Bag’s Take-Away:

Is media still covering Occupy or (always looking for click bait) are they just clowning around?

via: Reuters Editor’s Choice slideshow

(photo: Lucas Jackson/Reuters caption: New York Police Department officers arrest a member of the Occupy Wall St movement during a “national day of action” demonstration by the movement in New York February 29, 2012. )

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Is media still covering Occupy or (always looking for click bait) are they just clowning around?

via: Reuters Editor’s Choice slideshow

(photo: Lucas Jackson/Reuters caption: New York Police Department officers arrest a member of the Occupy Wall St movement during a “national day of action” demonstration by the movement in New York February 29, 2012. )

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Bag’s Take-Away:

If you had told me last September  this photo, five months later, would make me nostalgic, I would have said you were crazy. So long #Occupy St. Paul

via:Reuters Editor’s Choice

(photo: Dylan Martinez/Reuters caption: Riot police remove a protester from the Occupy encampment on the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral in London February 28, 2012. Bailiffs, backed by riot police, evicted British anti-capitalism activists from a protest camp outside St Paul’s Cathedral in London in the early hours of Tuesday morning. )

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If you had told me last September this photo, five months later, would make me nostalgic, I would have said you were crazy. So long #Occupy St. Paul

via:Reuters Editor’s Choice

(photo: Dylan Martinez/Reuters caption: Riot police remove a protester from the Occupy encampment on the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral in London February 28, 2012. Bailiffs, backed by riot police, evicted British anti-capitalism activists from a protest camp outside St Paul’s Cathedral in London in the early hours of Tuesday morning. )

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Bag’s Take-Away:
Really cute baby wondering how long before he’s old enough to join Occupy. 
via:SacBee Photos
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Really cute baby wondering how long before he’s old enough to join Occupy.

via:SacBee Photos

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Bag’s Take-Away:

You notice, no one dared f—k with the Coke machine.


via Charlotte Daily Edit
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You notice, no one dared f—k with the Coke machine.

via Charlotte Daily Edit

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Tease? Threat? Frustration showing? Adbusters, the catalyst behind (non-violent) Occupy movement, upholds its reputation for provocative design with a “black bloc”/ violent anarchist-inspired UK edition cover. 
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Tease? Threat? Frustration showing? Adbusters, the catalyst behind (non-violent) Occupy movement, upholds its reputation for provocative design with a “black bloc”/ violent anarchist-inspired UK edition cover. 

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Bag’s Take-Away:

The only way I can read the 9 photo Occupy Congress photo edit at Zimbio is that the movement has worn out its media welcome. Most of the photos show single arrests, and then there’s the shot of the lonely poster in front of the tree. This pic sums it up, though, with “the man” fed up and the depiction of Occupy pigeonholed down to the Guy Fawkes mask. 

The ten pic slideshow over at Yahoo, by the way, although it did offer more crowd shots, also seemed slight. Signing off with the otherwise empty pic of the guy giving out balloons also suggests, in this case, a smiley faced dismissiveness. 


(photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images caption: U.S. Capitol Police stand guard during an “Occupy Congress” rally at the West Front Lawn of the Capitol January 17, 2012 in Washington, DC. Hundreds of members of the “Occupy” movement from across the country participated in the Occupy Congress rally on Capitol Hill.)
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The only way I can read the 9 photo Occupy Congress photo edit at Zimbio is that the movement has worn out its media welcome. Most of the photos show single arrests, and then there’s the shot of the lonely poster in front of the tree. This pic sums it up, though, with “the man” fed up and the depiction of Occupy pigeonholed down to the Guy Fawkes mask.

The ten pic slideshow over at Yahoo, by the way, although it did offer more crowd shots, also seemed slight. Signing off with the otherwise empty pic of the guy giving out balloons also suggests, in this case, a smiley faced dismissiveness.

(photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images caption: U.S. Capitol Police stand guard during an “Occupy Congress” rally at the West Front Lawn of the Capitol January 17, 2012 in Washington, DC. Hundreds of members of the “Occupy” movement from across the country participated in the Occupy Congress rally on Capitol Hill.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:
What makes the TIME “Person of the Year” cover as good as it is?
1. It’s a woman! —  because the protests have also been phenomenal on gender terms … and speaking truth to testosterone.
2. …And, how often has a woman even been TIME’s “Person of the Year?” (Or, “Man of the Year,” till ‘99. More below.)
3. She’s threatening but she’s not. (Eyes vs. mask. Left eye vs. right eye.)
4. It’s truly international. If she pulls for Middle Eastern, the background skews heavily domestic. But then, we’re a melting pot, right?
5. TIME gets to do the “You” choice again, but this time — nothing like some hard times to put a dent in the narcissism — it’s all about “us.”
6. The design, especially the graphical inlay in the kerchief, riffs off TIME’s Shepard Fairey’s Obama HOPE 2008 Person of the Year cover. The take-away: Obama has lost the spark and the message to the kids and the street.
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Update: A few people have asked how I know it’s a woman. I also think part of the cleverness of the cover is that the figure might be a male. One reason is that the illustration skews so strongly female, including the two figures inset in the kerchief (forehead and bottom, center) and the figure top right just off the hat. The most definitive graphic signifier, however, are the eyelashes.
Note on TIME’s “women of the year”: If I’ve got my math right, I count only 3 identifiable “women of the year” out of the 84 selections, the last being Corazon Aquino in ‘86. Of course, this year’s cover is “generic,” similar to how women, more lately, have been included as part of a group, if in an more token way (including “Bill Gates’ wife” as 3rd wheel in ‘05, or the woman soldier in ‘03. Otherwise, “women of the year” have been given the nod as part of their own group — see “The Whistleblowers” in ‘02 or “Women of the Year” in ‘75. This link has the collection in one tidy place. (illustration credit: Shepard Fairey)
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What makes the TIME “Person of the Year” cover as good as it is?

