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2012-08-09 09:44:39 AM
brightgreenscotland.org
 
2012-08-09 09:58:54 AM
police questioned him about his demeanour and why he had not been seen to be visibly enjoying the event

Because he was watching people riding bicycles?
 
2012-08-09 10:28:22 AM
First they came for those who weren't smiling
and I didn't speak out because I was grinning.
 
2012-08-09 12:36:21 PM

CommieTaoist: First they came for those who weren't smiling
and I didn't speak out because I was grinning.


But I thought you loved to see them smile smile smile?
 
2012-08-09 12:50:04 PM
I think he was disappointed over the distinct lack of fat-bottomed girls.
 
2012-08-09 12:50:26 PM
farm2.static.flickr.com
 
2012-08-09 12:50:32 PM

Smile ....OR ELSE


Teeth or GTFO.
 
2012-08-09 12:50:55 PM
SHUT UP! Be happy!

Do not attempt to think or depression may occur.
 
2012-08-09 12:50:58 PM
police questioned him about his demeanour and why he had not been seen to be visibly enjoying the event

Because he couldn't stop spilling his beer?
 
2012-08-09 12:51:14 PM
www.scaryforkids.com
 
2012-08-09 12:51:17 PM
Best Korea?
 
2012-08-09 12:51:51 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com

B.O.L.O.

 
2012-08-09 12:55:42 PM
Considering the state of British dentistry, requiring him to smile would be a breach of the peace.
 
2012-08-09 12:57:16 PM
For some lovely smiles, see this thread.

/I don't think you're happy enough
//i'll TEACH you to be happy!
///i'll teach your grandmother to suck eggs!
 
2012-08-09 12:57:25 PM
 
2012-08-09 12:59:37 PM
Holy shiat!
 
2012-08-09 01:00:49 PM
www.zombieranchcomic.com
 
2012-08-09 01:03:41 PM
This incident is illustrative of the kind of chronic misunderstandings people who carry a number of rubber knives to Olympic cycling events have to deal with regularly.

/member, Friends and Allies of Rubber Knives
 
2012-08-09 01:04:09 PM
♫My little buttercup has the sweetest....
 
2012-08-09 01:06:15 PM
fc07.deviantart.net
 
2012-08-09 01:06:27 PM
Worsfold had had "a number of knives" in his possession, but that these turned out to be made of rubber and for use only as display items.
 
2012-08-09 01:07:07 PM
If it was America they'd at least have the decency to say that he looked like a terrorist. "Not enjoying the event" is farking retarded.
 
2012-08-09 01:07:14 PM
 
2012-08-09 01:07:51 PM

WelldeadLink: Worsfold had had "a number of knives" in his possession, but that these turned out to be made of rubber and for use only as display items.


They only look like rubber when he holds them.
 
2012-08-09 01:11:28 PM
i516.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-09 01:15:23 PM
mylittlefacewhen.com
 
2012-08-09 01:15:32 PM

SonOfSpam: For some lovely smiles, see this thread.

/I don't think you're happy enough
//i'll TEACH you to be happy!
///i'll teach your grandmother to suck eggs!


Honey, go git me muh dog-wallopin' two-by-four from thuh shed!
 
2012-08-09 01:18:27 PM

SonOfSpam: For some lovely smiles, see this thread.

/I don't think you're happy enough
//i'll TEACH LEARN you to be happy!
///i'll teach learn your grandmother to suck eggs!


FTFS

/fixed that for southerners.
 
2012-08-09 01:21:06 PM
It's been a rough week for Bob Hoskins.
 
2012-08-09 01:22:53 PM
cant find a demolition man pic suitable
 
2012-08-09 01:25:54 PM

Satanic_Hamster: [mylittlefacewhen.com image 735x735]


i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-09 01:33:49 PM
Not a smiler, never have been. When I was a young woman, if I smiled, some random guy would assume I wanted to drop to my knees and hoover his cork. So, I never smiled in public, certainly not while looking at a stranger. What wound up happening was that men would walk up to me and, from a distance of about 6 inches bellow at me to "SMILE HONEY!"

And people wondered why I left my hometown to live in a gay neighborhood in San Francisco. Seriously. I loved walking the Castro, because I could do my shopping (Cole's Hardware, etc.) without having some jackwagon get in my grill about being his own personal source of entertainment and validation.

So, men who make judgements on anyone about their level of merriment deserve a swift kick to the groin.
 
2012-08-09 01:38:28 PM

Contents Under Pressure: When I was a young woman, if I smiled, some random guy would assume I wanted to drop to my knees and hoover his cork.


I'd just like to point out that I don't make sexist judgements like that. Whether you smiled or not would make absolutely no difference in that regard.
 
