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Someone saw this poster and just said “You know what, it’s time to open people’s eyes. No more of this passive consumerism. I will do for American moviegoers what Karl Marx’s Das Kapital did for the Russian peasantry. Everyone will come to see God’s true purpose for them on this Earth. Viewers of the world unite, you have nothing to lose but your inability to make wise choices at the box office.” That’s what he said. Then he just made the poster say “Wet Fart” and stuck a pair of scissors in Anne Hathaway’s eye. But the intention was really really powerful.

Comments (3)
  1. ash  |   Posted on Jun 10th, 2008 0

    das kapital did nothing for russian peasantry. mainly because marx was german. and russian peasantry probably didn’t care too much about the state of capitalism or its economic application. perhaps you mean what the communist manifesto did for the european proletariat. especially since that’s what your later comment (viewers of the world unite, workers of the world unite) infers.

    jeez i have nothing to do between classes.

  2. dano  |   Posted on Jun 10th, 2008 0

    I suppose I will continue the geeking out:

    Christine Harold has a pretty awesome book about pranking rhetoric and “sub-vertisements” called “Our Space” that has an excellent treatment of the efficacy of this kind of political activism. The French Situationists in May 1968 were known for this sort of transgressive behavior as well.

  3. Really? People this smart read this blog? I was gonna make a joke about wet farts, but… screw you guys.

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