25 January 2009

Dispatch from the Philippines

In Batangas, a man armed with a knife “ran amuck”, killing two and wounding two others before killing himself.

In Lucena City, a man on a tricycle “reportedly ran amuck”, chasing friends and family with a bolo until police arrived and filled him full of holes.

In possibly related news, soldiers shot an “amok” Mussuleman at the Zamboanga checkpoint, while in Barangay Coronon a pervert “went amok after he was forbidden by his relative to continue his illicit affair with his own niece”.

4 comments:

  1. Went amok? One does not "go" amok. Without running, there can be no mok.

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  2. Villages in that part of the world have special municipal equipment for corralling locals who are running amok. It's a regular occurrence.

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  3. At least at first the Lucena City man was pedaling amok, Yarb.

    It is popular, Steve, despite the police having a zero tolerance policy for amuckers.

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  4. Where for art thou, Romeo?

    Running Amok, apparently.

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