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Meet the New Farm, Same as the Old Farm? Occupy Seizes Berkeley's "Gill Tract"

Because the Gill Tract occupation only began a week or so ago, there was no time to grow plants from seed — not that the Occupiers would have the patience for that anyway — so their version of "farming" means buying* (with daddy's credit card) flats and six-packs of sprouts from local nurseries, and then transplanting them into the ground. Wow! That is some major farming.

( • Or "liberating" or getting donations of pre-grown six-packs. )

In response to the "occupation," the university turned off the water at the Gill Tract. As a result, the "Occupiers" have to truck in giant tanks of water, which they sprinkle from bottles onto the seedlings. Sustainable! Eco!

Out in the field, the Occupiers had placed two scarecrows; this one in particular really emulated the Occupy "style," as it were. Or maybe that was one of the Occupiers, after a really rough night?

Whether made of straw or flesh-and-blood, the scarecrow wore Occupy and Anonymous buttons.

The other wore a hat made of a big funnel. Unfortunately, it resembled a coolie hat, costing the Occupiers -15 points on their colonialist sensitivity rating.

Occupy Law #1: Smiley-faces and peace signs make theft OK.

Amendment to Law #1: Framing your crime in a heart shape transforms it into a "cause."

Occupy Law #2: Everyone — even the dorkiest dorks — instantly becomes cool with the addition of an Anarchy tattoo.

Visit Amy's tent for an individual stress-relaxation "hypnosis" session which she guarantees will have a "happy" ending.