Yeah, see, this shit. It's this kind of shit that I'm talking about. I knew once Big Bird and his gang were injected into the political process, nothing good would come out of it. Sure, we've already had a bushel of shitty Sesame Street parodies and jokes, and the "million Tweets" line from Big Bird was decent, but now we've got a protest organized.
I would love to talk to some people from the generation when protests made a difference. I mean, even if they didn't accomplish their goal, the protest itself made a difference. It brought the issue to the forefront, if only for a minute, or it made the issue a mainstream topic of discussion.
Along those lines, I present to you...the "Million Muppet March." Yes, a couple of guys took Mitt Romney's Big Bird reference during the October 3 presidential debate, and have run with it thus far. During that debate, the moment created an epiphany for Animax Entertainment president Michael Bellavia in Los Angeles and he purchased the domain name millionpuppetmarch.com. To his surprise, Bellavia discovered that Boise State University student Chris Mecham had created a Facebook page toward the same notion, and a collaboration was born.
In the news coverage this has received, Bellavia has been quoted as saying that it seems like we might get close to the biggest ever assemblage of puppets in one place," "and probably the most ever puppets marching on Washington."
Oh yes, and does the mind race. If a riot broke out, it should be the image beamed into space that results in our encountering intelligent life. If massive arrests occur due to the obvious tensions in having that many puppets in one place, it will be the worse day in the lives of the property clerks ever, not to mention, that moment of awesome when you are just chilling out, minding your own business, and then a paddy wagon full of puppets pulls up across the street and cops start unloading them in huge armfuls.
The march is planned for November 3 at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., just three days before the general election.
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