Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Finish the Danged Fence!

Over the last decade the government of Mexico has spent close to three billion dollars constructing a fence along the border to keep obnoxious gringos out of the country. This short video by filmmaker Roy Germano purports to show what a failure that effort has been, as two American teenagers are able to scale the American side of the wall in under 18 seconds.



We're not prepared to write the whole thing off just yet. Obviously, a border fence that only allowed robust, physically fit teenage girls to enter the country would have to be judged a success, but it stands to reason that if these two can do it, the majority of spring break duuuuuudes can clear the thing even faster. Fortunately, none of them are likely to hop a freight train bound for the central highlands.

But here's our challenge to Mr. Germano: Gather up a group of five or six retirement-age Texans in search of cheap real estate and/or cosmetic surgery, at least half of whom are excited to finally indulge their long-suppressed talent for watercolor painting/ jewelry making /experimental fiction, bring them to the fence, set up your camera, and show us how long it takes them to scramble up and over the thing. If they fail, and the border remains secure, we'll be happy to accept your apology, on behalf of President Calderón.

7 comments:

Burro Hall said...

Because I got grandfathered in under the Obnoxious Gringo Waiver Program in 2006, that's how.

Anonymous said...

But, those ladies are 1/3rd taller than the average Mexican worker who would cross the border.... They would dig underneath...

Burro Hall said...

Oh, I'm fine with the Mexicans crossing over, I just want the gringos to stay on their side.

Anonymous said...

ok those girls are taller so instead of 18 seconds it will take the mexicans 25 seconds. I'm in favor of the fence because it is useless but at least creates jobs.

Immigration will happen no matter the fence, hole or anything, Spain has a problem with immigrant from Ecuador, 10000 km of distance between the two countries and a whole ocean, the atlantic, does not stop that.

Anonymous said...

How long would it take one of those world record breaking, obese/panson mexicans to scale the fence.

We all know most fat mexicans could NOT scale the fence in 18 months. jejejeje

Anonymous said...

There seems to be some sort of Darwinian selection potential here...unfortunately it probably won't help with your gringo problem...even the fat ones have passports ;o(

Anonymous said...

¿Border fence? I thought it was the “pole section” of a training camp for some gentleman’s club…………