April 16, 2012
Perhaps you have seen footage of the Canadian man who sang Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” while being driven to jail following his arrest for driving under the influence (DUI). If not check out the clip.
I’ll give him credit – despite being totally bolloxed he remembered all the words. His pitch was totally off.
Now the 29-year-old must ask himself if nothing really matters. His life certainly will never be the same. First he was arrested for DUI. That is going to cost him plenty.
Second, he got his 15 minutes of fame, or should I say 6 minutes. According to Reuters, The Canadian crooner is getting his six minutes of fame, as his drunken rendition of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" following a DUI arrest has gone viral.
The man from Alberta, named Robert Wilkinson who was not handcuffed, is shown enthusiastically gesturing, air-guitaring, air-drumming, and pounding on the window that separates him from his arresting Mounties.
Wilkinson also expertly "na-na's" and "bah-bah-bah's" the song's extended instrumental interludes. He less-expertly tries to reach the song's high notes before an officer finally interrupts him.
While this video is downright hilarious, I find myself sick that this guy was so hammered and behind the wheel of a car. Had he been naked in front of his home and arrested for public intoxication it would be truly funny.
But there is nothing funny about drinking and driving. If you know someone who drives after consuming alcohol or other drugs, I urge you to get help as soon as possible. There are also online alcohol classes.
View him below: