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Apr 16 2007 14:07
Your favourite rubbish acts of rebellion

My boss recently made me start wearing a tie again, so currently I am wearing the most garish one I could find, a diagonally striped tie (100% polyester), paired with a check shirt of totally different colours.

Also earlier I stole an a5 envelope. Take that Capital.

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Apr 16 2007 14:09

ever since a womble accused libcom of being for "office boys who steal pens and call it class struggle" i've been at pains to redistribute as much surplus-value in pen-form as possible cool

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Apr 16 2007 14:19
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i;m suppoused to wear a collar and shoes but half the time i don't, i even wear my black jeans in and get away with it.

you don't wear shoes? Stick it to the man!!!

gav you actually did that? you rock. take a picture. You can cut out your head for libcom showing if you want.

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ever since a womble accused libcom of being for "office boys who steal pens and call it class struggle" i've been at pains to redistribute as much surplus-value in pen-form as possible cool

yeah but you're well proley cos you work in a pen factory.

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Apr 16 2007 14:24

ok ill go take a picture

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Apr 16 2007 14:26

aye, but i'm a precarious agency office boy in a pen factory, i personify the condition of the contemporary proletariat wink

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Apr 16 2007 14:27

Apparently doing your homework instead of lining the schoolgates to wave at a distant Royal isn't cool enough to count as proper rebellion. angry

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Apr 16 2007 14:31

I was involved in a particularly inept rooftop protest against the Poll Tax. The street the building was on was so narrow, that no-one could see us.

Take that, Thatcher. And, indeed, capital.

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Apr 16 2007 14:37

I went to anti-globalization protests.

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Apr 16 2007 14:52

well, re. stationery distribution i actually 'liberated' 40 envelopes, 40 double-sided photocopies and 40 first class stamps this morning in the interests of the class war black bloc circle A black star

anyway i think i've already told people elsewhere on libcom about my most useless act of defiance, which must have been my and about four mates' go-slow against the G8 2005 when we ended up actually working faster than we normally would have done, and got commended by our manager for it sad

KERPOW!

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Apr 16 2007 15:00

The day GW came to Belfast revol and I paintbombed the USconsulate.
The next day all wars and US imperialism ended. True story.

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Apr 16 2007 15:17
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I lived in a peace camp in Madrid during the Iraq war, plenty of sun, weed and whiskey dunno how it was meant to stop the war though.

pero si todos fumar el weed compañero ... wink

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Apr 16 2007 15:18

True we did have a laugh, and I got a free pair of detention shoes from the copshop

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Apr 16 2007 15:24

Two decades back I temp worked in London taking apart a factory that was being shipped north to where wages were cheaper (this was the actual reason given). From what I could piece together there had been a small riot in the factory when this was announced but that was some weeks before we arrived and the old workforce was mostly gone. So a couple of us sabotaged the operation by
1. Breaking things as we packed them - thousands of smashed bulbs, dented panels and bent bars headed north.
2. Boxing stuff in ways that would make unboxing a nightmare (eg cutting the bottoms out of boxes of 1000 loose screws before putting them down)
3. Loading pallets onto trucks in weird ways that would make unloading difficult (eg all the weight on one side and you get two people to stand on the other as you forklift the pallet in).

By the time they got rid of us there were something like 80 container lorries jammed up in the carpark at the other end.

The fact that the boss was an anti-Irish bigot who insisted on calling us all 'Charlie' made it all the better. His bigotry was essential to the whole thing as on the few occasions he noticed anything he just presumed we were thick or lazy and assigned me to floor sweeping duty for a few hours as punishment.

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Apr 16 2007 15:28

I When I was a kid I worked for a trucking company that picked up and delivered the summer camp luggage of really rich families. We pissed in Rick Moranis' kid's travel trunk.

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Apr 16 2007 15:32
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We pissed in Rick Moranis' kid's travel trunk.

You harsh bastards. angry

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Apr 16 2007 15:34
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I'm going to have to wait until my branch meeting tomorrow to find out what that means.

google says: "but all to smoke weed companion" which wasn't quite what i had in mind tongue

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Apr 16 2007 15:35
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We pissed in Rick Moranis' kid's travel trunk.

You harsh bastards. angry

He didn't give us a tip. Dr. J's kids luggage was safe cause he gave us 50 bucks a piece, soda and cookies.

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Apr 16 2007 16:03
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I thought this was "Your favorite rubbish acts of rebellion" and not "The best things ever posted on libcom"?

Its rubbish because for all the fucking up it did it was a pretty poor semi individual response to the situation - lots of punk points but not much purpose. I may have misunderstood 'favorite' though - I read it to read 'best' or 'most amusing' acts whereas maybe you were thinking 'most rubbish'.

