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(FP Passport)   Jakarta officials use a steamroller to crush 35,065 bottles of booze seized during Ramadan. And there was a great distrubance in the force   (blog.foreignpolicy.com ) divider line
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2007-10-05 07:22:54 PM  
minoridiot: proteus_b: minoridiot

i'm no anti-american wacko, but how is this different than our officials disposing of weed, coke, etc.?

No different. And don't forget gambling and prostitution.


If your elected officials are bulldozing prostitutes you should go let them know that they're Doing It Wrong.
 
2007-10-05 07:24:12 PM  
LowbrowDeluxe: minoridiot: proteus_b: minoridiot

i'm no anti-american wacko, but how is this different than our officials disposing of weed, coke, etc.?

No different. And don't forget gambling and prostitution.

If your elected officials are bulldozing prostitutes you should go let them know that they're Doing It Wrong.


I'd hit it like a steam roller?
 
2007-10-05 07:25:24 PM  
i160.photobucket.com
 
2007-10-05 07:30:08 PM  
WRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!

/Can't believe no one else thought of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure. :(
 
2007-10-05 07:40:37 PM  
damn... that was like a lifetime supply of booze right there... I mean if they didn't want it I'd have found a good home for it...
 
2007-10-05 07:41:13 PM  
I dunno, that was some crappy looking booze. What do you bet the crown royal and 30 year old scotch got saved for further investigation by the authorities....
 
2007-10-05 07:43:16 PM  
proteus_b: minoridiot

i'm no anti-american wacko, but how is this different than our officials disposing of weed, coke, etc.?


It's not.
First they came for the meth, and I said nothing, for I am not a tweaker.
Then they came for the weed, and I said nothing, for I am not a stoner.
Then they came for the Vodak, for I a a Farker. and lo, I said unto you...
but why is all the vodak gone?
 
2007-10-05 07:51:14 PM  
People who would abuse alcohol in such a way, We must destroy the infidels! If they won't convert from their desert death cult and embrace the FSM, and love alcohol they must be nuked from orbit, its the only way.
 
2007-10-05 07:54:12 PM  
muslim_pakistani_guy: Uchiha_Cycliste: muslim_pakistani_guy
What do they do if they cant tell if it's day or night?

When is that?


Well, there's that guy in my basement that keeps whining about not knowing which way to crap. I suppose I could paint the one window so he loses track of time as well....
 
2007-10-05 07:55:25 PM  
Hey, very very wrong joke for you since we are on the topic,

Did you hear about Evil Knievel's brother?

Yeah, his name is Ku Klux Knievel. He tried to jump over 50 attractive and successful African-Americans with a steamroller.

I know its wrong, I'm going to hell for that, Its a farking joke. If you are offended by comedy go roll around in barbed wire with Magic Johnson.
 
2007-10-05 07:55:41 PM  
SoxSweepAgain: How ridiculous religion is.

Oh yes. Because only a religion as backwards and barbaric as Islam could ever do something like ban the consumption of booze and publicly destroy confiscated supplies as a warning to others.

www.fbi.gov
/Not available for comment
 
2007-10-05 07:57:48 PM  
LowbrowDeluxe: If your elected officials are bulldozing prostitutes you should go let them know that they're Doing It Wrong.


Exactly, they should be plowed.

 
2007-10-05 07:58:58 PM  
Oldiron_79: Hey, very very wrong joke for you since we are on the topic,

Did you hear about Evil Knievel's brother?

Yeah, his name is Ku Klux Knievel. He tried to jump over 50 attractive and successful African-Americans with a steamroller.

I know its wrong, I'm going to hell for that, Its a farking joke. If you are offended by comedy go roll around in barbed wire with Magic Johnson.


I swear by all that is holy, such as, that chick from teh Harry Potter movie's eyes, that had to be written by a brotha.
 
2007-10-05 08:03:04 PM  
This would be a HILARIOUS picture if they were bulldozing sex toys.
 
2007-10-05 08:09:51 PM  
#1. I thought muslims were supposed to never drink alcohol.
#2. If so, what des this has to do with Ramadan?
#3. If #1 is incorrect and muslims are allowed to get shiat-faced after Ramadan... why don't they just save the booze for later?
 
