CAUTION — THIS IS NOT PRETTY — CONGRESSIONAL INTERNS SHOULD BE PROTECTED FROM SEEING THIS
For some time this blog has warned its readers about zombies in Washington… coal zombies… corn zombies… and, even Chernobyl zombies. Some say there is a worse zombie infestation in Washington than in Riverdale.
Howsoever, it would seem now Washingtonians need be on the lookout for something even more insidious: survivaballs!
HuffPo reporter Eric Sorensen is at the scene. Come in, Eric.
The streets surrounding Capitol Hill were home to a strange sight Tuesday morning as a group of people, costumed in round canvas outfits, waddled after Democratic Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, demanding that he support the climate bill or provide the ridiculous outfits to his constituents. Clad in “SurvivaBalls,” the chase group was actually part of the culture jamming activist troupe known as The Yes Men.
When asked about the spectacle, Senator Specter said, “I think it’s fun…interesting.”
This newest stunt comes on the heels of a prank yesterday at the Chamber of Commerce, and is part of a larger media campaign involving the (fake) SurvivaBall product, which bills itself as “a self-contained living system–truly, a gated community for one.” Click here for a hilarious infomercial parody for the product.