OK, so I'm starting to think that by the end of 2012, we should have several good Dumbass of the Year nominees, because so far we have:
-- the guy who attempted to hit an 80-yard wedge over two lanes of traffic on Columbia Road
-- the candidate for office known only as "ADL"
-- and the guy mentioned in this article. This fool decided to relieve his bile about speed cameras by-- what other possible method-- shooting the van containing the camera with marbles fired from a slingshot! Sounds perfectly reasonable to me. Everyone knows the solution to life's little pains in the tuchus is to fire marbles at the thing, like some sort of David attacking the state's Goliath.
This is fairly ridiculous. OK, so I got a speed camera ticket-- my first ever-- in Baltimore City last month. I've driven up and down the block where I got the ticket, and damned if I can see a camera or a sign announcing a speed zone, but you know what? This wasn't special effects, there was no trick photography-- I obviously got caught. So I'll pay the $40 fine and go on my merry way.
But, Dude here has another solution. A better solution. Dude says, who the hell are you, Howard County, State of Maryland, to give ME a ticket? Much less TWO??? Therefore, you, Camera, are getting shot by marbles. From a slingshot, drive-by style and all. THAT showed 'em! Nice job, Dude. Imagine Dude's surprise when the speed camera van went all Optimus Prime on him, roared to life, and flagged him down.
So now Dude is going up against the county and is going to possibly spend some time in jail, and for sure, get a healthy probation, do extensive community service and undergo some serious anger management counseling. I think just paying the tickets would have been much easier.