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a protest we can all get behind....
August 20, 2003 12:11 PM   Subscribe

As a bunch of Average Americans living from paycheck to paycheck, we feel frustrated that our President is spending more of his time restricting the fundamental rights that our nation is founded on than fixing the economic woes we face. And, as Average Americans, we're doing what any red-blooded patriot would do when things seem their darkest — we're Mooning.
posted by elwoodwiles (24 comments total)

 
I wouldn't.

Apparently it can get you 20 years.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 12:17 PM on August 20, 2003


One thing you can say about this: when the president once again sticks it to the public, these mooners, butts facing the White House make a great target.
posted by Postroad at 12:31 PM on August 20, 2003


I love the design.
The don't-moon-o-meter and the fact that someone has contributed $17.75 makes me giggle.
And this, "Mooning is the most politically potent act of free speech available to us as Average Americans. "

I'm happy now, thanks.
posted by Grod at 12:32 PM on August 20, 2003


repost
posted by machaus at 12:36 PM on August 20, 2003


Beat me by that much.
posted by timeistight at 12:42 PM on August 20, 2003


Big deal, W. will see all those buttholes and assume he's looking at a group portrait of the Cabinet.
posted by jonmc at 12:43 PM on August 20, 2003


Damn. Usual lame excuses, etc, etc. Sorry kids.
posted by elwoodwiles at 12:43 PM on August 20, 2003


What a bunch of bums :-)
posted by clevershark at 12:44 PM on August 20, 2003


the most politically potent act of free speech available to us as Average Americans

Ummmm... no. Semantically potent, to be sure, and a high gross out factor to boot, especially if you pick the right moon. Potent? No. Rather a demonstration of impotence, a demonstration that shows you can't do anything else.

I'm hoping that someday the world will get some more clueful activists.
posted by weston at 12:45 PM on August 20, 2003


weston: That's the beauty of this site. If you agree, send them a donation. If you don't agree, send them a donation.
posted by elwoodwiles at 12:48 PM on August 20, 2003


Put a sock in it, dork.
posted by creamed corn at 12:52 PM on August 20, 2003


I'm hoping that someday the world will get some more clueful activists.

Then again perhaps a gesture expressing the powerlessness of ordinary people in the face of an out-of-control extremist Administration is what needs to be seen.
posted by clevershark at 1:18 PM on August 20, 2003


Damn you to the vilest pit of hell elwoodwiles for sullying the MetaGrail!!!!!

RARRRRRRRRRRRRR.

Who's the dork.

Thanks for the post though. I didn't see it when it was posted LAST YEAR. How the hell do you fucking brain surgeons keep track of this shit?
posted by insomnyuk at 1:20 PM on August 20, 2003


dumbasses.
posted by gwint at 1:26 PM on August 20, 2003


the whole concept is a repost from 1975. With one exciting update -- there's a fortune to be made in ass waxing if this catches on.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 1:35 PM on August 20, 2003


this sounds like a job for tubgirl
posted by poopy at 1:41 PM on August 20, 2003


Otter: I think this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody's part!

Moon the White House: And we're just the guys to do it!
posted by UncleFes at 1:44 PM on August 20, 2003


Given the fact that the campaign's only amassed $400 ... and considering the site's been around since at least October of last year, I'd say they've really bottomed out.
posted by WolfDaddy at 1:51 PM on August 20, 2003


*rimshot*
posted by timeistight at 1:53 PM on August 20, 2003


(No pun intended.)
posted by timeistight at 1:54 PM on August 20, 2003


There is no dark side of the moon really. As a matter of fact it's all dark.
posted by kirkaracha at 2:01 PM on August 20, 2003


i got excited until i saw it was a money-grubbing scheme. a grass-roots movement to waggle barnacle-encrusted buttocks in the general direction of washington at some predetermined time, i could get behind. sending money to dorkholes? sorry, no.
posted by quonsar at 2:26 PM on August 20, 2003


*pulls sock out of it*

I just thought this was an amusing joke. I did'nt take the site as a legitimate from of social protest, just a snarking criticism of G Dub and of the people who oppose him. I would'nt think of this as money grubbing, since it is fairly obviously a joke and the donation angle is part of the punchline.

*restuffs sock in it*
posted by elwoodwiles at 3:12 PM on August 20, 2003


I love the fact that this site has been around for almost a full year, and they have only raised a little over $400. Now granted that is $400 they didn't have to come up with, but seriously, they are only doing this to get money. I would love to see the pictures of this after they get all of their money... Of course at this rate it will be 25 years until they get the money for their trip and well the current president will be out of office.
posted by thebwit at 3:12 PM on August 20, 2003


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