A NEW SUPERVILLAIN IN TOWN!
BAIN: THE JOB DESTROYER!


GIANT SUPERVILLAIN ENDORSES ROMNEY FOR PRESIDENT



August 30, 2012
(New York City) - On the same day Mitt Romney delivered his acceptance speech to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, the massive supervillain known as “Bain” appeared in New York City to offer his endorsement.  
“I am Bain Capital, and today, I stand before you as proof that corporations are in fact people. Okay fine, maybe we are monstrous, cruel and sociopathic people, but still.”
The 13-foot-tall supervillain, famous from his appearance in the recent Batman films, recounted the long personal history he shared with the candidate, “For years, Romney and Bain made a killer team. Together, we slashed paychecks, busted unions, gutted the workforce, and killed jobs by the thousands. We squeezed the life out of healthy businesses and left them for dead.” To which he added wistfully, “those were good times.”
A member of the ominous “League of Shadiness” the ginormous speaker detailed how methods perfected at Bain Capital would be applied more generally during a Romney presidency: “Once we acquire this country, our first act will be to immediately fire all Americans. If you want to stay, you will just have to reapply for citizenship. Sure, individuals may suffer, but no question it will increase profitability over the long run.”
Throughout the speech, hecklers who worked at Bain Capital-owned companies interrupted the massive creature with boos. “It’s like all of us will be working at Dunkin Donuts,” said one protester, citing Bain’s history of creating low wage jobs with few benefits.  Others raised the issue of Romney’s avoidance in disclosing his tax returns.
Bain assured the protesters that the tax returns would ever come to light. “Trust me, you’ll have an easier time locating the Batcave than finding where we’ve stashed our profits. No. Seriously.”
While excited about Romney’s imminent speech at the Republican National Convention, Bain did reveal some disappointment in the others who appeared. “To my dismay, I wasn’t chosen to give the keynote speech.  It seems they already had a massive, bloated puppet to do the job. Damn you, Chris Christie!”
Finally, Bain addressed some of the criticism of the recent Batman film in which he appeared: “Now I know that some people felt the Dark Knight movie was way too long. Well, deal with it. That’s nothing compared to the long dark night you’ll experience once Romney is elected.”
In concluding his speech the supervillain prodded the crowd: “Why do you people always vote for the lesser evil? This time, just go all the way.”

Bain and his secret service detail  on the anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, September 17. He attended the event just to see what all these ‘little people’ in the world were getting so upset about. 
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Bain Capital – one-part supervillain, one-part political statement – had perhaps the best costume at the entire 2012 comic convention.
- International Business Times




















Among the thousands of attendees at New York Comic Con’s busy showroom on Saturday afternoon, one costume stood out among the geeks, freaks, and costumed fans of pop culture. That masked man – one-part supervillain, one-part political satire – had perhaps the best costume at the entire 2012 comic convention.
We never learned the identity of the man trapped inside the seven-foot-tall beast with the oversized arms, a satire of the comic supervillain Bane from the Batman comic books series. But unlike Bain, who uses the “Venom” drug to give him temporary superhuman strength, the costumed villain “Bain Capital” is powered by companies, with a meter that shifts back and forth from “outsourcing” to “downsizing.” Obviously, the costumed character was meant to poke fun at Bain Capital, the controversial assetmanagement company co-founded by Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
Despite his scary eyes and enormous fists, however, Bain Capital was a fan favorite at NYCC 2012. Groups of photographers flocked to the hulking puppet as he slowly strolled the giant showroom floor, and several costumed attendees at a time would run up to pose with the “job destroyer” himself.

Bain and his personal secret service detail at the 2012 NY Comic Con
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The now-famous and continually-terrifying Bain 15-foot puppet. - TruthOut.com





















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Bain in front of Bain Capital Headquarters in New York City. 




Bain delivering his endorsement speech in front of Bain Capital headquarters.
NEWS ARTICLES:
Huffington Post (slideshow): Bain Capital Protest Features Giant Bane Puppet Huffington Post (videos): Bain Capital Monster: ‘Ask Bain For Family Advice’ Bloomberg: Bain Meets BaneBuzzFeed: Bane Protests Bain in NYC NY Times: On Eve Of Romney’s Speech a Focus on Bain International Business Times: Occupy Wall Street Invades Comic Con International Business Times: Occupy Wall Street Returns To Zuccotti Park The Village Voice Vimeo: Watch Bane Endorse Romney in Front of Bain Capital Graphic Policy: Come Out and See the Massive Bain Supervillain Congratulate Romney Comics Alliance: Bane Vs Bain At Anti-Romney Protest In New York Private Equity Hub (Slideshow) Protesters Demonstrate in Front of Bain’s NY Office, Unveil “Super Villain Digital Times: Bane Protests Bain … SO META! Guardian UK: Occupy Wall Street protests return for one-year anniversary TruthOut:  Occupy Infiltrates Financial District With Creative, Decentralized Actions for First Anniversary VIDEOS:






Videos directed by Meghana Reddy and Anghad Bhalla. Starring comedian Negin Farsad.  Bain acted by Daniel Baez with voice by Gan Golan. 


