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    @ Flabyo Then again, it could be a question of which news sources you consult.
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    Conservative co-worker passed this on to me.

    Adam Corolloa calls OWS "Ass Douches"

    Just in general pisses me off, and I'm working on a witty response back to the same co-worker.
    • CommentAuthorMrMonk
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2011
    Who the hell is Adam Carolla?

    The highlight of his career was a TV show about puppets making crank phone calls.
    • CommentAuthorandycon
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2011
    Didnt watch it (I just cant last more then 30 seconds on stuff like this before stabbing my ears) but from the comments it seems like the same Frank Miller stuff? Lazy kids, poor people don't pay taxes and something about Muslims?

    God I wish for the day that baseless talking points stop being the center of political discussion (that day being the day when the Earth swallows us whole)
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2011

    Adam Carolla, if it is the same Adam Carolla I'm thinking of, was a late night radio disc jokey who was on a nationally syndicated show called Love Line, opposite Dr. Drew, which took calls regarding personal, relationship, and sex advice for a number of years. He also started the now defunct Man Show opposite Jimmy Kimmel. I think he might do stand up. He's mostly an obscure, slightly famous personality.
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    @RenThing - you forgot to list "unfunny" in your description.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2011
    Oh yes, and unfunny. Very unfunny.

    And a total asshat.
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2011
    Alan Moore on the Occupy movement and Frank Miller's blog.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2011
    @Beamish: Thanks, that was great.
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    yet another vivid description of arrests, this time by a writer for Family Guy. Maybe, just maybe, the more reports come out, the closer people will come to actually doing something about it.
    • CommentAuthorDC
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2011 edited
    Occupy Melbourne avoids eviction by creative means

    Awesome trolling but since these police officers don't seem to have sense of humor they resorted to "dickhead behaviour".

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    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2011
    • CommentAuthorDC
    • CommentTimeDec 9th 2011
    So, Zuccoti Park is ocupied by the Occupy Wall Street movement, right? Right.
    And Law and Order wants to shoot a scene at Zucccoti Park. What do they do? They build a fake Zuccoti Park.
    What does the Occupy Wall Street movement does? They Mockupy the false park.

    A few hours after television producers set up a replica of Occupy Wall Street for the filming of a new episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, the real Occupy Wall Street announced plans to occupy the fake one. (...) Located at nearby Foley Square, the fake camp includes a replica of the OWS kitchen and library as well as numerous tarps, tents, and signs. (...)
    the police had begun to push protesters out of the park and dismantle the set. "NYPD does not respect Law and Order," the crowd chanted cheekily. At one point, an occupier asked an officer, "Are these real barricades, or a set piece?"
    Within about an hour police had cleared out the protesters, which was less time than it took clear the real Zuccotti, but probably more than they'd need on a TV show. "You guys just cleared a fake Zuccotti Park," the tweeter @NewYorkist told a police officer, who countered that they'd done no such thing: "We didn't clear a fake Zuccotti," he insisted. "They're taking the set down."
    Such amazing trolling these days xD
      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeDec 9th 2011 edited
    Can we have the 20th Century back now, please?

    This one's too confusing.

    (Lies. I wouldn't give this one up for the world.)
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    • CommentAuthorroadscum
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2011
    Mr Magnus, Sir, thank you for that!
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    @DC: The thing was, L&O:SVU didn't create a fake version of Zuccoti to use as just a park, they created a fake version of the Occupy encampment at Zuccoti. Implying that an in production episode of the show was being built around the bullshit rumours the right-wing blogosphere have been spreading that the Occupy encampments are rife with rapes that have been going unreported because the women are being pressured to stay quiet 'for the sake of the movement.' Real Occupiers moved into the encampment to fuck with the L&O production.
      CommentAuthorcity creed
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2011
    the bullshit rumours the right-wing blogosphere have been spreading that the Occupy encampments are rife with rapes

    That's a dangerous road to start down. Rape has indeed proved to be a recurring problem at Occupy camps worldwide. In several of those cases the response of Occupiers has been less than wholly edifying. This is no manufactured controversy and treating it like one is to avoid dealing with a potentially fatal flaw in the ideology of the Occupy movement. If Occupy isn't prepared to take responsibility for protecting those vulnerable people that are drawn to its camps, then it fails on the same grounds as the system it is trying to topple.
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    I was unaware that it was actually as bad as that. Though it should be noted that of the six cases the article cites one actually was bs (that's from the source link for the LSE article, which makes citing it kind of strange), and in another, the camp has been cooperating fully with the police, and the police believe it to be an isolated incident. That's hardly 'rife.'

    And given L&O's tendency toward sensationalism (this is the 'raped with a violin bow' show, remember), how likely is it that the show would portray the case of the episode as being perpetrated by a minority of people who are not actively involved in the organization of the camp?

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