01.12.2012 04:55 PM

Double Bubble Trouble

Around the 1:20 mark in the now-infamous video documenting the confrontation between a bubble-blowing activist and a really angst-y cop at Toronto’s G20 summit, a man appears to chide the officer, offering that “for a billion dollars I could have got someone with a better attitude.” That man ended up being the lawyer who would the defend the protestor, and when “Officer Bubbles” decided to sue YouTube and 25 commenters (all cited as “John Doe”), he offered them free legal counsel, as well. And then his punk band wrote a song about it.

“My first involvement was just as a resident of Parkdale,” says David Shiller, who drums in Shit From Hell, featuring former Hot Nasties members and big-time Liberal strategist Warren Kinsella, under the nom de plume of Winkie. “The incident happened right up the street from my house. Within about two minutes of getting there, the whole scene in the ‘Officer Bubbles’ video happened. I hung out, took a couple of pictures, and that was it.”

13 Comments

  1. Iris Mclean says:

    Is that asshole still on the force serving and protecting?
    Toronto must be hard up for cops.

  2. smelter rat says:

    Where can I get the tune?

  3. B says:

    Warren – i had no idea you had the most amazing band name ever!

  4. Marc-Andre Chiasson says:

    Great tune. Maybe Ford is looking for a personal security guard to chase the 22 Minutes crew off his property. A match made in heaven.

  5. Iris Mclean says:

    I agree. That is a great song, and well done.
    You guys are getting pretty tight and polished for a Punk band.

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