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Sci-Fi Author arrested at U.S. Border

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Postby Omphalos » 14 Dec 2009 18:30

They've been going a bit nutso over this one at SF Chronicles:

http://www.sffchronicles.co.uk/forum/52 ... ed-at.html

Ive about had it with this debate already; at least over there.

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Postby A Thing of Eternity » 14 Dec 2009 18:43

This is pretty much he-said she-said right? Unless those cops had a camera on their dash I don't see how they can really resolve this one way or another. He says they started it, they say he started it.
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Postby SandChigger » 14 Dec 2009 18:59

Who?

Excuse me, I meant, yawn.

Cop, customs officer, airport security personnel, whatever: they tell you to do something you do it, chop chop. You stay in your car until they ask you to get out. Period.

Hasn't this braintrust ever watched COPS? :roll:


And he's a Canadian, right? Of course he's got an attitude. :P

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Postby A Thing of Eternity » 14 Dec 2009 20:23

Damn yankees messing with us Canadjuns, better send out the troop.
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Postby TheDukester » 14 Dec 2009 21:18

SandChigger wrote:Who?

Excuse me, I meant, yawn.

Seconded.

Sound and fury, signifying nothing.

Never heard of him until this moment. Of course, a great irony in this sort of thing is that his sales are bound to go up for the next three weeks or so.
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Postby SandChigger » 14 Dec 2009 22:17

And when Kevin sees that, he'll rush out to have himself arrested as well. :roll:

Wait for it! :P
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Postby Omphalos » 14 Dec 2009 22:55

What I want to know is how the zoology angle figures in. :think:

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Postby trang » 14 Dec 2009 23:59

So I go up to the border and give a customs agent the finger and we have an "altercation", some how I dont think it hits the blogsphere or becomes national news. I think, quietly.. I got jail.. dont pass go.. dont collect 200.

Him being an author (not well known to boot) had nothing to do with it. Just a guy who fucked up at the border and looking for sympathy to help pay his lawyer fees.

Wonder what caused them to search in the first place? hmmmm or was it just normal search and he was an impatient ass?

ultimately wanders down the who cares rabbit hole.
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Postby SandChigger » 15 Dec 2009 08:37

trang wrote:ultimately wanders down the who cares rabbit hole.

:lol:

Forget that Dudeist stuff, I want a book of The Trang De ZING!. :D

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Postby A Thing of Eternity » 15 Dec 2009 12:40

The Canadian border gaurd once took apart my grandpa's car peice by peice, bolt by bolt, right down to ripping apart all the uphostry and everything, then essentially left him sitting on the side of the road with a couple tools to put it back together himself.

Why? Why, you ask? Because he had bought bannana, and when they told him he couldn't bring them into Canada he refused to chuck them, and decided to argue. :shock:

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Postby Omphalos » 15 Dec 2009 12:54

im sure he was being an ass and got what he asked for.

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Postby A Thing of Eternity » 15 Dec 2009 13:07

My grandpa or this author?!
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I'm pretty sure he meant the author.
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A Thing of Eternity wrote:My grandpa or this author?!


Can't it be both?
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » 15 Dec 2009 13:18

Freakzilla wrote:
A Thing of Eternity wrote:My grandpa or this author?!


Can't it be both?


Yes, it certainly can be both!

And yes, my grandpa was being a dick. Taking his car completely apart was maybe a wee over-reaction though...
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Re: Sci-Fi Author arrested at U.S. Border

Postby Idahopotato » 15 Dec 2009 18:57

In my own personal experience, which is obviously a small sample, the Canadian border guards have been complete dicks, while the Mexican border guards are extremely friendly. I mean of course the American border guards in each case but the respective borders that they guard. I have never been able to figure out why that is. Like I said, it is a small sampling, but it holds true for me 100 % of the time coming from Canada, and about 80% or so coming from Mexico. Maybe it is like my experiences with the Oakland police versus the Portland police. The Oakland police are too busy fighting real crime to try to be dicks, while the Portland police have nothing to do but rouse the occasional sleeping homeless person with a swift kick to the ribs. Or maybe I am a bit delusional in my old age (one most certainly can't discount that).

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Re: Sci-Fi Author arrested at U.S. Border

Postby SpacemanSpiff » 15 Dec 2009 22:13

SandChigger wrote:Who?

Excuse me, I meant, yawn.

Cop, customs officer, airport security personnel, whatever: they tell you to do something you do it, chop chop. You stay in your car until they ask you to get out. Period.

Hasn't this braintrust ever watched COPS? :roll:



If all he did was get out of his car and ask what was going on then that is not a reason for them to do what they did. If someone even a cop or a border gaurd starts searching my car I'm going to ask why. Anyone as a perfect right to know that. I have watched cops and I have seen them over react as well.

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Postby trang » 15 Dec 2009 22:32

SandChigger wrote:
trang wrote:ultimately wanders down the who cares rabbit hole.

:lol:

Forget that Dudeist stuff, I want a book of The Trang De ZING!. :D


Ok here I go..

First rule of fight club... oh wait wrong thought.

Crossing borders survival:

Rule one: Don't fuck with the man!!

Rule Two: Hide in Plain Sight

Rule Three: Always have a backup plan

Rule four: 250 bucks rolled up and stuffed in your sock, and a good number for a bail bondsman

Rule Five: Avoid Search with a large distraction.. Hint is something that assaults the senses...Vomit in your back seat... dead fish decomposed for a few days... A black panther (not the 1960's radical group member... a jungle cat) in the back seat, A hot female in tight clothes in the front seat, or something similar.

Rule Six: smile and never let them see ya sweat!

Rule 7: when in doubt refer to rule number 1!
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Postby TheDukester » 16 Dec 2009 11:28

Anyone want to bet me $100 that Pretentious Author Syndrome had at least a little bit to do with this? As in: "Your rules don't apply to me; I'm an author!"
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Postby SandChigger » 16 Dec 2009 16:29

"I'm an author!" + "I'm Canadian!", perhaps?

(Saw that South Park movie again over the weekend, so I've had the "Unclef*cker" and "Blame Canada!" songs playing in my head all week. :D )

Has anyone had a look at the guy's blog? I haven't.

Level of interest doesn't extend that far. ;)

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Postby chanilover » 16 Dec 2009 18:29

SandChigger wrote:And when Kevin sees that, he'll rush out to have himself arrested as well. :roll:

Wait for it! :P


That desperate bitch wants to be the first best selling author to have airport security shove their rubber gloved hands up his pasty arse. They'll probably find Jabecca's missing wedding ring up there.
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Postby SandChigger » 16 Dec 2009 22:42

chanilover wrote:They'll probably find Jabecca's missing wedding ring up there.

Not to mention Jimmy Hoffa, The Ark of the Covenant, Amelia Earhart, the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel, Mu, Atlantis, The Holy Grail, and Brian's childhood innocence. (Or was it just his dry, non-booze-sodden brain?) :P
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