2007-10-05 08:10:12 PM  
Oznog: This would be a HILARIOUS picture if they were bulldozing sex toys.

Then they came for my secret stash of porn, rubber toys and real dolls, and I said,
Woah, there brother, you forgot to take my guns!
and the little hoos in hooville had a very merry christmas.
 
2007-10-05 08:13:27 PM  
I just got back from Indonesia 3 days ago, I was there for 3.5 weeks this has been going on for about 2 month and it’s about fraudulent tax stamps & has nothing to do with Islam or Ramadan.
 
2007-10-05 08:14:30 PM  
I mean, seriously... all the 'not the booze!' and 'Noooo!!!' jokes aside, what the fark is the damn point of this?

Besides the fact that it hard to comprehend the government doing something as strange as taking one thing away from everybody during one religious holiday - do they really need to make the point so badly that they have to have this ridiculous show-boating display of power? Couldn't the government at the very least just hold onto it and then have a public discount beer re-sale fair or something to help supplement taxes or some shiat?

I'm sure the Jakarta government isn't exactly swimming in money...
 
2007-10-05 08:14:44 PM  
quickly! we must drink for our muslim retards brothers who cannot drink for themselves!
 
2007-10-05 08:17:15 PM  
This could have been so much better if that streamroller had thrown a few sparks. Or some dumb cop flicked his cig butt.
 
2007-10-05 08:28:43 PM  
minoridiot: I see some people think they can legislate morality.

Most people, when it really comes down to it.
 
2007-10-05 08:32:32 PM  
Our new battlecry:

REMEMBER THE BOOZE!
 
2007-10-05 08:38:26 PM  
www.mrker.net

/approves
 
2007-10-05 08:40:51 PM  
vudukungfu: Oldiron_79: Hey, very very wrong joke for you since we are on the topic,

Did you hear about Evil Knievel's brother?

Yeah, his name is Ku Klux Knievel. He tried to jump over 50 attractive and successful African-Americans with a steamroller.


I swear by all that is holy, such as, that chick from teh Harry Potter movie's eyes, that had to be written by a brotha.


You may be right. I'm like the world's whitest white guy, but the guy I originally heard that joke from was blacker than the ace of spades.
 
2007-10-05 08:42:05 PM  
Hickory-smoked: SoxSweepAgain: How ridiculous religion is.

Oh yes. Because only a religion as backwards and barbaric as Islam could ever do something like ban the consumption of booze and publicly destroy confiscated supplies as a warning to others.

Note that he wrote "religion", not "that religion".

And, hey, any religion that tells me when to engage the poon-tang is by default asinine. Wait, isn't that most of them, by the way?

/lets keep religion out of our sex life
//maybe we'll keep our sex life out of your churches and mosques.
 
2007-10-05 08:48:58 PM  
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2007-10-05 08:49:25 PM  
Oznog This would be a HILARIOUS picture if they were bulldozing sex toys.

Imagine the peeping and the squeeking...
 
2007-10-05 08:49:38 PM  
AppleDane: lets keep religion out of our sex life

And out of public life, our schools, and our government. I don't want anyone telling me I can't eat pork, when I can drink, or presenting craziness to me as fact.
 
2007-10-05 09:04:25 PM  
Instead of steamrolling the bottles, they could have just sold it and used the money to buy things, things they like.

Even the empty bottles would have fetched me $3,500 in deposit money here! Geez!
 
2007-10-05 09:04:51 PM  
The_Bouncer: AppleDane: lets keep religion out of our sex life

And out of public life, our schools, and our government. I don't want anyone telling me I can't eat pork, when I can drink, or presenting craziness to me as fact.


Amen to that. Lets keep it out of everything but our churches and places of worship.

But especially my sex life. I don't want god to know I touch myself. Ceiling cat? Sure. But not god.
 
2007-10-05 09:29:41 PM  
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2007-10-05 09:35:45 PM  
We've bombed the shiat out of mightier countries than them for less than that. They don't know who they're farking with.
 
2007-10-05 09:40:34 PM  
Imagine the fun if somebody sneaked a copy of the Koran into the beer pile.
 
2007-10-05 10:09:32 PM  
img1.picturewizard.com
 
2007-10-05 10:24:26 PM  
 
2007-10-05 10:41:17 PM  
Who posted the picture of the Italian guy crying?
 
