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Those Vermont venture socialists, Ben and Jerry, have come out in favor of the Wall Street protests.
Yes, those ice cream loving guys who sold their company to Unilever for $326 million, are raging against the man – the Wall Street man – for all his capitalistic crimes.
Here’s the scoop. They say on their website: “We, the Ben and Jerry’s Board of Directors, compelled by our personal convictions and our Company’s mission and values, wish to express our deepest admiration to all of you who have initiated the non violent Occupy Wall Street Movement to those around the country who have joined in solidarity. The issues raised are of fundamental importance to all of us.”
Are these guys frozen in time? Are they still fighting the 60s hippie days? What’s next? Revolutionary flavors inspired by the Occupy Wall Street participants?
If so, here are some suggestions:
Occupie – This flavor combines pieces of upper crust mixed with fruits of your labor to make sure you get a piece of the pie!
Chippy Hippie – Our most fragrant blend! You can smell it coming. Lots of nuts in this one.
Red Velvet Revolution – It looks like vanilla on the outside, but underneath it’s a bright Mao red.
Debt by Chocolate – So much chocolate in this you’ll be overwhelmed.
Barry Crumbles – We scoop it out and it’s gone before you know it!
Phudge Nation – Charged with pieces of fruit, you’ll owe us on this flavor!
Chocolate duty – Loads and I mean loads, in here. Best eaten by a cop car.
Banana Republic – One bite and you’ll be overthrowing your opposition.
AFLCIObama berry – Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and cranberries all labor together in this concoction.
Somehow, I get the feeling that Ben and Jerry would want cash for their chunkers. I don’t think the protesters would have any to give or want to.
Me, I’m sticking with Haagen Daz.