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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Greenpeace Shells It Out

Posted by on Tue, Aug 27, 2013 at 7:20 PM

Ack—autoplay. Video now after the jump.

Via Americablog. Says John:

Beyond brilliant. Greenpeace snuck two remote controlled protest signs into the winner’s podium at the Grand Prix finals, which are sponsored by Shell oil. The signs lay dormant for two weeks, until the winners took to the dais, and then slowly one rose up in front of everyone. Then, someone tries to take it down, and as he walks away, another rises up…. LOL


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Banna 1
Too soon on the second banner; antenna-bending guy should have left the platform before it went up.
Posted by Banna on August 27, 2013 at 7:28 PM · Report this
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn 2
When is someone going to fly banners behind some of those drones?
Posted by Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn on August 27, 2013 at 7:35 PM · Report this
this guy I know in Spokane 3
@2 - "Belinda will you marry me? If not I will destroy your village"
Posted by this guy I know in Spokane on August 27, 2013 at 7:47 PM · Report this
Best thing I've seen all week.
Posted by SPG on August 27, 2013 at 7:56 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 5
Posted by Will in Seattle on August 27, 2013 at 8:09 PM · Report this
sperifera 6
Well played, Greenpeace.
Posted by sperifera on August 27, 2013 at 9:12 PM · Report this
Yes! :)

This is so much more effective, awesome, and un-shitty than ELF and their terrorism.
Posted by lqtm on August 27, 2013 at 10:16 PM · Report this
Posted by Urgutha Forka on August 27, 2013 at 10:28 PM · Report this
Love it!
Posted by StuckInUtah on August 27, 2013 at 10:56 PM · Report this
Matt Hickey 10
I am not a Greenpeace fan but this is one of the most clever things they've ever done. The second sign, that was the kicker. I can't believe I'm typing this, but: Well done, Greenpeace.
Posted by Matt Hickey on August 27, 2013 at 10:59 PM · Report this
TomJohnsonJr 11
So damn cute. I've got a monthly contribution to them I'm too shy to call and cancel, and this makes me glad I've been putting it off.
Posted by TomJohnsonJr on August 27, 2013 at 11:24 PM · Report this
Claypatch 12
Absolutely fantastic. As a former Greenpeacer, and continuous donor, very happy to see my time, money and efforts paying off like this.
Posted by Claypatch on August 28, 2013 at 12:08 AM · Report this
That is HILARIOUS. I am an avid Formula 1 geek and I have to say that I never saw that. The TV coverage never showed that. I wondered why Seb Vettel was looking down, but I presumed he was looking at the crowd. Until this footage I never knew. I loathe Shell (as well as Exxon, BP), but until now I didn't know this happened. Thanks Dan. I doubt most of the world saw this though. There was a MCO (maximum close up) on Seb during the national anthems.
Posted by JJinAus on August 28, 2013 at 1:26 AM · Report this
What does that big ass boat that greenpeace cruises around in run on again? Pretentiousness?
Posted by asadfw on August 28, 2013 at 6:10 AM · Report this
ScrawnyKayaker 15
As @13 says, the TV crew would have no reason to show this, so it would have been seen only by the "studio audience" at Spa-Francorchamps. Here's an eye-witness YouTube video stating it didn't go out on TV.…

So, unfortunately, the impact is essentially limited to secondary media coverage, like this post, not the live TV audience.

Also, that is in no way the "Grand Prix finals." It's just the awards ceremony for that day's race at Spa. The finals, if that term is ever appropriate, is at the last race of the season in November in Brazil. I'ma gonna have to call "dingbat" on that writer.
Posted by ScrawnyKayaker on August 28, 2013 at 6:50 AM · Report this
debug 16
Probably could have waited for 2nd sign but then again maybe they suspected that the man would notice the gizmo for the 2nd sign before they could raise it.

I'm always iffy with Greenpeace, they seem to fall prey to pseudo-science quite a bit, but this was golden.
Posted by debug on August 28, 2013 at 10:20 AM · Report this

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