Provoke Defined: Stimulate or give rise to (a reaction or emotion, typically a strong or unwelcome one) in someone.
Mike Tyson had to report to an Arizona jail yesterday to serve one day in connection with 2006 drunk driving and cocaine possession charges, where he was forced to wear pink socks and underwear courtesy of Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Arpaio, the self proclaimed “toughest sheriff in America,” believes pink has a psychological calming effect on inmates.
Calming effect, my ass. Somebody needs to sit this crazy motherfucker down with a copy of Rambo: First Blood — STAT. Because if there’s one thing we can all learn from Rambo, it’s that you don’t humiliate and provoke mentally unstable prisoners with superhuman strength. I shouldn’t even have to mention that this goes double if the prisoner in question has already developed a taste for human flesh. It doesn’t take a freaking criminal justice degree to know there’s only one way to deal with a guy like Mike Tyson: raw meat — lots of raw meat — laced with enough sedatives to take down a small rhino.