Lemony Snicket & others back Occupy movement

A large group of authors including Lemony Snicket (a/k/a Daniel Handler) have issued a show of support for the demonstrators at Occupy Wall Street. At the OccupyWriters website, you can see a list of the supporters, and read some original commentary.

The offering from Snicket/Handler, famous for the "Series of Unfortunate Events" series, managed to be funny and ominous at the same time. A sampling:

-- "People who say money doesn’t matter are like people who say cake doesn’t matter — it’s probably because they’ve already had a few slices."

-- "It is not always the job of people shouting outside impressive buildings to solve problems. It is often the job of the people inside, who have paper, pens, desks, and an impressive view."

"Historically, a story about people inside impressive buildings ignoring or even taunting people standing outside shouting at them turns out to be a story with an unhappy ending."

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