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(Minneapolis Star Tribune)   Brother of one of Anders Behring Breivik's victims attacks him during court session. Honestly, who throws a shoe?   ( divider line
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2012-05-11 04:41:03 PM  
3 votes:
Cool story time:

I was once crossing the street at a four-way intersection with a traffic light. I had the right of way and the "Walk" symbol. As I stepped off the curb some cabbie slammed on his brakes and ground to a halt about 2' in front of me. He was chatting on his phone and did not even look at me. I kicked his door and walked behind the cab and continued to cross the street. By then he was paying attention to me and was yelling at me out the window. He looked Middle Eastern so on a whim I showed him the bottom of my shoe and told him to lick it. Holy farkin crap! I have never seen anyone exit a car that fast! It was only the intervention of the police (who had witnessed his halting in the middle of the intersection from the other side and did not see me kick his door) that stopped the man from throwing any punches. Not sure if I could have taken him, but glad I did not have to. The best parts were 1) There was no dent on his door so when I denied kicking his cab there was no proof, and 2) the guy actually said that his buddy heard everything and could provide evidence proving that I kicked the cab, the buddy he was talking on the phone with! And since it is illegal to talk on a hand-held phone while driving the cops slapped him with a big, fat ticket.
2012-05-11 05:09:31 PM  
2 votes:

ecl: He deserves to be tortured to death. He doesn't deserve to ever sit comfortably in a chair or sleep in a bed. He should have red hot pokers stuck up his ass daily. Compassionate human beings are angry, for the victims and their families, not disappointed like the parents of some spoiled brat.
2012-05-11 03:48:50 PM  
2 votes:

violentsalvation: Whoa. What is with Iraqis and throwing shoes?

It's an old custom, laced with plenty of history. Throwing a shoe is a very soleful thing to do and usually gets tongues wagging, etc, etc.
2012-05-11 03:42:19 PM  
2 votes:

Because People in power are Stupid: Saboteur

sabot + -eur French literally "shoe thrower" (where mill workers would throw their wooden shoes into the machinery to make it halt or break down.)


2012-05-11 02:55:59 PM  
2 votes:
I will never understand the shoe throwing thing. Even in a cultural context it makes no sense.

Even if by some miracle you hit your intended target, you're out a shoe. You're not getting that shoe back. You've basically ruined a pair of shoes and you're going to be hopping home like an idiot.

How does this punish the person you threw the shoe at?

Taking off your shoe, holding it in your hand and hitting someone with it, that I understand, even endorse. Throwing a just doesn't make any sense. You may as well throw your pants at them.
2012-05-11 02:14:49 PM  
2 votes:
2012-05-11 05:38:36 PM  
1 vote:

Rwa2play: Ah, Quisling. The man that wanted to be Norway'shiatler but had NONE of Hitler's oratory skills.

/But was even more incompetent than Adolf was.

Ha! Best filter fun I've seen all year.
2012-05-11 04:50:57 PM  
1 vote:
Put him in a cell and detonate a car bomb in there, then shoot him 69 times, then set him free.
ecl [TotalFark] [BareFark]
2012-05-11 04:47:34 PM  
1 vote:

Linoleum_Blownapart: The_Sponge: FTFA:

Breivik remained calm and "smiled a little" as he watched security guards apprehend the man and take him out of the court room, Akerman told The Associated Press.

Dear Norway,

Could you please make the death penalty legal in your country temporarily?




This guy doesn't get to be a martyr to his fevered imagination. He gets to spend the next 60+ years of his life being treated humanely in an Ikea dorm room while every single person in his culture uses his name as a combination of Hitler and Bozo the Clown. He gets to watch while everyone he has ever known treats his insane cause with the disdain which it so richly deserves.

He doesn't get a blaze of glory. He doesn't get the righteous fight he wanted. He gets the "We're not angry, we're just really disappointed" treatment for the rest of his life.

He deserves to be tortured to death. He doesn't deserve to ever sit comfortably in a chair or sleep in a bed. He should have red hot pokers stuck up his ass daily. Compassionate human beings are angry, for the victims and their families, not disappointed like the parents of some spoiled brat.
2012-05-11 04:33:57 PM  
1 vote:

Voiceofreason01: penthesilea: Yeah, it's crazy-- but it works.
Significantly fewer of their criminals end up back behind bars. They aim to rehabilitate and then release a functioning member of society. We aim to grind the person's soul to dust.

And almost any other time I'd agree but some people deserve to be ground into the dust

Exactly! Laws and rights only need to be respected when it's convenient; we should just do whatever we feel like the rest of the time.
2012-05-11 04:33:30 PM  
1 vote:
2012-05-11 04:31:03 PM  
1 vote:
It's pronounced "Ahn-ders"
2012-05-11 03:20:19 PM  
1 vote:

Walker: [ image 170x111]

I always liked the wow version better
2012-05-11 03:02:22 PM  
1 vote:

violentsalvation: Sock Ruh Tease: violentsalvation: Whoa. What is with Iraqis and throwing shoes?

In the Middle East, throwing a shoe is pretty much the most insulting thing you can do to someone. It has to do with shoes being regarded as very unclean. It would be like spitting on someone in the US.

I knew that hitting someone with the sole of your shoe, or sometimes just showing the soles of your shoe was pretty insulting. But I never knew that throwing a shoe was anything more than finding something loose to throw and throwing it.

Throwing is just an improvement on hitting, which is an improvement on sole-showing. It's an evolving technique.

/next up, shoe-guns
2012-05-11 01:26:36 PM  
1 vote:
Whoa. What is with Iraqis and throwing shoes?
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