2/19/10

Law Enforcement as Imagined by Alexis Carrington

So - the Bangalore Police's Cheetah Road Squad. Dedicated to fighting crime, protecting the innocent, ensuring peace and harmony etc etc. All noble, all needed and probably (who knows eh?) being executed. Hm. Is that a wrong choice of verb? Done is probably more apt. Or given the designs on their motorcycles, pounced on. Seriously - what is with that leopard print-Dynasty-Joan Collins-Alexis Carrington sashaying round Denver look? I only recently noticed this assault on the senses, though a Google search for Bangalore Police Cheetah Road Squad threw up newspaper and blog entries from waaaay back in 2004.

It is when you come across phenomena like this that you wonder: Which came first - the chicken or the egg? Did they choose the name after Joan Collins had Collins-ized the motorcycles or did they say, "Yea, Cheetah, yea powerful name. A prowler, cool like Alexis, take that Blake! Let's totally spottify the machines."

What, after they spread spots across all these motorcycles, did the police think? Definitely not: those look better as loin cloths, don't they - where are the jungle vines?

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