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Advance Warning

May 12th, 2011 by

Just a couple of days ago I wrote about how tattoos can reveal things about us that others may not know.  And while I still certainly stand by that belief, today I can also note that sometimes that concept of letting a tattoo do the talking for us goes a bit too far…

51-year-old Robert Norton Kennedy of Little River, South Carolina has become something of a web sensation after his mug shot was released online.  Kennedy was arrested this past Saturday after his loud music attracted the ire of a neighbour.  When the neighbour confronted Kennedy about the noise, Kennedy proceeded to spit in the man’s face.  Unfortunately for Kennedy a police officer was on the scene to witness the incident.  Kennedy was promptly arrested for assault and battery and taken to the J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

It was here that Kennedy had his mug shot taken, revealing to everyone and anyone with internet access the tattoo on his forehead.  The tattoo reads: ” WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE GOD LOVES YOU Please forgive me if I say or do anything stupid, Thank You!”

Now, aside from the irony of this tattoo given the situation that Kennedy found himself in, it also serves as a pretty decent get out of jail free card, so to speak (not literally, of course), which is – I’m guessing – why Kennedy had it done in the first place.  It sort of seems like he’s ready to do whatever he wants and that in the end he can get smiles and laughs because of this ridiculous tattoo.  Not a bad idea I guess, if acting like a total ass is something of a regular occurrence in your daily life.  I’m thinking that maybe people who are notorious for their bad public behaviour should also have something similar done.  People like Mel Gibson, Sarah Palin, Charlie Sheen or Andy Dick could have their lives simplified if only they followed Robert Norton Kennedy’s example.

Maybe it should even be mandatory…

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