Occupy Wall Streeter Calls Ai Weiwei Selfish For Not Liking Occupy Wall Street Enough
This is the same Ai Weiwei who was arrested by the Chinese government for his human rights activism, so, yeah...how dare he not be more involved. From an MSNBC live chat with the outspoken artist, who still faces threat of imprisonment for his struggle against the repressive regime. A commenter named Angelina didn't think Ai was sufficiently reverential in his response about OWS. This is infuriating.
John Travolta Requests Reservation At KFC, Is Denied
John Travolta phoned up a KFC in England and asked to reserve a table. Here is an awesome quote from the employee who turned him down. Why is John Travolta eating at KFC? What kind of human being calls to reserve a table at KFC? Why does England have KFC? I don't care. This anonymous employee is now a folk hero who is a much better spokesperson for the 99% than Occupy Wall Street.
Occupy Your Money
Occupy George is a super smart DIY project that circulates dollar bills stamped with infographics about the disparity of wealth in America. And we can join in at home! Their website has templates for inkjet printing and ordering custom stamps. Whoever gets one of these into Bloomberg's wallet first, wins.
Rupert Murdoch Heckled By #OccupySesameStreet
The News Corp. CEO gave a speech in San Francisco yesterday at an education summit and was interrupted by #OccupySesameStreet activists, ostensibly speaking out for education reform. All six protesters were ejected from the conference but no arrests were made. Staged? (via Gawker and Xinhua News.)
#OccupyWallStreet Demonstrators To Protest In East Village
Demonstrators linked to #OccupyWallStreet are going to picnic in East Village, Manhattan's Tompkins Square Park at noon Saturday. The picnic in the park will be followed by a general assembly which, according to one activist, will include "food to share, drums, musical instruments, art supplies anything else you can think of to make this a fun and noisy but peaceful occupation." Some protesters have considered staying overnight.
The Littlest Wall Street Occupier
Amid the crowds of protestors and media in Zuccotti Park on Wednesday, this little guy was just hanging out on Danielle's shoulder. She found the squirrel a few months ago under a tree near her house after a heavy storm. Its legs were broken and a veterinarian told her it likely wouldn't recover. Instead of putting the squirrel down, Danielle adopted it and nursed it back to health. Now they go everywhere together. The squirrel's name is Hazelnut, she likes peanut butter, and her leash is made of braided hemp.