Fly on the Wall 

Under Protest

This week Fly on the Wall is reporting not-quite-live from the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, where a variety of disgruntled America-hating Americans have been acting up for the news cameras. Why it seems like only yesterday that Fox News caught several angry citizens saying profane things like "eff you" and "eff America" and your Fly Team's favorite, "Eff Fox News." Actually it was yesterday.

But protest in America isn't just about the creative use of dirty words. It's also about expressing strongly held opinions printed on bumper stickers.

Modern protest is about dressing up like a commode with jogging shoes and having activists run along behind you with signs that read, "Barack Obama 2,201, Running Toilet 0."

In 2008, Americans with something to say might try to capture the public's attention by dressing up like a 10-foot Uncle Sam ...

Or like the trumpet-blowing evangelical who identifies himself as Shultais and who stands on street corners furiously screaming at people about how God loves them even though they are revolting, hellbound sinners.

"A lot of people think we judge, but it's not about being judged. I've got no right to judge nobody," Shultais said while standing beneath a sign reading, "Homo-Sex is a Threat To National Security."

click to enlarge p._9_fly_on_wall_1.jpg
click to enlarge p._9_fly_on_wall_2.jpg

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
    • On the Hunt for Pokémon

      Local Pokémon Go players hunt for creatures in city parks.
    • Fly on the Wall 1429

      Cheese dip fight, Jerry Lawler update, and "proof" that Elvis lives
    • Fly on the Wall 1430

      Your Pesky Fly has an "Ark Encounter" in Kentucky.

Blogs

Music Blog

Metal in Memphis: Three Days of Thrash

Beyond the Arc

Grizzlies announce 2016 preseason schedule

News Blog

State Official Lauds City's New Financial Direction

Hungry Memphis

Relevant Roasters To Become French Truck Coffee

News Blog

Bike Share Demos Happening This Week

Film/TV/Etc. Blog

Music Video Monday: Frenchie

From My Seat

Politics = Sports = Politics

Politics Beat Blog

Al Franken Addresses the Tennessee Delegation: DNC 2016

ADVERTISEMENT

More by Chris Davis

Readers also liked…

ADVERTISEMENT
© 1996-2016

Contemporary Media
460 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Inside Memphis Business
Powered by Foundation