You Don’t Mess With the Hundred Acre Wood Gang

While I’ve been busy, the internet seems to have been quiet. Well, except for Whinnie-the-Pooh still kicking arse and taking names. And wallets.

Japanese police have arrested a 20-year-old man who attacked and robbed two people after they stared at his Winnie-the-Pooh costume, officials have said.

Masayuki Ishikawa was hanging out on a Tokyo street corner after midnight last month while wearing the cuddly costume, accompanied by two friends dressed as a mouse and a panther, when he took offence at being stared at, police said.

Fairly plain and simple article which makes one go, “heh… odd”. Until I hit the last sentence…

Ishikawa and his friends beat up the two victims and stole US$160 from them, the spokesman said, adding the group had apparently donned the unusual garb because they had run out of clean clothes.

When I run out of clothes, I just re-wear them. On most days it may give more to a hobo look and smell, but I just know it’ll be in fashion once that robot invasion is underway and we start living in a post-apocalyptic world battle with them. I’m so ahead of my time.

Full and slightly longer article here.