The epic portion comes from the side-splitting headline courtesy of WPIX in New York.
As the Occupy Wall Street protest moves into its second month at Zuccotti Park, a small group of demonstrators has plans to up the ante — departing from the Lower Manhattan park and heading toward the nation’s capital on foot.
So how do they plan to leave Manhattan, by walking through the Holland Tunnel? That should be amusing. Then where, heading over to the NJ Turnpike? Garden State Parkway? Local streets? Will they load up on narcotics before leaving Manhattan or do they plan to cop along the way?
I suspect they haven’t given this much thought. Then again, look who we’re talking about.
The group plans to kick off their two-week, 240-mile march at noon Wednesday when dozens will leave the park and make their way to Washington, D.C.
According to Kelly Brannon, the march’s organizer, the group will most likely grow as it moves south as they plan on picking up supporters along the way.
Isn’t that optimistic.
The goal, Brannon said, is to reach Washington by November 23 which is the deadline for a congressional committee to decide whether to uphold President Barack Obama‘s extension of Bush-era tax cuts.
Protesters maintain the cuts benefit only wealthy Americans.
Of course if any of them had jobs and a clue they’d know they also received a Bush tax cut.
Prediction: If they even get out of Manhattan in one piece, they’ll be occupying a Turnpike rest area before long, looking to hitch a ride back to Manhattan.