Times Square Overrun With Wild Furries

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Now that an allegedly unhinged version of Cookie Monster has made violent, racist, and otherwise vile children’s characters a trend, city officials are wondering what to do about the exploding DIY industry. “It’s very challenging legally because dressing up in a costume and walking around Times Square is, we believe, a First Amendment-protected activity,” Christine Quinn told the Wall Street Journal, whose informal census found, among others, eight Elmos, five aliens, three generic monsters, and one Michael Jackson making it more like hell every day.