a couple weeks ago, i blogged about the anniversary of hurricane katrina. yesterday, in the busyness of my day, i forgot a truly important anniversary that serves as a cultural and political milestone in this great nation.
exactly one year ago yesterday, we heard the following truly life-changing phrase uttered:
don’t tase me, bro.
(pause for a moment of silence and remembrance, please.)
yes, i know it’s hard to believe, but andrew meyer, a university of florida student, became famous one year ago when he tried to railroad a john kerry appearance at the university. meyer was wrestled to the ground by like 30 cops twice his size and subsequently tasered, all while some fellow students—in god’s divine comedic plan—videotaped the entire event.
when it initially happened, my visceral reaction was that this was yet another case of excessive police brutality. honestly, i still feel that way (as do many others), but when i could step back from the situation, it was pretty freakin’ hilarious. the line don’t tase me, bro will be forever forged into the heart and mind of pop culture.
we salute you andrew meyer.
for your viewing pleasure, here’s a video of can’t tase this.