11 June 2008

Crowd Control, Warren Ellis Style

Activists Preparing Against Use of ‘Brown Note’ at Dem Convention
Political activists planning protest rallies at the upcoming Democratic Convention in Denver have their stomachs in knots over a rumor about a crowd control weapon - known as the “crap cannon” - that might be unleashed against them.

Also called “Brown Note,” it is believed to be an infrasound frequency that debilitates a person by making them defecate involuntarily.
I wonder if it will have fun settings like Spider Jerusalem's Bowel Disruptor pistol, such as "Unspeakable Gut Horror"?Seriously though, I think it's pretty shitty* that the police can do all kinds of types of violence to people as long as it doesn't involve high velocity leaden slugs. (Consider at least 27 deaths from the "non-lethal" Taser.) On the other hand, if there really is a workable Crap Cannon, we are officially living in the future. And that is neat.

* Ha!

(Via Q&O)


  1. Hey - do you think I could use this picture of the guy with the gun in his hand and the spider on his head? Where does the picture come from?

  2. The image is from the Warren Ellis/Darick Robertson comic book series "Transmetropolitan." I don't have any rights to it. I'm not lawyer, but if you think your use of the image falls under Fair Use, I dont see why you couldn't use it.