NEW YORK -- The Occupy Wall Street movement that began with just a few hundred supporters in Manhattan's Financial District spread to over 80 countries this past weekend, prompting a massive spike in American Apparel-brand hooded sweatshirt sales across the globe.
"Oh, I totally stocked up," said one protester, outside the New York Stock Exchange. "I got black 'cause it's good at hiding food stains like turmeric. And the comfortable cotton-poly blend really comes in handy when the police start pepper-spraying us without provocation."
With the movement's core demands like financial reform and direct democracy still looking as far off as ever, smaller impacts have already started to positively affect the local economies. Newsstands everywhere have reported games like Sudoku, Mad Libs, and crossword puzzles flying off the shelves, as protesters on every continent realize that if they want to see real change, they're going to be sitting there for a very long time.
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