Interviewing Yes Men for Dec. 24 RadioShow

In about half an hour Drew and I will be calling over to England to interview Mike Bonanno of the Yes Men, who recently pulled off a brilliant prank wherein they impersonated Dow Chemical representatives to the BBC, telling the network that Dow would be taking responsibility for the Bhopal chemical disaster 20 years ago.

I saw the eponymously titled documentary on their exploits a few weeks ago and enjoyed it immensely. It isn’t nearly as brilliant as director Chris Smith’s best film, American Movie, but is well paced and snappy enough to wring maximum effect from the pranks it documents. It inspired me to think more seriously about commiting my own acts of “identity correction.”