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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Wrong Head, Dude...

Skidmark sends in this knee-slapper of a man thinking with the wrong head and the trouble it can get one into...

Argentine court convicts UNC-CH physics professor of drug smuggling
CHAPEL HILL - The 68-year-old UNC-Chapel Hill physics professor arrested in Argentina early this year after being caught with more than 4 pounds of cocaine hidden in a suitcase has been convicted by an Argentine court.
Paul Frampton, the Oxford-educated Louis D. Rubin Jr. Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy, told investigators he was duped into unknowingly carrying the drugs after being lured first to Bolivia with a promise of meeting a famous bikini model.
*sigh*

There is just so much wrong with this story I don't even know where to begin. The "bikini model" he was allegedly meeting is an internet model no doubt familiar to many. Four pounds of cocaine doesn't just magically fall into one's suitcase. Complaining about how you would have been found innocent in the US means exactly jack squat in a foreign country. And dude, an internationally known bikini model and a pasty college professor? On. What. Planet???

The thing is, I can totally see this happening. People like Frampton are the epitome of "All college no knowledge" - they are book-smart to beat the band, but don't have the common sense that G-d gave groundhogs. Guy's a physics professor at a respectable college, but thinks that smuggling cocaine out of Argentina so he can meet a supermodel is a viable plan? Enjoy the Argentinian prison there, genius.

Shakin' my head here, boss...

That is all.

7 comments:

Exurbankevin said...

From the article:

"In prison, Frampton was diagnosed with a schizoid personality disorder that results in poor judgment in practical matters and could leave him vulnerable to being easily duped."

Well that explains his decision to become a college professor...

Anonymous said...

A tenured college professor is a great gig. Good pay, no chance of being fired and excellant retirement. Add the fact you can be as simple minded, clueless and go on dates with bikini models in exotic places.

Gerry

Dave H said...

I think our distinguished professor of physics and astronomy is about to find out what the inside of a black hole looks like.

Is everybody else too old to remember the TV commercials that ended with "when you're busted for drugs over there, you're in for the hassle of your life"? I think they ran every week during The Mod Squad.

Anonymous said...

Bolivia.
Landlocked......
The whole country is above 10,000 ft
The best Hotel in La Paz does NOT have a pool


Just the place I'd go to find a bikini model

NotDilbert

Keads said...

It is open to debate if UNCC is a respected college =)

theforgottenman said...

When is he going to be on NatGeo's Locked Up Abroad?

Geodkyt said...

Ah, Locked Up Abroad, AKA Nat Geo's Collection of Inept Drug Mules. . .