Two Stern Regulars star in The Drudge Report...

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    "He gets naked for $1m"

    If you check out one of the the lead stories on the Drudge report, you will find that one Joey Boots Bassolino and one Glen Zolar took part in a mission: Documenting someone streaking in front of President Obama for a reward of one million dollars.

    Check it out! -- I am having difficulty adding the link, and I apologize for that.
     
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    Man Streaks in Front of Obama for $1 Million

    10:35 PM, Oct 10, 2010 • By DANIEL HALPER

    If billionaire Alki David is an honest man, the man who streaked in front of Barack Obama at the president’s rally today in Philadelphia will be paid $1 million for his stunt. The man who performed today’s stunt, which captured the attention of the Drudge Report and an Associated Press photographer, is 24-year-old Juan James Rodriguez, THE WEEKLY STANDARD has learned.

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    Photo Credit: Joey "Boots" Bassolino

    David is a billionaire shipping and bottling magnate who is known to carry out stunts, mainly by paying others to perform them. As the The Sun reported on August 17: "A WACKY billionaire has offered $1million (£638,700) to the first person who streaks in front of US President Barack Obama. Loaded Alki David has promised to pay out the cash  providing the streaker writes the name of his website 'Battlecam' across their chest."

    “When I see the video and it’s confirmed...it won’t be check [that Rodriguez receives], it will be cash,†David, reached by phone tonight, told THE WEEKLY STANDARD.

    The requirements of the streaking stunt, David told me, are that the streaker must have been within “eye-shot and ear shot of the president, they have to scream the name ‘battlecam.com’ six times, and they have to be nude.â€Â

    Two men involved in the stunt, Glen Zolar and Joey “Boots†Bassolino, assured THE WEEKLY STANDARD that Rodriguez met the requirements.
    Zolar, who spoke with me on the phone earlier tonight, is a moderator on battlecam.com. Zolar was cruising the website when Rodriguez contacted him and asked whether he’d be able to facilitate this stunt. Seeking personal gain – primarily, monetary gain – Zolar agreed.
    When asked how much he would get paid from Rodriguez’s payout, Zolar said, “I’d rather not disclose the figure, but it would definitely be more than $5,000 … and less than $25,000.â€Â
    Zolar says he has done freelance producing for the Howard Stern Show. Bassolino is a frequent guest on the show, which is well-known for conducting stunts just like the one carried out today in Philadelphia. Zolar asked Bassolino to film the stunt this evening. The two say it has been recorded but has not yet been broadcast on the website. No payment has yet been made, and though it has not yet been given David’s approval, it appears Rodriguez met all of David's requirements.

    “I am on the record as saying that it needed to be done in a place where it’s legal to be nude,†David said. But “it’s a suggestion, not a rule.â€Â
    In that case, the requirements appear to have been met. Here's a photo of Rodriguez performing his stunt:
    [​IMG](Photo Credit: Joey "Boots" Bassolino)
    The battlecam.com website carries live-streaming videos from people around the world. Other viewers vote upon the videos, and successful video-streamers are given priority, while unpopular video-streamers are banned.
    Rodriguez, I learned from his associates, is not available for comment. He is currently still being held by authorities in Philadelphia.
    “Won’t this go down in the history books?†Zolar asked me. “As what?†I wondered. “As the first person to streak Obama.†Maybe it will.
    Boots and Zolar say the stunt wasn't done to protest the president. In fact, both say they voted for Obama in the 2008 election.
    [​IMG]Boots emails THE WEEKLY STANDARD this picture of himself and Rodriguez from earlier in the day.
     
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    Naked ambition: Streaker who ran in front of Barack Obama during rally was trying to win $1m prize


    By Daily Mail Reporter
    Last updated at 5:14 PM on 11th October 2010


    This is the streaker who performed his naked stunt in front of President Barack Obama in a bid to win $1million from a British-educated billionaire prankster.
    Juan James Rodriguez, 24, daubed the address of a website across his torso before streaking through the rally held in front of thousands in Philadelphia.
    But it has now emerged that he may have been attempting to claim a prize offered by shipping and bottling magnate Alki David for the first person to run naked in front of the president.
    [​IMG]Publicity stunt: Juan Rodriguez streaked in front of President Barack Obama to try to win a $1million prize offered by a billionaire

    [​IMG]Held: Rodriguez had written the website battlecam.com on his chest and is still being held by authorities in Philadelphia

    Mr David is well known for carrying out stunts and often pays others to carry them out.

    In August, he offered $1million for someone to streak in front of Obama, but only if they wrote the name of his website Battlecam across their chest and shouted it six times while carrying out the stunt.

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    It is unclear if Rodriguez has achieved the feat, and he is still currently being held by authorities after he was arrested at the rally.
    But Mr David has promised to pay out the sum in cash if he receives proof.
    He told The Weekly Standard: 'When I see the video and it's confirmed... it won't be a cheque, it will be cash.'
    [​IMG]Prankster: Billionaire Alki David, who was educated in Britain and appeared in films including The Bank Job, offered the $1million prize in August

    The requirements of the prank required the streaker to be 'within eye-shot and ear shot of the president, and they have to scream the name "battlecam.com" six times'.
    Two men involved in the stunt, Glen Zolar and Joey Bassolino, said Rodriguez had met the requirements.
    Rodriguez is believed to have asked Mr Zolar to help him carry out the stunt and Mr Bassolino filmed it, although it has yet to be broadcast.
    Mr David added: 'I am on the record as saying that it needed to be done in a place where it's legal to be nude.
    'It's a suggestion, not a rule.'
    Battlecam.com features live video-streaming from around the world where viewers can vote for their favourites and successful participants are given priority.
    Mr Zolar and Mr Bassolino say the stunt was not carried out to protest against the president.
    The stunt took place as Mr Obama attempted to encourage voters to go to the polls with just three weeks left before the mid-term elections in November.
    And it wasn't the only incident during the rally as one of the spectators threw a book which narrowly missed the president's head.
    Enlarge [​IMG] Duck, Mr President! A book narrowly misses Barack Obama's head after it is thrown on stage during a rally in Philadelphia today

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    That picture of the black womans reaction is so funny!!!:jj:
     
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    million bucks for that ....dayum
     
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    Fuckin A....Boots is fat as fuck.
     
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    damn, is boots on probation?? what if he gets charged with conspiracy -- f'ng with the secret service is no laughing matter whether it is a simple prank or not
     
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    So there are places where its legal to be nude that Obama goes to?
     
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    French beach?