06/12/2012 02:29 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The Robot-Monster in the 2012 Election

Let's face it. This is going to be a rough election. What's at stake? I'd say, pretty much everything. Back in 1776, our fathers talked about "We the people..." Today we have two kinds of people, the type made of flesh and bone that laugh and cry and then -- thanks to the Supreme Court -- the corporation-kind-of-people.

It's like we're living in a science fiction novel, with corporations now legally people -- like a very complex robot/monster. And like in most science fiction, they seem to be winning everywhere. Their CEOs make obscene gobs of money, they change every law to fit their needs, their workers get screwed at every turn, losing pensions, homes, jobs, hope. Not to mention super PACs, millions of dollars to whomever sides with them and, what I want to focus on today -- the ATTACK AD.

This is one of their super robot/monster weapons, which we are now co-opting.

Now as all avid science fiction readers know -- it's either us or them, so I'm posting this ATTACK AD done by the characters in our upcoming comedy Grassroots, to present an example of what you should NOT do when making an attack ad against these brutal enemies.

I must warn you, some of this footage is demoralizing, even troubling, but the point is to learn from these character's mistakes, played by Jason Biggs and Joel David Moore. May we all learn to go on to fight another day and win by making fewer mistakes even as -- at the same time -- we stay very, very human.