2012-08-09 01:45:04 PM

Contents Under Pressure: Not a smiler, never have been. When I was a young woman, if I smiled, some random guy would assume I wanted to drop to my knees and hoover his cork. So, I never smiled in public, certainly not while looking at a stranger. What wound up happening was that men would walk up to me and, from a distance of about 6 inches bellow at me to "SMILE HONEY!"

And people wondered why I left my hometown to live in a gay neighborhood in San Francisco. Seriously. I loved walking the Castro, because I could do my shopping (Cole's Hardware, etc.) without having some jackwagon get in my grill about being his own personal source of entertainment and validation.

So, men who make judgements on anyone about their level of merriment deserve a swift kick to the groin.


Crabby-like typing detected.
 
2012-08-09 01:52:54 PM

Contents Under Pressure: Not a smiler, never have been. When I was a young woman, if I smiled, some random guy would assume I wanted to drop to my knees and hoover his cork. So, I never smiled in public, certainly not while looking at a stranger. What wound up happening was that men would walk up to me and, from a distance of about 6 inches bellow at me to "SMILE HONEY!"

And people wondered why I left my hometown to live in a gay neighborhood in San Francisco. Seriously. I loved walking the Castro, because I could do my shopping (Cole's Hardware, etc.) without having some jackwagon get in my grill about being his own personal source of entertainment and validation.

So, men who make judgements on anyone about their level of merriment deserve a swift kick to the groin.


what is this i dont even
 
2012-08-09 01:53:57 PM
Ok, here are the small facts they sort of breezed over:

- He was stationed near some protesters
- He climbed, then sat on the wall that was separating spectators from the sport and sitting with his legs on the inside of the wall... right next to protestors
- He was displaying a number knives, that only later were found to be rubber
- He was acting erratically
- He did all this as the race was approaching his position
- After he explained who he was and his condition, they apologized and let him go AND explained WHY they acted quickly

Normally i'd be on board the nanny state wagon, even the cop bashing wagon, but not this time...

If i were in their shoes, and i saw the race approaching, and some guy with a bunch of protesters brandishing knives (fake or not, you can't tell), climbing the wall to the other side, i wouldn't have hesitated... his age would've been the only thing to prevent full on police tackle...
 
2012-08-09 01:54:45 PM
Well thank you George W Bush! This is Bush's America folks.
 
2012-08-09 01:54:49 PM
Odds are these police were trained with the Hinkley / Reagan photo.

The photo of the crowd moments before Hinkley started shooting seems normal until you deliberately look for the one guy who is frowning.

The frowner was Hinkley.
 
2012-08-09 01:54:50 PM

Contents Under Pressure: Not a smiler, never have been. When I was a young woman, if I smiled, some random guy would assume I wanted to drop to my knees and hoover his cork. So, I never smiled in public, certainly not while looking at a stranger. What wound up happening was that men would walk up to me and, from a distance of about 6 inches bellow at me to "SMILE HONEY!"

And people wondered why I left my hometown to live in a gay neighborhood in San Francisco. Seriously. I loved walking the Castro, because I could do my shopping (Cole's Hardware, etc.) without having some jackwagon get in my grill about being his own personal source of entertainment and validation.

So, men who make judgements on anyone about their level of merriment deserve a swift kick to the groin.


So you plan on dying alone.
 
2012-08-09 01:56:14 PM

Head_Shot: Contents Under Pressure: Not a smiler, never have been. When I was a young woman, if I smiled, some random guy would assume I wanted to drop to my knees and hoover his cork. So, I never smiled in public, certainly not while looking at a stranger. What wound up happening was that men would walk up to me and, from a distance of about 6 inches bellow at me to "SMILE HONEY!"

And people wondered why I left my hometown to live in a gay neighborhood in San Francisco. Seriously. I loved walking the Castro, because I could do my shopping (Cole's Hardware, etc.) without having some jackwagon get in my grill about being his own personal source of entertainment and validation.

So, men who make judgements on anyone about their level of merriment deserve a swift kick to the groin.

Crabby-like typing detected.


Maybe it would help if she smiled once in a while.
 
2012-08-09 01:57:45 PM
Glad to see Paranoia got mentioned. So glad. See? I'm smiling..
 
2012-08-09 01:58:29 PM
media.comicvine.com
 
2012-08-09 02:02:31 PM

Contents Under Pressure: Not a smiler, never have been. When I was a young woman, if I smiled, some random guy would assume I wanted to drop to my knees and hoover his cork. So, I never smiled in public, certainly not while looking at a stranger. What wound up happening was that men would walk up to me and, from a distance of about 6 inches bellow at me to "SMILE HONEY!"

