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Soldiers and Segways Don't Mix

This picture has nothing whatsoever to do with Reformed theology and eschatology.  But it cracked me up.

These are Chinese security forces (apparently during the Olympics).  Somehow segways and automatic weapons don't seem to go together . . .  This has about the same effect as "soldiers" wearing the blue UN helmet.

I'll bet one of you can come up with a suitable caption or explanation.

Reader Comments (23)

After knocking down a row of them, George Costanza running away from angry senior citizens on a Scoot-Around comes to mind. He finally realizes he's getting no where fast and picks up the scooter. His boss, who is under the impression that George is handicapped and, amongst other benefits, has given him his own bathroom (which Jerry nicknames Xanadu), catches him. The elders catch up to George and, weilding back his cane, one exclaims, "Eat hickory!"

Maybe, "Eat BBs!"
January 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZrim
"We're going to teach those roller-bladers a lesson once and for all!"
January 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLane Keister
Sorry, I don't have a caption, but I saw the picture and immediately thought... "When a Dispe gets ahold of this pic, we're going t start hearing about the Kings form the East riding segways accross the dried up Euphrates as the sole vision that John saw from Patmos."
January 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJustin
A very sobering caption might be "Coming soon to a city near you" for those of us in the United States watching the erosion of our freedoms and the complete disregard for the Constitution that our government exhibits.
January 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLarry
Obviously as a gun-hating Euro-weenie, I have very little knowledge of firearms. But is it me, or do those guns look really small? The guy in the back left looks like he's got a more believable gun; the front ones look like toys.

So for a caption: "I don't know but I've been told: Marching's out, we're on a roll!"
January 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPhilip Walker
"mall ninjas"
January 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter"lee n. field"
"But is it me, or do those guns look really small?"

Machine pistols of some sort. China has a pretty decent arms industry (Norinco). Their own designs and copycats of western stuff (that we can't get here in the Land of the Supposedly Free).

One of these, would be my guess: .
January 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter"lee n. field"
"A very sobering caption might be "Coming soon to a city near you" "

Oh, count on it. I've seen Chicago PD Segways. All the other elements are in place.
January 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter"lee n. field"
Once they get their balance down with the mini guns they move on to Missile launchers?
January 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHowie
"My knees are killing me. Stupid Hu Jintao. Just Say Mao!"
January 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZrim
This is kind of close to Larry but with a twist. These are the thought police holding devices which are able to read our true criminal intentions against the state. Even though George Orwell was a bit off in his prediction and it looked as if Aldous Huxley's Brave New World was a more accurate predictor of the future, Orwell comes out on top in the end; just a bit later than he thought. So, it turns out they were both right. We are living in the Brave New World now but when anarchy hits again the thought police will take over to restore some kind of order.

I just watched a piece on 60 minutes last night where Neurologists are now able with a computer and noninvasive monitor to tell what you are thinking about by the activity that is occurring in particular spots in the brain. It can only tell simple things now (like a hammer, a screwdriver etc) but are definitely on to something they have never been able to do before.
January 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Y
The paintball battle is on!
January 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJohn A. Taylor
Justin's caption cracked me up.

Could they also be the locusts that shoot fire from... nevermind.
January 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMark Priestap
The Chinese synchronized swim team back to work at their regular job.
January 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChris Sherman
Hopefully, no one will accuse me of being an Anabaptist because of my comment about "criminal intentions against the state." Perhaps the device is better used to find out who cheated on their tax returns each April. This is when the thought police come out in droves like locusts descending into a neighborhood. The devices look like guns but actually are not- they are used to trigger a guilt mechanism in the brain which exposes us so it is not necessary to take the cases to court.
January 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Y
In ancient China young grlss had their feet bound in order to keep them small...but what in the world did they do to these guys to get their feet like that?
January 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCharles S
The Assyrian came down like a wolf on the attack
and his cohorts were pedalling in purple and black"
Apologies to Byron's "The Destruction of Senacherib
January 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwayne
Then from the smoke came locusts on the earth, and they were given power like the power of scorpions of the earth. They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any green plant or any tree, but only those people who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. They were allowed to torment them for five months, but not to kill them, and their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it stings someone. And in those days people will seek death and will not find it. They will long to die, but death will flee from them.

In appearance the locusts were like horses prepared for battle: on their heads were what looked like crowns of gold; their faces were like human faces, their hair like women’s hair, and their teeth like lions’ teeth;they had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the noise of their wings was like the noise of many chariots with horses rushing into battle. They have tails and stings like scorpions, and their power to hurt people for five months is in their tails.
January 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterH Lindsay
Commander: "Get them before they reach the stairs!"
January 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercalvinv
Okay, who is the joker who signed in as H Lindsay?
January 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Y

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