1. It’s a woman! — because the protests have also been phenomenal on gender terms … and speaking truth to testosterone.

2. …And, how often has a woman even been TIME’s “Person of the Year?” (Or, “Man of the Year,” till ‘99. More below.)

3. She’s threatening but she’s not. (Eyes vs. mask. Left eye vs. right eye.)

4. It’s truly international. If she pulls for Middle Eastern, the background skews heavily domestic. But then, we’re a melting pot, right?

5. TIME gets to do the “You” choice again, but this time — nothing like some hard times to put a dent in the narcissism — it’s all about “us.”

6. The design, especially the graphical inlay in the kerchief, riffs off TIME’s Shepard Fairey’s Obama HOPE 2008 Person of the Year cover. The take-away: Obama has lost the spark and the message to the kids and the street.

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Update: A few people have asked how I know it’s a woman. I also think part of the cleverness of the cover is that the figure might be a male. One reason is that the illustration skews so strongly female, including the two figures inset in the kerchief (forehead and bottom, center) and the figure top right just off the hat. The most definitive graphic signifier, however, are the eyelashes.

Note on TIME’s “women of the year”: If I’ve got my math right, I count only 3 identifiable “women of the year” out of the 84 selections, the last being Corazon Aquino in ‘86. Of course, this year’s cover is “generic,” similar to how women, more lately, have been included as part of a group, if in an more token way (including “Bill Gates’ wife” as 3rd wheel in ‘05, or the woman soldier in ‘03. Otherwise, “women of the year” have been given the nod as part of their own group — see “The Whistleblowers” in ‘02 or “Women of the Year” in ‘75. This link has the collection in one tidy place. (illustration credit: Shepard Fairey)

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Bag’s Take-Away:

Turning pepper spray cop meme into real life at Port of Oakland protest. Fem energy here emphasizes hard ass/machismo nature of police state even more. Partly why Occupy so effective: fighting tear gas with confetti.

From Mercury News slideshow: Oakland included in Dec. 12 West Coast port shutdown attempts

(photo: Laura A. Oda/Staff caption: Annie Danger from Homonomixx puts her face through the opening of a lifesize cutout of a police officer as friends laugh outside the Hanjin Shipping terminal on Middle Harbor Road.)
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Turning pepper spray cop meme into real life at Port of Oakland protest. Fem energy here emphasizes hard ass/machismo nature of police state even more. Partly why Occupy so effective: fighting tear gas with confetti.

From Mercury News slideshow: Oakland included in Dec. 12 West Coast port shutdown attempts

(photo: Laura A. Oda/Staff caption: Annie Danger from Homonomixx puts her face through the opening of a lifesize cutout of a police officer as friends laugh outside the Hanjin Shipping terminal on Middle Harbor Road.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:

Babel Realty. How perfect is that?

Slideshow
: Occupy Movement Organizes Day Of Action Against Foreclosures In Multiple Cities (Zimbio).

(photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images caption: Community activists and over two hundred members of the Occupy Wall Street movement rally around a forclosed home during a march in the impoverished community of East New York to draw attention to foreclosed homes in the community on December 6, 2011 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The group said they would occupy a home and would hand the property over to a homeless family. In what organizers are describing as a “new frontier” for the movement, thousands of other Occupy Wall street protesters around the country participated in similar actions.)
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Babel Realty. How perfect is that?

Slideshow : Occupy Movement Organizes Day Of Action Against Foreclosures In Multiple Cities (Zimbio).

(photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images caption: Community activists and over two hundred members of the Occupy Wall Street movement rally around a forclosed home during a march in the impoverished community of East New York to draw attention to foreclosed homes in the community on December 6, 2011 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The group said they would occupy a home and would hand the property over to a homeless family. In what organizers are describing as a “new frontier” for the movement, thousands of other Occupy Wall street protesters around the country participated in similar actions.)

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Tags #mortgage crisis    #banks    #Mortgage meltdown    #Wall Street    #Occupy    #OWS    #OccupyHome    #D6    #Spencer Platt    #Getty Images