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From yesterday's Times:

Starting out his new administration, the already embattled prime minister, Abhisit Vejjajiva — the fourth prime minister this year — made a promise to his people last month, 'I will prove that once again Thailand can be the land of the free, the land of opportunities, and the land of smiles.'

The highway police seem to be as good a place to start as any.

The new cloth masks, which hook behind the ears and cover the mouth and nose, will help “reduce the stress from drivers when they see the police,” said Mr. Somyos, the highway police commander.

To that end, he said, some 200 police booths would also distribute small bottles of holy water, chewing gum and mints...


Scary Cops

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kauricat
Jan. 2nd, 2009 03:34 pm (UTC)
OMG. That's....frighteningly hilarious or hilariously frightening.
matt_ruff
Jan. 2nd, 2009 05:48 pm (UTC)
Not so bad in daylight, but imagine being pulled over by that at night, on a lonely stretch of highway...
tarrinthetree
Jan. 2nd, 2009 05:27 pm (UTC)
I just hope no one is deathly afraid of clowns...
mssrcrankypants
Jan. 2nd, 2009 06:01 pm (UTC)
Nothing like being pulled over for a traffic violation by one of the Joker's henchmen. They should start carrying billy clubs shaped like rubber chickens to complete the schtick.
(Anonymous)
Jan. 5th, 2009 12:09 am (UTC)
Akira meets Clockwork Orange
It made me think of the clown gang from the anime Akira, then when I saw the policeman part I thought of the gang members becoming the police in Clockwork Orange.
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