OccupyVeggies!

carrots are the 99 %

carrots are the 99 %

For those of you who, like me, find the entire Occupy Movement to be really well-intentioned, justified, and (indeed) not a moment too soon, but also somewhat dry (The General Assembly is the Filboid Studge of participatory democracy) we have some good news! Occupy Wall Street’s Liberty Plaza General Assembly has taken a lesson from the mainstream media and spiced up its hard news Committee Reports section (is that Spokes? Or Tranches? Who can keepWall Street terminology straight anyway?) with some food-and-spirituality-related entertainment.

Behold:


Christine: let’s start. The name of your WG. Winter w Safer Spaces & spirit vegetable is edamame. #nycsc #ows
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Roll call continued! Next, Pablo from OWS en Español! Their spirit vegetable is plantains. #nycsc #ows
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Julian w Outreach, spirit vegetable is cauliflower. #nycsc #ows
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Evelyn, w/ Human Rights working group – hasn’t decided on her spirit vegetable yet! #nycsc #ows
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Sean w Fire Safety, he’s sad b/c he has no spirit vegetable, someone recommends chili pepper. #nycsc #ows
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Info WG: Spirit vegetable is okra. #nycsc #ows
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Devin is spoking for Tech Ops working group tonight, and their spirit veggie is the artichoke! #nycsc #ows
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Ravi, w/ Organization – her spirit vegetable is carrots. #nycsc #ows
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Ben from Direct Action, their spirit vegetable is squash b/c they are going to squash capitalism #nycsc #ows
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Ben, from Direct Action – their spirit veggie is squash b/c they’re gonna squash capitalism. (lolz!) #nycsc #ows
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Galen from Finance and their spirit vegetable is pork. #nycsc #ows
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Jen from Legal. Then, Galen from Finance, whose spirit vegetable is PORK. #nycsc #ows
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Frank from Alternative Currencies’ spirit veggie is asparagus. #nycsc #ows
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Sebastian from OccupyDiginity and their spirit vegetable is green chili. #nycsc #ows
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Next spoke is Dwayne from PR; their spirit vegetable is green beans! #nycsc #ows
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Brian from OccupyNewark and their spirit vegetable is eggplant. #nycsc #ows
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Next, Bryan, from @, whose spirit vegetable is carrot. #nycsc #ows
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Nan’s from Strong Women’s group tonight, and her spirit vegetable is “kicking your ass”. #nycsc #ows
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Carrie from Minutes; their spirit vegetable is wild onion, b/c while the top is lovely, it’s acid on the bottom! #nycsc #ows
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Nicholas from Occupy the Youth (he’s awesome), their spirit vegetable is, fuck it, a carrot. #nycsc #ows
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Next, Adam from Design. Their spirit vegetable is cigarettes! #nycsc #ows
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Justin from Medics their spirit vegetable is cayenne pepper. #nycsc #ows
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Next, Dylan from Sanitation – their spirit vegetable is…. water chestnuts? #nycsc #ows
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Jen from OccupyVacations??? spirit vegetable is potato
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Next, Bryan from the Occupiers – I couldn’t understand their spirit veggie. #nycsc #ows
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Jason from Housing, spirit vegetable is collard greens. #nycsc #ows
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Next, Desiree from Stop Stop and Frisk working group – their spirit vegetable is peanut M&Ms. #nycsc #ows
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Jeff from Town Planning, spirit vegetable is whatever Kitchen is making #nycsc #ows
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Daniel is spoke for Facilitation tonight; they’ve “reached full consensus that our spirit vegetable is ghost cale.” #nycsc #ows
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Zach from Security/De-Escalation, spirit vegetable is tomatoes. #nycsc #ows
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Corbin, from Sustainability – their spirit vegetable is I think mixed greens #nycsc #ows
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Library! Their spirit vegetable is “I think weed because it rhymes w/ read.” #nycsc #ows
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Jen from Anti-Racism Allies & spirit vegetable is… something I could’t hear b/c Nan is talking. #nycsc #ows
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Frank, from Occupy the Cypher – their spirit vegetable is the pomegranate b/c it symbolizes music. #nycsc #ows
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Lulu from Media, spirit vegetable is daikon radish #nycsc #ows
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Trish is spoke for Organize Labor tonight and she says “all of the above vegetables.” #nycsc #ows
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Edwin from OWS En Espanol (I think), and his spirit vegetable is Let’s Take Back Our Government #nycsc #ows
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6 Responses to “OccupyVeggies!”

  1. lali December 3, 2011 at 10:35 pm #

    Sorry for going off topic but I have a question. I have just received a gingerbread house. As there is no gingerbread house tradition here in the Philippines (here its bibingka and suman — kinds of rice cakes — for Christmas) I’m not to sure what to do with it. Is it meant strictly for decoration? Or can I give it to the kids to eat?

  2. raincoaster December 3, 2011 at 11:48 pm #

    The tradition is, you leave it up drying out till Boxing Day (Dec 26) and then you’re allowed to rip it apart. It’s best served at that point with cocoa, hot milk, tea, etc, because it is indeed crusty but still good to eat then.

  3. raincoaster December 3, 2011 at 11:50 pm #

    Mind you, when I made a gingerbread house, I ended up giving mine to the children’s hospital, where it made an awesome decoration and I don’t think they gave it to the kids.

    Gold leaf and silver are edible. Copper is not. That’s what you need to know.

  4. lali December 4, 2011 at 8:13 pm #

    Thanks! Since it is so humid here I don’t think the house will dry up, and may, in fact, rot if it is out too long. I think I’ll give it to the local children’s home as a snack treat.

  5. lali December 6, 2011 at 11:09 pm #

    Hi! Once the kids understood that the cute little dollhouse was meant to be eaten, it was gleefully demolished in no time, with everyone declaring that their bit of window, wall or chimney was the most delicious part of the house. Thanks!

  6. raincoaster December 16, 2011 at 1:53 am #

    That’s great to hear. Gingerbread houses are lots of fun under circumstances like that.