Friday, 23 July 2010

German Mods raise their game

"What're you rebelling against, Johnny?" asked Mildred in The Wild One.

"Whaddya got?" replied Johnny, and that's fair enough because, after all, this was the point. Or rather it wasn't. Whichever, had Marlon Brando been playing Johnny's modern-day German counterpart however, the reply might have been very different.

"Well, since you ask Fräulein Mildred, puppy-throwing and comedy getaway routines," may well have been the response in downtown Allershausen, judging from this BBC report:

A German student mooned a group of Hell's Angels and hurled a puppy at them before escaping on a stolen bulldozer, police have said.

The student, known only as 'Jimmy', explained: "I don't wanna be like everybody else, that's why I'm a Mod, see?"


  1. Mr Highwayman, always a pleasure, I trust you are well and dandy? You think it Dadaism? I think it's just disgraceful behaviour, although I would have liked to have seen an Angel on a hog tough it out with a loony on a bulldozer.

  2. I'm good thanks Methuselah and I trust you are too?

    I've got to say that this article has led me to viewing the Hell's Angels in a whole new light. One would have thought they would have pursued their assailant and shoved the puppy/scooter he rode in on/jcb he rode out on, up his ar*e. Perhaps your average Hell's Angel in Germany is a far more refined individual than those that Hollywood have taught me to expect.