Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Some Thoughts on the OccupySesameStreet Protests

I've refrained from commenting to this point, and maybe should continue the practice, but with all the recent media attention:
I can understand some of the things they're saying but for a lot of it, it's like a foreign land.
From Twitter:

Karl G. Siewert

Doug Foote

RT : Truly outrageous that 99% of the cookies are consumed by 1% of the monsters on PBS.
Jesse Walker

Big Bird can't afford a roof. He is the 99 percent.
King Shamus

Collectivize Mr. Hooper's Store!
Meredith Shiner

Make it easy to be green.

a little too heavy for you? Howsabout some ? The Count's protest chant? "VUN, TWO, THREE, FOUR AH AHH!"

Cookie here, cookie there. Soon be talking real cookies!

RT : Wages at Mr. Hooper's store have frozen since 1982!
Michael Goldfarb

RT : Only 1% eat 95% of the cookies. COOKIES!!!!! MRMMRMMRMRM! 

Christian A. Dumais

After being warned repeatedly, one colorful group of protestors were arrested when they wouldn't stop honking. 
Christian A. Dumais

Police use cookies to corral one blue protestor before pepper spraying him repeatedly. 
Patton Oswalt

"The counting vampires are destroying America!" 
P373r 83r9

In a democracy, it's your vote that counts. On Sesame Street, it's your Count that votes. Ah-ah-ah! 
Joshua Malina

Mr. Hooper doesn't cover dental.
Paul Poteet Dot Com

I'm spending the day protesting big companies exploiting puppets for money.
unpforgettable pfire

RT he's cute but i'm pretty sure elmo is here illegally
Mark Campbell

Shotgun wedding between Cookie Monster and Little Debbie!
Trish Williams

One of these shopkeepers is not like the others...

Travon Free

Cookie Monster continues to demand that Dora the Explorer be deported.
Justin Paterno

Big Bird and his friends are the reason why Oscar lives in the trash and is so grouchy
Travon Free

Does Elmo really need more tax breaks to pay for his private jets and tickle sessions? 

Hey hey! El-mo! That red haired monster's got to go!

More at the #occupysesamestreet hashtag