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Via the BBC:  Urinating man claimed to be Star Trek’s Jean-Luc Picard

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  1. gVOR08 says:

    To no one’s surprise, apparently alcohol was involved.

  2. Moosebreath says:

    “It wasn’t me — the urine was transported to just in front of my pants!!”

  3. CSK says:

    This story calls for that image of Picard performing a face palm.

  4. Mikey says:
  5. He obviously misunderstood what Picard meant when he kept calling Riker “Number One”.

  6. al-Ameda says:

    Two things:
    (1) I was surprised that this did not take place in Florida
    (2) Fortunately, no gun was involved

  7. Mikey says:


    Fortunately, no gun was involved

    Mr. Faux-Picard might beg to differ…

  8. J-Dub says:


  9. OzarkHillbilly says:

    True story:

    Monteagle TN cop: “Did anybody else pee out here?” while looking at a puddle of piss 10 feet in diameter and an inch deep.

    Me: “Oh no sir, just me.” and on the cuffs went.

    I figure he was jealous ’cause anyone with a bladder that big MUST have a penis to match.

  10. ernieyeball says:

    The judge said she was taking the “unusual course” of imposing a conditional discharge based on his mental health issues.
    “That is not to reduce the severity of what happened, but (due to) the particular circumstances of this individual,” she said.

    Apparently this court is not bound by mandatory sentencing.
    What a relief for Mr. Clinton.

  11. OzarkHillbilly says:

    “This is my rifle,
    This is my gun.
    One is for fighting
    The other’s for fun.”

  12. DrDaveT says:

    @Stormy Dragon:

    He obviously misunderstood what Picard meant when he kept calling Riker “Number One”.

    Early front-runner for Comment of the Year.