Today, I discovered something on Drinking Liberally in New Milford. The Million Can March.
*note* Sometimes this cool little animated graphic of a marching can loads. Sometimes it doesn't.
From the folks at Les Enrages.org:
Welcome to the Unruly Mob and the launching of our Million Can March! This all started with a vague notion that we should do something more than just have a good laugh at the next round of tea parties scheduled for July 4th. I thought that if tea baggers are so afraid of socialism, maybe we could show 'em socialism on a national scale. And what is more socialistic than sharing our food with others. Food banks across the nation are struggling with shortages as increasing demands meet head on with decreasing donations. But bloggers also reach across the nation - and the world - and we could make a real difference for our neighbors and make this a memorable 4th of July.
Tengrain over at Mock, Paper, Scissors designed participant badges to go in blogger's sidebars. You can even get a single can in a color to match your blog template. Tengrain says:
Here’s the deal: Reverand Phat over at Les Enragés and the unruly mob over there decided that they wanted to do something positive to counteract all the silliness of Wingnuttia, and to co-opt their event they are challenging the conservatives to participate in the food drive. Clever, n’est-ce pas?Obviously, if I didn't think it weren't a very clever idea, I wouldn't have instantly jumped on board. More importantly, I've loaded up some bags to take up to my favorite local food pantry.