We're fully aware that some of our UK readers have pretty well decided that the average American wears a baseball cap, Harley-Davidson sweatshirt, jeans and cowboy boots and walks the mean streets of the Land of the Free with a hunting rifle while swigging from a bottle of hard liquor. Nothing, of course, could be further from …
Hahahahahahahahaha that is TOO perfect!
may I be the first to say
that is all.
I am waiting for the British equivilent
A group of 13 year old hoddies, with knives and cider :)
Or you will get a cap popped in yo ass!
Hes not a stereotypical Merk'n, he looks quite slim and there's not a V8 pickup piled high with dead deer in the photo.
Obviously a fake
The rifle has obviously been photo-shopped in but that doesn't matter in the least. A fake well done, with a sense of humour, is a wonderful thing.
Stereotypes are the best ;)
He looks mormon...
Lester Haines, I don't know where you're based, but if it's in North America I recommend you wear a Kevlar vest at all times because there is a high chance this guy will not be amused...
If he is upset and you're not careful... well, the icon says it all...
Nah. More like UFC. Or NASCAR.
How do people keep finding stuff like this?
Blighty must respond!
Only a picture of an 18 year old drunken chavette being taken from behind while she gropes for a bag of chips while her two children, Chantelle and Jason, look on, will do!
Mom, put down that frito pie! Dad is on el reg!
What amuses me the most is that he appears to have dress-shoes on...
Bottom of the screen...
... I just love the option at the bottom of the screen... "Report a concern".
Unfortunately, I fear it may be rather too late for this chap's wife and kids!
Optional accessories for this picture
Can of Budweiser in right hand
"Report a concern"
Ha! Loving the link bottom left of the image. "Report a concern" indeed. Hmmm, where do I start?
even the moustache fits
that container is a Thermos
not a bottle
I be the first to welcome our gun-toting, liquour-drinking overlords.
Re Anonymous Coward 13:28 GMT
its not v8 pickups piled high with dead deer its Google Street View cars :)
Surely it hasn't been photoshopped... as if you follow the link to it direct on Google then there the gun is still. Unless I'm being dim & am unaware that people have write access to Streetview to enable them to photoshop stuff. Which would be a whole lot of fun, come to think of it.
Oh, have we had either (a) the roadsign hacking story which is doing the rounds (e.g. http://www.thevine.com.au/blog/tobler1/iz-in-yr-box-steeling-yr-worningz.aspx ) or (b) any playmobil?
Actually (active) Mormons don't drink alcohol so I doubt that he is really. Just sticking up for my homies.
There's no ways he's an American!
Yeah, he dresses the part, he's got the gun, the moustache, the cap...
but he's at least 200lbs underweight!
To be the all-encompasing stereotype that world instantly recognises as 100% burger munching stars and stripes, he needs to be taller when he lies on his back than standing up!
Up with this sort of thing...
I've got some corkers, to which address should we submit them?
PS where the playmobile reconstruction? It is friday isn't it?
So how come...
...Google StreetView car didn't knock HIM down and send him sprawling across the pavement at 60mph, all finely captured across a 4 frame comic strip style recreation, as the streetview car trundled on?
Now thats what I would call a senseful killing!
He's just leaving the gun shop
The shop on the corner of the street is a gun shop - http://www.firststopguns.com/aboutus.php - so I guess that kind of explains it.
Although seriously.. put it in a gun bag dude. What's amazing is that nobody seems to care.
I can see an el Reg Playmobil mocukip..
if you pan round a bit you will see an assortment of pickups for him to choose from!
Everything else seems to be correct, but the "bottle" he's carrying is what we call a "thermos". That's actually a brand name so it should be "Thermos", but we apply it to any of the magical containers that keep hot things hot and cold things cold. I'm sure you islanders have something similar.
While I'm absolutely certain he's not carrying a bottle of liquor, I can not vouch for the contents of the thermos. But if I were guessing it'd be vodka with a bit of coffee mixed in or straight bourbon.
Keep in mind, he's in South Dakota. Like, 5 people live in South Dakota. Hunting rifles are very common in SD, and part of everyday life. Ever wonder why the biker rally at Sturgis, SD never turns into a bunch of thugs trashing the town? It's because the residents have the bikers outgunned.
