YL video: Join the opposition

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, July 14th, 2009 - 18 comments
Categories: activism, youtube - Tags: , ,

Not to be outshone by their leader’s latest efforts, looks like Young Labour have been busy with a little video project of their own. Nice.

(Hat-tip: Red Alert)

18 comments on “YL video: Join the opposition”

  1. craig 1

    Very Very Good!!!!!!

    Very sharp and a great parody of the Kiwibank ad.

  2. Gus 2

    A giant intellectual contribution from Young Labour. Speaks volumes about why we voted you out.

  3. Sting 3

    Rather silly if you ask me. They should be called Young Laboured head cases.

  4. Ms X 4

    Well produced and professional – looking. Like it.

  5. geriatricXno 5

    Great work, well produced. Professional. Good comms work coming out of Young Labour at the moment- keep it up.

  6. Marty G 6

    hilarious and with message to boot. I love Pete’s cameo.

  7. Daff 7

    Join the opposition: get attention
    includes BETTER everything, although only 1% and comes at a huge cost, but we can tap that off with the ignore button in our brains and everything shall be merry.

  8. BLiP 8

    The acting, perhaps, is a little earnest, but the production is outstanding. Politcal Art in 20 years, I reckon. Well done, the youngsters. Good to see people out marching, taking back the streets and generally causing a kerfuffle. Should be more of it!

  9. Duncan 9

    Oh dear, Farrar doesn’t seem to have noticed this was a parody of the Kiwibank ad. http://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2009/07/political_advertisement.html

    But then he is a life member of the Young Nats. Might explain a bit, come to think of it.

    • felix 9.1

      Most of his commenters haven’t noticed either.

      But then they’re mostly Act Party goons.

  10. vidiot 10

    FYI – It’s not a Parody [A parody (also called send-up or spoof), in contemporary usage, is a work created to mock, comment on, or poke fun at an original work, its subject, or author, or some other target, by means of humorous, satiric or ironic imitation.]

    It’s a direct rip if the IP of the original creator. It’s not making fun of the original material at all. I wonder when the owners of that IP shall be asking for the clips to be pulled.

    • felix 10.1

      Jeez vidiot, how did you manage to type out that definition without reading it?

      (Hint: If your objection is “It’s not making fun of the original material at all” then you clearly didn’t understand “…at an original work, its subject, or author, or some other target…” .)

      Also worth noting that the distinction between an attempted parody and a successful parody is purely a matter of taste.

  11. Peter Wilson 11

    What is *so* hilarious is the apoplexy that this spoof is generating over in the sewer and with the Kiwiblog right. Brings new meaning to the line in the ad that says “and all they can do is stand, helpless, twitching”.

  12. StephenR 12

    Huh, didn’t know it was posted at The Standard, but should’ve guessed. Good effort for kids, but very very earnest. Not going to get those centre voters like that!

    • Derek 12.1

      They’re not trying to win the election with this video. They’re trying to promote Young Labour and have a bit of fun. The angry, balding divorced small businessmen who inhabit the Kiwiblog comments section are not their target audience.

  13. StephenR 13

    Good point, but I tend to think youngies are too cynical to go for it, but that’s just me.

    Didn’t know the Kiwibloggers were balding though, gosh!

    • felix 13.1

      Having come across a fair amount of these type of creeps in my day-to-day I’d say “angry, balding divorced small businessmen” is a pretty fair characterisation. I’d also add greedy, anti-intellectual, sexually frustrated and xenophobic.

  14. Brian Barry 14

    Good grief. Give me an empty mind rather than a fixed one any day.

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