Conflict in the Commons? Scuffle in the Senate? Altercation in the Assembly? Conflab in the Council or Fisticuffs spoiling your Filibuster? Hot on the heels of the terminally amusing fracas in the South Korean parliament Totaal is proud to bring you the Top Ten Parliamentary Punch-Ups.
I cant take the credit for this though, this is the brainchild of Totaal buddy, fellow AWIMBer and respected B3tard @igotdamaged and was cooked up over the course of a particularly bizarre Twitter exchange late last night.
10. Taiwanese tear up – Bonus points for the sheer number of people involved in this mass brawl. If this chart was ranked on participants alone it would get a much higher place.
9. Mexico mêlée – For a moment, it looks as though a chair is going to be thrown, but the chair was simply being moved out of the way to make more room for the fight. There’s also a great guest appearance from Nintendo’s Mario who shows admirable tenacity.
8. Dust up by the Dnieper – Striking a blow for democracy in Ukraine. This one ranks highly, especially given the sheer scale of the proceedings.
7. Assaults aplenty in Abuja – Nigerians, plenty of action, good outfits and virtually no attempts from bystanders to stop the scuffles. The guy in the pink robes really steals the show here.
6. Mix up in Maan – I like the way in this one, the Jordanian parliament appears to have a pre-prepared sumo style area for fights to take place within. The girly style attempt to run away really adds to the piece here.
5. Tiff in Taipei – Taiwan again, second entry for this disputed territory with excellent bitch fight. And lets face it, nothing spices up proceedings like commentary by the legendary Sheriff John Bunnell (Retired). What’s Taiwanese for “Oooh no you di’en’!”
4. Calcutta carnage – Note the TV being throw 30 seconds in as things turn nasty in India. Bonus points also for the appearance late on by the Ghostbusters.
3. La Paz pugilism – Hot-headed South Americans. The Bolivians really go for it, there must be something about fighting at altitude that angries up the blood.
2. Spar in Somalia – This is how Somali politicians negotiate a peace settlement, rounded up beautifully by the momentary look by the newsreader at the end.
1. Fall out in Fukuoka – Presumably, this guy was the “Minister of Judo”. It’s short, sweet and by no means the most violent but the moves shown here make it a clear winner.