Visitors to the new European Union site who would normally be greeted by Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero were instead met with the beautiful mug of Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean) thanks to a some very cleaver nyrd with a terrific sense of humor. He did have a political agenda attached to his attack but I enjoy his use of comedy to further his message. I find it both brilliant and inspiring in a way.
With the traditional media all a-tweet about Twitter, Facebook and social media in general and their inability to harness it and understand it (they are like my grandparents trying to figure out their cell phone) it’s funny when you see something so simple like this make headline news. It has done exactly what he intended it to do…it brought hordes of people to the site to view his hilarity but in reality he got his point to the masses…he got his voice heard, and all it took was a bit of humor. Very smart my friend…very smart. And like the the saying goes…it’s funny ’cause it’s true: