How Do You Say ‘Douchebag’ In Arabic?

It’s hard to adequately express the idiocy on display here in this little documentary homage to stupidity and mad driving skillz. Flying down a busy highway firing AKs out the window is only the least moronic stunt on display. Drifting and doing 360s alongside school buses and fuel tankers on the Saudi equivalent of an interstate is just a little icing on the mono-chromosonal cake. Do they not have Smokies in the Kingdom? Given the spectators already on hand, cameras at the ready, this was obviously planned in advance. Maybe this is SOP in the land of 90-cent gas. Don’t bother watching past about the 1:00 mark unless you’re a fan of repetitive tire abuse.

[h/t saysuncle.com]

comments

  1. avatar Aharon says:

    I was hoping that their firing would penetrate and ignite the big tank on the semi truck hauling oil.

  2. avatar Jahfakin says:

    Impressive driving skills…. especially since they driving mom’s and pop’s Accord/Camry/Sonata…

  3. avatar HSR47 says:

    Those aren’t rifles patterned after anything designed for/by/at ArmaLite, and thus they are not “ARs.” They are Kalashnikov-pattern rifles. Throw the video into high-res and watch closely at the 3-7 second period and you can see.

    1. So they are. Text corrected. Tx.

  4. avatar Sid says:

    Dan,

    Smokies on Arab highways? No. It is some sort of cultural phenomenon that the young Arabs will drive cars at ludicrous speeds. Like a right of passage or some bizarre thing. There is no traffic enforcement as such.

    Now, if they cause enough commotion… Then, yes, they will land in jail. Put speeding tickets, wreckless driving…. no.

    1. Perfect. I guess it will take one of those tankers going up in a spectacular ball of fire to get the police cruisers out.

  5. avatar Paul M says:

    DANG, I was hoping to see that thing start barrel rolling. Maybe next time.

    Paul

  6. avatar GS650G says:

    What, no carnage?

  7. avatar boomenshutzen says:

    Douchebag is the same in any language.

  8. avatar Bill says:

    I was hoping that some of the spectators in their white manskirts would change them for red ones and become human pylon cones. That would be fun to watch.
    Ken Block, these clowns ain’t.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btViXvIDsi0

  9. avatar J Glanton says:

    That looks too set up to be run of the mill royal family d’bag hooliganism. C’mon, a school bus? They must be filming stunts for a movie. Or a driving school. Or a public service bulletin on why it is still not permissible for women to drive.

  10. Translation: I don’t know the exact spelling, but in Arabic it sounds something like “seanpenn”

  11. avatar Ralph says:

    I looked up “douchebag” in my English-Arabic dictionary. The answer is “Ahmadinejad,” which is also douchebag in Persian, Pashto and Kurdish.

  12. avatar Texan says:

    Been over there. The only thing I can add is that it’s definitely not alcohol-related, they have stiff penalties for that…

  13. avatar Tony says:

    Must be something cultural to the that region. I saw some driver do really stupid stuff in Iraq also. Plus, you may never know where they’ll decide they want a rest area to be and just pull over. I imagine part of the ones there were there to watch and the others just decided to pull over and see what was going on.

  14. avatar JJ Swiontek says:

    Did you notice the flashing of the lights on the car as it starts to skid? That is to announce to the world that the vehicle has lost control and the driver is not responsible for any damages caused by a crash. Any damages after flashing the lights is an ‘act of Allah’. Saudi Law.

  15. avatar John D says:

    With a McDonalds it would look just like East L.A.

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