Sunday, October 31, 2010

BulletproofCourier in the News


My blog and YouTube channel have been featured in local newspapers, radio and TV shows before, but this marks the first time I've made the papers simply for being at the scene (of Randy Quaid's hearing before the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada):

Here I am in the background of this 24 Hours newspaper photo:

Left to right:  Bulletproofcourier, Randy Quaid

Here I am again on the Metro, same day:

Left to right: Randy Quaid, cameraman, BulletproofCourier, CNN...

That's me, centre shot above wearing the green cap! I'm really not that short; in the photo I'm crouching down to allow the big gun cameras to get their money shots over my shoulder.

The size of your camera doesn't matter however, it's what you do with your film. I uploaded all my Randy Quaid film clips to YouTube:

Randy Quaid Speaks to Vancouver Media pt.1
Randy Quaid Speaks to Vancouver Media pt.2 - "Star Whackers in Hollywood"
Randy Quaid Stuck in Elevator with Nosy Canadian Media

Saturday, October 30, 2010

C'est l'Halloween!


"...Oh, monsieur, oui oui oui oui!"



Thursday, October 28, 2010

Randy Quaid Stuck in Elevator with Reporters


(previously: Randy Quaid's Bizarre Statement to Vancouver Media)

I had a lot of fun filming this video, in which Randy Quaid arrives for his hearing before the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada and rides the elevator while reporters and cameramen crowd in and hammer him with awkward questions:



Watch the pedestrian at the beginning of the video pressing a dollar coin into Quaid's hand. Priceless! Quaid handles it wonderfully: "Alright I appreciate it, thanks."

Randy Quaid's Bizarre Statement to Vancouver Media


(previously: Randy and Evi Quaid Update: Canadian Asylum Request)

Today's hearing before the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada was very brief. Randy Quaid has now retained a Canadian lawyer, who asked for time to become familiar with the case. Next appearance is scheduled for Nov. 8.

Here's video of his statement to the media after the hearing:





next: Randy Quaid Stuck in Elevator with Nosy Canadian Reporters

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Randy & Evi Quaid Update: Canadian Asylum Request

Randy and Evi Quaid: California mugshots

(previously: Randy Quaid: From Hollywood actor to Crazy Canuck Refugee in One Year)

Paula Faber, Vancouver media relations for Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada talked to Bulletproofcourier and provided an interesting update on the Quaids' case status.

Both Quaids were freed today after an impromptu 5-minute appearance before the board. Evi Quaid was granted unconditional release because her father was born in Canada, while Randy Quaid posted a $10,000 bond and must reappear tomorrow at 1pm.

I'll be heading downtown tomorrow to join the media scrum. Stay tuned for more on this. Meantime, for your viewing pleasure:



CBC News has more.

Awesome Bike Video - Danny MacAskill


Utterly amazing!



Monday, October 25, 2010

Randy Quaid: From Hollywood Actor to Crazy Canuck Refugee in One Year

Randy and Evi Quaid: California mugshots

Previously I've profiled three public figures going "from X to Y", where Y equals a meteoric crash within a certain time frame: David Duchovny, Khuram Sher and Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson...

Randy Quaid
just joined the list - From Hollywood actor to [crazy] Canadian refugee in one year:

Randy Quaid's note "Requesting Asylum From Hollywood STAR WHACKERS" in Candada

Randy & Evi Quaid are imprisoned in separate jail cells tonight after failing to raise a $20,000 release bond ordered by the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Board.

A week ago, the couple drove their beat up car into Canada with their worldly possessions packed in the back seat, just like the Beverly Hillbillies:
"He didn't look like one of those (Hollywood) guys. He had lots of beard and his car had lots of junk in the back," said Hank Ew of Bill Chow Jewellers who described Quaid's car as a 10 year-old dark-coloured Toyota packed with personal belongings...
What's next, a reality TV show?

This Thursday Oct. 28, the Quaids will make their next appearance before the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Board.

I plan to be there with my camera, stay tuned for video!

Meantime, enjoy the complete Vegas Vacation movie on YouTube.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Mars Rover Construction Live Cam


Watch NASA engineers building the next Mars rover in real-time:




Friday, October 22, 2010

Wikileaks Releases Iraq War Logs

Not anymore.

The entire leaked database of 391,832 military reports is now online at Wikileaks Iraq War Diaries.

Excellent analysis is available at The Guardian's special feature page Iraq: The war logs (U.S. ignored torture, surrendering soldiers shot, civilian deaths widespread, murders, kidnaps, bombings etc!)

