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Nice Legs, Shame About The Face …
January 4, 2010, 6:30 am
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Look it’s Jan 4th … I’ve had a few days off … my little brain is still on holiday … you can’t possibly expect me to write some amazing, insightful, fresh and challenging perspective on society, brands and communication can you?

Oh hang on, I’ve never done that – which makes justifying this post a little easier.

This story is from last year, but given seeing it again managed to lift the cloud of depression that now engulfs me as I sit back behind my desk … I thought it might do wonders for other depressed-as-a-fart-and-back-at-work friends too.

Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo …

Last year in Bolivia, a taxi driver called Rafael Vargas was murdered.

Fortunately for the police, a woman who lived in the area was able to draw a sketch of a man that she said killed the driver, before setting fire to him.

As is common in enquiries like this, the Police thought the best strategy was to utilise mass media to try and get the public to smoke the guilty parties out.

Amazingly the strategy worked and 2 suspects were arrested shortly after the news media released the dramatic clip featuring theatrical soundtrack and a booming voice asking, “HAVE YOU SEEN THIS MAN”.

Now you may be wondering why I say ‘amazingly’ the strategy worked …

Well for that, you have to watch the clip and pay special attention to the ‘photo fit’ that went along with the appeal.


How funny is that eh?

With the head shaped like a rugby ball, the lips sliding to one side, the phallic nose, the missing ears and the very, very, very bad hair day – it’s little surprise it has been labeled both the work of a 5 year old and the worst photofit picture in the history of crime fighting.

How the police caught anyone with such a disastrous image is beyond me … however if I was the lawyer of the arrested individuals, I would think I stood a very good chance of being able to get them off.

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another year, same old fucking shit.

good to see billy earning a few bucks doing some freelance art direction for the cops.

too soon in the year to give this post the attention it doesnt deserve, expect me back in december.

Comment by andy@cynic

Do you miss me that much that you have to sit and wait till I post something again? Wasn’t seeing me enough to get you through the year? I knew I was important to you – I just didn’t realise I was your life. Figures.

Comment by Rob

If you do more posts like this Rob, it’s going to be a happy new year. The identikit sketch is one of the funniest things I’ve seen all year.

Comment by DH

Having seen what tomorrow’s post is, I can tell you it all goes downhill from here Dave. Ha.

Comment by Rob

Almost as funny as the news reporter who looked like the captioned photofit.

A good start to 2010!

Comment by Rob Mortimer

Your best post this year.

Comment by John

where is everyone campbell?

seems santa brought every fucker some blog taste for christmas. im only here because i feel sorry for you and theres no fucking doubt mr m and crawly dave feel the same.

welcome to lonersville, your house has been waiting for 39 years.

Comment by andy@cynic

It was them legs what done it Andy, sure sign of google loneliness in Mr C!

Comment by Rob Mortimer

As I have no taste, I am here. Happy New Year etc.

And I feel sorry for him too. Bald as me.

Comment by northern

santa brought me nothing. not even coal. doesnt matter as i like to think i have good taste. good for me anyway.

if i hadnt seen the video, i wouldnt believe the story! is this some joke? crazy.

happy new year to all!

Comment by peggy

all these comments mean 2010 is going to be fucking bollocks and santa is a tight fisted shit.

Comment by andy@cynic

And still my comments go to your spam file. 2010 just like 2009.

Comment by John

Just because it’s a new year doesn’t mean the standards of my ‘junk mail’ filter has changed Mr Dodds.

And I’d like to know what NP bought his son for his first Christmas. Was it Fisher Price stuff or – as I suspect – a Scalextric, Wii and YouPorn subscription?

NB: Have you all noticed how I skip past Andy’s comments? Treat him mean to keep him keen … it seems to work with his love life at least.

Comment by Rob

By the way, this year my brother Matt got the best present I have ever seen from (my other Brother) David.

A big box, which he opened and inside was a piece of stone with the words “Santa Hates You” on it.

Andy would have loved it.

Now I am going to run off singing the snow day theme song…

Comment by Rob Mortimer

is matt adopted because i swear the fucker sounds like my long lost brother.

Comment by andy@cynic

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