And people wondered why I left my hometown to live in a gay neighborhood in San Francisco. Seriously. I loved walking the Castro, because I could do my shopping (Cole's Hardware, etc.) without having some jackwagon get in my grill about being his own personal source of entertainment and validation.

So, men who make judgements on anyone about their level of merriment deserve a swift kick to the groin.


Something tells me this box needs a cutting torch and a crowbar to pry open...

media.tumblr.com
 
2012-08-09 02:06:50 PM
www.waisman.wisc.edu
 
2012-08-09 02:22:18 PM
th09.deviantart.net
Trust me. It's best to do as she says.
 
2012-08-09 02:22:32 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-08-09 02:29:37 PM
Don't know if it's still on the books, but at least up until 1987 there was a law in Pocatello, ID that required you to smile. Having lived and grown up there, there is no reason at all to smile there ever.
 
2012-08-09 02:37:08 PM
There are a lot of Farkers who actually believe he was arrested "for not smiling". That makes me sad.
 
2012-08-09 02:37:58 PM
Did anyone figure out why he had not just one but MULTIPLE rubber knives on him?
 
2012-08-09 03:00:56 PM

had98c: Don't know if it's still on the books, but at least up until 1987 there was a law in Pocatello, ID that required you to smile. Having lived and grown up there, there is no reason at all to smile there ever.


You got out. That's reason to smile.
 
2012-08-09 03:02:48 PM

Fano: fc07.deviantart.net


kittensincarbonite.files.wordpress.com

/I'm too late?
 
2012-08-09 03:11:14 PM

Contents Under Pressure: Not a smiler, never have been. When I was a young woman, if I smiled, some random guy would assume I wanted to drop to my knees and hoover his cork. So, I never smiled in public, certainly not while looking at a stranger. What wound up happening was that men would walk up to me and, from a distance of about 6 inches bellow at me to "SMILE HONEY!"


Last time a total stranger walked up to me and demanded I smile, I glared at him and told him my father died. He did, at least, have the decency to look ashamed of himself.

Though you could say Britain is more enlightened than America in that regard: here, it's only women who are expected to look mindlessly happy whenever we deign to go out in public, whereas in Britain it's everybody.
 
2012-08-09 03:12:49 PM
I smile when I see this...

fark.upi.com
 
2012-08-09 03:29:14 PM
Fark the Police comin straight from the underground,
Old soldier got it bad cause he frowns.


1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-08-09 03:31:29 PM
Who displays rubber knives, honestly?
 
2012-08-09 03:35:03 PM

LordOfThePings: Who displays rubber knives, honestly?


Sounds innocuous. Honestly.
 
2012-08-09 03:39:10 PM
i291.photobucket.com

Only your undertaker knows for sure!
 
2012-08-09 03:41:30 PM

Honest Bender: Fano: fc07.deviantart.net

[kittensincarbonite.files.wordpress.com image 400x302]

/I'm too late?


i4.ytimg.com

Turn that frown upside down!
 
2012-08-09 03:42:07 PM
"officers made an arrest to prevent a possible breach of the peace," Surrey police said in a statement."
www.imaginaryforces.com

What a Surrey police officer might look like
 
2012-08-09 03:49:17 PM

Honest Bender: Fano: fc07.deviantart.net

[kittensincarbonite.files.wordpress.com image 400x302]

/I'm too late?


Harley being cute as she shows off her reasoning skills
 
2012-08-09 04:03:09 PM

Thanks for the Meme-ries: [i291.photobucket.com image 478x325]

Only your undertaker knows for sure!


Love that Joker.
 
2012-08-09 04:04:57 PM
If arresting one person prevents one possible crime, then surely arresting everyone would prevent all possible crimes.
 
2012-08-09 04:15:50 PM
Preemptive arrests, coming soon to an event near you.
 
2012-08-09 04:16:44 PM

Fano: Honest Bender: Fano: fc07.deviantart.net

[kittensincarbonite.files.wordpress.com image 400x302]

/I'm too late?

[i4.ytimg.com image 320x180]

Turn that frown upside down!


Goddamit. I spent those 8 minutes looking for the right clip.
 
2012-08-09 04:21:11 PM
farpointe.us
 
2012-08-09 04:39:23 PM

chappy62: [farpointe.us image 580x303]


Looks like someone has a case of the "Mondays".
 
2012-08-09 05:39:12 PM

MBooda: This incident is illustrative of the kind of chronic misunderstandings people who carry a number of rubber knives to Olympic cycling events have to deal with regularly.

/member, Friends and Allies of Rubber Knives


Always wondered what FARK stood for.
 
2012-08-09 05:46:29 PM

Contents Under Pressure: Not a smiler, never have been. When I was a young woman, if I smiled, some random guy would assume I wanted to drop to my knees and hoover his cork. So, I never smiled in public, certainly not while looking at a stranger. What wound up happening was that men would walk up to me and, from a distance of about 6 inches bellow at me to "SMILE HONEY!"

