Tuesday, June 22, 2010

brainstorm

After a violent crime, the trendy Tremont neighborhood struggles to find a way to feel safe again. (and, uh...keep the streets free from trash. Or something.)

Tremont residents vow to fight back



Notice how none of their "fighting back" actually involves fighting back.

10 comments:

Alan said...

They're still stuck in victim mode.

williamthecoroner said...

Well I'm always armed in Tremont. But I don't tell anyone...

And I'm not looking for trouble, either.

Heath said...

Maybe they could hire hire mercs?

reflectoscope said...

Forming a reasonably strong community isn't a bad idea, but it is nowhere close to the top of the list of useful things to do to safeguard one's home etc.

Dummies.

Jim

A Horse Thief said...

Fighting back with brooms and phones. Is that some new martial art school I haven't heard of?

Chuck phone at attacker's head, then strike with broom using powerful two handed swing. Begin!

tomcatshanger said...

The lights could help for target identification.

Weer'd Beard said...

Its a learning curve. They think we're so civilized we can defeat the barbarian hordes without violence.

Neglecting to note that there are "Barbarian Hordes" in the first place.

Hopefully they'll work their way up the learning curve....but sadly, I doubt it.

Mike W. said...

Its a learning curve. They think we're so civilized we can defeat the barbarian hordes without violence.

And they fail to recognize that violence is implicit in the very fabric of a functioning, civilized society

Tango said...

@ Weer'd Beard: At first glance, I could have sworn you said Librarian Hordes. :)

"They think we're so civilized we can defeat the librarian hordes without violence."

Argie said...

Doesn't Judge Pinaka live in this neighborhood? Maybe he could go after the big bad banks that loaned money to the victims that live in Tremont.