Hey! That was MY 15 mins of fame!!!

Too funny. From the MailOnSunday an article about the BBC accidentally interviewing a cabbie about the Apple legal battle. This guy was mistaken for the real technology expert. Or should I say ‘Guy’. Guy Goma showed up for a job interview as a cleaner (sick of cabby’ing?) and ended up in the hot seat being questioned about copyright and the law. He did alright tho.

A computer expert has described his astonishment at seeing the BBC’s 24-hour news channel interview supposed taxi driver Guy Goma in the mistaken belief it was him. Guy Kewney – a white, bearded technology expert – was astonished to see himself appear on screen as a black man with an apparent French accent. He was even more shocked to see himself unable to answer basic questions about the legal battle between the Beatles’ Apple Corps and Apple Computer over the use of an apple symbol.
Video: Watch the interview here

Currently 225 comments on the newspaper blog. And counting. Read the transcript, see the video, join the community. Very, very amusing. I suggested they ‘accidentally’ do this sort of thing more often *chortles* I might actually watch the Beeb more then. And we, like, soooo need a new Newservice. Maybe cabbienews.com? Totally user-generated. Everything the cabbie tells you, their predictions, stock tips, footy results, election rants. Because you just know you didn’t listen hard enough the first time when you were trying to sup down a coffee and remember the notes for the first meeting and plan your day while cavorting through the morning traffic. Heh.

By the way, has anyone seen the video Vox Pop where the high woman takes off her clothes? Its hilarious. Intriguing that real real news is making its way onto the ‘net to get around censorship and the edit-room floor, doncha think? Like the adults-only ads from Bridgestone and Mastercard, they raise the companies’ profile and are more easily remembered than the banal and politically correct stuff we get on the telly.

Time for another whinge – listen up Media Watch, and open your forums to proper dialogue! You might actually get some comments then! /end rant

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