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Best "Occupy Sesame Street" Pictures and Spoofs!

Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by beaker, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Even as a veteran of protests and a fellow liberal, I'm starting to become a bit annoyed by all this "Occupy" stuff. I then discovered there was a lot of people doing "Occupy Sesame Street" spoofs as a parody of "Occupy Wall Street".

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  2. MuppetsRule

    MuppetsRule Active Member

    Some of my favorites:

    "Truly outrageous that 99% of the cookies are consumed by 1% of the monsters on PBS." :insatiable:

    "In a democracy, it's your vote that counts. On Sesame Street, it's your count that votes. Ah-ah-ah." :batty:

    "Why do they need a Big Bird?! It's a recession, what about a medium sized bird?" :wisdom:

    "Wages at Mr. Hooper's store have frozen since 1982."

    "The few prosper, while others live in garbage cans!" :grouchy:

    "This occupation is brought to you by the letter O"

    "Too many muppets are living in trash cans, while the big birds on sesame street are living in fancy nests"
  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I've always been kinda annoyed about it myself. In the end, it's not going to accomplish anything but give fuel to the opposition by purposely looking at the hippy element that drives me nuts. Is it too much for one of the protesters to hold a sign saying "Hey stock traders! Stop worrying about Europe and ruining our economy in the process" or "Thanks for manipulating the price of oil, Jerkwads!"
  4. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    What bothers me is that the cities are doing nothing about the protests, as they spread across the country (and yes, there's been protests in my own town as well), when clearly, there's all kinds of chaos that's been ensuing, like the riots that have broken out. I mean, what exactly are their demands anyway? Do they expect that Wall Street, and these big bankers and just going to throw big moneys out the window at them so they'll go away? I don't think so.

    Just from my perspective, the whole concept really serves NO purpose whatsoever, I think so many people out there are simply bored enough and want to "do" something, so they join in on a protest that has more loose ends than a loosely-knit sweater.

    Besides, like Drtooth said, protests accomplish absolutely nothing, and the protestors always go back defeated by their own purpose... no matter how much we say no, those we may protest against will never take no for an answer... I look back on the YouTube protests of 2009, and think what a waste of time, because did Google listen to us? No. Were they going to listen to us? No. Do they ever listen to us? No. These big conglomos are the same way... they're only in this for themselves, and God forbid they actually stop thinking of themselves and actually help the PEOPLE out there who have to do without the mansions, the yachts, the fancy cars, the 100 inch TVs and such and only have to survive on crackers and popcorn.
  5. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    BRILLIANT!

    Just came up with one...

    "We are the 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-99 percent!...muaahhahah!" *cues lightning"

    But yeah, if these people spent their time volunteering in a soup kitchen or helping the elderly their own personal time would be more worthwhile. I love helping people, neighbors, etc. Heck no am I gonna go freeze my winnebego off to shout some vague over parroted talking point meme memos. What are these kids gonna do when the cold snap hits the east coast later in winter? Talk about an icy patch.
  6. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Lol, I love the Cookie Monster photo and the Snuffy one, lol.

    I don't mind the Occupy people; the financial imbalance in our society needs to keep being at least talked about. It's all too easy to let it be silenced.
  7. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    That's not going to change at all. The companies OWN the government. And we can say third party all we want, but they'll buy them off too. Bernie Madoff wasn't even made an example of, since other people in more legitimate businesses do worse. CEO's make unfair amounts of money, and they'll throw all their money at it to make sure they get it. They're NOT bright people. Their blinded by their own gluttony to realize it's going to destroy them too, but they'll move on to another company when it goes bankrupt, or better yet, get a golden parachute.

    The riots are the work of "the man." They keep getting moved to smaller, quieter, more easy to ignore corners, and if they resist, the cops gas them. Why is it only leftist movements get that? A freaking violent Nazi rally against a Holocaust monument is treated as a meek "oh, well! it's their right!" Maybe it's because they're defenseless that makes it all the more fun. Or maybe beating hippies up is a rite of passage.

    Here's what bugs me. In this country the poor have to take care of the even worse off. I've become so incredibly embittered by this over the years for multiple reasons... not the least of which my dad made probably less than a migrant janitor than his charity hospital job. That doesn't sound infuriating yet, but think about it this way... these poor people are doing the jobs they use as a slap on the wrist punishment for the rich if they get caught drunk driving or in possession of smack. And said rich don't even go! They send their secretaries to do it for them. There's no better analogy than that. The rich have so much money that the thought of non-tax write off/cover their butts/good PR that they spend more on the PR than they do on the charity work is PUNISHMENT!

    The problem is they ARE a disorganized movement. They need to make a step by step plan of who to target in their rants first. Me? I'd go with the Investards that gamble away the future of our country so they have a Speed Grapher/Eyes wide Shut O party on their early retirements. The ones that reward big companies for killing all their American jobs, the ones that manipulate the price of oil based on fairy tales about China needing it, the ones that keep putting us in a recession because they're afraid about Europe even though they don't even know what they're talking about. Then the Sleaze-EO's, then the government.
  8. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Which is why we need to stop thinking that voting is actually solving any of our problems. The problem is in our own government and all voting is doing is keeping those same people in power. We claim we're exercising our rights and using our voices, but all we're doing every time we go to the voting booth is keeping the same corruption going in Washington (and that's for both parties and yes many third parties).

