Friday, January 30, 2009

Stick a badge on that pole and call it Officer.

I wasn't aware of this story until it made headlines across the ditch and one of my 'Stralian cousins alerted me to it.

In a nutshell, two prisoners made a break for freedom from a courthouse, one had just been sentenced to two years for assault and the other was in custody for violating parole and stealing a car.

Their escape was going swimmingly well until they forgot one minor detail - that they were, um, sort of, like, handcuffed together.

A light pole took them out when Einstein went for the left hand side of the pole and Rutherford opted for the right hand side. Momentum dictated swift u-turns around the pole in opposite directions, and the officers of the law who were in hot pursuit then decided lashings of pepper spray was a good way to top the whole episode off.

Shucks, these guys' parents must be bursting with pride, they've bred children who could qualify for the Darwin Awards.


Anonymous said...

They showed the video on our national night-time news last night, as the "and finally" part where you know something gross or stupid is going to happen.

Don't take it up wrongly when I say that as soon as I saw it I thought of you - it's just that you're the only person living in NZ that I know.

laughykate said...

You'll notice that we're not world champions in the three legged race, either.

supershadow said...

below are the jedi commandments that are to be followed by all star wars fans effective immediately
(these commandments were done by george lucas and supershadow collectively)

1. thou shalt not question the infallibility of george lucas or his creations

explaination: lucas can only make things that are total in their perfection. if
a star wars film fails at the box office , it is not a failing of lucas.
REMEMBER: George lucas cannot make mistakes!!! It is the fault of you the fans
by not going to the cinema enough.

2. thou shalt spend at least 20 per cent of income per month on star wars merchandise

explaination: a true star wars fan will always ensure the star wars story is continually sold.
We must ensure that our money gets to lucasfilm. We owe it to george lucas. he has
only you (the star wars fan)'s interest at heart.
remember when passing a toy shop,do go in and buy star wars merchandise(figureens, star
wars books etc). do not think of the money , only that you honour lucas with each

3. thou shalt always ensure to the best of my ability that all new star wars releases are box office
smash hits

Explaination: a true star wars fan will go to any new star wars film in the cinema at least
30 times!!!. It is imperative that you take time off work, start at the 3:30 showing and then
all the repeat showings until the cinema closes. If all star wars fans obeyed this commandment
all future star wars films would knock titanic off the top pedestal
If you are unable to get time off work, simply calculate the cost of going 30 times and send
this amount to

4. do shalt within my lifetime visit lucasfilm (skywalker ranch) at least once.

Explaination: true star wars fans are obliged to visit sky walker ranch which is the birth place of jedi
when there, please do all the guided tours (their is a discount if all taken together)
however if a star wars fan is coming close to the end of his/her life and has not yet made the
pilgrimage, he/she must leave at least 20 per cent of they're estate at death to george lucas
and lucas film. lucas will remember that person as if they had made the pilgrimage

5. Thou shalt not suffer anyone to ridicule star wars or george lucas

Explaination: a true star wars fan will not suffer the star wars story, movies , characters, special effects to be ridiculed
by the foolish. ie should a friend or family member ridicule jar jar binks, you must disown that person even
though they may be your flesh and blood. lucas expects nothing less. dont not use violence-just walk away.
the jedi religion is a religion of peace.

laughykate said...

Oh yeah and Tinman, after I posted this I went through and caught the end of the news - what were they running with? A story on the international coverage this story was getting.

savannah said...

gotta love it, sugar! all the things going on in this world, those boys gave everyone a good laugh! xoxo

Holemaster said...

There was a bloke here once who was running from a robbery and being chased by the cops. He was dashing in and out of shops, around cars, over walls and then ran full speed in through the door of....... the local police station.

laughykate said...

Savannah, it's got to the States as well?

Holemaster, brilliant.

And Supershadow, okaaaaaaaaaaay. Have I just been comment spammed?

Anonymous said...

You didn't mention that one of them was George Lucas.

Was he the guy in for assault, or the parole violator?

laughykate said...

'1. thou shalt not question the infallibility of george lucas or his creations'

No, they just heard the judge (in between do important judge stuff) saying that he thought the latest Star Wars film was shit.

holemaster said...

oh no you've been Supershadowed LK.