Riot Round-up

Not much more needs to be said about the riots in Vancouver, but that never stopped me before. A few observations:
  • Yesterday, a friend of mine overheard a guy in a bar remark that the rioters were "acting like Americans." I suspect that this line of reasoning would've stopped even the drunkest Canadian in his tracks. Too bad no one thought of it at the time.
  • On the other hand, here in America (and especially in nearby College Park), it's considered bad etiquette to riot after a loss. Lawlessness, looting, and the burning of police cars are reserved for celebratory moments, like when you beat Duke or the last day of school.
  • The overnight sensation, we're lovers not fighters, street-kissing couple has been identified.  A friend of the man in the picture said "It is something he would do, that's our boy. He has always lived in his own world, he's special like that. He doesn’t always connect with what going on around him."  On the contrary, I'd say "our boy" was very connected with what was going on around him.  The kisser himself had this to say:  "The riot police ran on top of us... They ran us over... We were knocked over, and I was just trying to calm her down, because as I'm sure you can imagine, she was somewhat distraught."  Greatest pick-up artist ever?
  • This guy probably did more to slow the tide of rioting maniacs than half the RCMP on the scene.
  • It would hurt really, really bad to get punched out cold by a bare-fisted man (wait for's not the guy you think it's gonna be!):