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(Gawker)   Trigger happy Kalamazoo cop that felt naked without his sidearm when he visited Calgary? Turns out, his assailants were offering him free tickets to Stampede. Yahoo   (gawker.com ) divider line 26
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8819 clicks; posted to Main » on 10 Aug 2012 at 11:31 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-08-10 11:50:23 AM  
12 votes:
img837.imageshack.us
2012-08-10 09:55:34 AM  
4 votes:

www.lisarein.com



USA! USA! USA!
2012-08-10 12:06:36 PM  
3 votes:

Inflatable Rhetoric: Confusing article.

Was someone accosted?

Then they're praying? Something about Obama?


Welcome to the 2012 Campaign!
2012-08-10 11:48:04 AM  
3 votes:
Dear Michigan Cop,

I am also an American who is now living in Canada and yes their friendliness might be a bit shocking at first, but they are truly genuine. They may even walk up to you and give you directions if you look lost!

I know! Shocking! How dare they care about someone other than themselves and Jesus! But they were not blessed with being born in America.
2012-08-10 12:09:59 PM  
2 votes:
Wow, I guess I missed this one the first time around. So let me see if I understand: Guy and his wife are walking in a park in the middle of Calgary, two guys "accost" them with some kind of promotion, and his first instinct is that he needs to pull his gun?

If this is your mindset, how the fark do you even get out your front door in the morning? Holy shiat, there might be a vacuum cleaner salesmen there you have to gun down! And just look at that guy dressed as Uncle Sam in front of the tax preparation place....OH GOD HE'S WAVING HIS SIGN AT ME!

Good grief people, calm the fark down already. Get your ass on some Prozac or Lexapro or Vicodin or something. Go tell your doctor that you thought about shooting the guy handing out free mozzarella sticks at Sam's Club and he will give you something to make it better.
2012-08-10 11:52:24 AM  
2 votes:
It's a real shame that he wasn't allowed to threaten or murder them like he could have in the U S of farking A.
2012-08-10 11:38:39 AM  
2 votes:

WhippingBoy: Do they actually give out free Stampede tickets to random strangers? I'm a bit skeptical...


You have to close your eyes and suck them out of a hose.
2012-08-10 08:36:23 PM  
1 vote:
Search twitter for #NoseHillGentlemen All of twitter is mocking this guy.

Someone brought up that Kalamazoo with a population of 74,000 had 14 murders last year while Calgary (pop = 1.1 million) had 15 murders.
2012-08-10 04:35:21 PM  
1 vote:

ontariolightning: Americans are a very easily obtained source of amusement. Just following your politics gives us many great laughs. Chick-Fil-A vs LGBT? Romney vs Obama We live above a fricking circus


The feeling is mutual. You have no idea how much fun it is to watch you morons lose your shiat over hockey and women's soccer games. We're a violent people, so we don't have the luxury of flipping out over such trivial things. Being a grown-up sucks sometimes. I want to riot too!
2012-08-10 01:29:04 PM  
1 vote:

Max Awesome: Jeez, all I ever get is free crap. Two cute ladies handed me some free deodorant while I was walking downtown yesterday.

/I think it was ladies' deodorant. I should have shot them.


I got free Afro-sheen, and I'm white.
2012-08-10 12:59:37 PM  
1 vote:
Sheriff Prissy Pants!
2012-08-10 12:31:57 PM  
1 vote:

jayhawk88: Wow, I guess I missed this one the first time around. So let me see if I understand: Guy and his wife are walking in a park in the middle of Calgary, two guys "accost" them with some kind of promotion, and his first instinct is that he needs to pull his gun?


The best part is he told them no thanks and they left, which only confirms that he needed to be armed.
2012-08-10 12:26:20 PM  
1 vote:
The Calgary Stampede, for those wondering, is the annual rodeo and festival where Albertans play cowboy and try to convince themselves and the rest of us that its part of their 'culture'. Its Alberta's Texas impersonation.
2012-08-10 12:25:32 PM  
1 vote:

buckler: What is this Stampede? A concert? Some kind of rodeo? A sporting event? Or is it just literally a bunch of cattle going nuts and running in a random direction?


Yes
2012-08-10 12:14:40 PM  
1 vote:

RockofAges: most right-wing authoritarians have a tendency to overstate "danger".


This. I have an uncle who nearly gets mugged every time he visits a city. I'm pretty sure the only thing that's happening is a black guy walking past him on the street.
2012-08-10 12:12:23 PM  
1 vote:

trappedspirit: WTF is Stampede? And is it as legit as a hoedown and/or hootin' annie?


That's a Hootenanny, wise guy.
2012-08-10 12:00:42 PM  
1 vote:
I am outraged even though I don't know what the story is. Because 'Merica!
2012-08-10 11:59:48 AM  
1 vote:
What is this Stampede? A concert? Some kind of rodeo? A sporting event? Or is it just literally a bunch of cattle going nuts and running in a random direction?
2012-08-10 11:54:42 AM  
1 vote:

maxximillian: bronyaur1: Are there ANY US police officers that don't have serious psychological issues?

The ones that don't make the news.


Wait, so not every high school teacher is having sex with students? And not every Catholic priest is molesting children? Unthinkable?
2012-08-10 11:52:43 AM  
1 vote:
Confusing article.

Was someone accosted?

Then they're praying? Something about Obama?
2012-08-10 11:51:19 AM  
1 vote:

Joelogon: Not so much. 5th paragraph


Well if they weren't giving out free tickets then they must have been there to mug the defenceless couple.
2012-08-10 11:44:07 AM  
1 vote:

bronyaur1: Are there ANY US police officers that don't have serious psychological issues?


I know of one. I was talking to him and this lady comes running up saying she saw some kids smoking weed somewhere by the shore. He said he'd get right on it. After she left he shrugged and said "the moment that becomes legal I'm going to quit drinking."
/he's a friend of my boss. Nice guy. First cop I've met that I wasn't immediately wary of.
2012-08-10 11:39:26 AM  
1 vote:
No, I can

WhippingBoy: Do they actually give out free Stampede tickets to random strangers? I'm a bit skeptical...


No, I can see this, particularly if you look like the type to go for a novelty giant foam cowboy hat and a foam "NUMBER ONE!" finger on a stick. The kind of guy who might signal his preferences with a six-inch wide fish icon belt buckle.

Wouldn't offer a guy like that a vuvuzuela, though. Might mishear it and have a queer seizure.
2012-08-10 11:33:39 AM  
1 vote:
He's a real person? WTH.
2012-08-10 11:17:51 AM  
1 vote:

Joelogon: Not so much. 5th paragraph:

However, in a new post this morning, Kalamazoo Gazette reporter Rosemary Parker says she spoke with the media relations manager for the Stampede, and had been told the report was false.

"I have not been made aware of anything like that," Doug Fraser told Parker.


Since when do managers have a clue as to what's going on?
2012-08-10 10:56:58 AM  
1 vote:
Are there ANY US police officers that don't have serious psychological issues?
 
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