It took a while for that ol' lamestream media to recognize that the #OccupyWallSt movement was for real. And before the cable news behemoths and New York newspapers even knew what was happening, the protests began to spread organically to many other cities across these United States.
You've heard about Occupy Together protests flaring up in Washington, D.C., Chicago, Austin and a whole bunch of other states from Howard Dean's screamin' list. You've read the heartbreaking stories on the must-see We Are the 99% Tumblr page. You've seen our extensive coverage.
But so many of these protests continue to be overlooked. How many of you saw the coverage of the Occupy Sesame Street march? So in order to keep you one step ahead of the lazy media, here are five under-reported "Occupy ____ Street" protests to watch as they unfold in real time.
Occupy Bourbon Street
Rally cry: "It's unfair that 99 percent of beads are collected by the bustiest 1 percent."
Key demand: "Tits or GTFO!"
Occupy 21 Jump Street
Rally cry: "How can we get a good education with all these goddamn narcs around?"
Key demand: "Less Debt, more Depp!"
Occupy Picabo Street
Rally cry: "It's outrageous that one woman controls so many of our precious medals!"
Key demand: "Take down the moguls!"
Occupy Easy Street
Rally cry: "It's the hard-knock life for us! 'Steada Congress, we get schmucks! 'Steada Progress, we get f*&ked! It's the hard-knock life for us!"
Key demand: "What do we want? More 'Bucks! When do we want it? Tomorrow!"
Occupy Miracle on 34th Street
Rally cry: "People like Kringle do the jobs Americans don't want!"
Key demands: "Open chimneys! More handouts! End elf discrimination in the workshop!"
For more Occupy Wall Street Spin-offs, check out an extended list at HyperVocal!