Saturday, September 17, 2011

London Riots - A Question


I won't comment on last month's disturbance in London and other British cities but I do have a question.

Just who and what is the blond bloke standing to the right of the 'feral youth' as they loot the Carhartt store in Dalston? Everything else is pretty self-explanatory, but what's he up to?

Curious,

LSP

6 comments:

Pavlov's Cat said...

I'm not saying he wasn't there, but this is one of those 'photo shopped' riot pictures.(stealing an an Elmo record, really?)

There was a meme going on about photo shopping the press and CCTV footage to humiliate the rioters, so a wide screen TV was replaced by a play pen, or a bottle of drink became a Malibu Barbie.

Might be good to find the original

LSP said...

Good call PC -- the image is odd, isn't it.

Be interesting to find the source photo...

Teresa said...

The image of the blonde guy standing there certainly is odd. The pic being photo shopped seems like a good explanation to me.

Unless he was the lookout?

Who knows....

LSP said...

I thought it was strange.

Then again, maybe he was just some out of place looking looter surveyor.

Peculiar.

Katheryn Lane said...

I find the Elmo image the most disturbing thing (and it's upside down)

LSP said...

I've always found it a very strange photo. Just what's going on?