Only in America

maguire

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#3
shall we run a sweepstake on exactly when some other mong decides to take him on with a FOGB gun??
 
#5
I saw a documentary about this the other day - can't remember which channel - but there are at least three other members of the vigilante squad. Kick-Ass, Big Daddy and Hit-Girl are names that come to mind.
 
#7
A real-life Superhero dressed in tights, a mask and a black and gold lycra suit, says he is helping to make the streets of Seattle safer by scaring away criminals.
... and small children, tourists, anyone who's nervous around the clinically insane...
 
#8
"No Officer... what do you mean, arrest for public wanking? I am CAPTAIN JISSOM, scourge of street crime, fighting the scum of the streets with the cream of my loins!"

I foresee a whole new career for Peter Dow.
 
#9
I remember seeing a couple of the septic members on the District line - they were getting a load of amusing abuse from some pissed blokes and IIRC the yanks were completely out of their depth.

The Met Police and Transport Police took a dim view of their tactics and basically warned them off.
 

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#10
I think the OP is right. It would only happen in America - we're cowardly and selfish in this country to bother our arrses to do anything about crime or criminals.

There was a time when we in this country encouraged a bit if eccentricity, especially if it is in a good cause bit no more. Now we just prefer to mock others from the safety of our arm chairs.

BTB if you have ever had the misfortune to watch daytime TV in the UK you would know that we have plenty of people who could give Americans a run for their money in the thick, useless and stupid stakes.
 
#11
on most nights Phoenix walks into a comic store, enters a back room hidden behind shelves and is transformed into his character.
So he is not even dedicated full time? And he shows off the store his "hidden lair" is in, wow now every customer knows its him. Seems to be a meer megalomaniac with a rubber fettish who was beat by mummy. Most "normal" folk like that just find a dominatrix to spank them and poke tobelerone up them. I really can see this ending badly and on youtube.
 
#12
BTB if you have ever had the misfortune to watch daytime TV in the UK you would know that we have plenty of people who could give Americans a run for their money in the thick, useless and stupid stakes.
Agreed. When I grew up, it was fair to laugh at the septics for being ill-educated, fat and humourless. Unfortunately, a large proportion of this country could probably beat them on all three counts these days. It's an unfortunate side effect of a lazy, spoilt, 'entitled' public who have been given everything for nothing. Compare Jeremy Kyle to Jerry Springer if you need evidence.
 
#13
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The man, called Phoenix Jones, wears a bullet proof vest, and also has stab protection as well as being armed with a taser and tear gas.
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All very Kickass. A .357 might be a better idea, tickling a big mean chap with a Taser till the battery dies and the tear gas will just make em frisky, but then it is Seattle, not really a Deathwish kinda town.
 
#14
Mark Miller, who wrote Kick Ass said he included the scene where Kick Ass gets stabbed because, "That's exactly what would happen if you tried to be a super hero in Scotland."

Sure it looks fcuking stupid, but at least he's trying to help people. And the Seattle cops don't seem to have had a sense of humour failure: according to the papers, their attitude was basically, "Fair one. Just don't try anything too silly."
 
#16
Agreed. When I grew up, it was fair to laugh at the septics for being ill-educated, fat and humourless. Unfortunately, a large proportion of this country could probably beat them on all three counts these days. It's an unfortunate side effect of a lazy, spoilt, 'entitled' public who have been given everything for nothing. Compare Jeremy Kyle to Jerry Springer if you need evidence.
I'd say our underclass is worse than the American redneck for isn't the stereotypical redneck a farmer? and therefore has to work hard in order to have a livelyhood and no one could ever accuse the rednecks of not appreciating their country either.
Whereas our Chav-culture with their great sense of self entitlement who sit in their homes payed for by someone else their eyes glued to the TV screen and only emerge to go down the local Job- centre to keep the benefits coming while saying "What 'as this cou 'try ever done for me innit"
 
#17
There was a time when we in this country encouraged a bit if eccentricity, especially if it is in a good cause bit no more. Now we just prefer to mock others from the safety of our arm chairs
When was this time? Isn't keeping your head down and not doing anything out of the ordinary considered a very British trait from a time well before ours? Good old English reserve and all that.
 

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