If the legislature were a monster truck rally…

Alaska Robotics's latest satirical news short reimagines House Speaker Mike Chenault as a mechanized tyrannosaurus. (Screen capture courtesy Alaska Robotics)

Alaska Robotics’s latest satirical news short imagines the Capitol as a monster truck rally and House Speaker Mike Chenault as a mechanized tyrannosaurus. (Screen capture courtesy Alaska Robotics)

Juneau-based Alaska Robotics published the third of six satirical news shorts on the web Tuesday.

Here are highlights from the latest episode of the Kickstarter-funded series.

  • Rep. Les Gara mixes up personal and state business, blaming the dietary fat substitute Olestra for years of oil and gas issues.
  • A fan swoons over the legislature’s youngest member, Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins; his new found confidence and maturity are embodied in an epic fake beard.
  • In an advertisement selling Capitol legislative proceedings like a monster truck rally, House Speaker Mike Chenault is caricatured as a mechanized tyrannosaurus with flaming exhausts.

Pat Race, Aaron Suring and Lou Logan use Alaska Robotics as a label for their creative projects.

Watch the full episode here: