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glock v alien, would you intervene?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by musher, Feb 19, 2003.

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  1. musher

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    I can't believe how stupid some folks are. Good thing they're doing this stuff in CA, where very few folks are prepared to defend themselves.

    I gotta believe that playing this stunt someplace like TX would result in 1 alien shoulder mount hung on the wall.

    So the question is, would you intervene if you saw an alien attacking some folks stranded on the road?


    Alien chases woman


    Woman chased by fake alien sues reality TV show
    Tue Feb 18, 8:06 PM ET Add Entertainment - Reuters/Variety TV to My Yahoo!



    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Kara Blanc thought she was being chased by a space alien on her way to a posh Hollywood party and was terrified. But the alien turned out to be an actor in a monster suit and the party was phony as well.



    So now the Los Angeles grade school teacher and aspiring actress is fighting back, suing the new reality TV series "Scare Tactics," claiming she suffered severe emotional damage, court papers said Tuesday.


    Blanc sued the Sci-Fi Channel, the producers of "Scare Tactics" and two actors for scaring her so badly that she had to be hospitalized several times for "physical injuries" and "severe emotional distress," her lawsuit said.


    Blanc said she was a "nonconsenting and unwitting victim" of the hidden camera show with a science fiction twist.


    According to Blanc's lawsuit, she was sucked into a "Scare Tactic" episode last March 1 by actors Mathew Mertha and Travis Draft, who said they were taking her to "an exclusive Hollywood industry party at a desert resort" near Los Angeles.


    On the way to the resort, the car that the trio were riding in stalled in a remote desert road and Mertha and Draft "feigned that they were being seriously physically injured ... or killed " by a costumed "alien," the lawsuit said.


    Mertha and Draft allegedly told a terrified Blanc to run into a "dark, desert canyon area" to escape, the suit said.


    Hidden cameras secretly recorded her reaction to the staged scenario. Neither Blanc nor her attorney could be reached for comment Tuesday.


    Blanc teaches dance, music, drama and performance art and is certified as a crisis counselor. She is also an aspiring actress who co-hosted a mock-documentary film with Draft.


    Sci-Fi Channel spokeswoman Kat Stein declined comment on the case but said the premise of "Scare Tactics" was to film "friends setting their friends up with a prank."


    Pending episodes feature campers who believe mythical mountain creature Big Foot attacks them, and limousine passengers who are chased by "government agents" when they stray into Area 51, a super-secret U.S. military facility at the center of UFO and conspiracy stories.


    Reuters/Variety
     
  2. bogie

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    Heh - If I was producing that show, every contestant would get a strip search for weapons... But I suggest that would give away the premise of the show.

    I can just imagine them trying that sorta thing with a few of the folks here... I pity the poor actor in the costume... If it isn't fatal, it'll at least be painful (after all, everyone knows that a grey's brain is in the lower abdomen...).
     
  3. Justin

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    I must admit, I kinda dig shows like this, Trigger Happy TV on Comedy Central, and even Mtv's Jackass had its moments.

    But, having said that, I seriously doubt that you could get away with doing a show like that anywhere by LA, New York, or London, for fear of being on the receiving end of a Mozambique Drill.
     
  4. Navy joe

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    Think back to the actor in LA that answered the halloween party door holding a fake gun. The cop at the door had a real one. The end.
     
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    I have often wondered why nobody ever sues/files charges. I saw a couple that I realized if it had been me the focas of (joke) I would have done a few thousand $$$ in damage at the minimum.
     
  6. Betty

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    This was a hidden camera show so the "contestant" didn't even know she was a participant in anything?

    Stupid.

    What next? "Hey, let's fake a mugging and see what happens!"

    :scrutiny:
     
  7. Redlg155

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    They probably would be suing me for double tapping one of the Aliens long before anyone got hurt...or acted like that got hurt.

    I wonder if they will air the show once the lawsuit is settled? If the lady is smart she will use it as a demo tape to send to screenings. It's probably some of the best "acting" she has ever done!:D

    Good Shooting
    Red
     
  8. Dr.Rob

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    Good ideas gone bad. Sounds like a Fox show. And yeah, they had better put the "contestants" through a metal detector or someone could get hurt, or worse.

    THR campout:

    Scare Tactic Producer:"Hi all nice campfire"
    Guy in bigfoot suit: "OOGA BOOGA BOOGA!"
    Insert sound of Somalia firefight erupting from camp.
    Shot of George Hill with 2 Berettas at slide lock "Damn I missed."
    Shot of Oleg with smoking shotgun "I got a piece of him!"
    Shot of Runt scowling and reloading large snubnosed revolver "He's still moving"
    Shot of CR Sam (boom) "nope he ain't"
    Shot of Tamara "hmmm I thought these Nyclads would penetrate better"
    Shot of Dr.Rob re-holstering Hi-Power "You smell that?"
    Shot of Art "Did bigfoot mess his britches?"
    Shot of Denny slapping fresh mag into M-4 "Everybody ok?"
    Shot of Kaylee prodding passed out producer with her foot "The new guy passed out, hey where's his gun?"


