Douche bag being douchie

| November 19, 2012

Meet Lindsey Stone, a self-proclaimed douchebag. See that picture? She thinks it’s hilarious because she’s being her douche bag self. Of course, she’s at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers, and she thinks that doing what she’s doing is like smoking under a “No Smoking” sign.

This is just us, being the douchebags that we are, challenging authority in general

Whose authority, Lindsey? The folks enforcing the “Silence & Respect” are soldiers. The Tomb is property of the Army, more accurately, the soldiers who are interred there. Of course, the sign is just supposed to remind you of your own proper conduct, the proper conduct you were not taught by your parents, apparently. There is no authority to challenge, really, well, except your upbringing, which by the looks of things is lacking.

Of course, the reason that you think this is funny is because popular culture tells you that the more outrageous you are, the more popular you’ll be. I believe your generation calls it “pushing the envelope” or something. Congratulations, Lindsey, you found the outer edge of the envelope, outside the limits of what we as a civilized society will accept.

Of course, Lindsey’s friends told her that she was wrong, but she left the picture up on her Facebook thingie – right through Veterans’ Day, so she wasn’t chastised quite enough to make her feel any measure of shame for her behavior.

Thanks to JP for the link.

Edit by NSOM:

Pending a follow up from Jonn, do not post home contact information for anyone you think may be Stone. It may not actually be her, innocent third parties may live there and just because YOU’RE mentally stable doesn’t mean the next person to read her home address is too. Her workplace and work number are fine, home addresses are not.

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  1. GI JANE says:

    Doncha love it when morons take pictures of themselves doing stupid shit, for posterity? If little Miss Lindsey wasn’t aware of just how puerile and dumbassed her actions were, she is now.

  2. John says:

    “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel” is a quote attributed to Samuel Johnson which he
    made in 1775. What this quote means, in my opinion, is that when all else fails, bring out the flag.
    Everyone will love you then.
    The US spends more on its military than the next ten nations combined. Almost everyone has either
    served in the military, or has friends and relatives that are or were in the military. The US society
    is closing in on a full generation that has never lived in a country that was not at war. The US is a
    very military-centric nation. To a large extent the US military now defines America and its values.
    Samuel Johnson’s quote is hundreds of years old, and Americans have learned on their own that
    supporting the US military is a quick and easy way to get approval. This creates a symbiotic relationship
    between the military
    people and civilians. The military people can elevate their social status by flaunting their service.
    The civilians can show off by displaying fawning adulation for those in the military. The military people
    enjoy being the object
    of all this attention. This creates a self reinforcing feedback loop between the two groups, where the
    military is elevated further and further to reach god-like status, and the civilians fall all over
    themselves to pay tribute to these idols. The result is an orgy of exhibitionistic narcissism. When it
    is perceived that someone is not participating in this groupthink, it creates an opportunity for everyone
    to confirm and reinforce their patriotic zeal by attacking this threat to their belief system. When it
    is a blatant and deliberate insult, as Lindsey Stone’s picture appeared to be, the result is an insane
    competition to see who can be most offended, who can display the most anger, who can be the most publicly
    hostile, all with one goal- to make that person look good. The more outraged you get, the better you look.
    So, to the pack of wild dogs, to the (aptly named) congress of baboons who self-organized to destroy
    Ms. Stone for tugging at their psychological security blanket, I have this to say- The Lindsey Stone
    episode is not about disrespecting dead soldiers, or free speech, or a prank gone wrong, or anything else like that.
    It’s all about you.

    • Jonn Lilyea says:

      John, your interpretation of Johnson’s quote is wrong. If you bothered to read it in context, you’d see that you have it completely backwards. Of course, you need a certain level of reading comprehension that seems to be lacking.

  3. 2-17 Air Cav says:

    What’s with Johnny’s spacing issue. A cut and paste? I’m sure that tome is worth reading but I have opted to deny myself JohnBoy’s illuminating insights. He los me with “in my opinion.” No shit, Sherlock. We share opinions here some worthwhile, others not.

  4. Nik says:

    @453

    Your cut-n-paste skills need work. Until then, I can’t make myself give a shit enough to read it.

  5. Redacted1775 says:

    “The military people enjoy being the object of all this attention.”

    Eh, not really pal.

  6. Ex-PH2 says:

    If we wanted attention all that much, we’d be marching in the streets or something, whatever gets you in front of the cameras.

  7. Jonn Lilyea says:

    John thought he was so brilliant that he emailed the cut and paste job to me, too. The problem is that he has mixed it up. Johnson said that a scoundrel will hide behind patriotism, not that all patriots are scoundrels. Any eight year old could explain it to him.

    Johnson continued in “The Patriot”; “It is the quality of patriotism to be jealous and watchful, to observe all secret machinations, and to see publick dangers at a distance. The true lover of his country is ready to communicate his fears, and to sound the alarm, whenever he perceives the approach of mischief. But he sounds no alarm, when there is no enemy; he never terrifies his countrymen till he is terrified himself. The patriotism, therefore, may be justly doubted of him, who professes to be disturbed by incredibilities…”

  8. Green Thumb says:

    Whatever happened to this clown?

  9. Fired, seems to be trying to keep a low profile from a quick bit of google-fu on her and the photographer.