17 June 2010

The world is a deeply absurd place

I am happy to live in a world in which this type of thing can be truthfully reported:
Marginal Revolution | Tyler Cowen | Very good sentences
A German student created a major traffic jam in Bavaria after making a rude gesture at a group of Hell's Angels motorcycle gang members, hurling a puppy at them and then escaping on a stolen bulldozer.
The story is here and Felix Salmon also cited this. We are informed that:
The puppy was now in safe hands...
Couldn't make it up if you tried.  Every clause of that sentence is better than the last.


PS
"What motivated him to throw a puppy at the Hell's Angels is currently unclear," said a spokesman for local police, adding that the student had lately been suffering from depression.
As someone who has depression, I don't think it works like that.  Will "Throwing small pets at bikers" make it into the DSM V?

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  1. "As someone who has depression, I don't think it works like that. Will "Throwing small pets at bikers" make it into the DSM V?"

    My guess it that throwing small pets at biker gangs will not be enough by itself, but when combined to escaping with bulldozer the criteria for depression are met.

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  2. Ha! I wonder if excavators will count as well.

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