2007-10-05 10:52:07 PM  
radioman_

how bout this guy?

wallstreetjackass.typepad.com
 
2007-10-05 10:57:59 PM  
SoxSweepAgain: Oh, yeah, those Muslim Nights.

Actually, since those activities are prohibited during daylight...you should imagine what its like to pack all of that in during the night. Of course, alcohol is religiously prohibited (if not necessarily in the civil code) all the time--not just during Ramadan.
 
2007-10-05 11:01:49 PM  
borg: was there for 3.5 weeks this has been going on for about 2 month and it's about fraudulent tax stamps

Isn't that always the way it is? You get nuts with the fraudulent tax stamps.
 
2007-10-05 11:02:13 PM  
I was just watching "Star Wars" while drinking beer so . .
 
2007-10-05 11:09:46 PM  
try and crush MY alcohol? thats a jihadin'...
 
2007-10-05 11:20:13 PM  
Nanookanano: I was just watching "Star Wars" while drinking beer so . .

You know why there were no arabs on Star Trek, right?

/yeah, wars not trek
//kiss my ass
 
2007-10-05 11:32:18 PM  
judging by the pictures, i don't think the world lost any Lagavulin 21 or Don Julio.
 
2007-10-05 11:33:28 PM  
Why are there no arabs on Star Trek?

/blow me
 
2007-10-05 11:33:55 PM  
I like the advertisement at the bottom of TFA for the "failed states poster"
 
2007-10-05 11:42:13 PM  
I'm living in Indonesia right now, so I'm really...

OK, I can't do that. But I am living in Indonesia. And not in J-town either. Jakarta has bars. I'm teaching English at an Islamic boarding school (called a pesantren or madrassah) in an agrarian village. A couple of things I'd like to clear up:

1) Sure, Ramadhan fasting is strict. But it's not totally draconian. Children, pregnant women, women who are nursing or menstruating, and anyone who is sick or traveling doesn't have to fast. I hope that answers your question/s about what happens if you're flying into the sun or crossing time zones. It's OK. Have a sandwich.

2) Indonesia does not number among the countries that hate America. Actually, except for a few nutballs (and it's not like WE don't have a few), they like us. A lot. You should hear my students talk about America. I mean, come on. We don't have malaria or bird flu or tsunamis. We do have Barnes and Noble and Fresh Market and Disney World and iPods. And seasons. And a rich, functioning government. My students are jealous because America provides a free education for every child. When was the last time your kid said, "I'm so glad my parents don't have to live in poverty so I can get an education?" My students beg me, actually get down on their knees and beg me, to teach them English so they can go to university in America.

They're a little bit concerned about all the drinking and casual sex, but they dig us. It's not as simple as "They're Muslims; they must hate us."

3) I've been here for several months, and I've had a chance to witness a lot of Muslim/Javanese prayers and rituals, and I'm tellin' you, as far as I can ascertain, they're the same as Christian and Jewish rituals. They have a similar meaning and resonance. It's just another approach to the sacred. So maybe we should knock off the Muslim hate a little, because, speaking as someone who is actually typing this in a madrassah, Islam ain't the problem. It's something else (my money's on nationalism with a side of continuing post-colonial chaos).

/I am a little sorry for the alcohol though.
//Only if there was Bailey's in there. That stuff's like $7 a shot.
 
2007-10-05 11:43:23 PM  
FARKING GLASS FARKING PARKING FARKING LOT!

FARKING ASSHOLES!

FARK!
 
2007-10-05 11:45:31 PM  
Or you cold approach the issue like that, if it makes you happy.
 
2007-10-05 11:45:58 PM  
12inpianist: You know why there were no arabs on Star Trek, right?

Because they were exterminated by the thinking peoples of Earth?

Or because they're a bunch of backwards, Stone Age retards who the thinking peoples of Earth don't let anywhere near a spaceship?
 
2007-10-05 11:51:35 PM  
The_Sponge: Right now, Ted Kennedy is curled up in a corner, crying.

He ain't the only one.

/spent most of the day on the verge of tears
//horrific farking abscess
///on vicodin right now, so no more tears
 
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