Monday, May 22, 2006

My New Hero

This guy is my new hero. In case you're wondering whey my new hero is a nigerian cab driver, I'll explain. He goes to the BBC for a job interview and they mistake him for one of the world's top authorities on internet piracy. Rather than correct them, he plays along. The look on his face when he realizes that he is on TV is priceless.



Plane Ticket from Nigeria $1450

Taxi Cab Licence (note cool british spelling) $500

New Clothes for Job Interview $70

Being on International Televesion and telling everyone back home that you made The BBC look like the morons they are: PRICELESS

12 comments:

Di said...

He was actually an accountant, not a taxi driver... But either way, BBC sure looks foolish! :)

Heather said...

I would have hired him on the spot just for having Massive Balls.

Dennis! said...

This is hilarious. Did they ever run some kind of retraction or anything? That's just too freakin funny.

Gui said...

This is soooo funny. It just tells me two things:

1) TV people don't know much

2) Anyone can come to TV, say a bunch of rubish, and come out as an expert - even more true on new technology stuff!

BBC did acknowledge the fiasco.

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=1962658

HomeImprovementNinja said...

di, it says he a cabbie (although from the Congo, not Nigeria). The "oh sh1t" look on his face is awesome.

heather, yeah he did a pretty good adlib on the future of the music industry.

dennis, they had to. It was all over the news, they had no place to hide.

gui, it would've been bad enough if he had duped them. But he thought he was there for a job interview, they just usherred him into the chair, turned the camera on and started asking questions. Doesn't anyone do pre-interviews anymore?

El Guapo in DC said...

So classic. I love this so much.

The Blonde Menace said...

This is brilliant

troop694 said...

i work on capitol hill focusing on judiciary issues...you have no idea how much I and my (intellectual property nerd) friends enjoyed this. i adore you and your humor.

HomeImprovementNinja said...

guapo: hope you're feeling better.

the menacing blondie: this is why truth is better than fiction. You can't make that stuff up.

thanks troop. I adore me too, but I try not to do it too often or I'll go blind and grow hair on my palms.

Jocelyn said...

LOL thank you for this

Matt said...

He appears to be either completely shellshocked, or he thought this was part of his job interview, or a combo of both. I highly doubt he had the composure in that split second to decide that he was going to deliberately jfool the BBC, the very company he was trying to get a job with. Anyway, it's a hilarious clip, and he does think quickly on his feet. I'd hire him as chief comedy strategist.

Matt said...

He appears to be either completely shellshocked, or he thought this was part of his job interview, or a combo of both. I highly doubt he had the composure in that split second to decide that he was going to deliberately fool the BBC, the very company he was trying to get a job with. Anyway, it's a hilarious clip, and he does think quickly on his feet. I'd hire him as chief comedy strategist.