MORE VIDEOS:


Tax Dodgers with Bain Capital
OWS S17 Bain Capital vs. Lady Liberty (with Rude Mechanical Orchestra)
Bain Capital Coming Through


PHOTOS:








Bain and security in Times Square on Election Night.

BEHIND THE SCENES: MAKING BAIN

The original concept design for the gian puppet

The foam construction in progress, by Conor Landeberger of Big Nazo Labs. 

Puppetry training at the OWS Puppet Guild studio. 


A NEW SUPERVILLAIN IN TOWN!

BAIN: THE JOB DESTROYER!

BAIN: Corporate Supervillain

GIANT SUPERVILLAIN ENDORSES ROMNEY FOR PRESIDENT

August 30, 2012

(New York City) - On the same day Mitt Romney delivered his acceptance speech to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, the massive supervillain known as “Bain” appeared in New York City to offer his endorsement.  

“I am Bain Capital, and today, I stand before you as proof that corporations are in fact people. Okay fine, maybe we are monstrous, cruel and sociopathic people, but still.”

The 13-foot-tall supervillain, famous from his appearance in the recent Batman films, recounted the long personal history he shared with the candidate, “For years, Romney and Bain made a killer team. Together, we slashed paychecks, busted unions, gutted the workforce, and killed jobs by the thousands. We squeezed the life out of healthy businesses and left them for dead.” To which he added wistfully, “those were good times.”

A member of the ominous “League of Shadiness” the ginormous speaker detailed how methods perfected at Bain Capital would be applied more generally during a Romney presidency: “Once we acquire this country, our first act will be to immediately fire all Americans. If you want to stay, you will just have to reapply for citizenship. Sure, individuals may suffer, but no question it will increase profitability over the long run.”

Throughout the speech, hecklers who worked at Bain Capital-owned companies interrupted the massive creature with boos. “It’s like all of us will be working at Dunkin Donuts,” said one protester, citing Bain’s history of creating low wage jobs with few benefits.  Others raised the issue of Romney’s avoidance in disclosing his tax returns.

Bain assured the protesters that the tax returns would ever come to light. “Trust me, you’ll have an easier time locating the Batcave than finding where we’ve stashed our profits. No. Seriously.”

While excited about Romney’s imminent speech at the Republican National Convention, Bain did reveal some disappointment in the others who appeared. “To my dismay, I wasn’t chosen to give the keynote speech.  It seems they already had a massive, bloated puppet to do the job. Damn you, Chris Christie!”

Finally, Bain addressed some of the criticism of the recent Batman film in which he appeared: “Now I know that some people felt the Dark Knight movie was way too long. Well, deal with it. That’s nothing compared to the long dark night you’ll experience once Romney is elected.”

In concluding his speech the supervillain prodded the crowd: “Why do you people always vote for the lesser evil? This time, just go all the way.”

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Bain and his secret service detail  on the anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, September 17. He attended the event just to see what all these ‘little people’ in the world were getting so upset about. 

————————————————————————————

Bain Capital – one-part supervillain, one-part political statement – had perhaps the best costume at the entire 2012 comic convention.

- International Business Times

Among the thousands of attendees at New York Comic Con’s busy showroom on Saturday afternoon, one costume stood out among the geeks, freaks, and costumed fans of pop culture. That masked man – one-part supervillain, one-part political satire – had perhaps the best costume at the entire 2012 comic convention.

