Just a reminder: superheroes have super powers.
The people dressing up in costumes and performing citizens’ arrests could be considered “heroes” … at most.
(This, of course, is not the first time we’ve discussed this recent vigilante phenomenon.)
Now, if only there were some crime-fighting organization with uniforms and specialized gadgets that these people could join — if only!
We’ve all been here, haven’t we?: You dress up in a Winnie-the-Pooh costume with a couple of your friends (dressed as a mouse and a panther, of course) when some people start laughing at you for going out like that in person. You get so mad at them that you kick the crap out of them and take their wallets.
This story, practically as old as time itself, happened to a 20-year old in Japan recently according to police. Sure, one could blame the fact that he was wearing a costume as grounds to laugh, but who is the real culprit here. We all know who is at fault: Pooh. Without Pooh’s harmful influence, this man might not be facing criminal charges. His cries of “Oh, bother!” and incessant honey eating have been degrading children generation after generation. Let’s not forget that he is, in fact, a bear, or that his best friend, Piglet, has a tao, whatever that is.
Yes, this blog snickered at the word, “Pooh.”
As we saw over the weekend, the youth of America are not only enthusiastic about movies they have been anticipating for months and months, but they are incredibly huge dorks. It’s a rare occurrence, but every now and then, there is a movie sequel that comes out that fans are so enthused about, they are determined to go see the movie opening night–dressed up as their favorite characters.
Folks, this isn’t Halloween. We know you really, really like Batman, but you look like a fool. What is worse is that now I can’t see over your stupid cowl or your oompa-loompa green wig. But let’s not pick on just The Dark Knight crowd. Any movie that has some sort of a cult following will inevitably have those cult members go out in public and declare their cult membership by dressing up as Gandalf the wizard. Continue reading The McBournie Minute: Dressing up for movies is redundant
So a couple of Penn State students are receiving death threats for …
[Pausing for full affect of irony]
… wearing costumes consisting of Virginia Tech clothes with bullet holes.
Yes, VT students are upset that someone at Penn State has moved on with life rather than milk victimhood indefinitely. These perennial victims of shootings, carbon monoxide, gravity and Frank Beamer are issuing death threats to these students over Facebook, where the images were uploaded.
The funniest response is from apparently unnamed “Penn State officials”:
“We are appalled that these individuals would display this level of insensitivity, indifference and lack of common decency and sense by dressing up in this manner,” officials told the Roanoke station. “These two people do not represent 90,000 Penn State students. They represent themselves.”
So what they’re saying is that two students don’t represent 90,000, but 32 represents 25,000+? Or how about the one Tech student out of 25,000+, as these threats indicate?