I wandered through the hordes last night at Last Thursday in search of the "lemonade revolt": donation-only lemonade stands set up in protest of county health inspectors shutting down a little girls' lemonade stand at the event last month. I only saw six stands, but I did run into Michael Franklin, the guy who started the lemonade revolt Facebook page that's attracted nearly 1,000 members. He says the story has gone international ("I had a Brazilian news crew at my house this morning") and are setting up "lemonade revolts" (formerly known as "lemonade stands") as far away as Leeds, England. "I think it gives people a chance to use dissent. It's obvious that there is something profoundly wrong with this sick society, with the absurdity of the state shutting down lemonade stands," says Franklin. Enjoy!
- Michael Franklin, revolt founder.
Plus, this guy selling kombucha starts. To give the health dept something to really worry about.