And people wondered why I left my hometown to live in a gay neighborhood in San Francisco. Seriously. I loved walking the Castro, because I could do my shopping (Cole's Hardware, etc.) without having some jackwagon get in my grill about being his own personal source of entertainment and validation.

So, men who make judgements on anyone about their level of merriment deserve a swift kick to the groin.


I sincerely sympathize. There are mental health professionals that can help you with your deep anger problems, you know. It takes work but it's worth it. Best of luck.
 
2012-08-09 06:31:17 PM
Satanic_Hamster: [mylittlefacewhen.com image 735x735]

Came for Pinkie Pie, leaving satisfied.
 
2012-08-09 07:06:36 PM

MythDragon: Fano: Honest Bender: Fano: fc07.deviantart.net

[kittensincarbonite.files.wordpress.com image 400x302]

/I'm too late?

[i4.ytimg.com image 320x180]

Turn that frown upside down!

Goddamit. I spent those 8 minutes looking for the right clip.


Took me a while to find a proper Mad Love pic--- kept trying to find one of the piranhas smiling. The clip was loved though, one of the best, with Batman laughing and breaking Harley.
 
2012-08-09 07:10:14 PM
Contents Under Pressure: What wound up happening was that men would walk up to me and, from a distance of about 6 inches bellow at me to "SMILE HONEY!"

WTF is up with that?!?!?!!? I've had the same experience, just walking down the street, minding my own business and some man orders me to "SMILE!!!!!" What makes men do that?!?!?!
 
2012-08-09 07:47:33 PM

probesport: SonOfSpam: For some lovely smiles, see this thread.

/I don't think you're happy enough
//i'll TEACH LEARN you to be happy!
///i'll teach learn your grandmother to suck eggs!

FTFS

/fixed that for southerners.


The transitive sense (He learned me how to read), now vulgar, was acceptable from c.1200 until early 19c., from O.E. læran "to teach" [...]

So once again we see a group of people who don't use and don't even remember an older form of the language claiming that those of us who cling to the older form are "uneducated."
 
2012-08-09 07:59:51 PM
I cannot allow myself to believe that this man was arrested simply for not smiling. What did the police mean by something wrong with his demeanor, seriously? I'm not quite fluent in doublespeak.
 
2012-08-09 08:29:16 PM
"...officers made an arrest to prevent a possible breach of the peace..."

Precrime?
 
2012-08-09 08:33:53 PM

SandMann: [i516.photobucket.com image 320x253]


Sexy clowns are sexay
 
2012-08-09 09:26:46 PM

Phins: Contents Under Pressure: What wound up happening was that men would walk up to me and, from a distance of about 6 inches bellow at me to "SMILE HONEY!"

WTF is up with that?!?!?!!? I've had the same experience, just walking down the street, minding my own business and some man orders me to "SMILE!!!!!" What makes men do that?!?!?!


Huh..apparently, this is a real thing? I certainly don't get it...as a guy, all I can say is I haven't contributed to the problem. Creepy. Your expression is none of my business.
 
2012-08-09 09:54:26 PM

Phins: Contents Under Pressure: What wound up happening was that men would walk up to me and, from a distance of about 6 inches bellow at me to "SMILE HONEY!"

WTF is up with that?!?!?!!? I've had the same experience, just walking down the street, minding my own business and some man orders me to "SMILE!!!!!" What makes men do that?!?!?!


If you emptied an entire can of bear mace into his eyes no jury would convict you.

/likes girls who never smile
 
2012-08-09 10:30:48 PM
Man! It's really gonna suck for cubs fans if this guy ever becomes head of security at Wrigley Field.
 
2012-08-09 11:02:33 PM

PunGent: Phins: Contents Under Pressure: What wound up happening was that men would walk up to me and, from a distance of about 6 inches bellow at me to "SMILE HONEY!"

WTF is up with that?!?!?!!? I've had the same experience, just walking down the street, minding my own business and some man orders me to "SMILE!!!!!" What makes men do that?!?!?!

Huh..apparently, this is a real thing? I certainly don't get it...as a guy, all I can say is I haven't contributed to the problem. Creepy. Your expression is none of my business.


Yep, it is all too real. If you are a young woman, and your mouth naturally turns down or to a neutral position when your face is in repose, you get told to smile by boundary-pushing strangers everywhere you go, all the time.
 
2012-08-10 06:57:52 AM

ComicBookGuy: Satanic_Hamster: [mylittlefacewhen.com image 735x735]

Came for Pinkie Pie, leaving satisfied.


That's disgusting.

i.chzbgr.com
 
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