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:

Jeremy Hsieh

Local News Reporter, KTOO

I dig into questions about the forces and institutions that shape Juneau, big and small, delightful and outrageous. What stirs you up about how Juneau is built and how the city works?

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