When it comes to protests, America has the gold medal, but there are plenty of countries that are always vying for the top spot. Australia is one of them, and this protest for whatever has been going on down there features one of the many famous side characters from “The Simpsons,” Comic Book Guy, who is often heard declaring things the “Worst. (Insert item here). Ever.”
The person behind this sign doesn’t approve of the government, calling it the worst one ever. We are sure that Comic Book Guy has had plenty of things to protest about in his heyday. Most notably, all of the retcons in his comic books.
The Lidless Eye Is Ever Watching
Sauron, the evil enemy that makes life difficult for the members of the Fellowship of the Ring, rules as a huge, burning eye at the top of his impenetrable fortress Barad-dûr. At nearly a mile high, it's the biggest item in the land of Middle-Earth, but even it can't stand up to the height of The Shard, a tall tower built in downtown London.
At a ceremony to celebrate the opening of the huge construction, one man brought a goofy sign that no doubt got him plenty of laughs. Thankfully, the Shard is no evil ruler's tower. It's just a business building that is both quite tall and has a bit of an ominous look.
Just Looking for Someone to Play With
A protest is one thing, but you know what's really fun? Board games. Gathering some friends around the table and setting up the game is a surefire way to cap off a great day of protesting. This person is looking for a group, but the kind of people who attend protests a lot might not have much to offer when it comes to word skills.
There's a reason that all of them end up shouting the same thing. Then again, they do like to come up with new words, so maybe some of them will be a challenge. Anyone fancy a game?
This Sign Is on Fire
The following protest sign definitely works two-fold when you think about it. At this protest in Germany, a local used the classic phrase “Make Love, Not War” and flipped it to refer to the overuse of non-renewable energy sources such as oil. Instead, she refers to burning fat, as in performing exercise in order to stay fit and lose weight.
While the two things aren’t exactly related, she still manages to get her point across that we should be focusing more on renewable energy like air, water, and sunlight. Now that is the kind of play on words that we can truly get behind.
I Put a Spell on You
During a student protest against tuition fees, a student held up this sign to make their point. We don’t know exactly how the point being made is connected to the main message of the protest. But it sure did get a laugh out of the rest of the protesters.
We keep looking over this sign trying to figure out if there is an actual spelling error or not after the joke that was used. It is a good point, though – you actually can’t use spellcheck on something that’s handwritten. Let us know if we missed anything – it’s really driving us crazy at this point.