Thursday, November 17, 2011

31 things to try and take into Zuccotti Park

Ridiculous rules are often the hardest to enforce, and the easiest to subvert.

Here, then, is a list of items to carry upon one's person on policed entry into Zuccotti Park, to test new Health & Safety rules banning tents and sleeping bags.

In ascending order:


1. A picnic blanket














If successful:
2. A picnic blanket with an integral collapsible pole system


3. Energy bars

















If yes:

4. Solar Energy Bars

















5.
Hammock

















If yes:

6. Rotary washing line


















7.
Folding camping furniture












If no:

8. Deck chairs

























If no:

9. Deflated inflatable furniture












If yes:

10. Inflated inflatable furniture















If yes:

11. Inflated inflatable furniture filled with helium















12.
Heat packs














13.
Space blankets


















14.
Rubble bags






















15.
Gaffer tape



















16.
A photograph of a tent













17.
A sign with the word TENT written on it















If yes:

18. A tent with the words THIS IS NOT A TENT written on it














19.
Children's paddling pool












If yes:

20. Children's play house




















21.
One of these



























If yes:
22. One of these

















23.
Construction worker's tent
(remember to dress as construction worker to increase your chances of success)
















24.
A mobile hot dog grill
























25.
An ice cream cart














26.
Ingredients with which to produce lemonade
















Advanced Projects



27. Design three triangular placards, made from correx or similar, that can be transformed into a teepee structure. Carry separately.


28. Conceal a sleeping bag under your clothing

If no:
29. Repeat, but conceal inside a body cavity


30. What is the smallest tent one can pitch in Zuccotti Park?

Find out by making an extremely small tent (I'm talking the size of a pack of cigarettes).

Pitch it in Zuccotti Park, then photograph it, using depth of field to make look much bigger.

Post photos online in an act of digital defiance.

Repeat with incrementally larger tents until you are asked to stop.


31. An enormous inflatable Rudolph





Good luck!

Richard DeDomenici

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