Wednesday, December 14, 2011

40 Best Protest Signs of 2011

Someone told me Time did their Person of the Year this week.
I honestly didn't know they were still publishing and haven't looked at the thing since they decided to photoshop the Marine Corps Memorial in their April 2008 'Green' issue.

On that day we quoted a guy who writes better than the whole gaggle of 'em over at the Time-Warner Center:

 Fourteen words:
"...Among the Americans who served on Iwo island, uncommon valor was a common virtue."
-Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz
Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Fleet
Communique No. 300
17 March 1945*

*CINCPACFLT Communique No. 300, World War II Command File, Operational Archives Branch, Naval Historical Center.
As an alternative to the TWX thing here's BuzzFeed:

From an Occupy protest in Zuccotti Park.

From a counter-Westboro Baptist Church protest.

From a protest in Egypt. The sign says: “Leave already, my arm is hurting.”

From Zuccotti Park in NYC.

The last one could be a Doonesbury panel from the '80's:
Policeman and longhair sadly watching younger generation of protesters, signs upside down, chants all incoherent:

"Two, four, six eight, something, something fourth estate..."

Policeman:    "Not like the old days eh, hippie"
Flower child: "No officer, what went wrong?"