages its Early Show. They wanted to talk about 2012 and host Cali Carlin and producer Rick Borutta did a great job of featuring our film 2012: Science or Superstition and our new website 2012sos.net. Unfortunately they also invited my old friend Andy Bichlbaum from The Yes Men, who brought along his latest creation, the Survivaball. Andy actually got arrested and jailed for over 24 hours while wearing one earlier in the week, so I suppose my 10 minutes or so wearing one weren't bad in comparison. Still, it isn't the most flattering thing I'll ever wear. Check it out for a laugh here: 2012 and the Survivaball Video
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