We never learned the identity of the man trapped inside the seven-foot-tall beast with the oversized arms, a satire of the comic supervillain Bane from the Batman comic books series. But unlike Bain, who uses the “Venom” drug to give him temporary superhuman strength, the costumed villain “Bain Capital” is powered by companies, with a meter that shifts back and forth from “outsourcing” to “downsizing.” Obviously, the costumed character was meant to poke fun at Bain Capital, the controversial assetmanagement company co-founded by Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

Despite his scary eyes and enormous fists, however, Bain Capital was a fan favorite at NYCC 2012. Groups of photographers flocked to the hulking puppet as he slowly strolled the giant showroom floor, and several costumed attendees at a time would run up to pose with the “job destroyer” himself.

image

Bain and his personal secret service detail at the 2012 NY Comic Con

————————————————————————————-

The now-famous and continually-terrifying Bain 15-foot puppet. - TruthOut.com

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Bain in front of Bain Capital Headquarters in New York City. 

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Bain delivering his endorsement speech in front of Bain Capital headquarters.



NEWS ARTICLES:

Huffington Post (slideshow): Bain Capital Protest Features Giant Bane Puppet

Huffington Post (videos): Bain Capital Monster: ‘Ask Bain For Family Advice’

Bloomberg: Bain Meets Bane

BuzzFeed: Bane Protests Bain in NYC

NY Times: On Eve Of Romney’s Speech a Focus on Bain

International Business Times: Occupy Wall Street Invades Comic Con

International Business Times: Occupy Wall Street Returns To Zuccotti Park

The Village Voice

Vimeo: Watch Bane Endorse Romney in Front of Bain Capital

Graphic Policy: Come Out and See the Massive Bain Supervillain Congratulate Romney

Comics Alliance: Bane Vs Bain At Anti-Romney Protest In New York

Private Equity Hub (Slideshow) Protesters Demonstrate in Front of Bain’s NY Office, Unveil “Super Villain

Digital Times: Bane Protests Bain … SO META!

Guardian UK: Occupy Wall Street protests return for one-year anniversary

TruthOut:  Occupy Infiltrates Financial District With Creative, Decentralized Actions for First Anniversary



VIDEOS:

Videos directed by Meghana Reddy and Anghad Bhalla. Starring comedian Negin Farsad.  Bain acted by Daniel Baez with voice by Gan Golan. 

MORE VIDEOS:




PHOTOS:

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Bain and security in Times Square on Election Night.


BEHIND THE SCENES: MAKING BAIN

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The original concept design for the gian puppet

image

The foam construction in progress, by Conor Landeberger of Big Nazo Labs. 

image

Puppetry training at the OWS Puppet Guild studio. 


A NEW SUPERVILLAIN IN TOWN!
BAIN: THE JOB DESTROYER!


GIANT SUPERVILLAIN ENDORSES ROMNEY FOR PRESIDENT



August 30, 2012
(New York City) - On the same day Mitt Romney delivered his acceptance speech to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, the massive supervillain known as “Bain” appeared in New York City to offer his endorsement.  
“I am Bain Capital, and today, I stand before you as proof that corporations are in fact people. Okay fine, maybe we are monstrous, cruel and sociopathic people, but still.”
The 13-foot-tall supervillain, famous from his appearance in the recent Batman films, recounted the long personal history he shared with the candidate, “For years, Romney and Bain made a killer team. Together, we slashed paychecks, busted unions, gutted the workforce, and killed jobs by the thousands. We squeezed the life out of healthy businesses and left them for dead.” To which he added wistfully, “those were good times.”
A member of the ominous “League of Shadiness” the ginormous speaker detailed how methods perfected at Bain Capital would be applied more generally during a Romney presidency: “Once we acquire this country, our first act will be to immediately fire all Americans. If you want to stay, you will just have to reapply for citizenship. Sure, individuals may suffer, but no question it will increase profitability over the long run.”
Throughout the speech, hecklers who worked at Bain Capital-owned companies interrupted the massive creature with boos. “It’s like all of us will be working at Dunkin Donuts,” said one protester, citing Bain’s history of creating low wage jobs with few benefits.  Others raised the issue of Romney’s avoidance in disclosing his tax returns.
Bain assured the protesters that the tax returns would ever come to light. “Trust me, you’ll have an easier time locating the Batcave than finding where we’ve stashed our profits. No. Seriously.”
While excited about Romney’s imminent speech at the Republican National Convention, Bain did reveal some disappointment in the others who appeared. “To my dismay, I wasn’t chosen to give the keynote speech.  It seems they already had a massive, bloated puppet to do the job. Damn you, Chris Christie!”
Finally, Bain addressed some of the criticism of the recent Batman film in which he appeared: “Now I know that some people felt the Dark Knight movie was way too long. Well, deal with it. That’s nothing compared to the long dark night you’ll experience once Romney is elected.”
In concluding his speech the supervillain prodded the crowd: “Why do you people always vote for the lesser evil? This time, just go all the way.”