Under most rubbish when they introduced CCTV to Dublin a group of us spent hours fly posting 'your are being watched' posters all over the place.

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Apr 16 2007 17:13

As an advertisement for an old band I was in we posted up flyers with that old drawing of the unabomber and a text that read "Stop the War on Political Expression" or something close. Then the show date and location in teeny print at the bottom. This was when he was still unknown and at large.

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Apr 16 2007 18:05

At university we stuck some poster of something fairly innocuous (i forget what) on our kitchen window on campus looking out so everyone could see it. Some jobsworth ripped it down, so i kept buying posters i found for sale in the union that just said 'FUCK OFF' in massive letters and sticking them up for him every day. when I ran out of money i started making my own.

oh and when my mates' rooms got raided for drugs i went outside to the security van where the campus security guys doing the raiding had come from and smashed eggs all over the windscreen black bloc

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Apr 16 2007 18:12

I used to steal those little packets of fabric softener when I worked in a soap factory, which is probably the lamest act of rebellion ever embarrassed

In my defense, everybody was doing it, they just used to leave big rolls of the stuff lying around everywhere.

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Apr 16 2007 18:12
thugarchist wrote:
I When I was a kid I worked for a trucking company that picked up and delivered the summer camp luggage of really rich families. We pissed in Rick Moranis' kid's travel trunk.

That's fucked up, he was in Ghostbusters man, he doesn't owe you shit. I was lurking, and you made me log in just to say that.

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Apr 16 2007 18:33

anyone posted so far who doesn't work in an office?

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Apr 16 2007 18:43

Favourite bit of rebellion: Me and someone I'd just met teling the boss to stick his job at lunchtime on the frist day, walking to the nearest park and getting stoned, then going back and hurling abuse at management at the end of the workday.

Why it was rubbish: It was an agency job so no-one cared sad.

Edit: That was at a factory - I win!

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Apr 16 2007 19:19
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We pissed in Rick Moranis' kid's travel trunk.

best post ever.

joeblack that sounds great.

my most rubbish resistance was running with some alkies (possibly crust punks) to 'liberate' a guy at an anti-war march and then finding myself the only one there when we got to the police. So I just walked into them to slow them down and let the alkies catch up. They didn't.

Luckily the photo in the paper made it look like I was being arrested and some dude at uni found it and everyone thought I was cool and when I said it was nothing they thought I was modest.

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Apr 16 2007 19:42
guydebordisdead wrote:
raw wrote:
anyone posted so far who doesn't work in an office?

Just you. You cool cat. wink

Really? Raw sounds like the David Brent type. I don't work in an office but raw probably reserves special scorn for students.

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Apr 16 2007 20:35
guydebordisdead wrote:
That's not too rubbish, I mean at least you had a laugh. Supergluing atm's might be less cool though. grin

yeah but I didn't mention that we got caught by the peelers round the corner about 60secs later embarrassed

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Apr 16 2007 20:52

my rubbish act of rebellion is the 10% button on the till which was meant to be for customers who owned a hideously overpriced membership card - but i gave it to everyone who looked like they needed it.

The rubbish part is i gave it to people with co-op bank cards first and told them it was part of the shops ethical policy to give co-op members discount. Apparently after i left they started to demand their discount from some poor romanian girl.

actually thats not half as rubbish as 90% of the political stuff i've done but everyone was doing work stories. I suppose the most rubbish one has to be starting to go to a no borders demo with a mate and discovering neither of us agreed with the slogan 'no borders' or the concept on the way, and we thought it was probably damaging to the immigration debate. But by the time we'd established this we'd got to the demo so shuffled abotu looking a bit sheepish.

Oh not being able to find the belarussian embassy, that was infuriating.

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Apr 16 2007 21:11

the most rubbish act of rebellion i've ever done is the one i'm still doing in denton, tx. www.theinternationalmusic.com . i'm hoping that itll be less rubbish (fuck i cant use that word)... i mean, less lame as time goes on. people are showing up though... and they're gettin dissent-y... so whatever.

i'm nervous about my favorite rubbish act being on the internet so i'll be vague... the incentives should have gone to customers who gave an interview, instead they went to buying a black hoody, some spraypaint and some iron-on printer sheets for committing more acts of rubbish at walmart's expense.

eat it, suburbs

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Apr 16 2007 21:19
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eat it, suburbs

with one of your featured acts being called The Freek Out they'll be quivering in their boots.

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Apr 16 2007 21:23
jef costello wrote:
fkschulze wrote:
eat it, suburbs

with one of your featured acts being called The Freek Out they'll be quivering in their boots.

haha brother you have no idea... Mr. T

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