Farty's Fortunes

Wednesday, 3 October 2007

Only In Merka

A pair of rednecks are fighting a custody battle over an amputated leg. As you do. Who would want an amputated leg? A wooden one would be much better, aarrrr!

In Percy Julian Middle School, Illinois, group hugging has been outlawed so that ugly kids don't feel left out. Aw, bless!

In the UK, they only throw pensioners out on the street for heckling political party bigwigs.

As Walter Wolfgang, 82, said after his ordeal in 2005, "You cannot stifle debate by hiring heavies. A party has got to be open to the world."

But last week in South Carolina, a student was Tasered by four uniformed thugs for asking Merkan politician John Kerry a question at, er, a question-and-answer session.

Were the police being too heavy-handed? Watch this and decide for yourself.

11 comments:

Jo said...

Haha, my boyfriend sent me a link to the amputated leg story yesterday. We had a reet giggle over that one and came to the conclusion that we'd probably have stored our amputated legs in a freezer.

Cynnie said...

aww..
I'm from the american south..( NOT south carolina though ..whew..)

I'm so embarrassed

Misssy M said...

I want a tazer

livesbythewoods said...

I liked the fact that the original leg owner was outraged that the secondary owner was charging people to look at the leg, and then the empty barbecue where the leg had been.

And people were PAYING to see it!

Excellent. I might start charging people to look in empty boxes that once contained hideous freaky stuff.

As far as they know, anyway.

Sewmouse said...

I am embarassed to say - the school thing is in my state. I am pleased to announce it is at least THIRTY MILES from my house.

You forgot the best one though, Farty. Only in Merka:

The president vetoes a bill to provide health-care to the poorest children in the country on the flimsy excuse that a middle-class child MIGHT be able to get free health care by accident...

Drama Queen said...

*shakes head*

Jahooni said...

Bum Bum Bum... Can't Touch This...
Bum Bum Bum... Can't Touch This...

Good Ole' America.. atleast we are good for a laugh every now and again!

BOSSY said...

Bossy thinks they should kick that Amputated Leg to the curb. Oh.

Mr Farty said...

Jo - I'd have sold mine on eBay.

Cynnie - You're embarrassed? What about Kerry?

Misssy - No problem. This link is not a joke.

WithaY - Have you considered a career as an entrepreneur?

Sew - FFS.

DQ - *sighs*

J - Somebody should set this to ELO's Don't Bring Me Down - r u up 4 it?

BOSSY - Um...eh?

rivergirlie said...

you've gotta love all those people sitting calmly by while the poor bloke is dragged off.

Mr Farty said...

Girlie - If you've seen the full-length video, you'll see that he was being a bit of a jerk. And that he was up against seven armed cops. I'd sit by too, but take lots of pics. Like they did.