requires not so much intensive preparation and planning as a delicate
combination of flagrant daring and mirthful intent. Often, the pie-rect
action can be carried out by only one person. A good support crew may
still be needed though, to provide technical instruction and bravado.
The pie-ing procedure comes down to the individual situation. However,
a few tips may be helpful:
sure the pie filling is abundant and sticky, to provide maximum face
not reveal th pie until the last possible moment before intended impact
pie-ings of famous people will almost certainly lead to arrest. Pie-ings
of private revenge on non-famous people will almost certainly not result
in arrest. (For example, if a certain journalist was targeted while
walking from his car to his office one morning and the pie thrower/throwers
wore clown masks and ran away fairly briskly straight afterwards, they
probably would n’t be caught and they probably would be considered heroes
by the majority of the Melbourne activist community).
because somebody despicable has been pied once, it doesn’t mean you
can’t do it again (even within the next few seconds). Afterall, if someone
deserves a pie in the face, they probably deserve two. . .or three .
. . or more.
said. Now, a word from agent geek sorbet: “Revolution is about doing
things out of the ordinary. I think about what it will be like everyday
and I expect to be shocked and surprised by any revolution. Pie throwing
embraces so many beautiful aspects of humanity it’s strange it doesn’t
of all there’s the great video footage. The look on the victim’s face
is unique, unreproducible in a script or on a set. Do they taste The
Pie? Does the sweet flavour complicate their outrage? Most news presenters,
and a nation lapping it up, are surprised and shocked. It is proclaimed
as violent, although in a time when it was ‘entertainment’, at the turn
of the 20th century, similar acts of ‘propaganda by deed’ were more
like ly to be bombs. Violent indeed.
it is merely the act of a clown. That lovable self abusive humour merchant.
It’s funny to watch. Despite your ‘outrage’, deep down you see the humour,
yeah? A little Pie never hurt anybody. It follows in the tradition of
it’s pleasant to be again reminded we are merely monkeys. We are all
human, even the richest and most powerful. You could be forgiven for
believing that these people are somehow untouchable, special, above
or separate from us.”
purveyors of sweet humility everywhere,
you've all heard the puns before so lets just cut to the base. The time
is baked for the pie throwing resurgence to rise together, let's globalise
the pie....Tofu cream must be as global as capital. Following on the
fine tradition of the Biotic Baking Brigade and the many individuals
who have inspired us all with pies in the faces of Bill Gates, Milton
Freidman, Steve Bracks et al we call on you to partake in Operation
Dessert Storm. What better way to draw attention to the often faceless
leaders of the corporate world, shameful 'journalists', dodgy politicians
and anyone who deserves a face full of dissent. The 'global movement'
is often mis-represented in the mainstream media. You can't mis-represent
a face full of cream. It sends a clear message to the recipient and
the media that what these people are doing is ridiculous and that you
are prepared to let them know - and have some fun while doing it! The
pie is the great equaliser. How many times have you wanted to see whipped
cream smeared on John Howard's glasses or see Tony Blair choking on
a strawberry? Now is your chance - mobilise en masse and pie!
Dessert Storm is a global month of action between April Fools Day and
May Day 2001. Of course you can be fashionably late or early.....Ensure
that your actions are captured on film and send your footage for the
doco....upload your photos, favourite recipes and pie-ing tips to the
site Contact site admin at: pieface@dessert