    Roll credits.
     
  9. Soap

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    I would agree with the girl. If someone chased me I wouldn't be very happy with them either...
     
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    The only question I would have afterward would be how much would a taxidermist charge to create an "actor in a Bigfoot suit" mount....:evil:
     
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    It doesn't sound like she's any good as a "crisis counselor" if a prank scared her into a lawyer's office.:rolleyes:
     
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    No CCWs in LA except for the rich and famous.

    I wonder if the finish on my Emerson is acid resitant? Supposedly they bleed that stuff.
     
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    Rob, you forgot this line...

    Shot of Preacherman holstering smoking Glock prior to administering last rites to "alien".

    :D
     
  14. bogie

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    Yeah - I'm disturbed...

    Shot of Bogie wandering back to the cooler holding the jagged neck of a Shiner bottle, muttering "Dang - and it was half full too..."

    Shot of Bogie walking away - "Okay - I'll be 100 yards away in a minute or so, so my scope will focus - stick a few Necco wafers on the thing somewhere, and someone bet me that I can't hit 'em all... Come on, folks! I need the cash! Come on?"
     
  15. spacemanspiff

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    -cut to spiff removing as much of spinal cord that remains-

    "what?? if he aint human there should be no moral issue as to what happens to his corpse, right? you know how difficult it is to find usable bone fragments in this country? gotta find some voodoo market to get any decent bones nowadays. and there aint no voodoo markets up here in alaska goshdangit!"
     
  16. DeltaElite

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    Sure I would, but what is the game limit on Space Aliens?
    Who does Taxidermy on them?
    So many unanswered questions. :D
     
  17. Mark D

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    Forget shooting the critter. I'd be all over introducing the "Alien" to the finer points of energy transfer via 3/4 ton Suburban. "Run critter! RUN! That's right. Who's your daddy now eh? Git on back to wher you came from... SPLAT! Ooops. That's gonna be a messy clean up."

    After all... The alien might have some sort of organic body armor that would effectively defeat bullets???
     
  18. JamisJockey

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    You've all got it very wrong....

    ....Space aliens are worth much more to the tabloids alive!!
    A couple whacks with the baton and stuff the grey in the trunk. Head to the nearest office for the National Enquirer and you're in da money!
    :neener:
     
  19. Betty

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    No, it would be more like, "Cool! I've got to write about this in S.W.A.T.!"

    Runt: "Can I be in the picture holding up the trophy?"

    :D
     
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    I have a feeling that photoshop will help us with some action photos. ;)
     
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    The Sci-Fi channel cancels Farscape, but they'll pick up a piece of crap show like this? Who're the mental marvels at the tiller over there?

    Personally, I'd like to see them try to pull this in some back woods area.

    Cue: Alien appears in clearing walking towards local.

    Local: Ya'll ain't from round here are ya boy.

    Cue Banjo

    Local: Hey Cooter, looks like we's got us a trespasser. C'mer boy.

    Fadeout: Audience hears crashing, hollering, and screaming.
     
  22. BerettaNut92

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    BLAM BLAM ..... .........BLAM.

    "@#$@# 9mm Walmart ammo...grumble grumble"

    Enter banjo...
     
  23. musher

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    Well up here in Alaska, I guess aliens would fall under the "deleterious exotic wildlife" category. No bag limit, no closed season (if unconfined or unrestrained).

    Alternatively, we also have a regulation that allows you to take any animal regardless of seasons and bag limits in defense of life or property. An alien whuppin up on a friend would probably fall in that category. Of course, if you took the alien under that rule, you couldn't keep him. You'd have to turn him in to the state.

    As for the bigfoot idea. Who in their right mind goes camping w/o a gun?
     
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    ah, but that regulation musher, is also up to the interpretation of the LEO. example, a few years ago a man in east anchorage was walking around the wooded trails of his neighborhood with his wife, son, and dog. the son goes wandering off, the dog gets on the scent of a bull moose, and the man winds up having the moose charge towards him. he draws his .44 and unloads as the moose bowls him over. APD tried charging him with 'discharge of a firearm within city limits'. fish & game overturned the charge after they made the observation that he fired only in self defense.

    with that in mind, i sure dont want to ever have to kill a bear thats charging me. i'd have to skin it, and hand over the skull and paws to DF&G.

    wonder if the state would demand that the carcass of an alien be donated to Beans Cafe to feed the homeless?
     
  25. musher

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    Well, sure I think donating the meat to Beans would be just fine. Just tell them to cook it until it isn't green anymore.

    Nice thing about an alien, is that you could even keep a tentacle or two for yourself. Who's to say how many it was supposed to have in the first place?

    ...as for the APD incident, I'm not suprised. :rolleyes:
     
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