    As far as I'm concerned, once you go to the voting booth and keep this corruption going, you lose your right to complain. ;)
  9. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    But the thing is, one does things a little worse than the others.

    Sure, the right can point the finger at the left for all the things the left thinks the right has done... "OOH! OOH! Clinton sent our jobs to China!' or "OOH! Clinton deregulated the bank." The right's good at finger pointing and ticking off the left so they can vote indie so they can split the vote... but the right ALSO wants to keep these things. Regulation "kills" jobs for some reason (and as I said, if companies were self regulating, it wouldn't matter if the government made them mandatory or not), paying their fair share of taxes kills jobs (what jobs? Why, the ones they used the tax cuts to create jobs overseas so they can get even bigger loopholes), and basically acting like responsible corporations kills jobs.

    The right can pin everything on the left, but when it comes to fixing it, they refuse outright. Look at what happened with B.P. They had NO problem pointing the finger at Obama because he got dirty money for his campaign from that company (but guess which party killed campaign reform), but when the President said that the company has to pay for their OWN mess they caused by corner cutting, some Reps started whining that it was shaking down a company for money.

    One's bad, the other's worse. One actually does mutually beneficial things, albeit that don't go very far... the other just favors the wealthy and manages to tell the better off poor that they're working for them by giving up THEIR tax dollars as corporate welfare.

    And how are we going to change things there? Come up with a new government that will take decades, even centuries of suffering to create just so they can become corrupt too?

    What needs to be taken care of IS big business... and if someone on their payola manages to give them a tiny nik once in a while, that's the best we can do. Still, we need to take our anger not just out on the government, or the CEO's... but the greedy little bottom-feeders we call Investors and investment bankers. They WANTED this thing to happen, they let this thing happen, and they reward companies when it happens.
  10. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    That's a myth at this point. We keep hanging on to the sliver of hope that there's a lesser of two evils. There is none. There's just evil and evil.
  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Yeah... I guess the fact the other side strips away gay rights and wants to pretty much impose the very same Sharia Law they say they want to get rid of doesn't factor in.

    If the right didn't feel the need to ride the bigot train to get votes from extremist, I'd agree with you. One speaks with hot air, the other with venomous bile. At least hot air is warm.
  12. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    It's interesting how when I say "both parties are at fault," you're translating that to mean I'm not criticizing the Republicans. I don't know how many different ways I can say BOTH (including the Republicans) are bad. ;)

    You only seem to be happy if one particular party is taken off the hook. Well I'm not going to make excuses for the Democratic party. They are just as corrupt as the Republicans.
  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Here's the thing.

    If one party meekly lets a war deadline pass to pull us out, that's better than another party aggressively keeping us in indefinitely. Obama may not be a great president and pretty much just let these wars keep going on to an end date, but McCain would have gone to Iran in a heart beat. War with Iran=nuclear holocaust and end of days. Sometimes not that great vs terrible is what we have to work with.

    We're basically talking about a party that lost a couple hundred million to failed environmental energy companies vs lost several hundred billion in the middle east that went to the very same terrorist organizations we're supposedly fighting. Lousy and terrible. Blowing a fortune on stimulus that lines the pocket of mafioso style corrupted construction companies that have sweetheart deals with state governments that shortsightedly didn't have supervision only loses money. Blowing a fortune for an international masculinity contest loses money, lives, our standing in the world... While both parties are capable of the latter, let's not forget what party bullied the other party with McCarthy-esque techniques to get their support, and which party can't even sell water to a dehydrated man in the desert.
  14. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    I don't know why you think you have to convince me of how corrupt the Republicans can be. It's not news to me I assure you. ;)

    Your thing seems to be "Republicans are corrupt. Democrats are good but ineffective." That's your opinion and that's fine, but I don't agree with it. They are both corrupt at this point as far as I'm concerned.
  15. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

    This is why I love when Drtooth and heralde get together in a thread! :cool:
  16. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Lol, it's funny because it's true. ;)
  17. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Obama is totally trying to get us into Iran Dr Tooth, dont think he's too much different than the other wallstreet puppets that have been in charge:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/30/w...post-iraq-troop-increase-in-persian-gulf.html

    I think Sesame Street directly relates to politics, war, etc though. I mean, there's two feature length documentaries about Sesame Street and war torn countries(the world according to sesame street, which has some rather disturbing parts and 'when muppets dream of peace') The one good thing I can say about the afghan war, is at least they now have sesame street in afghanistan
  18. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    No he isn't, haven;t you heard the news lately? The war is finally almost over on our part, Obama's bringing all of our troops home before the end of the year.
  19. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    If he is, he's clearly tippytoing. Anyone else would shove us the heck in there. But that thing only says Kuwait. It's a no win situation, since the **** country's stuck with that stupid piece of land and those kookoo countries. Ron Paul is the only one I trust to get us out of there, but he's not going to get the party's nomination, and he's going to whimper on the sidelines and not run for independent, just like last time.

    I totally ******* give up with all this stuff. The Neo-Cons corrupted politics since the 70's, I get it.

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