Ben & Jerry’s backs the “Occupy” movement

Ben & Jerry's announced today that they back the Occupy Wall Street movement and all of those that stem from it.

It seems like the whole world is watching and reacting to what the “Occupy” people have to say.

Even the well-known black and white cows that plaster the sides of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream products are holding “Occupy” signs.

In a statement released today, Ben & Jerry’s Board of Directors announced they back the “Occupy” movement and give support to the cause.

“We…are compelled by our personal convictions and our Company’s mission and values, wish to express our deepest admiration to all of you who have initiated the non-violent Occupy Wall Street Movement and to those around the country who have joined in solidarity,” the company said in a press release.

The directors collectively said they support “this call to action” and are honored to join in to “take back our nation and democracy.”

Metro wanted to figure out what sort of ice cream names the clever creamery company would create if they were to launch a new product in support of the “occupy” movement.

Here is what we came up with, with the help of our readers.

1. South Station Sherbert- Named after the Occupation of Boston’s South Station area.

2. General Acrembrule- Named after the “General Assemblies” each group holds to update the occupiers and take votes.  

3. Caramellow Out and Meditate Medley- A swirly mix of various ice creams  named after the crowd of meditating members of Occupy Boston.

4. Peanut Butter and Banana Bail-Out- A shout out to the Banks that the occupiers are fighting.

5. Vanilla Beaned by a Baton- Named after the recent swing of a police weapon at an Occupy New York protest.

6. Tent City Choccupation- A chunky chocolate chip ice cream named after the Tent City that took over part of Boston’s Financial District.

7. Chocolate Chip Cookie DOW- An Occupy Wall Street favorite.

8. Mint Mic Check-olate Chip- “Mic Check” is a term used when occupiers use the “Peoples’ Mic” and repeat what a speaker is saying so everyone can hear.

9. 99 Percent Fat Free Vanilla- Named for the “99 Percent,” the name the group uses to describe themselves.

10. Chewey Dewey Square Swirl- A tribute to the space inhabited by the “Occupy Boston” group.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Apple says its systems not to blame for…

By Edwin Chan and Christina FarrSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The week before a crucial launch of its new iPhone, Apple Inc said intimate photos of…

Local

Tallest residential building planned for lower Manhattan

A residential tower planned for lower Manhattan will soar 1,356 feet in the air -- just 12 feet shy of 1 World Trade Center. When…

Local

Bronx man commits suicide by decapitation

A Bronx man committed suicide Monday morning in the Hunts Point area of the Bronx by decapitating himself. According to the NYPD, the 51-year-old man…

Local

Top cops enroll in Twitter course at John…

NYPD officers are reportedly getting a lesson on the best way to use 140 characters or less. The New York Post reported Tuesday top officers…

Arts

Pop culture and prostitutes: New Toulouse-Lautrec exhibit at…

Henri Toulouse-Lautrec documented the cult of celebrity and the rise of pop entertainment in his prints, posters and lithographs — now on display at MoMA.

Arts

PHOTO: Extreme artist Eskil Ronningsbakken balances unicycle on…

Extreme artist’ Eskil Ronningsbakken balances on the edge of a cliff face at 4,600 feet – on a unicycle. The Norwegian travels across the globe, balancing over vertiginous ravines, tall…

Music

Hear two previously unreleased Adele songs

Missing some Adele in your life? Two previously unreleased songs from the singer have appeared online.

Music

Lincoln Center just made 'Lord of the Rings'…

Middle Earth already has sweeping vistas, a hero's journey and technology-revolutionizing special effects. But next April, the Lincoln Center will add another dimension to Peter Jackson's…

NFL

10 storylines to watch for the Giants this…

The Giants rebounded from an embarrassing 0-6 start last season, but not well enough to make the playoffs.

NFL

Michael Vick set to be weekly guest with…

Mike Francesa may need to backtrack from his harsh commentary of Michael Vick now that the Jets backup quarterback will be a weekly guest on his show.

NFL

Jets expect to make playoffs after sitting on…

The same pundits who predicted the Jets would be woeful a season ago are now eying the playoffs for this revamped team.

NFL

Antonio Allen returns to practice after concussion

Antonio Allen was cleared to practice again following his concussion two weeks ago.

Parenting

In defense of making a mess during playtime

"Recipes for Play" authors Rachel Sumner and Ruth Mitchener think playtime should involve the five senses and making a mess is part of the fun.

Wellbeing

Jason Hope helps push anti-aging efforts forward

Reporter was commissioned to write this in-depth article When it comes to age-related illness, the direction of modern medicine seems more reactive than proactive. In…

Wellbeing

Today's Doomsday preppers: a closer look at survivalist…

Reporter was commissioned to write this in-depth article. The term “Doomsday prepper” is often associated with the paranoid, anti-government stereotype of the 1990s. The truth…

Education

These college students think breakfast is the most…

  It should be no surprise that the city that never sleeps is also home to the most students who like to order food in…