Massive brawl in Parliament of Uganda includes impressive chair-catching


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/10/09/massive-brawl-in-parliament-of.html


#2

The calm narration of the reporter really lets this piece shine for me. I need that man to narrate my morning routine, when I try to get ready in the morning …


#3

I like that look: black suit, red tie, red fez.


#4

Yeah, the boy’s a time boooommmbbbb…

Also, this looks like and alternate version for the video to Run the Jewels/DJ Shadow’s No Body Speak.


#5

I wonder how it’ll be written up in Hansard? (Parliamentary record.)


#6

It’s the guy that jumps up on the table and busts out his Michael Jackson moves that gets me.


#7

A somewhat strange form of cardio. First time I’ve seen a mike stand used as a weapon. Much more serious than a cue stick, also much less likely to break.


#8

Judging by Hansard, something like this:

http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1920/nov/22/murder-conspiracy#S5CV0135P0_19201122_HOC_248

“Grave disorder having arisen, the Speaker suspended the sitting”.

Rather anodyne and no help at all in working out what actually happened.


#9

I saw that too! It was like that Moonwalker Sega game.


#10

Even more impressive is the tabletop spin move at 3:14 as pointed out by Trevor Noah. Oh yeah, it’s on now.

“When you’re a Jet you’re a Jet all the way,
From your first cigarette to your last dyin’ day.”


#11

Trevor Noah had an awesome segment on this on TDS.


#12

Lightweights. Lightweights the lot of them. They need to take inspiration from the great democratic tradition of the US. Now there were some fights… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legislative_violence#United_States
Okay, you no longer have at each other with hickory sticks, pokers, tongs, and knives. But you set the standard.


#13

You know he’s secretly always wanted to do that, and just snagged the opportunity.


#14

Sometimes I can’t help but enjoy the dryness of Olde Engishe


#15

There have been recent fights in the South Korean parliament (past 20+ years) and recently in the Ukrainian parliament. I am sure that no one was picking a fight with Vitali Klitschko, who was a Ukrainian MP until recently.


#16

Personally, I’d be ok if we implemented a Thunderdome style of legislation.


#17

The US senate is about one hashtag away from doing this.


#18

…includes impressive chair-catching"

That was the committee chair.


#19

Best thing on BB today.


#20

Is your morning routine as exciting as the Parliament of Uganda?