CREEPY PICTURES  5:58 pm October 5, 2011

Chicago Board of Trade Princes Mock Occupy Chicago Protesters From On High

by Kirsten Boyd Johnson

The Occupy Chicago protester-folk got this cryptic message from the mysterious cabal of mutant space hamsters inhabiting the Chicago Board of Trade. But, uh, maybe take heart Ocupados (?), the 1% does not even appear to have enough money to buy printer ink to run off a couple of window signs, so they will join you soon enough.

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{ 72 comments }

littlebigdaddy October 5, 2011 at 6:01 pm

Douchie douchebags being douches.

ifthethunderdontgetya October 5, 2011 at 6:03 pm

Maybe it's from cubicle slaves posting an ironic sympathy message?

In any case, All You Fascists Bound To Lose!
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Come here a minute October 5, 2011 at 6:47 pm

I'll see your "Fascists" and raise you a There is Power in a Union (with bonus Joe Strummer tribute).

ifthethunderdontgetya October 5, 2011 at 6:55 pm

Good one!

How about Joe Hill, by Luke Kelly?

(Billy Bragg's version is awesome, also.)
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Maman October 5, 2011 at 7:13 pm

Or a little Rebel Girl by Joe Hill!

metamarcisf October 5, 2011 at 6:05 pm

What a nice view of the Texas School Book Suppository.

GhostBuggy October 5, 2011 at 6:07 pm

Oh, fuck them.

CapnFatback October 5, 2011 at 6:10 pm

Actually, I believe that message refers to those Cubs fans who believe that the team will will a pennant in their lifetimes.

Arken October 5, 2011 at 6:13 pm

Come on. No one is that naive.

Wonderthing October 5, 2011 at 6:11 pm

Liars. I don't see anything trickling down.

CommieLibunatic October 5, 2011 at 6:15 pm

Bullshit, there's a trickle down going on! The gold is slowly-but-surely trickling down, like a gentle shower. A golden shower, if you will!

Arken October 5, 2011 at 6:12 pm

Funny things happen when you don't listen to the lower classes. Remember what they did to the lady who said, "let them eat cake?"

FlownOver October 5, 2011 at 6:20 pm

Let them eat lightly-salted rat dicks.

toomtabard October 5, 2011 at 6:41 pm

Don't spare them the sodium intake; salt it up. Mwahahaha!

Beowoof October 5, 2011 at 6:35 pm

Can we get the Chinese to export us steel for a Guillotine?

emmelemm October 5, 2011 at 6:13 pm

Ugh.

Mort_Sinclair October 5, 2011 at 6:13 pm

Obviously they are not the 1% or they wouldn't be working in a concrete-construction building in downtown Chicago for a paycheck. Just sayin'.

littlebigdaddy October 5, 2011 at 6:17 pm

That's where they trade the notorious pork belly futures. And it's stone Art Deco.

V572 Moon! October 5, 2011 at 7:22 pm

Statue of Ceres, the Goddess of Grain, at the top, for all you classically trained frozen pork-belly future traders.
http://bestnweb.com/images/photo/tallest-us/chica

nounverb911 October 5, 2011 at 6:13 pm

Any body got a match?

CommieLibunatic October 5, 2011 at 6:13 pm

Yeah, that'll endear the plebeians to your plight.

metamarcisf October 5, 2011 at 6:14 pm

The Washington Post is reporting that bands of roving armadillos could be headed to the D.C. area. Where's Sara Benincasa when we need her?

littlebigdaddy October 5, 2011 at 6:21 pm

Roaming, armored sex toys? Sounds right up Sarah B's alley, or something.

Blueb4sunrise October 5, 2011 at 6:15 pm

Mssr. Robespierre to the white courtesy phone.

Mssr. Robespierre to the white courtesy phone.

GeorgiaBurning October 5, 2011 at 6:16 pm

I'll bet the signs are placed on somebody else's windows.

LesBontemps October 5, 2011 at 6:23 pm

Of course; that's the same principle that underlies all commodities and securities trading — make someone else take the risk.

powersuit October 6, 2011 at 8:52 am

FTW!

Radiodead October 5, 2011 at 6:16 pm

1% of the body is asshole.

Radiodead October 5, 2011 at 6:17 pm

Breaking Noose: Palin just QUIT, again.

littlebigdaddy October 5, 2011 at 6:24 pm

You betcha she knows Mittens has it all sewn up but she wouldn't not pass through a door that God opened for her, to get that Constitutional Christian message out to all her supporters for a third-party thingy also.

Radiodead October 5, 2011 at 6:26 pm

Dag, I so wanted to liveblog her in a debate, for the lulz.

Callyson October 5, 2011 at 6:19 pm

That'll win hearts and minds…between this and the champagne – swilling group of Wall Street lackeys in NYC, this might be the best publicity yet for the movement.

BlueStateLibel October 5, 2011 at 6:20 pm

Needs more crosshairs.

LesBontemps October 5, 2011 at 6:25 pm

Surveyor's marks! Surveyor's marks! Sheesh.

CapnFatback October 5, 2011 at 6:24 pm

I used to teach at Columbia College Chicago, which is an arts and communications school located near the Board of Trade. I guarantee that the Occupy Chicago protests are going to serve as fodder for more than one student's final project in film, photography, and video classes.