Officer Bubbles Cartoon - The Kettle


Toronto Police Constable Adam Josephs is suing the author of this parody cartoon lampooning police tactics at the G20 in Toronto:



Josephs' lawsuit is a bad joke. These cartoons are intelligent satire and they serve a valuable public interest. Josephs only flatters himself by believing this is all about him. Officer Bubbles probably looks at himself in the mirror a lot.

This cartoon is an accurate portrayal of what happened at the G20 when cops kettled and corralled protesters and moved in to arrest everyone - including a raid of the "designated protest area". For shame.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Col. Russell Williams Confession: Concerned About Wife


After receiving agreement from his interrogator about minimizing the impact on his wife, Williams asks for a map on which to identify the location of Jessica Lloyd, one of two women he murdered:



UPDATE - Col. Williams Photo Evidence

Officer Bubbles Cartoon - Touched by Love


This is one of the cartoons Toronto Police Constable Adam Josephs is basing his bogus SLAPP lawsuit on:



Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Col. Russell Williams Confession Video: Silence Speaks Volumes

Shocking evidence: Canadian Air Force Colonel Russell Williams' self-photo at crime scene

Folded arms, sudden deep breaths and long, thoughtful silent pauses precede Canadian Air Force Colonel Russell Williams' confession to murdering two women and burglarizing almost a hundred others in an escalating fetish-driven crime spree:



What's going through Williams' mind as he sits there silently, knowing he's been caught red-handed? His silence speaks volumes.

Stay tuned, check out National Post for more.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Officer Bubbles Defamation Lawsuit: Court Documents Revealed

Toronto Police Constable Adam Josephs aka Officer Bubbles

UDATE: "Officer Bubbles - Touched by Love" cartoon now available.

The following is an excerpt from Toronto Police Constable Adam Josephs' (aka Officer Bubbles) Statement of Claim against YouTube, YouTube user ThePMOCanada and 24 "John Doe" commenters (shown in bold below):
C. The Defamatory Statements Complained Of

16. The statements in the Officer Bubbles Cartoons and Posts about which Josephs complains are as follows:

(i) Officer Bubbles - Touched by Love

17. ThePMOCanada and Youtube published and/or republished a video entitled "Officer Bubbles - Touched by Love", which contained the following defamatory pictures and statements about Josephs:

(1) A cartoon likeness of Josephs;

(2) A depiction of a cartoon woman dancing, being confronted by Josephs, and being imprisoned;

(3) "A. Josephs is Officer Bubbles";

(4) [Officer Bubbles - Touched by Love Cartoon script]

(By Josephs): "If you don't stop that I will arrest you for breaching the peace";

(By woman): "But I'm just dancing";

(By Josephs): "Are you talking to me? I will arrest you for obstruction of justice too"

(By Josephs, with cartoon hearts appearing): "I'm touched by your expression of love. You are under arrest for assault"; and

(5) "Next week . . . Officer Bubbles shoots kitten in tree".

18. The following John Doe Defendants and Youtube published and/or republished the following Posts in response to the cartoon "Officer Bubbles - Touched by Love":

…"great video but that cop is an asshole shame on him for being a jerk off";

…"LMAO! thats some funny shit right there. I hope he gets convicted for being as asshole.";

…"hmm Officer A. Josephs . . . bet the "A" stands for Asshole";

…"What psychological test this did clown pass to become a cop? They must have been very comprehensive. This is the type of yoyo that give cops who do their work in a professional and respectful manner a bad name";

…"fuck officer bubbles";

…"true -- probably wears the sunglasses while looking at himself in the mirror!!!";

…"officer bubbles probably looks at himself in the mirror a lot";

…"What a sissy boy! I bet he cries himself to sleep every might!";

…"You really believe that the streets should have pig cops like "bubbles" full of aggressive rage, barely kept behind that "rule of law" and ready to pounce on anyone who does to question him. You want to give the bullies more guns and more money. And you tell the rest of us to "play nice"";

…"bubbles seems like a fuckin psychopath";

…"Remarkably, this is also the same sort of behavior displayed with great enthusiasm by another brand of jack-booted thugs who, some 60 years ago, between bites of bratwurst and steins of beer, tried to stuff an entire people headfirst into ovens. Officer Adam Josephs is an embarrassment to not only the city of Toronto, the province of Ontario and to all Canadian citizens but to decent, competent and professional law enforcement everywhere";

…"The thing is this cop is from 52 division (downtown TO). 52 division cops are involved in raketeering (shaking down club owners for protection). The 52 division drug squad is well know to have beat up drug dealers and stole their money and drugs… Lots of evidence but the proscuters took so long to bring it to trial it got thrown out (what a shock). 52 division cops are well known bullies beat up homelesspeople. If Officer Bubbles is just an asshole, he is the best cop in the division!";

