Cory Doctorow at 5:00 pm Wed, Nov 23, 2011
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The Casual Pepper-Spraying Cop has found his niche: he's a droog, and he's up for a bit of the old ultra-aerosol.
(Thanks, Fipi Lele!)
I don’t have the skills, but this iconic image is dying for the treatment:
See here: http://motleynews.net/2011/11/21/uc-davis-pepper-spraying-cop-lt-john-pike-makes-it-into-famous-art/#wpcom-carousel-6404
Pepper-plus and a bit of the old ultrapolicebrutality
This is one of the best ones I’ve seen so far, especially if you know the movie (mild spoiler).
Later two of the droogs become cops. Exactly the kind of cops you’d expect.
In Dublin fair city,
Where the girls are so pretty (spray)ghrrrhh…AAHGRHNNNNGRLGHNNRAWKKHRL!!!
To me the truly iconic meme is the one the blends indistinguishably. This one wins hands-down — so far.
Can you spare me some cutter me brothers?
No. But we can spare you some orangeness. This ‘shop is brilliant on several levels.
I saw a dirty overcoat
At the foot of the pillar of the road
Propped inside was an old man
Whom time would not erode
The night was snapped by sirens
Those blue lights circled past
The dancehall called for an ambulance
The bars all closed up fast
- The Clash
I was just wondering had Chancellor Katehi had seen the movie If
How art thou, thou gloppy bottle of cheap, stinking chip-oil? Come and have one in the yarbles, if you have any yarbles.
ya eunuch jelly, thou.
“Let’s get ‘em boys!”
is not what the occupiers said I guess…
I also had a Clockwork Orange flashback when I heard about Lt. John Pig, but I thought of Dim: a subhuman thug who gets to vent his criminal lust for ultraviolence by putting on a uniform.
“Evidence of the ol’ glassies! Nothing up our sleeves, no magic little Alex! A job for two who are now of job age! The police!”
This is awesome on all kinds of levels.
I wonder just how horrified Kubrik would be to see that the world is pretty much reflecting his works.
Then again, he might have been amused all to hell; the guy was a bit loopy.
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