Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Occupy Christmas

I have a rule: no Christmas decorations before December. Tomorrow I'll go a little nutty with red and gold and glittery things. All symbolic, for some reason, of the holiday.
Another symbol of the season is the tent. I think we can all agree that Occupy Wall Street pretty well established that icon to represent the movement.
I support OWS, and the other day I said to Cranky, "We should peg a tent in the front yard. The neighbors would hate it, though."
(Note: I don't care if they hate it. I am a neighborly neighbor, but I have a wild streak.)
Well! I figured out how to put a tent in the yard and not offend any of the 1% on my street. (I jest! They're not the 1%; just Republicans.) I would decorate the tent with Christmas ornaments, maybe a string of lights powered by a bicycle generator. Who could object?
I went searching for the perfect tent, and I found it. It's Christmas tree shaped, in shades of green. And it even comes with its own angel on top.
Power to the people, right Santa? All I want for Christmas.

14 comments:

Kalyn said...

I love the Occupy Christmas tent. Very festive!

cookiecrumb said...

Hi, Kalyn! :) Thanks. Yeah, I am so damn close to nailing in a little puppy tent out there. Not today; we are expecting gale-force winds. Cranky actually offered to go buy a tent.

cookiecrumb said...

SHOP LOCALLY, YA DOOF

Zoomie said...

Zat you at the top playing angel? I thought you were blonde.

cookiecrumb said...

Zoomie: I am a brunette now. Just been too lazy too achieve peroxidism. But hell no, that's not me.

Greg said...

Where in heavens name did you find this? The craziest camouflage I've ever seen!!

Cheryl Czekala said...

You are awesome!!!

Hungry Dog said...

Very nice. And room for Bartlett too!

cookiecrumb said...

Greg: I found it on Google images. It's a work of art, see. Crazy.

Cheryl: Naw, come drive by my house. No tent. But I MIGHT! :)

Dawg: It is a rather roomy structure. Think about how tall that model at the top must be! Heh.

Ms Brown Mouse said...

You're a brunette? Me too :)
The whole xmas thing is already making me grit my teeth, don't want to play :(

EB of SpiceDish said...

Love the tent! But um... is it made locally? ;)

cookiecrumb said...

Mouse: I was born a blonde and managed to hang onto that color for a long time, but there's none left. It's now sort of -- wait for it -- mousy brown.
Don't worry about Christmas, don't grit, don't play. There. Better?

EB: It must be local! Where else would a silly piece of art come from? :)

Celestial Elf said...

Thought you might like my Occupy themed Christmas Carol machinima film
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9SBebs3A5I

cookiecrumb said...

Celestial Elf: Your film is nothing short of fantastic! "Scourge," heh heh. Very good. A perfect parable for our times.