When Reuters's Max
Chrambach filed this report
under "Oddly Enough," he wasn't
kidding. Here's the story and, below, the perplexed responses.
student attacks Hell's Angels with puppy
BERLIN (Reuters) - A
German student created a major traffic jam in Bavaria after making a
rude gesture at a group of Hell's Angels motorcycle gang members,
hurling a puppy at them and then escaping on a stolen bulldozer. ...
"What motivated him to throw a puppy at the Hell's Angels
is currently unclear," said a spokesman for local police, adding that
the student had lately been suffering from depression.
was now in safe hands, the spokesman added.
- Foreign Policy's Joshua Keating "There's literally not
one sentence in this story that makes sense."
blogger BigFurHat "This sounds like a story that was
concocted by using Mad Libs."
- Slate's John Dickerson "I believe in
Germany they call this art. By the way, what would the german term for
this be? Hellspuppydozerslingzer?"
- New York Magazine's Jessica Pressler "Germany
Out-Weirds Everyone Once Again ... Your move, Japan."
Revolution commenter Andrew "I had no idea hurling puppies was so
offensive to Germans. American's just 'shoot the bird.' Is 'hurl the
puppy' a type of hand gesture?"
- Gawker commenter Trai Deep "It's
like watching a James Bond film, only in real life! ...If Ian Fleming
was a cat person."
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