15 Jun '12, 9pm

Shell's "Let's Go!" Arctic Drilling Ads are Fake and Hilarious

Shell's "Let's Go!" Arctic Drilling Ads are Fake and Hilarious

Last week, we wrote about the rather amazing prank pulled by the Yes Men : they faked the malfunction of a booze-spewing oil rig replica at a faked Shell Arctic drilling launch party, and the internets went wild. So, first, read about the multi-layered stunt—they also released a fake press release from Shell threatening legal action—and the following will make more sense. It's a faux ad campaign for Shell's Arctic drilling operations called 'Let's Go!' that the company was supposedly unveiling at the launch party before disaster struck. So, on an official-looking website, Arctic Ready , the Yes Men and friends have put together a series of images and materials that pretty hilariously lampoon the oil giant's push to drill in the icy, dangerous northern reaches of the nation. Here are some favorites: Arctic Ready /Promo image Arctic Ready/Promo image Arctic Ready/Promo image...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/shells-let...

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