Wednesday, October 03, 2007

The Drunken Indian Defense

Okay. So you've seen the video. The one that, if you listen to members of the Legal-Community, should bring the Judiciary down to its knees, forcing many judges to turn-in their black housecoats and comical wigs in shame.

Of course, you could argue that it is in fact more shameful to actually want to wear the black housecoat and comical wig to work everyday, but you would be - as you often are - wrong.
You see, in the Upside-Down World of the Law, where Black is sometimes White, Right if often Wrong and Guilty is always refered to in legal terms as Not Guilty, this otherwise-ridiculous attire is a symbol of Honour and Justice and stop laughing, dammit!
I'm being serious here!

Read it yourself.

It clearly states in Article 20.2/:( of The Constitution of Malaysia that:

"The Wearer of The Black Housecoat and Wig shall, at all times, discharge his duties with Honour and serve the needs of Justice, insofar as insofar, even if He (or if no Hes are available, She) is laughed at by people wearing normal attire."


So, in light of the revelations in the Lingam Video, The Legal Community is up-in-arms over something or other that besmirches the integrity of the Black Housecoat and Comical Wig.
I like saying besmirches.
Besmirches besmirches besmirches.

Members of the Legal Community are so convinced that this video is whatever, that 2000 lawyers, mistakenly believing that the Prime Minister can read, actually marched to Putrajaya the other day to present a memo to him demanding that Action Be Taken and that Prima Facie Verily Deo Ipsum Loqouituresque!

Imagine that! 2000 lawyers to deliver one memo! Boy, I'd hate to be the sorry schmuck who's going to foot that legal bill. Bloody thieving lawyers.

Meanwhile, The Government, in a response that can only be described as nincompoopy, has appointed a Special Three-Man Panel to ascertain what any pimply-faced Playstation-humping teenager can tell you within minutes:

Whether the tape is authentic or whether it is actually a Pixar-Animation production with the part of VK Lingam played by a guy in a blue-suit, probably the same guy who played Gollum so convincingly in The Lord of The Rings Trilogy.

But let us, you and I, not be morons for a moment and assume that the tape is indeed authentic. Come on. Let's. It's safe. Really.
There are people, usually balding manager-types, who will tell you that it's wrong to assume. They will tell you that when you ASSUME, "you make an ass out of u and me".
Then they will look at you expectantly, like they want you to applaud their superior intellect or something.
These people are idiots and you should point out to them you cannot really make an ass out of u and me. You can make an emu out of u and me. You can make meu, mue, uem, ume or even an eum. But you cannot, no matter how hard you try, make an ass out of u and me.
So the correct phrase should, in fact, be "U, me and an ass can make Assume" which sounds really stupid if said out loud by anyone who isn't Arnold Schwarzenegger.

So, having ascertained that both u and me cannot be made asses, we'll just go right ahead and assume that the tape is authentic. Okay?


My question to you now is this:

So bloody what?

Look at the video again. Look at the foreground. See that bottle there? Well, let's just say that it's not a bottle of Chili Sauce.


Get it?

Chili Sauce?

Because his name is Lingam, you see. And there's a brand of Chili Sauce called fuck it never mind. You're a humourless lot, you are.

Anyway, if my years' of watching CSI have taught me anything, it is that the bottles in question are, in alphabetical order:

1) Dewars (probably White Label, subject to DNA results)
2) Red Wine
3) Sprite (probably to be used as a mixer for the Dewars)

So now let me ask you this:

Which Indian man do you know, having consumed copious amounts of alcohol, has NOT, at some point in his life, called someone up and promised him the Chief Justiceship of Malaysia?

This could've happened to anybody, dammit! And I should know.
This video of me that you're about to see was secretly filmed by some bastard whom I can't remember while I was happily drinking at some place that I can't remember:

Now does this mean that I'm guilty of anything?
Of course not!

Because according to unreliable sources who were also drinking at the time, this conversation was recorded while I was calling a cab to take me home. And I have a vague memory of listening to hold-music (I think it was The Yellow Rose of Texas) throughout the time I was talking.

So all I'm saying is that we should give Lingam the benefit of the doubt. For all we know, he could've been talking to his mother. Or attempting, in his inebriated state, to order a pizza.

