Occupy Wall Street protesters make way! The Muppets are coming, and they're mad. The Wall Street protests have spread to SesameStreet thanks to the Twitter hashtag #OccupySesameStreet, which is spreading like wildfire. The men's lifestyle website Tauntr.com showed altered images of Grover getting arrested by cops, Big Bird holding a protest sign, and the Count getting red eyes from pepper spray. Muppet supporters are rallying behind the group on Twitter. Comedian @pattonoswalt's tweet that "the counting vampires are destroying America!" was retweeted more than a hundred times. @h0mfr0g wrote, "In a democracy, it's your vote that counts. On Sesame Street, it's your Count that votes. Ah-ah-ah!" But what are the muppets' demands? According to @michaelkbusch, the muppets think it's "truly outrageous that 99% of the cookies are consumed by 1% of the monsters on PBS." Some tweeters want to join the rally but need some direction. @PaulLenkic tweeted "I'd like to #OccupySesameStreet but can you tell me how to get there?" (Cue opening theme song.)
As if being first lady of the United States weren't enough, Michelle Obama wants to get her name in the "Guinness Book of World Records." The first lady will literally try to jump into the book by helping break the record for the most people doing jumping jacks at one time. Next week, more than 20,000 people from around the world will be doing jumping jacks for at least a minute, including the first lady and hundreds of children on the White House south lawn. The record they need to break is 20,425 jumpers, which was set in March. As part of her Let's Move campaign against childhood obesity, Obama wants to show kids that exercising can be fun. On Twitter, @heatherkmak said, "Michelle Obama doing a great job with PR for 'let's move.'"
- The Muppets