February 15, 2013

"Oscar Pistorius held his head in his hands and wept openly in court Friday as prosecutors said they would pursue a charge of premeditated murder..."

"Chief Magistrate Desmond Nasir delayed Pistorius' bail hearing until next Tuesday and Wednesday and ruled that the 26-year-old Pistorius would be held at a police station in Pretoria until then. Police have said they oppose the granting of bail."

Is it okay to make politically incorrect jokes about whether he's a flee risk? Are we now released from all the old restrictions of etiquette?

Too bad John Callahan isn't still around to make he won't get far on foot jokes.



Meanwhile, Nike's "I Am The Bullet In The Chamber" ad is shot to hell.

29 comments:

Patrick said...

I assume they won't let him keep his blades in the clink. What sort of replacement does he get?

EMD said...

He say you Brade Runner.

Mitchell the Bat said...

Is it okay to make politically incorrect jokes about whether he's a flee risk?

I don't know, you've got me stumped.

DADvocate said...

I don't know, you've got me stumped.

That was bad. We're going to have to cut you off.

Very sad really. I can imagine Pistorius might be quite insecure. Although he's world class runner with his blades, without he's a cripple. While he's able to get a hot model to date him now, it's easy to imagine the day when such a woman wouldn't look at him.

Amexpat said...

Meanwhile, Nike's "I Am The Bullet In The Chamber" ad is shot to hell

Nike has had a run of bad luck with their major sponsorships: Tiger Woods, Lance Armstrong and now Blade Runner. Who's next, or does the rule of three apply here?

Amexpat said...

Is it okay to make politically incorrect jokes about whether he's a flee risk?

Not really, but his defense counsel did say that his client doesn't have a leg to stand on.

traditionalguy said...

This hero needs to be punished. I say they revoke his handicapped sticker and make him park in the back of the lot. And also warn him not to shoot women anymore.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Just so everyone is up-to-date on the politically correct terms:

"Stump" is OUT

"Residual limb" is IN

Dante said...

You are a bad woman. =)

edutcher said...

Reminiscent of the old Kingston Trio song, "Bad Man's Blunder".

PS In the slammer, he's more of a flea risk.

Cedarford said...

Patrick said...
I assume they won't let him keep his blades in the clink. What sort of replacement does he get?

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He will likely get a standard issue prison wheelchair. No blades or artificial limbs that could be used as weapons by a violent felon.

All the better to sit in the rest of his life and contemplate how in less time than it once took him to cover 30 meters, he fired 4 shots that wrecked everything.

prairie wind said...

Oh, Mr. Tumnus!

Jokes aside, it is bad enough to be a man with legs in prison but to be a man with special needs? Prison won't be easy.

Jim said...

If he gets bail, where will the put the ankle bracelet?

Maybe they'll just put the boot on the wheel chair?

Paul said...

I don't care about the jokes. He was a public figure and thus open to any joke made.

But he lived in a gated community, armed guards, security cameras, etc... and yet he SHOT HER SEVERAL TIMES. Strange thing is, South Africa bans most people from having guns now days (but has a HUGE murder and robbery rate.) Guess he was 'more equal than others'.

Oh, and he has a history of violence to women.

Well he lives in South Africa, which does not have the same legal system as USA, and from folks I know that got out of SA it's a hell hole outside those fancy 'gated communities'. Lots of corruption and armed gangs.

So lots of luck Pistorius. You screwed the pooch and you will pay the piper!

Chip S. said...

New South African folk tune...Frog-Marching Pistorius

Strelnikov said...

They can't give him bail. There's a strong possibility he'll run.

virgil xenophon said...

Jail'll take the spring out of his step..

Patrick said...

Nike has had a run of bad luck with their major sponsorships: Tiger Woods, Lance Armstrong and now Blade Runner

Don't forget Suzy Favor.

chrisnavin.com said...

Guard: "Off to see the warden, Pistorious, you're being charged with contraband."

Oscar: "I can't stand for this!"

---------------
Nurse: "I'm sorry, Oscar, it's what we feared, it's....it's restless legs syndrome"
------------------------
Prisoner 1: "Oscar's back in solitary"
Prisoner 2: "What?"
Prisoner 1: "Running his mouth off again and got carried away"


Ba-da-bum. Don't forget to see my friend Leon behind the bar, folks.

Basta! said...

"Flee risk" --- is this a Wisconsinism?
We say "flight risk"

David said...

Blade Gunner.

That's what Drudge is calling him.

Paul said...

Any of you ever heard of a man named Douglas Badder? Google him and look for WING COMMANDER DOUGLAS BADDER of the RAF.

He had no legs yet he flew Spitfires.

Ficta said...

I see Callahan's marvelous autobiography has been re-released with a more socially acceptable cover (it used to just have the cartoon on it). Sigh.

Skyler said...

Well, the bright side, if there is one, is that if he's put in prison then he won't be making a mockery of the Olympics anymore.

David said...

Paul, you have your WW II amputees mixed up. Douglas Badder was Douglas Bader's evil first cousin. The Baders changed the spelling of their line of the family after it was learned that the Third Viscount Badder had been diverting the family horses to the service of Catherine the Great of Russia.

The 14th Viscount Douglas Badder washed out of flight school in 1940 and became public affairs officer, a title that caused great mirth among his friends. Badder had his penis amputated by a jealous waitress at Claridge's in 1942 but still managed to seduce 152 women before the war ended.

He was indeed the badder Bader.

William said...

I don't think anyone will buy his lame excuse of mistaking her for an intruder, but he figured it was worth a shot.

Lem said...

Shoot.

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