Do you remember yesterday when every political nerd and social media nerd bombarded the internet with posts and comments about President Obama doing an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit? Well, as proof that not everything can take anything seriously, here are Mashable’s Top 20 of the “silliest” questions posed to Mr. Obama during his AMA.
My personal favorite, “Do you think you could beat Abraham Lincoln in a knife fight?”
So, if you could ask the president one question (and you kind of missed your chance yesterday) but be guaranteed an answer, what would that question be?
Are you at work today? Well, obviously the Occupy protesters aren’t. And today they don’t want you to be either.
From a CNN story …
In what Occupy organizers are calling “a day without the 99%,” protesters are planning to participate in a “general strike” on Tuesday: no work, no shopping, no banking.
They’re using May Day (or International Workers’ Day) as a hook to try to get the country to fall apart for the day.
May Day is celebrated in more than 80 countries across the world, and Occupy protesters want you to skip work today too. If you do, I suppose you can offer to make up the work on Labor Day (yeah, that’s the U.S. holiday to give this country’s labor class a bit of a break).
Poking around on Facebook, the comments people are making are quite funny:
"Are they still around??"
"Why don’t they go get a job a leave everybody else alone!!"
Some were a bit more thoughtful.
"Stopping for one day wont cause a panic, nor will it get everyone affordable health care further more it wont get my bills paid as I don’t live off the governments funds. So enjoy your day off."
"I may be a member of their 99 percent, but I have to pay 100 percent of my bills and feed 100 percent of my kids … so I’ll be in the office today."
Bottom line, it really looks like folks are over this whole OWS thing. It’s tiring, and it’s a bit aggrivating be be bashed over the head with it over and over and over. I go to work (mostly) every day (I get paid per article; so if I don’t work, there’s no money). And I’ll be the first one to tell you not to let work get in the way of live (see my new Twitter profile, or whatever it’s called, here). But at some point, you have to get off your ass, stop bitching and figure out some way to contribute to society.
Hey, it’s not my fault that it seems like most of the working class thinks of the Occupy protesters as slackers — stereotypes exist for a reason.
Here’s one from the archive that could come in handy right now. In California where I live, the weekend is supposed to creep into the low 80s. What’s on tap? A cookout.
Check out this TMF story about how to throw a killer weekend cookout on a budget. It goes through everything from what meat to get to what sides to offer. You can feed your buddies for about $3 a head.
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Sometimes I wish out society had the balls to do this.