Archive for the 'Media jokes about tasers' Category

USA – Taser Trademark – Company Fights To Keep Journalists From Using Term ‘Tasered’ (2012-12-05)

Posted on December 5 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: TASER International wants it both ways: to gain acceptance of “tasers” as the only real stun-gun around – and to protect its trademark against all the bad publicity resulting from the controversy of tasers. “If you do [say ‘Tasered’] you bastardize the word,” TASER communications director Steve Tuttle said. Wich is one […]

[COUNTRY UNKNOWN] Android Apps: The “Deluxe Tazer”: Shock and amaze your friends with vibrating light and sound effects (2011-11-23)

Posted on November 25 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS : On the day after a man is tasered in England for playing with a toy taser, we find this app – free – which is “a faithful reproduction of a Taser Stun Gun that lets you ‘zap’ your friends… and enemies”. Not in any way associated with TASER Inc., it reflects the […]

USA – Hedge-fund Trader, Raj Rajaratnam, Draws Record Sentence [Employees offered $5000 to be tasered] (2011-10-14)

Posted on October 14 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS : Raj Rajaratnam represents the ugliest extreme of financial manipulators on Wall Street – the 1% at its crudest, most repulsive.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Reed Brodsky described Mr. Rajaratnam as the “modern face of insider trading”, we read. Not surprising therefore that he offered his employees $500 if they agreed to be tasered – […]

USA – Naked Cincinnatti marathon runner gets tasered (2011-05-05)

Posted on May 5 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The tasing of “streakers” and nude marathon runners raises a serious issue, as shown here. “Brett Henderson told The Urbana Daily Citizen he hadn’t expected to run naked, but when a pair of borrowed running shorts started slipping off, he wanted to try and finish the race. “I looked but couldn’t find […]

AUSTRALIA – Mad Max’s Falcon revived and rejuvenated with an industrial-strength taser (2011-03-31)

Posted on March 31 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: This post is about the cultural context promoting the violence associated with tasers. The following story is appearing in various forms all over the Inernet. Mad Max redux: his new car sporting a shoot-’em-all taser in the front. Just the kind of image that TASER Inc. wants to cultivate in “certain circles”: […]

NEW ZEALAND – “We’ll Never Be Basketballers, But We Can Be Hardcore Midget Wrestlers” (2011-01-25)

Posted on January 25 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS:A new MTV show, “Half-pint brawlers” is coming to New Zealand television (“half-pint”, as in “midget”): “We just finished up a barbed wire match, we’ve done eight-foot steel cage matches, staples… You name it, we’ve done it. Next year, we’ll be doing a taser match, and I’m going to hang tasers from ropes, […]

FRANCE – Le patron de Taser France assigne Rue89 en référé (French Taser boss charges Rue89 with slander) (2010-12-20)

Posted on December 20 2010 by admin

Rue89 (see note at end) … Taser boss Antoine di Zazzo accuses Rue89 with slander for an article published 2 years ago. The decision is expected on 14 January 2011. Rue89 comparaissait lundi matin en référé devant le président du tribunal de grande instance de Paris, assigné par Antoine di Zazzo, le président de Taser […]

FRANCE – La torture banalisée (Trivializing torture) (2010-12-18)

Posted on December 18 2010 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: France, which claims to be a land of human rights, provides a “far from exemplary” record, the ACAT – Christian action for the abolition of torture – report states. The abusive use of the taser and of the flash-ball as well as the detention conditions in prisons are severely criticized. (See paragraph […]

FRANCE – Taser : faut-il un moratoire? [Taser: Do we need a moratorium?](2010-11-30)

Posted on November 30 2010 by admin

TF1 – Par Alexandra Guillet … Au lendemain du décès à Colombes d’un malien ayant reçu deux décharges de pistolet électrique lors d’une interpellation policière, les réactions d’indignation s’enchaînent dans l’opposition. Les réactions s’enchaînent après le décès dans la nuit de lundi à mardi d’un malien de 38 ans, à Colombes. La victime, apparemment très […]

FRANCE – Un mort à Colombes: le Taser au coeur de la polémique (Death at Colombes – Taser at the centre of a polemic) (2010-11-30)

Posted on November 11 2010 by admin

La mort d’un homme ayant reçu deux décharges de Taser relance la polémique autour de cette arme. Ce n’est pas la première fois que le pistolet à impulsions électriques est remis en question. C’est quoi le Taser? Le pistolet à impulsions électriques Taser est une arme de 4e catégorie, comme un revolver ou un pistolet. […]

USA – Taser Nation: ‘Inside the NBA’ TV Program Making Fun of Taser Victims (2010-05-05)

Posted on May 5 2010 by admin

21st Century Wire, By Patrick Henningsen In yet another example of psychological conditioning by the mainstream corporate media, Time Warner demonstrated on Monday night how a seemingly innocuous NBA basketball program could be used to glorify and make light comedy out of state-sanctioned torture and the running series of recent taser-related deaths in the United […]

UK – Beck said he “enjoy[s] watching” Taser videos; O’Reilly rolled out “Don’t Taze me, bro!” bumper stickers (2007-09-20)

Posted on September 20 2007 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Two widely-popular TV commentators – Glenn Beck on Bill OReilly on CNN and Fox Channel – joke about tasers Mediamatters: During the September 19 edition of his CNN Headline News show, Glenn Beck asserted: “Now, I’d like to say that my sense of humor has evolved past the point where I […]