Oh, our aching sides!

Occupy has formed a “clown bloq” and they are descending on Chicago to protest the NATO Summit. With cream pies and big, red noses. No word yet on the huge floppy shoes. From The Star article:

“We’re plugging into one of the most important roles that has been around since the Middle Ages — the fool,” said Kaptain Kroplotkin, a spokesman for the Clown Bloq .

You sure got the fool part right!

Nooooooo!

https://twitter.com/#!/whereishawkins/status/203514360121917441

Scary!

https://twitter.com/#!/_charleyhall/status/203183126141337600

They have a manual! No, really.

WE ARE #CLOWNBLOQ
ON #M18, IN CHICAGO, OUR BATTLE LAUGHTER WILL BE HEARD AROUND THE WORLD

In our manual, we discuss why we clown, clowning techniques and marching techniques. We dive into the armed forces’ civil disobedience manual and explore ways to use it to both protect ourselves, and to illustrate the absurdity of our armed forces pointing weapons at our fellow citizens in our own city streets. We also provide examples for how to create your own clownfinity group. We finish with a discussion of why we are involved with clown bloq. Our reasons: joy and laughter and intelligence and creativity. Those are our modes of resistance! Happy clowning.

You will perhaps hear laughter around the world as we all point and snicker at you.