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“I had read one of the actual manifestos out there, and it made me chuckle,” Mr. Harsanyi said. “I thought that by playing with it, I could point out the inconsistencies and ideological problems with the positions taken” by the Occupy movement.

“Philosophically, I understand the anger behind the movement. But I believe in free markets. I think their anger is directed at the wrong people. And they want to use the state to fix a problem that I think the state caused.”

Mr. Wilson’s “We Are the 53 Percent” blog is less satirical — and more direct — in its criticism. Inspired by “We Are the 99 Percent,” a blog featuring photos of people holding handwritten signs detailing their recession-era struggles that has become a symbol of the Occupy Wall Street, “We Are the 53 Percent” sports similar photos and signs extolling hard work and personal responsibility while scolding others for blaming their problems on the financial system.

Co-created with RedState.org founder Erick Erickson, the blog is intended to represent the 53 percent of Americans who pay federal income tax. One contributor’s sign reads “while you are protesting the rest of us are working.”

“I put it up at about 4 in the morning last Thursday,” Mr. Wilson said. “Went to bed, got up at 8 a.m. and there were a whole bunch of pictures.”

Mr. Wilson added that while the site originally was intended to poke fun at the Occupiers, the tenor of contributions is changing.

“Look, it started with, ‘Shut up, you whiners,’” he said. “But now it’s become more, ‘Listen, we’ve been there. Sometimes you have to do things you don’t want to do in order to make it. Sometimes, no matter how hard you work, things don’t work out, and that’s just the way it is. My life may not be perfect, but it’s mine. I get to make choices.’”

Of course, not all of the humor is attempting to make a larger philosophical point. On Twitter, users have come up with a series of Occupy Wall Street pickup lines:

Can you buy me a drink?

MAN: Do you come here often?

CROWD: Do you come here often?

The zipper on my sleeping bag works.

Twitter also gave birth to Occupy Sesame Street, a full-blown Internet meme that grafts the popular, Muppet-populated children’s show to the real-life protests for maximum comic effect.

On an Occupy Sesame Street Facebook page that has been “liked” by nearly 32,000 people, one doctored photo depicts Oscar the Grouch peeking out from his signature garbage can amid Washington protesters; another shows Ernie in the crowd during rapper Kanye West’s visit to Zuccotti Park.

Among the most amusing Twitter posts:

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