Bain and his secret service detail  on the anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, September 17. He attended the event just to see what all these ‘little people’ in the world were getting so upset about. 
————————————————————————————




















Bain Capital – one-part supervillain, one-part political statement – had perhaps the best costume at the entire 2012 comic convention.
- International Business Times




















Among the thousands of attendees at New York Comic Con’s busy showroom on Saturday afternoon, one costume stood out among the geeks, freaks, and costumed fans of pop culture. That masked man – one-part supervillain, one-part political satire – had perhaps the best costume at the entire 2012 comic convention.
We never learned the identity of the man trapped inside the seven-foot-tall beast with the oversized arms, a satire of the comic supervillain Bane from the Batman comic books series. But unlike Bain, who uses the “Venom” drug to give him temporary superhuman strength, the costumed villain “Bain Capital” is powered by companies, with a meter that shifts back and forth from “outsourcing” to “downsizing.” Obviously, the costumed character was meant to poke fun at Bain Capital, the controversial assetmanagement company co-founded by Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
Despite his scary eyes and enormous fists, however, Bain Capital was a fan favorite at NYCC 2012. Groups of photographers flocked to the hulking puppet as he slowly strolled the giant showroom floor, and several costumed attendees at a time would run up to pose with the “job destroyer” himself.

Bain and his personal secret service detail at the 2012 NY Comic Con
————————————————————————————-





















The now-famous and continually-terrifying Bain 15-foot puppet. - TruthOut.com





















———————————————————————————————


Bain in front of Bain Capital Headquarters in New York City. 




Bain delivering his endorsement speech in front of Bain Capital headquarters.
NEWS ARTICLES:
Huffington Post (slideshow): Bain Capital Protest Features Giant Bane Puppet Huffington Post (videos): Bain Capital Monster: ‘Ask Bain For Family Advice’ Bloomberg: Bain Meets BaneBuzzFeed: Bane Protests Bain in NYC NY Times: On Eve Of Romney’s Speech a Focus on Bain International Business Times: Occupy Wall Street Invades Comic Con International Business Times: Occupy Wall Street Returns To Zuccotti Park The Village Voice Vimeo: Watch Bane Endorse Romney in Front of Bain Capital Graphic Policy: Come Out and See the Massive Bain Supervillain Congratulate Romney Comics Alliance: Bane Vs Bain At Anti-Romney Protest In New York Private Equity Hub (Slideshow) Protesters Demonstrate in Front of Bain’s NY Office, Unveil “Super Villain Digital Times: Bane Protests Bain … SO META! Guardian UK: Occupy Wall Street protests return for one-year anniversary TruthOut:  Occupy Infiltrates Financial District With Creative, Decentralized Actions for First Anniversary VIDEOS:






Videos directed by Meghana Reddy and Anghad Bhalla. Starring comedian Negin Farsad.  Bain acted by Daniel Baez with voice by Gan Golan. 


MORE VIDEOS:


Tax Dodgers with Bain Capital
OWS S17 Bain Capital vs. Lady Liberty (with Rude Mechanical Orchestra)
Bain Capital Coming Through


PHOTOS:








Bain and security in Times Square on Election Night.

BEHIND THE SCENES: MAKING BAIN

The original concept design for the gian puppet

The foam construction in progress, by Conor Landeberger of Big Nazo Labs. 

Puppetry training at the OWS Puppet Guild studio. 


A NEW SUPERVILLAIN IN TOWN!

BAIN: THE JOB DESTROYER!

BAIN: Corporate Supervillain

GIANT SUPERVILLAIN ENDORSES ROMNEY FOR PRESIDENT

August 30, 2012

(New York City) - On the same day Mitt Romney delivered his acceptance speech to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, the massive supervillain known as “Bain” appeared in New York City to offer his endorsement.  

“I am Bain Capital, and today, I stand before you as proof that corporations are in fact people. Okay fine, maybe we are monstrous, cruel and sociopathic people, but still.”

The 13-foot-tall supervillain, famous from his appearance in the recent Batman films, recounted the long personal history he shared with the candidate, “For years, Romney and Bain made a killer team. Together, we slashed paychecks, busted unions, gutted the workforce, and killed jobs by the thousands. We squeezed the life out of healthy businesses and left them for dead.” To which he added wistfully, “those were good times.”

A member of the ominous “League of Shadiness” the ginormous speaker detailed how methods perfected at Bain Capital would be applied more generally during a Romney presidency: “Once we acquire this country, our first act will be to immediately fire all Americans. If you want to stay, you will just have to reapply for citizenship. Sure, individuals may suffer, but no question it will increase profitability over the long run.”

