Web Rage

By sizemore Last edited 149 months ago
Web Rage

A case of life imitating art*, but with less monkeys and more real violence:

Banky: Well, you're in love. And you've both got your own monkey. What more could two guys from New Jersey want?

Jay: Well, to have all these fucks stop talking shit about us on the Internet.

Banky: What've I been telling you? There's nothing you can do about it. Unless you show up at all their houses and beat the shit out of them.

Following in the footsteps of Jay and Silent Bob, Paul Gibbons from Southwark travelled 70 miles with a pickaxe handle to finish an argument that started in an Internet chatroom. The police reckon it's the first case of web-rage:

Their exchanges soured after Gibbons accused Mr Jones of spreading rumours about him. There was an exchange of views between the victim and the defendant which were threatening on both sides," said prosecutor Ibitayo Adebayo. Gibbons, a man with a violent past, traced Mr Jones to his home using personal details about himself that he had put online. Gibbons arrived at Mr Jones' home armed and accompanied by another man carrying a machete, the court heard.

Bloody hell. Can't people just settle this kind of thing by posting an amusing animated gif anymore?

*And we know how far we're stretching the definition of art when referencing Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back - please don't turn up at Londonist HQ brandishing a gardening tool.

Last Updated 17 October 2006