Donkey Punch

August 25, 2008

Street Cred

Filed under: t4toby — Tags: — t4toby @ 5:16 pm

t4toby. Representing.

And guess what happened shortly after this picture was taken? Projectiles, in the form of bottles, started flying over my head. Then the bear mace and concussion grenades started coming.

Pepper spray, bear mace, what’s the diff?



  1. Oh hell yeah! What’s the full story here?

    Comment by Cangrejero — August 25, 2008 @ 6:23 pm

  2. awww….so young and cute…. but hardly a demonstrator now were you???? I thought you just got caught in the crossfire…..

    Comment by grindchopblend — August 25, 2008 @ 6:31 pm

  3. was this wto 1999? tell us more!

    Comment by sarah — August 25, 2008 @ 9:57 pm

  4. yes… toby’s character to be played by a young Tom Cruise…..cameo, of course….

    Comment by grindchopblend — August 25, 2008 @ 10:28 pm

  5. Bingo, sarah.

    WTO, 1999.

    I was just getting off work and decided to go see what all the commotion was about. People were being pushed down the street by the gentlemen you see behind me, so I sat down and started telling the others to sit down and not move.

    As soon as a bottle came flying from way in the back, those dudes jumped into full battle mode, and my girlfriend got hit in the face with the foam bear mace. She was totally taken out by it, but then some anarchist medic showed up out of nowhere and wiped her eyes with mineral oil, then purified water.

    That was pretty much the end of my WTO protest.

    Comment by t4toby — August 26, 2008 @ 10:00 am

  6. you’re awesome, toby.

    Comment by jeremy — August 26, 2008 @ 8:43 pm

  7. it’s been my experience that street protests frequently bring out the best and the worst in people. it’s been awhile since i went to one that got crazy, but i’m pretty wary all the time. the olympic torch relay protest was a totally bizarre day for several reasons, but one was that the police were on their absolute best behavior, at least from everything i saw. there were several points where i was sure they were going to start cracking down on people, but for some reason they didn’t.

    Comment by sarah — August 26, 2008 @ 9:58 pm

  8. This is why mommy always told you to find a police man if you get lost T4. See how helpful THEY ARE…

    The scientifically impossible I do right away
    The spiritually miraculous takes a bit longer

    Comment by ClapSo — August 27, 2008 @ 5:33 pm

  9. I hope your fabulous purple shirt was unharmed. Fancy 😉

    Comment by Me — August 27, 2008 @ 7:37 pm

  10. Okay, for the record that shirt was really just dark blue.


    Comment by t4toby — August 28, 2008 @ 9:13 am

  11. the shirt looks downright lavender* to me.

    *a perfectly respectable color.

    Comment by sarah — August 28, 2008 @ 7:10 pm

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