Video: Taiwanese Animators lampoon Alec Baldwin for wrong way biking arrest


Oh Alec Baldwin. We love you as the self-absorbed media executive Jack Donaghy on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock, but you’re not supposed to act like that in real life! As widely reported Tuesday, actor Alec Baldwin was stopped by New York City police for riding his bike the wrong way on a one way street, and subsequently let loose with an obscenity-laced tirade that—in conjunction with failing to produce identification—got the actor not only cited but handcuffed and arrested during the incident.

Alec Baldwin Bike F-Bomb

The animators depicted Baldwin “dropping f-bombs” in literal style.

Today, an elaborate animation of the event appeared on the YouTube channel of a group called Taiwanese Animators. The clip illustrates Baldwin’s transgressions and over-reaction, as well as his after-the-fact “what did I do?” Tweet. The pattern mirrors the same bad-behavior-blame-it-on-someone-else schtick we saw last year when Baldwin was kicked off an American Airlines flight for allegedly continuing to play the game Words With Friends on his mobile phone after being asked repeatedly by flight attendants to power-down.

Alec Baldwin Bike Cop

On Planet Baldwin, the rules only apply to other people.

Despite calling Baldwin out for his boorishness, the video also points out the irony of the NYPD’s prioritizing of bicycle infractions over more serious crimes. A low target perhaps, but a real one—and one we think Casey Neistat handles with more panache:

About the author: Don Palermini

Chicago-born Don Palermini became a cycling-based life-form in the sixth grade after completing a family road bike tour of his home state. Three years later he bought his first mountain bike to help mitigate the city's pothole-strewn streets, and began exploring the region's unpaved roads and trails. Those rides sparked a much larger journey which includes all manner of bike racing, commuting, on- and off-road bike advocacy, and a 20-plus-year marketing career in the cycling industry that landed him at his current gig with Santa Cruz bicycles. Now residing in the San Francisco Bay Area, his four favorite words in the English language are "breakfast served all day," together in that order.

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