A week or so ago Shane posted an editorial of sorts questioning the Occupy Wall Street protests. The question he raised was what is really being protested here? What do these people want? Well I think as the news coverage has become more focused on these protests, we’re all seeing that these groups of people really have no concrete reasoning for their protests, other than to complain about what they heard of on TV or what the person next to them is complaining about, who is already just complaining about what the person next to them was complaining about. At least at my local “Occupy” protests, the normal news interview goes something like this…
What is it that you are protesting here today?
WE’RE SICK OF WALL STREET!!!
What do you mean by that?
SICK OF CORRUPTION!!!
WE’RE TIRED OF BIG CORPORATIONS!!!
You’re drinking a Starbucks and texting on an iPhone right now….
If I didn’t feel like I’d become stupider, I’d probably go down to one of these protests and try to talk some sense into some people, but I’d probably just get a nose bleed because that’s what happens when I hear too much stupid shit at once. However, my interaction would probably go something like this…
It’s 11PM, what are you doing out here?
WE’RE GOING TO GET OUR VOICES HEARD BY STAYING IN THIS PARK AFTER CLOSING HOURS!!!
That doesn’t make any sense. Nobody cares that you’re in the park except for the police.
WE WON’T BE PUSHED OVER ANYMORE!!!
You will be pushed over when the police push you over and take you to jail. And nobody will notice, because nobody cares.
THIS IS A MOVEMENT!!!
Your sign says Legalize Marijuana…wait what are you here for?
Anyways, Howard Stern decided to send a couple members of his team to interview Occupy Wall Street protesters and some of the interviews they got were pretty damn funny. Got to admit I was laughin’ pretty hard during this. Howard keeps making little snark comments based on the responses from the protesters and it gets pretty comical. Wouldn’t really suggest listening to this if you’re at work, there are some f-bombs spattered about, so just wait ’til you get home or put your headphones on. Anyways, enjoy. (btw, Stern is pretty notorious for having any of his material pulled from YouTube, so hopefully this will last a while. Otherwise you’ll have to do a little searchin’)