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tessalasset
10-20-2010, 11:01 PM
Just found out they're doing a satellite rally at MacArthur Park in LA on the 30th. Anyone else going?

bmack86
10-20-2010, 11:01 PM
I live three blocks away. I might as well. I think Fickle lives on the same block as me, so maybe we'll see him there.

rage patton
10-20-2010, 11:05 PM
Which are you attending for?

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
10-20-2010, 11:13 PM
i'm going to do both and punch myself in the face A LOT

tessalasset
10-20-2010, 11:22 PM
That didn't even occur to me. Now I do want to attend the March to Keep Fear Alive.

PassiveTheory
10-20-2010, 11:29 PM
They recently combined the two for the official D.C. event but I guess the satellite events haven't.

tessalasset
10-20-2010, 11:56 PM
Were they ever actually going to be two separate events? I figured it was the same event, and both of them just called it different things. They are ultimately on the same team after all.

weeklymix
10-21-2010, 01:16 AM
Were they ever actually going to be two separate events? I figured it was the same event, and both of them just called it different things. They are ultimately on the same team after all.

You are correct. This point was cemented in a bit where Colbert appeared on the Daily Show to pretend as though he forgot to file for a permit for his event. I do think initially people were confused that there were two events which led to the "merger."

M Sparks
10-21-2010, 05:16 AM
I must admit, I haven't been watching much TV and have no idea what this is all about. But the titles are great.

MissingPerson
10-21-2010, 06:46 AM
It's a Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert thing.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2010/9/17/902666/-Videos-+-transcripts-of-JonStephen-announcing-their-10-30-10-rally


You may be interested in a topic, but not "dress all in pink, cover your hands in fake blood, and act like you snuck into a meeting that's public in the first fucking place" interested. But that ends tonight. For tonight I announce, the Rally to Restore Sanity!

It is happening, people! It is happening! It is happening! A real gathering! We will gather on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. A Million Moderate March where we take to the streets to send a message to our leaders and our national media that says, we are here! We're only here though until 6, because we have a sitter. A clarion call for rationality. This will take place on Saturday, October 30, 2010.

Now you're probably saying to yourself, "October 30, 2010, that rings a bell, that rings a bell." The 36th anniversary of George Foreman and Muhammad Ali's Rumble in the Jungle in Zaire! Yes! But that's not why the date is significant. I'll tell you the significance of October 30th. You see, the Daily Show's actually already going to be in Washington doing shows, from Monday the 25th through Thursday the 28th. And we all thought that if we did it Friday, we were still going to be really tired from doing the shows. So we thought we could use a day to just, you know...

And then we were thinking like, well what about Sunday? You know, and that's Halloween, and a lot of us have kids. We'd like to see them Trick-or-Treat 'cause they just grow so fast. So October 30th, we thought, well geez, that just makes the most sense.

Anyway, you may be asking yourself right now, sitting at home, but am I the right type of person to go to this rally? The fact that you would even stop yourself to ask that question, as opposed to just, let's say, jumping up, grabbing the nearest stack of burnable holy books, strapping on a diaper, and just pointing your car towards D.C., that means I think ya might just be right for it. I see you're intrigued. I see you're intrigued, but there's something still bothering you. As a reasonable busy person, I'd love to come, Jon. But I really don't have time to handcraft a message or signage. Not to worry, that's where we come in. We're going to have signs for you down there if you don't have time. Of course you can bring your own, but here's a quick one.

http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l8y9bn8sn61qa5ff2o1_r1_500.gif

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z152/UCLABruinKid/Rally-sign1.jpg

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z152/UCLABruinKid/Rally-sign2.jpg

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z152/UCLABruinKid/Rally-sign3.jpg

And my personal favourite:

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z152/UCLABruinKid/Rally-banner.jpg