The Occupy protesters who have received a go-ahead to add their unofficial "human float" to the tail end of the traditional Tournament of Roses Parade on Monday are busy rehearsing for the grand event.


"All we’re trying to do is use this event, a historical piece of Americana that is becoming increasingly militarized and corporatized, to get our message out to millions of people,” one of the organizers told Reuters back in November.

Now they've put together a 70-foot long Occupy Octopus, made entirely of recycled plastic bags, that "represents Wall Street's stranglehold on political, cultural and social life, with tentacles 'that reach into your pocket to get your money.'"

And -- oh, yes -- there will also be a rapping billionaire.

This video was uploadedto YouTube by SGVNews on December 29, 2011.