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Batteries Juice Media Satirizes Conspiracy Theorists, Elon Musk, Richard Branson, Tony Abbot, Peak Oil Proponents, & More In “Rap News” Episode 22

Published on March 13th, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan

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Juice Media Satirizes Conspiracy Theorists, Elon Musk, Richard Branson, Tony Abbot, Peak Oil Proponents, & More In “Rap News” Episode 22

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March 13th, 2014 by Zachary Shahan
 
I found this quite well done and funny. Just watch it:

If you don’t do videos for some reason, here’s the summary:

  1. The Rap News crew explains peak oil through rap, especially the increasingly expensive methods used to produce oil.
  2. It then tackles the Keystone XL, Chinese coal, the China–Tibet controversy, conspiracy theorists, and Tony Abbot.
  3. It moves on from that to satirize Elon Musk (dressed as Iron Man on Mars) and Richard Branson (for wanting to mine asteroids and apparently being a womanizer).
  4. Finally, someone with some sense chimes in — Copernicus — and speaks of the 2nd heliocentric revolution.

I think it’s quite entertaining. Overall, the creators seem quite well informed when it comes to energy issues, and seem to be on the practical and sensible side of things. They’re also decent wrappers and video producers, imho.

Though, my gripes are that: the video presents the global warming denier talking points in a way that is funny to anyone who follows the topic closely but might be misleading to people who don’t; it satirizes Elon Musk despite electric cars and solar power being two key solutions to the crises it presents at the beginning (and even despite highlighting the solar solution at the end of the video). But, overall, I’d give it two thumbs up.

Check it out, and share with friends!

h/t Peter Sinclair

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  • mjonesx

    These were done very well, I watched both and right on. The odds that emissions go down, null.

  • thezeitgeistmovement.com

    These guys are good peeps. They made a video and climate change before, I suggest you guys check it out too its also very entertaining. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBzR0-j0O0o

    • http://zacharyshahan.com/ Zachary Shahan

      I thought so. But couldn’t remember for sure.

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