the millennial moment happened in davis, california

i know i complain about the kids today.

i know i taunt them unfairly when i ask them “where is your Zeppelin, your Clash, your AC/DC”

i know they’re trying.

some of us feel like they have had everything handed to them: the interweb, flat screen tvs, ipods, tivo, jon stewart – and we wonder what have they done with all of that?

ok not we, me.

and recently i thought, maybe they have too much, maybe creativity and inspiration comes when you are suffering.

necessity is the mother of invention, etc.

then an overweight cop in Davis casually sprayed some of them in the face with pepper spray

at point blank range and errrything changed.

and then the very next day, at night, the chancellor of the university where it all went down came out of a long meeting and walked across the campus

past the students who were in the grass protesting

and the kids, god bless em, gave the greatest silent treatment to her

of all time.

major props to you. seriously.

now plug in a damn guitar.

one cop went to jail this week


not this one, he didnt do anything wrong.

he told those kids to move and they wouldnt move.

they did not respect his authority.

former Philadelphia police Captain, Ray Lewis

this guy, former philadelphia police captain, Ray Lewis, was arrested

for protesting with the Occupy Wall Street movement

he also explains why it is good that the 99% do not have a leader

which is interesting since he would make a damn good leader for the movement

especially if he only dressed in that uniform.

Shepard Fairey creates Occupy Hope, challenges Obama to represent the average American

shepard fairey asks for president obama to help be the voice to the average american

Shepard Fairey, the LA-based street artist who helped galvanize President Barack Obama’s successful presidential campaign with his iconic Hope posters,

has called out the commander in chief, in a way, with a new poster that eerily incorporates the Guy Fawkes mask

with the image most closely related to Obama’s historic ascendancy.

“Mister President we HOPE you’re on our side” reads the text below the blue and red graphic.

Today Fairey published the image on his Obey/Giant site and said that it  represents his support for Occupy, “a grassroots movement spawned to stand up against corruption, imbalance of power, and failure of our democracy to represent and help average Americans.”

Fairey wrote that he sees the president “as a potential ally of the Occupy movement if the energy of the movement is perceived as constructive, not destructive. I still see Obama as the closest thing to ‘a man on the inside’ that we have presently. Obviously, just voting is not enough. We need to use all of our tools to help us achieve our goals and ideals. However, I think idealism and realism need to exist hand in hand. Change is not about one election, one rally, one leader, it is about a constant dedication to progress and a constant push in the right direction.”

He also said that the image may not be totally legal, which is classic, and funny. To me.