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Pancake prison riot in Canada
December 12, 2005 12:50 PM   Subscribe

Think of this prison riot the next time you joke about pancakes on Metafilter.
posted by birdsquared (43 comments total)

 
Hmmm... link isn't working for me.
posted by gsteff at 12:59 PM on December 12, 2005


The link isn't going anywhere for me.
posted by loquax at 12:59 PM on December 12, 2005


Think of this broken link the next time you post an FPP on MetaFilter.
posted by Faint of Butt at 1:00 PM on December 12, 2005


Nor for me. "www.courts.gov.bc.ca could not be found."
posted by Godbert at 1:01 PM on December 12, 2005


broke...maybe the riot is to blame?
posted by NationalKato at 1:01 PM on December 12, 2005


is it a bad url or is the site just wanged? if someone can find a functional url that would be helpful. I don't even know how to start looking for it, having no idea what this is about or what other options there are for canadian government sites.
posted by shmegegge at 1:03 PM on December 12, 2005


flapjacked
posted by svenvog at 1:03 PM on December 12, 2005


Well, I've learned my lesson. No more mention of pancakes from me.
posted by graventy at 1:06 PM on December 12, 2005


Link works now, for some reason. Brief summary: inmates in a British Columbian prison complain about the size and quantity of the pancakes provided at their 11 am brunch. More pankakes are ordered, but the complaints remain unsatisfied. Massive prison riot ensues.
posted by gsteff at 1:07 PM on December 12, 2005


The link works fine for me.

Also, "prison pancakes" sounds like euphemistically defecatory, like "meadow muffins."
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 1:08 PM on December 12, 2005


Is this about the Kent riots? In 2003? Yes! I think so.
posted by loquax at 1:08 PM on December 12, 2005


Oh. Too late.
posted by loquax at 1:08 PM on December 12, 2005


Works for me

[15] The riot erupted ostensibly over dissatisfaction about the food. Food issues had been a daily problem. On that day there were complaints over the size and number of the pancakes served at an 11:00 a.m. brunch, some 17 hours after their previous supper meal. One of the guards tried to address the complaints by ordering more pancakes. They were provided in a timely manner. For his efforts he was yelled at and told that the food cart would be held hostage until the inmates’ demands were met.
posted by muddgirl at 1:11 PM on December 12, 2005


"Further rioting ensued when it was learnt by the prisoners that a total of aught (0) pancakes had been placed atop the head of any animal on the prison grounds, and that no attempts had been made to accomodate by finding a suitable substitute faux animal."
posted by moonbird at 1:13 PM on December 12, 2005


Also, "euphemistically defecatory" is my new favorite phrase.
posted by gsteff at 1:15 PM on December 12, 2005


Mefites Riot When Denied Sufficient Pancakes.
posted by caddis at 1:15 PM on December 12, 2005


Gee. What will happen if we put individuals with poor impulse control and a tendancy toward violence in a small space? Pancakes are the least of our problems...
posted by ewkpates at 1:18 PM on December 12, 2005


I want a pony, and I'm holding MeTa hostage until my demands are met.
posted by Pollomacho at 1:25 PM on December 12, 2005


Gee. What will happen if we put individuals with poor impulse control and a tendancy toward violence poo flinging in a small cyberspace? Pancakes are the least of our problems...
posted by caddis at 1:35 PM on December 12, 2005


I'm intrigued that pancakes have actually been mentioned 158 times on MeFi. Not bad.
posted by Uccellina at 1:35 PM on December 12, 2005


You must be joking. That's for "pancake." In addition, "pankakes" gets 372, and I still suspect that's a huge undercount.
posted by gsteff at 1:38 PM on December 12, 2005


I think you are seriously underestimating the importance of pancakes to MeFi.
posted by caddis at 1:39 PM on December 12, 2005


pankakes

Why do I keep doing that?

Pancakes.