…"It's a shame that the police are becoming uniformed bullies. It's bad when the local people tell them to leave their community.";

…"Nice going Offier Josephs, you are a real hero and a true testament to the sorry state of law enforcement here in Canada, and a fine example of the kind of policing people had to endure during the G20 farce";

…"That's what happens when a police force cares more about diversity than ability to do the job. This guy clearly does not have the temperament to be an officer of the law. I have been on the receiving end of more than a few cops hatred of white folks. This guy is a loser who will no doubt be promoted ahead of other cops based solely on the colour of his skin. Cry racism if you will but is most likely the truth";

…"If this steroid addicted Nazi has children, they must be sooooo embarassed";

…"officer bubbles your my NAZI hero!";

…"Good Work! Let's see as much of that asshole as possible.";

…"That's the idiot from Toronto G20. lol That dude had a serious attitude problem or a chip on his shoulder. He's the worst kind of cop. The female officer was calm and collected";

…"Awesome. Almost didn't recognize Human Garbage Collector Bubbles with long pants on instead of those nifty shorts he likes so much, but there was no doubt who I was looking at once he started flexing and threatening. And garbing. And being a general first-class douchebag. Are there more [Officer Bubbles cartoons]? I hope so!"

19. The pictures and statements contained in "Officer Bubbles - Touched by Love" and the associated Posts are false and devastatingly defamatory. These malicious pictures and statements impugn the reputation of Josephs, and were intended and understood to mean inter alia that:

(a) Josephs is a police officer who abuses his position of authority;

(b) Josephs is an unjust and unfair police officer;

(c) Josephs falsely arrests people;

(d) Josephs mistreats members of the public;

(e) Josephs is incompetent and unfit to be a police officer;

(f) Josephs would engage in animal cruelty;

(g) Josephs is a person of despicable character;

(h) Josephs has psychological problems;

(i) Josephs is a narcissist;

(j) Josephs presents a danger to public safety;

(k) Josephs engages in cruel and draconian conduct comparable to the Nazis under Adolph Hitler;

(l) Josephs is a corrupt police officer; and

(m) Josephs bullies members of the public.

Read the whole court document H/T National Post.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

G20 Blowback From Officer Bubbles

Toronto Police Constable Adam Josephs aka Officer Bubbles

Josephs is now suing those who ridiculed his needless display of aggressive behavior caught on tape:



Bubbles seeks to suck $1.2 million from YouTube for defamation. Who's paying his legal bills? The Toronto Police Union? If so, some members might want that money back.

Wikileaks to Leak 400,000 Classified Iraq War Documents

The world's largest ever leak of classified information will occur this week if whistle-blowing site Wikileaks makes good on promises to release up to 400,000 documents produced during the US Military's Iraqi war effort between 2004 and 2009.

Spencer Ackerman speculates in Wired.com what the documents might tell us about the evolution of roadside bombs, Abu Ghraib and secret jails, misappropriated military hardware, ethnic cleansing of Baghdad and the role drones are playing in the war.

Stay tuned.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Brett Favre's Cellphone Sexting Scandal: Uncensored Photo


If you heard about an NFL star quarterback experiencing a sex scandal involving a cellphone picture of his penis, would you want to see it? The mainstream press is reporting the story without it - of course - but I believe readers deserve access to unfiltered sources. So click if you want to see Favre's QB peepee:

Brett Favre's uncensored cellphone willy pic (screen grab from video at Deadspin.com)

As a super lucky bonus, here's the Taiwanese animation with English subtitles:



CNN has a video report.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Asteroid Fly-By Caught on Camera

The risk you face of dying as a result of an asteroid impact is about 1 in 20,000, the same risk you face of dying in a plane crash.

- Source: Spaceguard Survey (PDF download)
It's not a matter of if, it's a matter of when. This near-Earth asteroid was caught on camera as it streaked closely by the planet yesterday:



Animation of 2010 TD54 composed of subframes recorded during the approach on Oct. 12, 2010 with Paramount ME, Celestron C-14 operating at f/5.5, SBIG ST-10 binned 3x3 with clear filter. Field of view is about 18x26 arc minutes. Mount set to allow the target to pass through the field of view. 16 five second exposures shot between 08:51:51 and 08:54:04 UTC.- Credit: Patrick Wiggins (MPC Code 718)

But don't panic yet!  Underfunded astronomers are watching the sky for danger.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

First Man Rescued From Chilean Mine Collapse


Top priority: hug and kiss wife after surviving more than two months trapped underground:



Saturday, October 9, 2010

100 Images of Our Amazing Universe


There's no need to imagine things in the sky when we have pictures of what is actually there for real:

#1: The hidden fires of the Flame Nebula
#2: Portrait of a Dramatic Stellar Crib
Check out the other 98!