Throughout the speech, hecklers who worked at Bain Capital-owned companies interrupted the massive creature with boos. “It’s like all of us will be working at Dunkin Donuts,” said one protester, citing Bain’s history of creating low wage jobs with few benefits.  Others raised the issue of Romney’s avoidance in disclosing his tax returns.

Bain assured the protesters that the tax returns would ever come to light. “Trust me, you’ll have an easier time locating the Batcave than finding where we’ve stashed our profits. No. Seriously.”

While excited about Romney’s imminent speech at the Republican National Convention, Bain did reveal some disappointment in the others who appeared. “To my dismay, I wasn’t chosen to give the keynote speech.  It seems they already had a massive, bloated puppet to do the job. Damn you, Chris Christie!”

Finally, Bain addressed some of the criticism of the recent Batman film in which he appeared: “Now I know that some people felt the Dark Knight movie was way too long. Well, deal with it. That’s nothing compared to the long dark night you’ll experience once Romney is elected.”

In concluding his speech the supervillain prodded the crowd: “Why do you people always vote for the lesser evil? This time, just go all the way.”

image

Bain and his secret service detail  on the anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, September 17. He attended the event just to see what all these ‘little people’ in the world were getting so upset about. 

————————————————————————————

Bain Capital – one-part supervillain, one-part political statement – had perhaps the best costume at the entire 2012 comic convention.

- International Business Times

Among the thousands of attendees at New York Comic Con’s busy showroom on Saturday afternoon, one costume stood out among the geeks, freaks, and costumed fans of pop culture. That masked man – one-part supervillain, one-part political satire – had perhaps the best costume at the entire 2012 comic convention.

We never learned the identity of the man trapped inside the seven-foot-tall beast with the oversized arms, a satire of the comic supervillain Bane from the Batman comic books series. But unlike Bain, who uses the “Venom” drug to give him temporary superhuman strength, the costumed villain “Bain Capital” is powered by companies, with a meter that shifts back and forth from “outsourcing” to “downsizing.” Obviously, the costumed character was meant to poke fun at Bain Capital, the controversial assetmanagement company co-founded by Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

Despite his scary eyes and enormous fists, however, Bain Capital was a fan favorite at NYCC 2012. Groups of photographers flocked to the hulking puppet as he slowly strolled the giant showroom floor, and several costumed attendees at a time would run up to pose with the “job destroyer” himself.

image

Bain and his personal secret service detail at the 2012 NY Comic Con

————————————————————————————-

The now-famous and continually-terrifying Bain 15-foot puppet. - TruthOut.com

———————————————————————————————
image
Bain in front of Bain Capital Headquarters in New York City. 

image

Bain delivering his endorsement speech in front of Bain Capital headquarters.



NEWS ARTICLES:

Huffington Post (slideshow): Bain Capital Protest Features Giant Bane Puppet

Huffington Post (videos): Bain Capital Monster: ‘Ask Bain For Family Advice’

Bloomberg: Bain Meets Bane

BuzzFeed: Bane Protests Bain in NYC

NY Times: On Eve Of Romney’s Speech a Focus on Bain

International Business Times: Occupy Wall Street Invades Comic Con

International Business Times: Occupy Wall Street Returns To Zuccotti Park

The Village Voice

Vimeo: Watch Bane Endorse Romney in Front of Bain Capital

Graphic Policy: Come Out and See the Massive Bain Supervillain Congratulate Romney

Comics Alliance: Bane Vs Bain At Anti-Romney Protest In New York

Private Equity Hub (Slideshow) Protesters Demonstrate in Front of Bain’s NY Office, Unveil “Super Villain

Digital Times: Bane Protests Bain … SO META!

Guardian UK: Occupy Wall Street protests return for one-year anniversary

TruthOut:  Occupy Infiltrates Financial District With Creative, Decentralized Actions for First Anniversary



VIDEOS:

Videos directed by Meghana Reddy and Anghad Bhalla. Starring comedian Negin Farsad.  Bain acted by Daniel Baez with voice by Gan Golan. 

MORE VIDEOS:




PHOTOS:

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Bain and security in Times Square on Election Night.


BEHIND THE SCENES: MAKING BAIN

image

The original concept design for the gian puppet

image

The foam construction in progress, by Conor Landeberger of Big Nazo Labs. 

image

Puppetry training at the OWS Puppet Guild studio. 

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