Saturday, June 13, 2009

unbounded thoughtfulness

I think it's very considerate of the riot police in Tehran to write "POLICE" in English on their uniforms so that Americans across the seas looking at pictures of them will know they are police.

It's rather like the old "Mission:IMPOSSIBLE" show where the team would be in some non-english speaking country deep behind the Iron Curtain, but all the important signs were written so you could sort of read them. Like "PRIZON" and "GAZ" and "SEKRET DOCKUM3NT".

I'm not sure how that works out for the local population, however.

"Call the police! Some guys with nonsense written on their uniforms are attacking us!"

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