On a side note, the pic makes it kind of look like he's pointing the gun ahead of himself, but it's at a funny angle, so I think the barrel is actually pointed down (so the gun is not pointing at anyone, which is good because it's very rude to point a gun at someone, even accidentally, even if the gun is unloaded).
BTW, SD has one of the lowest crime rates in the country, so you can all stop being asses about the fact he has a gun.
This IS pretty funny... but it's most definitely not something you'd see every day.
London, however? You can't swing a dead cat without hitting some half witted, knife-wielding chav.
No, Lester need not be concerned. I have encountered this type of compatriot in the wild, and they are usually most proud of whatever degree of arsenal they manage to accumulate. After all, those guns are not cheap, and represent many paychecks - think of it as his version of a Ferrari. If he learns of his new célèbre, the only thing Lester should be wary of is an invitation to the resulting party (probably involving vast amounts of PBR* and tiki torches).
*a profoundly cheap American beer
Nice to see that Google blurred his face, or did they? ...
Well Just Damn!!
What did I tell him about wearing those damn wimpy faded jeans! He's supposed to be wearing original Levi's! And he calls himself a Glock man. Damn I'm embarrassed.
Paris because even she knows what pants to wear.
"you will get a cap popped in yo ass!"
-are you suggesting the use of some kind of anal contraceptive? I don't get it.
magical containers that keep hot things hot and cold things cold
yeah, but how does it know?
just because she's puzzled too.
A hunter during hunting season is carrying a hunting rifle and a hot jug of coffee! Will the problems never end? This poor guy is about to go out and shoot at some poor, defenseless, antlered, fast as a deer or elk, deer or elk that only outweigh him three or eight or so to one! They should never be hunted and should be allowed to overpopulate and die from starvation and disease after eating all the farmers' crops, I tell ya!
Gotta love the Brits for attacking US gun ownership. You guys have no personal guns and you still have gun crime, and stabbings are up, woooooo! I can make stereotypes too, ready? All Londoners are pasty, tea drinking ninnys. See it's easy.
My guess is this guy had just purchased the rifle. You see there is a sports/hunting store at 513 7th st.
Way to be an ass author.
Lowest crime rates? I always find that one amusing. In Alaska you can buy machine guns and assault rifles in Walmart. This guy would be getting at least 2 tickets in Anchorage but in SD he's not breaking any laws. Does that make Anchorage a more dangerous place to live because it has crime statistics that include arresting people for getting drunk in public places?
My feeling the city that gets drunks off the street, particularly armed drunks, is the better place to live. Even if that means a statistic is higher because of it.
Stereotypes are the best ;)
He looks mormon..."
Did you mean to say moron?
Well, that's South Dakota, so what's the problem?
Enjoy your Nanny State™
>>I can make stereotypes too, ready? All Londoners are pasty, tea drinking ninnys. See it's easy.
That may well be true for Londoners, but up here in the North of England, we are a different breed from those southern pansies.
Londoners are a bunch of soft nancy-boys, while we are real, red-blooded, hairy-chested MEN!!
The average Mancunian could kick the average Londoners arse any day of the week - so please stop lumping us in with them soft buggers, please...
I am sure his sister is waiting for him across the street sitting in their pickup truck
Sometimes these things are set up, go to Google Maps and enter :
8 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA 15212
Walk down the street and have a look around.
"The average Mancunian could kick the average Londoners arse any day of the week"
Then why are all Northern England football supporters so scared of Chelsea and Millwall fans then? Why is the home of the British army just outside London? Why all the most famous English boxing gyms in London? I could go on, but I need to give my (Hull born and bred) assistant a slap for forgetting to make the tea.
how in God's name did these people get independence from, and then overtake you?
welcome to America where we haven't traded in our god given rights in exchange for constant interference from the government.
how are you Brits enjoying those Truvelos and Gatsos by the way? your tax money paid for them.
Arrr Stuarrrt! Dinna come to Glasgow, ye cake-eatin, Beurla-speaker. Arrr!
I love listening to stereo-types.
Doesn't look like a bottle to me...
Look at the way he grips or, or zoom out one level.
Looks like an appointment book or some kind of case.