The Green Booger

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When near the Fort Harrison Hotel, we often got fotographed by a little guy whom people quickly nicknamed "the green booger" (for germans: it means "der grüne Popel") because he was small, green, annoying, but somewhat fun. I think most of these fotos he made of me had me holding a camera or having a hand in front of my face.

The green booger at work.

This is the camera he used initially. He later used a different one.
I wonder if this one was already digital (the later one was)

Picture by Shy David

He had an hispanic accent, and said to someone that he was "mediterranean" and that his name was "Vince". I told him that he would get his own web page and could order prints (see copyright notice!), and suggested him to start a new life as a P.I.. Several people made fotos of them with him in the same picture.

Here an episode of an encounter with him, forwarded by Keith Henson. He says it did really happen.


A Real-Life Farce in One Unnatural Act

The Characters:

VINCE, a young OSA agent hailing from Mexico;

PROTESTER, a tall bespectacled man;


COP, a member of Clearwater's Finest.

(The curtain draws back to reveal the front of the Ft. Harrison Hotel, which is being picketed by scientology foes. COP is standing at the corner of the hotel. As PROTESTER passes COP, VINCE -notebook in hand- approaches PROTESTER...)

VINCE: Uhh, excuse me. - you told me your name yesterday and uh...I forgot to write it down. Can you tell me again?

PROTESTER. Sure. It's David Johanson.

VINCE: Thanks. Hey (motioning to the other picketers) do you know any of the people out here?

PROTESTER: Of course...

VINCE: Can you tell me their names?

PROTESTER: Sure. Do you see that guy over there?


PROTESTER: That's Curley.

VINCE: (writing) Can you spell that please?

POTESTER: Yup. C-U-R-L-E-Y. Curley.

COP: (Begins to laugh but stops when PROTESTER shoots him a glance)

VINCE.. And his last name?

PROTESTER: Sorry, I dunno, man.

VINCE: Who else do you know?

PROTESTER: See that guy over there?

VINCE: Lerma?

PROTESTER: No, Not Lerma. The guy next to him with the white sign.

VINCE: Oh, yea...who's he?

PROTESTER: That's Larry.

COP: (desperately trying not to laugh)

VINCE: (writing) Larry. Last name?

PROTESTER: Not sure.

VINCE: OK. Anyone else?

PROTESTER.. yea. See that guy there?

VINCE: Uh huh.

PROTESTER: Now that guy...

COP: (Turning red, close to tears)

VINCE: (pen at the ready) Yea...

PROTESTER: No, that's..

COP: (Bright red, holding it in)


COP: (Bursts out laughing, quickly covers mouth)

VINCE: (still oblivious) Last name?

PROTESTER: Umm...not sure. I think it might be Mcpherson.

VINCE: (finishing writing) Thanks a lot.

(Exeunt VINCE)

COP: (laughing hysterically, places hand on head and makes an up/down motion)

Woop woop woop woop!

PROTESTER: (walking away, to COP) Nnuck, nnuck nnuck.


Copyright notice:
Unless credited otherwise, all pictures on this web page are the property of Tilman Hausherr and have been taken in December 1998. If you are one of the primary subjects on a picture you can ask me for a print, and you can also make as much copies as you want, as long as all published copies have the text ("Copyright Tilman Hausherr 1998"). For everyone else: you may not reproduce the image in any way. If you do want to use a picture, send me an e-mail; I will usually grant permission to most people critical of Scientology.

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