The UC Davis pepper spray incident has spawned a lot of hilarity (check out the “fun with Photoshop” gallery over at Wired, where this Edvard Munch image came from). But one of my favorites are these bogus customer reviews for pepper spray over at Amazon.com:
149 of 153 people found the following review helpful:
1.0 out of 5 stars Product Warnng: This procuct multiplies protesters
I casually used this product to try to disperse a small band of non-violent campers who had locked their arms together. Although initially it seemed to be effective, it took two applications! The worst part is that the next day they multiplied exponentially! Now what?
One positive outcome, I did receive a paid vacation for my efforts.
Hilarious! Here’s another:
28 of 28 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars Tastes like heaven, feels like angels :-), November 22, 2011
By Juanpi – See all my reviews
WOW. After being pepper sprayed by this sensuous essence, I’m not sure I ever want to be pepper sprayed by any other brand ever again. Seriously, the smoky chipotle combines perfectly with the subtle “spray” flavors. Really, an excellent and delicious tool for capitalist repression. Don’t commit police brutality without it.
Sometimes you’ve gotta laugh, or you’ll cry. If you are crying, let’s hope it’s not because you just got a faceful of Defense Technology 56895.