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Toronto Officer's Rage Bubbles Over

There are pictures making the internet rounds these days in Canada that are at the centre of somewhat of a controversy. And, no I'm not talking about those pics of Brett Favre's junk. No, these are moving pictures.

This summer Canada hosted the G20 in *spits* Toronto. (You have to understand that here in Canada everybody's down on *spits* Toronto. They hate it how *spits* Toronto sees itself as not just the centre of the country but the centre of the friggin' universe.) Now the G20 is itself a lightening bolt of controversy for the amount of taxpayer's money spent on the event, to say nothing of the bill turned in to handle security costs alone of $1 billion.

These gatherings of world leaders have long ceased to attract the world's attention but do succeed in attracting every protesting apparatchik moron with a cause. Anti-war activists, unions, artists, environmentalists, anti-capitalists, students, pro-three-legged dog supporters - you name it, they were there.

The video I'm talking about has gone viral and the cop at the centre of this short-film feature is suing You Tube and various commenters.

Lawful "Bubbles"

The issue began when tough talking Toronto Police Constable Adam Josephs confronted the bubble-blowing latter-day flower child and university student Courtney Wilkens.

It'll be a day neither of them will soon forget thanks to some phone camera wielding You Tube ya-hoo.

Courtney was later quoted as saying, "It isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain." Gosh, I think she might have been the illegitimate love-child of Joan Baez and Timothy Leary.

Awful "Bubbles"

But if Courtney is just a little left of Mahatma Gandhi, Officer Josephs, who since the incident has earned the nickname Officer Bubbles, might be a tad to the right of Attila the Hun.

This is what Canadians were spending $1 billion on. It's a good thing to know we're safe from soap bubbles. Gee, it's tough out there on the streets of *spits* Toronto...


Oh, my. I didn't know there was such hate for Toronto in Canada, but now I can see why. :) Or wait, I mean :(. That's really, really sad. My three-year-old nephew would have been in such trouble...he definitely would have blown bubbles right in the officer's face.
nonamedufus said…
UR: Oh, I think it's a fairly good-natured hate-on, if that makes sense. I have to be careful, though, as my brother lives *spits* there.
Anonymous said…
My heart bleeds for Officer Bubbles. I know, I know. But can't you see he is suffering from PTSD? Post Tinytim Stress Disorder?

I know I have bouts of it from time to time especially when I hear a ukelele!

hee hee hee
Boom Boom Larew said…
Seriously? I'd better hide my contraband bubbles! (FYI... Pustefix bubbles are the best.)
00dozo said…
"They hate it how *spits* Toronto sees itself as not just the centre of the country but the centre of the friggin' universe."

Strange, I thought *farts* Quebec already made that claim to fame.

nonamedufus said…
Quirks: But I don't think Officer Bubbles was tip-toeing through the tulips. He wasn't tip-toeing about anything.
nonamedufus said…
Boom Boom: Don Ho must be bubbling over in his grave.
nonamedufus said…
00dozo: Not *farts* Quebec per se. But I think there was a time when *spits* Toronto might have gotten an argument from *belches* Montreal.
Ziva said…
That video makes me so mad I can't even say anything funny. I guess my views are affected by my growing up in a place where if a police officer arrested someone for blowing bubbles they would be fired, but I simply can't stomach that sort of behavior. I've seen dozens of clips of North American police officers tasing, using tear gas or pepper spray, or arresting people who are simply speaking their mind without acting violently in any sort of way. I cannot understand how that is allowed and how those officers aren't prosecuted themselves. And even if someone is screaming their head off, what the hell's wrong with using less violent ways frist, and resorting to tear gas later if it is absolutely necessary.
nonamedufus said…
Ziva: I'm with you. This guy may have been having a bad day but there was absolutely no excuse for him to treat this girl like this. I totally understand the need for security to keep protesters at bay. But this woman wasn't throwing rocks, breaking windows or spray-painting buildings. She was blowing bubbles for pete's sake. This guy needs to get a grip. It'll be interesting to see if he's at all successful with his lawsuit against You Tube.
Nicky said…
I have to go to *spits* Toronto next weekend for work. Ugh.

What's with the *farts* Quebec and *belches* Montreal? We don't think we're better than anyone else (well, except for *spits* Toronto), we just think we're different and therefore should be left alone to run amok eating Poutine and Mae Wests until we degenerate into a Lord Of The Flies type of society.

I hope Officer Bubbles wins his case against YouTube. Then I hope Courtney sues him for everything he won and then some.
nonamedufus said…
Nicky: Here, here. Our love of poutine, Jps Louis and Pepsi diet makes us unique. Vive la difference! More unique than *spits* Toronto.

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