Thursday, January 20, 2005

Bowling for Bodyguards

Damn! You just can't make stuff like this up!

Michael Moore's bodyguard was arrested today and New York's JFK airport. Before I thell you what he was arrested for let me set the stage for you. I know most of you are thinking "What for?" "This one's a no-brainer.", but just in case someone has been in a cave for the past five years or so.

Michael Moore's first big hit was a film called Bowling for Columbine. Instead of me regurgitating the movie I'm just going to give you someone elses review of it:

The Movie Gazette

After watching "Bowling For Columbine", you could be forgiven for being left with the impression that sharp-eyed documentarist Michael Moore has one of the few sane voices left in gun-totin', junk food-munching, war-mongering America. Thankfully, it's not quite that cut and dry - but Moore certainly has a way of making you sit up and take notice.

Centred around the horrific shooting incident at Colorado's Columbine High School on April 20, 1999, Moore sets out to uncover the facts behind gun culture in American society. Why do such a whopping number of shootings occur in the US every year in comparison to the likes of Canada and the UK? Why is there a general perception among the American people that crime rates are on the increase, despite the reverse being true? Why is a normal everyday bank handing out free weapons in return for opening an account? These are just some of the questions asked, but unsurprisingly left more or less unanswered.

Well, that should be one question answered. Moore's bodyguard was arrested for carrying a firearm in New York without a valid license. He's licensed in Florida and california, but not New York. Patrick Burke, the bodyguard, has been taken to Queens for booking.

You just can't make good copy like this up!

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