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In a democracy, it's your vote that counts. On Sesame Street, it's your Count that votes. Ah-ah-ah!
October 4, 2011 6:34 PM   Subscribe

The Best of #OccupySesameStreet. Since its launched two weeks ago, the #OccupyWallStreet movement has gone national, spawning copy-cat demonstrations in far-flung locales like Tulsa and Boise. Its members have serious concerns--about income inequality, the influence of large corporations in our political system, and their own financial futures. The #OccupySesameStreet movement? Not so much.
posted by sweetkid (30 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite

 
the Count must held accountable, no more Vampire Economics.
posted by The Whelk at 6:38 PM on October 4, 2011 [17 favorites]


There is something fundamentally wrong with a society that vilifies people who spend their nights in a trash can.
posted by mccarty.tim at 6:48 PM on October 4, 2011 [8 favorites]


DO NOT PLAY ON OR AROUND!
posted by cjorgensen at 6:49 PM on October 4, 2011


The Internet has no room for cynicism.
posted by anarch at 6:49 PM on October 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


you're just a puppet of Big Bird.
posted by The Whelk at 6:52 PM on October 4, 2011 [5 favorites]


Down With Elmo, Up With Wonder!

Seriously, mid-70s SS? The bomb diggity. I actually feel bad for the kids born after 1982.
posted by droplet at 6:54 PM on October 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'm glad Mother Jones is reading twitter feeds so I don't have to.
posted by mek at 7:02 PM on October 4, 2011 [3 favorites]


Let Bert and Ernie get married already!
posted by madcaptenor at 7:13 PM on October 4, 2011 [3 favorites]


I am a baker who fell down the stairs ten times because I was forced to work in an unsafe pastry-delivery area. Now I have no insurance and mounting medical bills from my multiple injuries.

I am the nine-ty-niiine per-cennnnt! Ow! Ooof! Ow!
posted by PlusDistance at 7:14 PM on October 4, 2011 [13 favorites]


No, the best take on #OccupyWallStreet HAS to be #OctopiWallStreet
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:14 PM on October 4, 2011 [5 favorites]


Has anyone on Sesame Street ever counted past 12? They don't care about the other 88%!!!
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:18 PM on October 4, 2011 [8 favorites]


Why is the economy of Sweden unborked?
posted by Cold Lurkey at 7:27 PM on October 4, 2011 [6 favorites]


and there are a few #occupysesamestreet tweets since that article that are good if not better...

@daudig said "We don't need an Arab Spring, we need a Prairie Dawn."

@notjessewalker tweeted "Three muppets froze to death when they privatized THE ELECTRIC COMPANY."

@desusnice gave us "he's cute but i'm pretty sure Elmo is here illegally"
(I'm surprised there isn't more Elmo-bashing in this meme)
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:29 PM on October 4, 2011 [4 favorites]


And how come the near-extinct Snuffleupagus has been removed from the endangered species list? I'll tell you why: they're planning on turning his natural habitat into a condo complex and golf course!!
posted by not_on_display at 8:11 PM on October 4, 2011


What about the everyday poverty that's hidden in plain sight? What about the Snffleupagus who lives on the street right under our noses that no-one even sees? Is he part of the 99%?
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 8:12 PM on October 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


I would occupy Sesame Street to return Grover to his rightful place as the number one cute, loveable monster.

also for the chance to meet SuperGrover - he's my hero.
posted by jb at 8:22 PM on October 4, 2011 [11 favorites]



I would occupy Sesame Street to return Grover to his rightful place as the number one cute, loveable monster.


Ohhh yes. Grover wuz robbed by Elmo.
posted by sweetkid at 8:32 PM on October 4, 2011 [2 favorites]


I don't have a pithy contribution but I feel the need to share that every Sesame Street thread puts that "1-2-3-FOUR-FIVE" pinball song in my head.
posted by bleep at 9:03 PM on October 4, 2011 [3 favorites]


Compiliation, Pinball Number Count songs
posted by ZeusHumms at 9:11 PM on October 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


I watched SS today and the SuperGrover 2.0 stuff keeps getting better each season. That and the Monster at the End of This Book (and iOS apps folks!) make Grover one of my preschooler's faves.
posted by k8t at 9:29 PM on October 4, 2011


Who meeps for Beaker? Occupy Muppet Labs!
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 12:11 AM on October 5, 2011 [12 favorites]


Fuck Snuffleupagus and fuck Elmo. I'm tired of seeing all these foreign muppets trying to steal resources from natural-born Sesame Street citizens. They don't deserve the protection of the Company.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 1:27 AM on October 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Hey, man- Snuffleupagus is a veteran! Not cool.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 4:39 AM on October 5, 2011 [2 favorites]


Mother jones link gave me pernicious pop-ups! (not a pun)
posted by Potomac Avenue at 5:21 AM on October 5, 2011


My bills are Near.....................but my money is Far. ..........Near..........Far.
posted by The Violet Cypher at 6:11 AM on October 5, 2011 [8 favorites]


Could mother jones possibly host more external javascripts?

My noscript popup menu scrolls right off the screen! I have never seen that before.
posted by srboisvert at 7:13 AM on October 5, 2011


Mips Mis Mhat Memomacy Mooks Mike!
posted by odinsdream at 7:35 AM on October 5, 2011


What about the everyday poverty that's hidden in plain sight? What about the Snffleupagus who lives on the street right under our noses that no-one even sees? Is he part of the 99%?

I hate to break this to you, but Mr. Snuffleupagus is now visible. It's one of the most painful generation-gap things I've encountered.
posted by BrashTech at 7:52 PM on October 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Oh BrashTech, for real?
posted by sweetkid at 9:48 PM on October 5, 2011


Having looked at the Wikipedia entry for Snuffy, I guess I'm still young enough that I should have known that.
posted by sweetkid at 9:51 PM on October 5, 2011


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