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My dumbass views on Occupy Wall Street

Posted by I-smel - October 9th, 2011

Yo I don't give a shit about global economics, n I don't know where Wall Street IS, but I've had this idea in my head all week and I need to get it down somewhere.

O.W.S is a protest thing in America where everyone's super annoyed that billionaires are screwing over the rest of us. There's like a thousand people there and the police are kicking the shit out of everyone. They can't get on TV at all, I think Fox News and NBC and CNN or whatever are refusing to give this whole thing any attention. People are screaming at each other over this.

Here's my point though: When was the last time anyone watched TELEVISION? How did you first find out about Steve Jobs dieing this week? The fuckin Sunday paper? No, that's where your DAD gets news from. Stop worrying about that. Even stuff like Breaking Bad and X-Factor people are watching online now, or through Tivo.
Meanwhile their Youtube videos are struggling to get like a hundred thousand views. Say what you want about the significance of the raised-fist logo-- in this day n age, it just looks a punk rock band sticker.
Look at Newgrounds- A regular-ass dude with no job and no money can wake up one day n get ONE MILLION HITS and more, it happens every week. There's some wizard game on Kong with 17-million right now, fake and gay gets 5 million a pop, there's that Chinese After Effects kid, Epic Meal Time tearin shit up-- What's in this space right now? Deaf Woman Hears for the First Time? Fuckinn-.. Back To The Future shoes? These guys should be occupying THIS SPACE.

I'm serious, their biggest voice right now is Michael Moore, and people are interviewing him BECAUSE HE'S A CELEBRITY. Can you imagine how much of a cultural wave this'd be if they got Autotune The News up in this, got it on SNL, Lonely Island, FunnyOrDie sketch, every fake and gay billion-hits blog all in the same week? People listen SO MUCH MORE if you catch em in their down-time or just make it entertaining; nobody gives a shit what's on the news.
Like-- protesters with signs and flags... How many people is this guy REALLY reaching? REALLY. I respect that he's trying, but... If you're stuck with no job right out o college, you can do better than hangin out at this thing n getting arrested: this is actually perfect, it's made with a blazer and a copy of After Effects. This jokester BLOWS ME AWAY. With basic independant catalysts like Reddit, Digg, Twitter, Facebook and Youtube, Rebecca Black got 22 million hits LITERALLY over-night. Then her and Charlie Sheen sold out continental tours off that, and this movement can't get attention? There's like a thousand people on that street, I'm just askin for one or two of em to forget about "the media" and just make a show. At least do what you can to get your favourite show or podcast or celebrity anything to give a shoutout or come down there.

Anyway that's what I've got stuck in my head. Is this the right idea or is it just bullshit? The way I see it is that these college kids have the skills to reach a hundred thousand people, and they're out there desperately wavin a cardboard flap around and getting pepper sprayed. I'm not here to talk about politics so much as I'm here to talk about how to get people's attention in 2011. So if I'm a fucking moron: don't be annoyed, because I already know.

Also I think people should turn up to these rallies in office-wear so they're not looked at as rats by everyone else in the financial district. -That's not what I think, I'm just talkin about managing public perceptions.

Comments (13)


Aside from the pop culture type stuff (which I'm blissfully ignorant of), I think you're pretty close to the mark. However, the folks who are protesting seem to be clueless to the way the world works. They're protesting unchecked exploitation, when they can't even exploit their own cause. If they were at home or at work, they could find any number of things to spew about online - out in the field though, they're worthless. Given enough time, some of them might actually take a vote, and find out what exactly they are fighting for.
A difficult task, considering how Machiavellian our stupid way of life has become here in the States. Try not to dwell on our soon-to-be-tits-up country... the sun is surely falling in the West.

shut up and fix theres no time and make it fun...

No TIme To Explain will never be fun!

everyone who supports the cause tells me 'you can't figure out what you want until after you throw out the leaders' rofl

yeah there's also that, but I didnt wanna get into that

What do these wall street people expect to happen?

I've bin trying to find out for the passed week and I don't think they know.

true.... true

I guess this fiasco will be featured in your next :The Game: installment?

oh absolutely!

Scratch that. You're just gonna take the Dead Space Invaders and put their ugly mugs in the space of the aliens and...

Yeah, whatever. The guy who REALLY made :The Game: will likely include this fiasco.

By thy way, the riot is bullshit. If I were there, I'd be speaking to people, gauging their interests, and looking into going into business for ourselves. Milton Hershey didn't give a fuck about the depression economy. He kept his people around. We wouldn't have a riot if more of us were like Milton Hershey, willing to seek opportunities to advance and to carry others along the way.

Well I had no idea this was happening, til I decided to check out what my old pal I-smel was up to. I suppose that just proves your internet theory!

yeah your point makes sense though, for a young crowd protesting you'd think they woulda thought about this stuff by now.

It makes me think of when I was on this games course in college, and 90% of the people there were working to develop a skill, and then hand in an intern application at some giant studio that'll walk all over em... We don't live in the 60s here guys! I'm selling a .exe to 50 different countries and I've not bought so much as an office-chair ffs.

The Westboro Baptist Church are the most famous protesters out there; they write press releases, they have slogans and logos, their website's great, they do any little interview, they get everywhere. I'm just sayin...

thinking about it, maybe since the legislation are all old, the way to reach them has to be an old tactic as well. maybe they could care less what you post on youtube or twitter as long as you're not interrupting their conflabbit dagnabbit golf courses

The legislation is definately old, I'm talkin about getting millions more people aware of this so it's a culturally-prevalent issue, instead of some thing nobody's heard of.

how bad do you really smell anyway

not as bad as I used to, but still more than most people.


I just went over that.