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May 20, 2010

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Quick quiz: a REALLY stupid place to pass out drunk is…

jury drunk vertical 240a) at your wedding, just before your turn to say “I do”

b) in a third-grade classroom, even if it’s the second time you’ve done that grade

c) at the annual Taliban Board of Directors meeting

d) in an anti-government street protest while shooting your slingshot at army troops

Yeah I know, you’re saying, “Well Bob, ALL of those places are pretty stupid,” which is true enough. But I’m going to go with the last answer, because that’s the one I have some photos of.

As you can see here, this protester couldn’t decide between having a few drinks or flinging stones at the soldiers, so he did both at the same time.

But he didn’t JUST pass out. He really pushed the envelope on stupidity, passing out while still clutching his slingshot, thus making it fairly easy for the soldiers to figure out what he was up to.

And here’s my favorite part. He passed out next to his pal, who just kept on flinging stones and calling attention to their location. Lonnie, Lamar, you guys take a bow!

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Top: An anti-government “red shirt” supporter aims his slingshot at army soldiers, as his intoxicated comrade lies against a barricade made out of tires, at Rama IV Street in Bangkok May 16, 2010.

Right: An intoxicated anti-government “red shirt” supporter lies against a barricade.

REUTERS photos by Jerry Lampen

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I think that the only people who bring sling shots to a gun battle are either drunk or psychotic. Perhaps this man is both!

Posted by Jibberish | Report as abusive
 

Aww man, a pop quiz today?? I didn’t study!! :P

In other news, my cat Etcetera is going to star in a video for a friend of mine to promoter her cat-sitting business. I always knew he’d be in movies! Maybe I should get him an agent?

:)

E.

Posted by egeria | Report as abusive
 

He’s not drunk, just a little stoned.
Or maybe he’s just plain tyred, er, tired.
Possibly he mis-understood when his buddy said he was going downtown to have a few shots.

Posted by zeitgeist | Report as abusive
 

E – does this mean your cat is on his way to becoming a Moggy Movie Mogul?

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive
 

“Stick it to the man, join the Oddly Enough blog network!”

Wow, after all these years Bart Simpson really let himself go. Such a shame.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive
 

Nosmo…it could very well be!! Even the vet thinks he’s a handsome devil. Well, I did name him after Yul Brynner…acting is in his blood!

:D

E.

Posted by egeria | Report as abusive
 

I never got that connection before, Egeria. Brilliant!

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive
 

E – will you be sharing his debut with the rest of us unwashed masses?

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive
 

Isn’t this pile of tires quite similar to the ones burning in the background? I wonder if his friends will wake him up before igniting this barricade…

Posted by NWHiker | Report as abusive
 

Maybe he was knocked out by a mis-aimed rock?

Posted by LMR | Report as abusive
 

@ Z AWW!!!!
His medi doughnut kicked in and had a back fire on his weapon. Therefore causing the need to lick the sprinkles off of his arm for a boost….. of course he shoulda looked down at the togo carton at his feet first

Posted by ochoo | Report as abusive
 

E, wowie!!! You could use some of those pics that I sent! Emperial poses in that! :P

And as for that man, well, maybe later tonight, I could get that intoxicated. NOT!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

Intoxicated protester… sounds like name of a new movie :D

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive
 

And Demented Commentator…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

That’s a shocking waste of those nice blue stacky boxes. :/

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive
 

Just because I was in Thailand two weeks ago (left the day before this latest “trouble”) I had nothing to do with all this y’all.

The guy with the active sling shot does look familiar though.

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive
 

When did we let Dave out of his cave ?!

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive
 

Shra, are you talking to me?

Posted by justM | Report as abusive
 

LOL! Talking to everyone who things they are, M!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

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