PANCAKES!!
posted by gsteff at 1:39 PM on December 12, 2005


you know, I've been on metafilter for a few years now, and i still have no idea what this pancakes business is all about. wtf?
posted by garethspor at 1:41 PM on December 12, 2005


panqueque
posted by Pollomacho at 1:43 PM on December 12, 2005


wtf?
.
posted by caddis at 1:48 PM on December 12, 2005


bukkakekakes? That's gotta be a first.
posted by longbaugh at 1:49 PM on December 12, 2005


No thanks, I prefer maple syrup on mine please.
posted by caddis at 1:52 PM on December 12, 2005


I'd have to say this is probably a lot more suited to Chat than to the Blue. Even more so since the pancakes were incidental to their desire to smash stuff up and terrorize some guards.
posted by fenriq at 2:00 PM on December 12, 2005


I stand corrected and somewhat in awe.
posted by Uccellina at 2:17 PM on December 12, 2005


Wow, they have brunch in prison? cool.

Probably though, just gets them out of having to provide 3 meals a day.
posted by Dag Maggot at 3:03 PM on December 12, 2005


Fuck pancakes.
posted by Joeforking at 3:11 PM on December 12, 2005


Oooooh, how I hate pancakes! I hate them so much!
posted by TwelveTwo at 4:57 PM on December 12, 2005


So very much! Pancakes, they make me so mad! Ooooh, just thinking about pancakes, it is making me very mad! I hate them so much! This is all making me very much madder, I am very much hating the pancakes as I am reminded of them just my talking about them. Hating and angry at them I am, indeed! Pancakes! Agh! Horrible! How angry they make me, so very angry, mad, and HATING!! I do not think all of you understand the anger and hating I have for them! Pancakes, I HATE them, so much! Argh!
posted by TwelveTwo at 5:08 PM on December 12, 2005


Arrgh! Pancakes!
I'm going to try to take a rest now, and calm down, but... rrgh! Pancakes.
posted by TwelveTwo at 5:09 PM on December 12, 2005


Yah know, pancakes ain't so fond of you, either.
posted by arto at 5:48 PM on December 12, 2005


MetaFilter: Euphemistically defecatory
posted by mosk at 5:49 PM on December 12, 2005


All this pancake hate. Tsk, tsk. Good news is here.
posted by caddis at 5:56 PM on December 12, 2005


Whoot! Home town story. The gaol in question has had on going staffing problems and complaints of poor, even hazardous, working conditions. I'm not sure if this is a wide spread problem in the BC corrections system or confined to the KRCC. The local news of course concentrates on the local facility. There were great fears of out of control inmates when they instituted a smoking ban on gaols holding inmates serving less than two years (in BC if you are sentenced to more than two years you go to different facilities than if you are sentenced to less than two years).

The facility is in kind of a weird location. Next to the Trans Canada and Highways 5 and 97 (all the same road) it is on the edge of town next to a fairly ritzy neighbourhood and within walking distance of an elementry school. It also either boarders or nearly boarders the province's largest urban park.
posted by Mitheral at 7:11 PM on December 12, 2005


The Pancake Riots of 2003? That was nothing. You should have seen the Waffle Rebellion of 2000. Chaos. Complete Chaos. And the Deviled Egg Disturbance of 1999 was no picnic either, I can tell you. I still bear the scars of the Doughnut Brawl of 1992. The After Dinner Mint Melee of 1988 is a legend around here, but to hear my grandfather tell it that was nothing compared to the Escargot Revolt of 1976. But all of those were like a walk in the park compared to the Cherries Flambe Mutiny of 1952. They had to rebuild almost the entire prison after that one.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 7:16 AM on December 13, 2005


I like this song
posted by kookywon at 9:01 AM on December 13, 2005


How do you screw up pancakes? Now, I can understand the whole situation if they order an eggs benedict and the cook doesn't toast the english muffin (which drives me nuts!).
posted by Todd Lokken at 9:35 AM on December 13, 2005


I like panqueque
posted by davros42 at 4:09 PM on December 13, 2005


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