So they got that going for them.

fuflans October 5, 2011 at 8:23 pm

i went down yesterday – had a run in with a business asshole.

i won. it was fun.

not that Dewey October 6, 2011 at 8:48 am

I used to attend Columbia College Chicago. Did you teach sound engineering?

CapnFatback October 6, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Nope. I'm just a boring old English teacher. I also used to work in the Writing Center..

iburl October 5, 2011 at 6:25 pm

Some spoiled 1% milk in the A/C vent would be fitting.

BaldarTFlagass October 5, 2011 at 6:30 pm

Nah, go full blown with half & half.

littlebigdaddy October 5, 2011 at 6:32 pm

I'd do one of those fish milkshakes they were making in Dolphin Tale.

emmelemm October 5, 2011 at 6:53 pm

This reminds me of a prank a former co-worker told me about: in the previous office he worked in (gov't office, BTW), pranks were de rigeur. And then someone had the brilliant idea to smear some tuna fish inside the desk drawer of someone who was on vacation. The smell never cleared. Eventually, he had to get a new desk.

BaldarTFlagass October 5, 2011 at 6:29 pm

Bruce Cockburn seems very appropriate right now.

If I had a rocket launcher…I'd make somebody pay
If I had a rocket launcher…I would retaliate
If I had a rocket launcher…I would not hesitate
If I had a rocket launcher…Some son of a bitch would die

Guppy06 October 5, 2011 at 6:46 pm

Y'know, with the recent Libyan clusterfuck, Russian RPGs can be had pretty cheap now.

Beowoof October 5, 2011 at 6:30 pm

The 1% would think that they are going to be protected when the 99% turn on them. LOL.

Beowoof October 5, 2011 at 6:33 pm

NBC Nightly news led with the protest. Maybe something is happening here.

Come here a minute October 5, 2011 at 6:38 pm

What it is ain't exactly clear (to CNN).

littlebigdaddy October 5, 2011 at 6:40 pm

There's a man with a gun over there…

Beowoof October 5, 2011 at 6:43 pm

HMMM sounds familiar as if I had heard this before. When people were upset with government and the military industrial complex.

V572 Moon! October 5, 2011 at 7:24 pm

And as a result of all that flapdoodle, it did get better for a while. Luckily Saint Ronnie of Santa Barbara saved us all.

Beowoof October 5, 2011 at 6:38 pm

Depending upon your point of view the Happy/Unhappy (unhappy at least for snarking) news is Lou Sarah is not running.

OurHoboSenator October 5, 2011 at 6:39 pm

I think their math is a little off. I believe the statistic is that sociopaths comprise 5% of the population.

Maman October 5, 2011 at 7:15 pm

Lawyers and politicians comprise the other 4%?

GuanoFaucet October 5, 2011 at 6:44 pm

Someone needs to go down there with a Jump, you fuckers! sign.

dr_giraud October 5, 2011 at 6:53 pm

My eyes aren't so good. Does that say "aim here?"

mrpuma2u October 5, 2011 at 10:21 pm

I have been down at Occupy Chicago, today was my 5th day, and yes it does in fact say "aim here you smelly hippies" http://www.occupychi.org

Selfish_T October 5, 2011 at 6:55 pm

Why do these hippie protesters keep trying to engage in class warfare?

ttommyunger October 5, 2011 at 7:06 pm

1%? No, I think this Country is at least 30% douchebag, sadly.

Nothingisamiss October 5, 2011 at 9:44 pm

lowballed.

ttommyunger October 5, 2011 at 11:00 pm

Prolly.

BarackMyWorld October 5, 2011 at 7:13 pm

Seriously…fuck those guys.

johnnyzhivago October 5, 2011 at 7:43 pm

Beware when the 99% have the Predator Drones!!!

Lionel[redacted]Esq October 5, 2011 at 8:19 pm

It's all right, after the Sirius Cybernetics Company, they will be the first against the wall when the revolution comes.

fuflans October 5, 2011 at 8:28 pm

remember when the joker overturned that one 18 wheeler in front of the board of trade?

good times.

Chet Kincaid October 6, 2011 at 1:36 pm

For free shows, you can't beat Summer of 2010, with the Blackhawks rally and Transformers 3 blowing up right outside my office window.

__kth__ October 5, 2011 at 9:03 pm

Good a place as any to aim the Stinger missile.

littlebigdaddy October 5, 2011 at 11:19 pm

What is the NRA's position on private ownership of Predator drones? Just curious.

smoothmineral October 5, 2011 at 10:09 pm

Begun, the Class Wars have.

Negropolis October 6, 2011 at 1:51 am

We are the 1%. Resistance is futile.

No, but seriously, fuckers, all your bases are soon belong to us, so keep laughing. CBOT, you may physically be located in The Loop, but you've perpetually been outside the loop on just about everything else.

not that Dewey October 6, 2011 at 8:51 am

My first job out of high school was a "runner" at the CBoT. My job consisted of waiting at the row of Telex machines on the trading floor for an order to come it, then "run" it to one of the asshole brokers down in the pit. The brokers, being assholes, would pretend that they didn't know I was there, waving an order in their face, then the desk managers would chastise me for taking too long.

I got paid $3.35/hr. Assholes.

Chet Kincaid October 6, 2011 at 1:34 pm

Every schoolboy in Chicago knows Trader = Asshole.

Duly_Noted October 6, 2011 at 4:21 pm

They're laughing now. As this thing picks up momentum we'll see who's laughing at the end.

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