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September 10, 2002
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A little (much-needed) comic relief:
Man wearing cooler on his head tries to hold up store.
What's your theory as to what the hell he was thinking?
(more inside)
posted by Shane (34 comments total)

 
See, I kinda like this guy:

"Um, I've got my pellet gun with me. I could rob this store, yes sir! Don't have a ski mask, but this styrofoam cooler will do..."
posted by Shane at 11:41 AM on September 10, 2002


Here's more.
posted by interrobang at 11:41 AM on September 10, 2002


cooler heads will prevail?
posted by quonsar at 11:42 AM on September 10, 2002 [1 favorite]


I would say that it's pretty clear he wasn't thinking.
posted by Red58 at 11:44 AM on September 10, 2002


Here's more.

No wonder he performed as the Unknown Comic all those years.
posted by pallid at 11:44 AM on September 10, 2002


This guy is to crime as Ann Coulter is to right wing ideology.
posted by orange swan at 11:44 AM on September 10, 2002


"cooler heads will prevail?"

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 11:47 AM on September 10, 2002


Yeah, cooler heads is better than brain freeze?. Would give a million $ for a photo.
posted by DenOfSizer at 11:50 AM on September 10, 2002


Here's more.

See, just look at the look on his face. I bet when he got caught he mumbled something like, "Aw, rats... I can't do anything right!"
In a voice like Eeyore, no less. I feel kinda bad for him...
posted by Shane at 11:54 AM on September 10, 2002


I now know what I'm going as for Halloween. Thanks, dumb bad guy.
posted by NedKoppel at 11:55 AM on September 10, 2002


Worst ... Robbery ... Ever.
posted by Tallguy at 12:16 PM on September 10, 2002


here's the article from the augusta chronicle. i was flat out amazed when i saw that this occurred in my home town... but on second thought, it doesnt suprise me really.
posted by sixtwenty3dc at 12:19 PM on September 10, 2002


improv robbery at the circle k... it's cooler then paying.
posted by the aloha at 12:19 PM on September 10, 2002


I'm sure they picked him up because he has an obvious case of "cooler hair", which is like "bed head", but from the cooler, you know.
posted by internook at 12:21 PM on September 10, 2002


improv robbery at the circle k...

Improv, yes. Almost performance art, really.
posted by Shane at 12:28 PM on September 10, 2002


you think this guy is cool? i hear there's a guy in the GNR rehash who plays bucket with a guitar on his head. or something.
posted by quonsar at 12:30 PM on September 10, 2002


Are we sure he didn't just get confused? Betcha he's got a nice porkpie at home that's got a six-pack in it.
posted by NedKoppel at 12:34 PM on September 10, 2002


What's your theory as to what the hell he was thinking?

He was clearly distraught over the implications of America invading Ira ..... just kidding! You didn't really think I was going there, did you?

quonsar - brilliant comment!
posted by quirked at 12:45 PM on September 10, 2002


Worst ... Robbery ... Ever.

Nah, in my little country (NL) a man entered the post office (also a bank), said he was armed and wanted money. He also wanted 40 million euros to be transferred to his bankaccount and gave the personel his bankaccountnumber. Which made it quite easy for the police to find and arrest him.
posted by ginz at 12:46 PM on September 10, 2002


i hear there's a guy in the GNR rehash who plays bucket with a guitar on his head.

How about a Man-or-Astroman playing guitar with a burning helmet on his head? (I couldn't find a pic of him with the burning television on his head, which would have been much better.)
posted by Shane at 12:46 PM on September 10, 2002


He also wanted 40 million euros to be transferred to his bankaccount and gave the personel his bank account number.
posted by Shane at 12:53 PM on September 10, 2002


improv robbery at the circle k

Bill and Ted were obviously more prescient than anyone today would be willing to admit.
posted by WolfDaddy at 12:57 PM on September 10, 2002


This is totally unrelated, except it's also comic relief:

Lunar Landing Skeptic Says 'Buzz' Aldrin Attacked Him
posted by jengod at 1:01 PM on September 10, 2002


But did he have a gub?
posted by agaffin at 1:05 PM on September 10, 2002


i hear there's a guy in the GNR rehash who plays bucket with a guitar on his head.

Whic brings us, perhaps inevitably, to the burning question: Who is Buckethead?

Buckethead is the masked, inverted KFC bucket wearing, "mutant guitar virtuoso" that stunned audiences during Primus's set at OzzFest '99, toured the world with Praxis and GR2, and graced many a movie soundtrack/score...There has been much speculation as to the identity of Buckethead. We do know that he was raised in a chicken coop by chickens.
posted by gottabefunky at 1:15 PM on September 10, 2002


A Styrofoam cooler would be the perfect shape for a blockhead...
posted by Joey Michaels at 1:38 PM on September 10, 2002


Aha! Buckethead lives at 3212 Jefferson St. I used to live at 1232 Jefferson St. But in a different city. Coincidence? Probably. But, Aha!
posted by hob at 1:47 PM on September 10, 2002


If this fellow were attacked by a tiger, that cooler could have saved his life (just say 'no' to Flash popup) -- if he'd faced the cooler to the back of his head. That would have been smart.

More stupid criminals (get a load of the guy who showed his ID so he could steal a bottle of Scotch).
More here.
posted by Shane at 1:49 PM on September 10, 2002


cooler heads will prevail? --quonsar

I do so adore quonsar. ;)

And Shane...nice linkage there boy! ;)
posted by dejah420 at 3:52 PM on September 10, 2002


Heh! A Styrofoam cooler would be the perfect shape for a blockhead...
posted by Shane at 4:09 PM on September 10, 2002


Do you mean this blockhead?
posted by Joey Michaels at 5:22 PM on September 10, 2002


What's next? Some yahoo claiming to have a bomb in a Whinney the Pooh backpack, planning to get thrown in the nation's safest jail as his retirement plan? Oh wait...
posted by nathan_teske at 5:24 PM on September 10, 2002


Not to denigrate quonsar's wit, but the "cooler heads prevail" pun was used in the "Here's more" link posted by interrobang... in the post before quonsar's.
posted by kindall at 5:38 PM on September 10, 2002


Do you mean this blockhead?

D'oh! Bad link! Thanks, Joey.
posted by Shane at 6:09 PM on September 10, 2002


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