Thursday, September 06, 2007
APEC Follies and the Canadian Bin Laden
I must admit I howled like a maniac when I read how a group of Australian comics managed to embarrass the army of security people guarding the APEC summit. By pretending to be Canadians.
Eleven comedians, armed with a three black cars, two motorbikes, cheap Canadian flags and a lot of cheek, managed to beat security by convincing police they were an official motorcade carrying a Canadian delegation - despite the fact one was dressed as the world’s most wanted terrorist.
After watching the video with the comedians dressed as secret service types running next to the limos I think I know how they managed to get so far.
How can we blame the poor security people for thinking it was just Stephen Harper playing PRESIDENT? Again.
But as good as that gag was...I thought some of the others by the same Chaser's group..taking aim at Fortress Sydney.
Were pretty good too...
And then there was the time one of the Chasers checked himself in at an airline counter as Al Kyder ....and then had airline employees page him over the airport public address system.
Oh boy....doesn't it make you long for the time when Canadian comics used to shake things up? When our comedy was practically subversive. When Rick Mercer used to kick ass...instead of kissing them like he does now.
Which reminds me I have a little comedy note of my own to contribute tonight....
I couldn't help but notice that some blogger had landed on a recent post of mine called The Great Iraq Pig Fuck and Swindle.
It's about how contractors in Iraq are ripping off the U.S. government.
But something tells me this blogger wasn't looking for information on that....
The name of his site or blog?
Because I'm a good gay boy I didn't even DARE click on the link.
But boy did I laugh myself stoopid.
Coz he must have been soooooooo DISAPPOINTED....
What would we do without the internet?
Isn't it WONDERFUL?