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.
The Yes Men previously touted the Survivaball in Pittsburgh last month during the G-20 Summit.
Below is the video of Senator Specter fleeing the Survivaballs, shot by Geoff Holtzman of Talk Radio News Service.