Friday, October 8, 2010

David Duchovny: From X-Files to Good Pooper in 8 Years


David Duchovny as FBI agent Fox Mulder. photo: X-files media handout

The hit TV show X-Files (1993 - 2002) vaulted David Duchovny into stardom as Fox Mulder, a handsome conspiracy-theorist FBI agent partnered with skeptical foil Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson).

X-Files won 16 Emmy awards and 5 Golden Globes, in addition to a slew of other television industry kudos and nominations.

Eight years later, Duchovny is doing voice acting for dog food commercials. What happened? Here's the voice of agent Mulder now:
"My food promotes optimum stool quality. Now I'm not just a good pooper, but an optimum one."


How did David go from sci-fi scoop to Pedigree poop? Following X-Files, Duchovny went on to star in movies, TV shows, hosted Saturday Night Live twice... and in 2008 entered rehab for sex addiction. Has his celebrity fortune suffered so much since then that he's now reduced to peddling dog food to pay the bills?

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

In fact, if you ask any actor who's done both TV/film and voice acting work, they'll tell you that voice-acting is indeed the gravy train: No long hours, no all-night work, no staying in hotels or living in trailers and dealing with autograph-seeking fans on set. No memorizing scripts, no rehearsing blocking and lines. Reading script into an off-camera microphone is so easy for experienced film actors that even a modest fee is tempting, and the project is often fun:



Related posts:
The Gregor Robertson PR Diet: Go From "Fuck" to "Oops" in 14 days
Khuram Sher's Got Talent: Going From Stage to Jail in 2 years

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Aside: Fans of the X-Files might remember seeing references to agent Fox Mulder's possible affinity for pornography in some episodes. Did writer/producer Chris Carter write these scenes into the show based on Duchovny's reputation on the set? Foreshadowing later events?

Thursday, October 7, 2010

No Pay No Spray: South Fulton Fire Chief Stands By as Home Burns


Obion County, Tennessee doesn't have a fire department, but each year its residents can pay $75 to neighboring city South Fulton, who does have a team of strapping young lads willing to haul their hoses across the county line to protect people and property from fire.

Gene Cranick didn't pay, so the South Fulton fire chief refused to respond to his 911 call until the fire threatened his neighbor, who did pay. The result: Cranick's home burned to the ground while firefighters stood by with limp hoses and watched. The entire gauche scene was captured by the Local 6 News team:



Other fire chiefs in Tennessee are expressing outrage at what happened.

Multi-millionaire TV and radio host Glenn Beck makes hay out of the story of a man and his family losing everything.

Canadians are left thinking WTF? This is totally foreign to us.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Video: Model Example of Good Policing from Effington, Illinois


Most awesome police officer in Effington, Illinois
"That's how a police contact should be. Constitutional. He didn't ask for our ID, just got a call, wanted to make sure we were alright. The police are here to serve us."
Two young Americans walking from Denver, Colorado to Washington, DC to protest "Christian support of the war" recently experienced an unexpectedly normal encounter with an American law enforcement officer.

While in Effingham, Illinois staging a Guantanamo-flavored protest in front of a government building, someone called the police to complain.

It was no big deal and handled appropriately by authorities, as captured in this rare video where tazers aren't being used:



Mormon Elder Boyd Packer is Most Likely Gay


Boyd Packer is most likely gay, given his wide stance against it

A gay Nazi? Tell me another one!  It's common knowledge nowadays that public figures who speak out against gays are very likely to be gay themselves.

Methinks Mormon Church President Boyd Packer doth protest too much while proclaiming the official LDS church position against young gay people.

This man is a truly evil monster:
"Wake up and understand what's going on. Parents should be alert, ever watchful, that this wickedness might threaten your family circle."



Christopher Hitchens describes men like Packer superbly in Slate.com:
Set your watch and sit back, and pretty soon they will be found sprawling lustily on the floor of the men's room [indulging in homosexual pleasures].

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Stephen J. Cannell is Dead. Long Live Stephen J. Cannell.


Stephen J. Cannell, TV dad to 80's TV kids

The New York Times reports TV great Stephen J. Cannell is off the air, permanently.

Thank you Mr. Cannell for your TV programs that encouraged me to fight back against boyhood bullies and become the injustice-busting, ass-kicking person I am today:



Surviving Cannell on TV is A-Team cast member Dwight Schultz, who went on to entertain fans of Star Trek: The Next Generation as the bumbling but well-meaning - sometimes genius - character Reginald "Broccoli" Barclay:



Remember the Stephen J. Cannell closing credit, where he types on a page and flings it into the air? There were actually fourteen different variations, evolving over time.