Pepper Spray Cop Could Have Been On The Cover Of DOOM

In the latest mash-up of the Pepper Spray Cop image that came out of the Ocupy UC Davis protests, Lt John Pike finds himself on Mars on the cover of id Software's classic first-person shooter DOOM.

Clearly, this proves that pepper spray is much more than just a food product. Now, what other foods can be weaponised into FPS fashion? I vote for okra grenades that make your enemies slip and fall for massive damage. Man, I hate okra.

Hurt Me Plenty [Imgur, via Reddit]


    I'm still missing how this 'Pepper Spray Cop' crap is relevant to gaming.

      Something something doom, something something box art.

      Don't worry, soon Kotaku US will be undergoing a name change soon to "RedditLite"

        I don't mind Kotaku's alleged Reddit recycling since I never read Reddit because (honestly) I can't stomach the interface.

      It isn't, but the fact is it's a meme. And it's being used in conjunction with video games.

      Which for the US Kotaku is free money for the author. Since they get paid for hit's which is why so many stupid Quote Picture's or Reddit steals end up on there

        "Since they get paid for hit’s"
        I've seen this claim a few times this week - is there any source for this other than Internet gossip? Seems like baseless Internet rubbish to me...

          My quick Googling turned this up:

          So as of the start of 2010 they stopped their pagehit bonus system and adopted a new one based on unique US visitors (which seems to be a similar system but it rewards wide dissemination rather than refreshing to see what the comments are saying).

          Can anyone turn up anything more recent?

            Also, looks like the bonus system started in Jan 08 -

            And there's this quote, "It has been well established that Gawker Media content is produced by caffeine-blitzed youngsters at a frantic churn, spurred on by page-view bonuses, barely supported by a base salary, and often fired (and rehired) on a second’s notice."

              Hmm, interesting. I'll read through those links later. May well be that these angry Internet people have good reasons to say these things!

                I was quite surprised to turn up anything actually. I assumed it would be baseless, but there you go. Life is full of surprises.

    When will we start holding officers accountable for their brutality and excessive use of force? Evicting protesters is Unconstitutional and endangers the basic rights of EVERY last American. Is this the country we were raised in, were men and women are beaten, gassed, pepper-sprayed and arrested for their disapproval of the government? We have to be careful to protect our Constitutional Rights! Raise awareness and do your part with these free posters I designed for the movement on my artist’s blog at

      We do not live in a police state. Get over yourself.

      Dude, this is the .au site. You probably want to head to the regular site.


          I'll link him to where he should go. For you, McGarnical.

            And of course I'm at work with my speakers on. Feel like *I* just got trolled...


              Delayed response I know, but I'd never try to troll you, McGarnical. They may slit my throat from ear to ear but you'll tell me I'm off my case and shoot in my general direction with that hardass glint in your eyes...far more scary.

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