The story so far:
Zed Morgan, leader of the Occupy Wall Street movement, was giving a speech in New York. He stood on top of a rented Volkswagen van, and spoke into an amplified microphone. "We are global! We are a worldwide movement! There are now Occupy movements around the world! There is one in California called 'Occupy Hollywood'! That's the spirit! How many times have you seen a movie from Hollywood, and you asked yourself, 'why doesn't this movie have anything to do with us?' I've said that plenty of times! The movies made in Hollywood are about one percent of the people, those movies do not tell the story of the other ninety-nine percent of us! It's the Hollywood movie stars that are getting ninety-nine percent of the fame! Where is our fifteen minutes of fame?"
A New York police officer stepped up, and yanked the microphone cord out of the amplifier. He said, "Okay, dummy, time for your fifteen minutes of fame. You're under arrest." Zed asked, "Why are you arresting me? I haven't done anything wrong! I am only giving a speech! I have the right to speak under the first amendment!" The cop said, "Yeah, but you are standing on top of a car. The car you are standing on is illegally parked. I am arresting you for disorderly conduct." Zed said, "No,you can't do that!" The cop said, "You are standing on top of a car, giving a speech! The car you are standing on is illegally parked! If you want to give a speech, you ought to put up a portable stage, or something like that. But if you stand on top of a car, I will hold you responsible for how that car is parked. Do you see that sign over there?"
The people in the crowd turned their heads and looked. Sure enough, there was a sign that said, "NO PARKING", on the curb. Zed Morgan was put in handcuffs and arrested. The crowd started chanting, "The whole world is watching! The whole world is watching!" Zed Morgan was taken away in a police car. A tow truck immediately arrived and towed away the van that Zed had been standing on. Meanwhile, the billionaire George Zorros was watching the whole thing on TV, while he sat in his penthouse.
"What a bunch of idiots!" He said. After watching TV news reports of the protests for a few minutes, he asked, "What are those masks the protesters are wearing?" One of Zorros' assistants quickly answered, "They are called 'vendetta' masks. They were copied from masks that were worn in a movie called 'Vendetta'." George Zorros seemed intrigued by this. He said, "Oh,yeah? Have you seen the movie? What's it about?" His assistant answered, "No, sir, I haven't seen it." George Zorros asked, "It wasn't made by one of my movie companies, was it? You know I own a few movie studios in Hollywood. Did one of my studios make Vendetta?" His assistant said, "No,sir."
Zorros asked, "What about the masks? Are the 'vendetta' masks made by a company that I own?" The assistant said he would check on it, and left the room. After a few minutes, the assiatant returned, and said, "Yes, the 'vendetta' masks are made by a Chinese toy company that you own. They manufacture toys, and they also manufacture Halloween masks. The make the 'vendetta' masks that the protesters are wearing". George Zorros said, "Okay, call them and tell them to stop making the 'vendetta' masks. I want those masks taken off the market." After a phone call to the Chinese toy company, the production of the masks immediately stopped. Within days, the protesters in the Occupy Wall Street movement had a shortage of 'vendetta' masks. They could not find the masks in stores, anywhere.