Faux weird march: Top protest signs

The Washington Post Sunday - - DIVERSIONS -

BY PAT MY­ERS In Week 1225, in the wake of the Women’s March and March for Sci­ence, we asked for some other ideas for marches, along with some ideas for protest signs. 4th place The March to Sup­port Team Sports: We Are the 110 Per­cent! (Tom Witte, Mont­gomery Vil­lage, Md.) 3rd place The Lud­dite March: Stop Think­ing About To­mor­row! (Dave Ma­tuskey, Sacra­mento) 2nd place and the peach-pit ele­phant: The March to Sup­port Fe­line Rights: Cat Lives Mat­ter, Mat­ter, Mat­ter, Mat­ter, Mat­ter, Mat­ter, Mat­ter, Mat­ter, Mat­ter (Ira Allen, Bethesda) And the win­ner of the Inkin’ Memo­rial: The Mil­lion Mid­dle Man­agers March: If It Were Up to Me, I’d Say Yes (Gary Crock­ett, Chevy Chase) March mid­ness: hon­or­able men­tions Signs at the Par­ents’ March: “Knock it off right now or we’ll turn this coun­try around!” “We’re not an­gry, Amer­ica. We’re dis­ap­pointed.” “You’ve re­ally done it now, Ad­min­is­tra­tion! This is your last warn­ing! I mean it this time!” (Sarah Ja­cobs, New York) At a march protest­ing the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion: Agent Orange: De­stroy­ing Veg­e­ta­tion in 1967, De­stroy­ing Democ­racy in 2017 (Bill Lieber­man, El­li­cott City, Md.) At a march sup­port­ing (or “sup­port­ing”) the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion: Re­sist (Melissa) McCarthy­ism: Sup­port Spicer “No one Ever Saw An­drew Jack­son’s Tax Re­turns!” (Frank Osen, Pasadena, Calif.) Trump/Dou­glass 2020! (Dan Helm­ing, Maple­wood, N.J.) At a march against de­fense spend­ing: Say No to the Arms Race/ Say Yes to the Alms Race (Chris Doyle, Den­ton, Tex.) At the March for Re­draw­ing State Borders: Please Mess With Texas (Dun­can Stevens, Vi­enna, Va.) At the Zom­bie Rally for a Sus­tain­able Har­vest: A Brain Is a Ter­ri­ble Thing to Waste (Mark Raffman, Re­ston) At the 540 Bil­lion­aires March: I Sleep Quite Well at Night (Dud­ley Thomp­son, Cary, N.C.) At the March for Physics Ed­u­ca­tion: I’m Ohm-Schooled (Chris Doyle) At the March for Anar­chy: So Why Are We All Walk­ing in the Same Di­rec­tion? (Mark Raffman) Palin­drome En­thu­si­asts March for Im­peach­ment: What do we want? No Don! When do we want it? Noon! (Jeff Shirley, Rich­mond) To sup­port fund­ing for pub­lic broad­cast­ing: (Sup­port for this march comes from the John T. and Cather­ine T. MacArthur Foun­da­tion, from Lum­ber Liq­uida­tors, and from View­ers Like You.) (El­liott Shevin, Oak Park, Mich.) Amal­ga­mated Picket Sign Pain­ters Lo­cal 537 on Strike! Our Plac­ards Were Pro­duced by Filthy Scab La­bor (El­liott Shevin) The March for Na­tional Re­form of Mar­i­juana Laws: I’m With Herb The March for Polygamy: I’m With Her and Her The March to End Bi­nary Gen­der As­sump­tions: I’m With Zir (Seth Tucker, Wash­ing­ton) The Rally for Reg­u­lar­ity (a.k.a. The Push for Poo, a.k.a. The Bowel Move­ment): Hell No, We Can’t Go! Love Your Ene­mas Our Bob Staake’s homage to the darkly funny artist and kin­dred spirit. The poster is this week’s sec­ond prize. This Two Shall Pass (Jesse Frankovich, Lans­ing, Mich.) We’re Not Tak­ing This Sit­ting Down! (un­for­tu­nately)” (Ed­ward Gor­don, Austin) The March for Ex­otic Dancers: Tw­erk­ers of the World, Unite! We Have the Best Pole Num­bers (Jesse Frankovich) The March for Standup Co­me­di­ans: Shtick Up for Bet­ter Pay (Roy Ash­ley, Wash­ing­ton) The Mil­lion Pre­teen March: Leave Us Alone! We Can March by Our­selves! (Kath­leen Cross, Sil­ver Spring) The March for Or­gan Do­na­tion: Can’t We All Just Get a Lung? (Bev­er­ley Sharp, Mont­gomery, Ala.) Please take note at the March for Safety: Marchers shall wear high­vis­i­bil­ity jack­ets over their life jack­ets, and shall stay on the side­walk; that is what it is there for. There shall be no plac­ards, lest one of them puts some­one’s eye out . . . . (Michael Rolfe, Cape Town, South Africa) For the March for Metro­rail Fund­ing: Hey, We’re Gonna Be Walk­ing Any­way! (Perry Bei­der, Sil­ver Spring; Mark Raffman) Hey hey! Ho ho! Drsclsng ffrt nxx torp met­ter sin­naa. Bing bong! (Bird War­ing, Larch­mont, N.Y.) For the Zero Pop­u­la­tion Growth March: Life Was So Much Eas­ier With­out All You Peo­ple (War­ren Tan­abe, An­napo­lis) The Millionth Man March, just one guy with a sign hik­ing up Penn­syl­va­nia Av­enue: I’m Him! (Bird War­ing) Still run­ning — dead­line Tues­day night, May 30: our con­test for “se­cret in­spi­ra­tions” for movie ti­tles. See bit.ly/in­vite1228.

ART AND DE­SIGN BY BOB STAAKE

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