Item description for Pie Any Means Necessary: The Biotic Baking Brigade (Biotic Making Brigade) by Agent Apple...
What do Bill Gates, Milton Freidman, William F. Buckley, San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, Sylvester Stallone, Canadian Premier Jean Chretien, Swedish King Carl Gustaf, Ronald McDonald, Timothy Leary, Eldridge Cleaver, Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling, World Trade Organization Director Renato Ruggiero and Andy Warhol have in common? They've all been pied by the Biotic Baking Brigade, and its cohorts around the world.
From the Groucho-Marxists of the Three Stooges, to Abbie Hoffman and the Yippies' political pranks, the fine art of landing a freshly baked delicacy in the face of the reactionary, pompous and otherwise deserving has a been long and venerable tradition. As a way of highlighting a particular cause, gaining often spectacular media attention, or merely bringing the lofty down a crust or two, there is nothing quite so fine as a cream pie.
This anthology cooks up an intoxicating melange of history, analysis, tactics and recipes for this most edible of the political direct action techniques. Herein you'll find political pop supergroup Chumbawamba's history of pieing jostling for oven space with the Cherry Pie Three's accounts of time in prison for humiliating the mayor of San Francisco. Tips from experienced pie-ers on the best way to slip into a shareholders' meeting unobserved ammunition in hand-blend deliciously with tried-and-tested recipes for delectable vegan pastries (perfect for launching or dining upon). Generously sprinkled with some of the punchiest, wittiest communiques explaining just why those responsible for environmental destruction might be in line for their just desserts and the theory behind why pieing-why now.
An indispensable guide for anyone with a taste for -creative political dissent, a thirst for humor, or a grumbling stomach.
Editor, Agent Apple is the spokesperson for the Biotic Baking Brigade. He revels in delicious mischief and is a punsmith par excellence.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.46" Width: 5.56" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.32 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2004
Publisher AK Press
ISBN 190259388X ISBN13 9781902593883
Reviews - What do customers think about Pie Any Means Necessary: The Biotic Baking Brigade (Biotic Making Brigade)?
The Lemon Merengue Jihad Nov 13, 2007
I first learned of the entartists while holed up in an underground bunker affiliated with the Tora Bora theme parks and recreation services. It truly is a miraculous advancement in the plight of all repressed peoples, indiginous or otherwise. This is classic jihadism at its delightful best. All future military conflicts should be waged with the advanced technologies of the neighborhood baker. I laughed, I cried, I pied and I pied. Is this a new and sinister al-Qaeda technique for world domination? Has Islam found the tastiest treat of all? A true revolution has been launched, who will be the heirs to this monumental struggle?
refreshing as key lime Jul 23, 2005
This book will be central to any bookshelf of mine. I dip into it whenever I need a reminder that those with massive quantities of both humor and commitment do exist in this world. With a combination of essays, communiques, interviews, and graphics, this book is a pleasure to read. Highly recommended!