I'm not suggesting that Lingam was drunk while he made the call. It is entirely up to you to figure that out for yourself. You can mathematically calculate the drunkeness of an Indian using the following formula - 3.14(circumference of hand waving) X voice decible level + number of times the word correct is used.
The higher the number, the more drunk he is.

And if Lingam was, in fact, drunk at the time, then even if he was talking to the judge, he can simply use The Drunken Indian Defense to fight his case.

The Drunken Indian Defense, of course, has been used for years to absolve Indians of any wrongdoing whatsoever by allowing them to quickly plead "I was drunk" when caught. It has successfully been used in many cases where Indians have uttered such damning words as:

"Of course I can sing on stage!"

"I'll pay you back next week"

or, worst of all:

"I, take you to be my lawful wedded wife, to have and to hold, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, till death do us part."

The Drunken Indian Defense, as the name suggests, may only be used by Indians. Chinese people can't use it because they usually pass out after two drinks. And Malays can't use it because, as everybody knows, they...ahem...don't drink.

So, in conclusion, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, we can deduce, using The Drunken Indian Defense, that Lingam is Guilty, which as you already know, according to The Law, actually means Not Guilty.
And with that, the defence rests its case.

Now let's u and me go make an emu.


The Floating Turd said...

Okay, i know I haven't been replying here in my own comment box for a while now.
I was busy and not even checking my blog, okay?
I promise now to never leave the comment box and reply to everybody promptly.

The Floating Turd said...

See? I'm still here!

Anonymous said...

u r back! mankind is safe again! pazuzu is back! hip hip horay! hip hip horay! hip hip horay!

Anonymous said...

this is anfield,

I am, indeed, back. And I'll never leave you all alone aga...Look! A thing! I'll be right back...

Hilary said...

you're finally back!!

love your sense of humour

The Floating Turd said...


yes, woot! also, gorg, heet and xoig!

Anonymous said...

Pazuzu... I'm your fan!

Glad you finally come out a bloody creative laughable subject to read on!

Thank for cherishing my day!

Now Mak nyah is bashing some bastard bumis in the street!

Rt Hon Sir Cipan Nougat-Tenuk said...


If I may point out a flaw in the so-called Pazuzu Argument (insofar where it touches upon the legendary Drunk Indian Defence) in this case.

The demeanour of the subject in the video, while clearly sufficient to qualify for the Tipsy Indian Defence, does not merit inclusion, and the resultant protection thereof, of the Drunken Indian Defence.

As M'lud would clearly understand, to qualify for the DID, the said subject would have to fulfil the following conditions.

1. Trip over the dog

2. Curse the dog voluminously, and without pause, for the requisite 3 minutes (while meticulously listing the dog's descendant and its relation to his own spouse) AND,

3. Able to continue the telephone conversation at the exact point where he broke off to deal with the dog.

So therefore, I submit, since there is no dog in the video evidence, we have no alternative but deem that the subject was actually filmed while rehearsing a play scheduled to be performed at the Barristers Night Dinner sometime in late December - after having been obviously promised the leading part by another Drunk Indian who is obviously handling the video camera.

I rest my case.

Anonymous said...

because you're my fan, I will cherish your day forever.
And ever.

Anonymous said...

Sir Cipan,
The Dog Defense only applies to handphone-toting Indians. As you can clearly see, this is a landline, thus eliminating the need for a dog.

Su-Yin said...

Since I can't use the Drunken Indian Defense, can I use the Drunken Chinese Ho Who Attracts Drunk Indian Men Defense?

gP said...
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Anonymous said...

I can't thank god ur back cos u killed god. Still, nice to have u back, chilli sauce, Lingam, drunken indian, asses n all.

Drunken Indian Defense eh? I dunno abt that. Thing is, lotsa Indians I know are perfectly lucid only after tanni has gone to the head. U might hav sumthing there...

Leen AshBurn said...

So? When's your next update? Next three months??

Anonymous said...

bloody hellll....

i was just posting a comment in your later post (the Weekend Fun) and proceeded to read your earlier posts...

and now I'm busy collecting my intestines which are scattered on the wall and my sperms which are busy swimming on the floor, because I laughed so hard I burst my abdomen and testicles....

freakingly, I'm seriously considering my sexual preference... (refer to my earlier comment in your later post)...