Politics of Adhesion: PM Gordon Glued to Glass in Plane Stupid Stunt

Dan Glass, a member of the appropriately named climate change pressure group Plane Stupid, unsuccessfully tried to superglue himself to Prime Minister Gordon at a Downing Street reception. He was unsuccessful and worse yet, the British allowed him to stay at the reception after laughing off the attempt.

The incident appears to be an indictment of Super Glue. However, as someone who has superglued his fingers together on countless projects with the kids, I can attest to the product’s capabilities. It appears that Glass tried to glue himself to Gordon’s jacket, a pretty stupid idea given the fabric to skin problems of adhesion.

It is not clear that Super Glue or a knock off was used. The company specifically warns about staining and use on fabrics, here.

Undeterred, Glass then tried to glue himself to the gates of Downing Street, but did not have enough glue. An officer simply pulled his hand off and sent him on his way.

Plane stupid seems sufficiently proud of the attempt that they feature the incident on their website.

For the picture and story, click here.

7 thoughts on “Politics of Adhesion: PM Gordon Glued to Glass in Plane Stupid Stunt”

  1. Leave it to Mother England, to show us what true courage, looks like.

    True courage, is calm, and even handed, and measured in the face of danger.

    It doesn’t panic. It doesn’t overreact. It doesn’t lash out at anything that moves.

    Courage, takes cool.

    Quiet, cool.

  2. Americans are beaten and tasered and arrested by our police forces, because we ask them to do it.

    Soccer moms, or should I say “security moms”, declaring… “anythings acceptable…if its to keep us safe”…. and their jello eating p-whipped mini-van driving husbands, who nod in agreement like mute bobbleheads, have sold us out, for a good nights sleep.

  3. rafflaw
    1, July 23, 2008 at 10:42 am

    I commend the British for their discretion in this case. If someone tried that to do that to George W., he would be in Gitmo by now. Super glue? It is good to see that such stupidity is not just an American problem

    Precisely. Or should I say, “here here”.

    This is a perfect example of a more enlightened, erudite approach to simple civil disobedience, and an striking contrast to the lowbrow police state mentality here in the US.

    If someone did this in America, they’d have the guy on the ground with 6 guys on top of him, and as Raff said, dragging him off to gitmo.

    Hell a little old lady carried a sign onto public property during a McCain rally comparing McCain to Bush, and they arrested her!

    But here we see the British, showing a superior level of “QUIET COOL”, something I’ve always admired them for.

    Chucklehead tries to glue himself to the Prime Minister?

    No worries. No problems. Just a simple;

    “there now…lets have none of that…..now …..off you go”


    šŸ˜

    “There’s a good lad”

  4. Kiddo:

    The very thought of gyrating with PM Brown is an image that will haunt me for weeks.

    JT

  5. I commend the British for their discretion in this case. If someone tried that to do that to George W., he would be in Gitmo by now. Super glue? It is good to see that such stupidity is not just an American problem.

  6. The reason superglue makes skin to skin the worst kind of adhesion is that skin contains the necessary moisture to activate the glue. The jacket fibres wouldn’t have stuck unless Gordon had been worried about the environment at the time and so sweating. The prankster should have known it wouldn’t work. I’m sure the party took place in air conditioned dehumidified comfort. If plane stupid had been thinking creatively, perhaps they would have tried static as I always seem to have these issues at parties whether or not I’m sweaty, and the rubbing and gyrating necessary to generate enough static would have brought quite a bit of attention to the cause.

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