'Crap' video makes light of quake battles
Video, t-shirts bemoan insurance processSHAHRA WALSH
Last updated 17:28 12/08/2012
A Christchurch business has created a satirical video and t-shirts as an outlet for Cantabrians frustrated with their insurers and the Earthquake Commission.
The video by NZ Satire on Youtube makes light of the battles residents trying to settle claims for earthquake damage are currently facing.
The clip stars an animated character Mr Futterly Ucked, who bemoans the situation in Christchurch as the "Cockamamie Run-around Process" or "CRAP".
"I survived the earthquakes, but not the CRAP," the video says.
Residents are encouraged to wear their sentiments on their chests, and T-shirts bearing slogans from the video are available in "liquefaction grey" and can be purchased on Trade Me.
The video's creator, who prefers to stay anonymous, lost their home and possessions to the quake and says the video "has been a creative outlet for a frustrated earthquake victim still manoeuvering through the Christchurch CRAP".
"Mr Futterly Ucked started out as a scribble on a napkin in a pub after a little too much wine, following another day of phone calls to my insurance company that resulted in another dead end. I still have no resolution, no light at the end of the tunnel.
"I believe many people are equally as angry as I am if not more, and often don't know at whom to direct that anger, or what to do. I was overwhelmed with anger and frustration, still am at times, but Mr Futterly Ucked provides me a way to vent. And perhaps for others too," they said.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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