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Monday, May 15, 2006

Posing As An Impostor

This is pretty funny. So much for research. Hats off to the guy for trying to blag it. There may be a video of this I can link to when I get home, I'm avoiding doing work at the moment.

What's interesting is that now, according to another report [1], other TV shows want to interview him about being interviewed for a TV show he shouldn't have been on. Are you still happy about wasting your life watching this stuff ? There's only one logical conclusion. Someone else should pretend to be him for subsequent interviews. It's the old Philip K Dick "posing as an impostor". A character in one of his novels talked about a guy who had pretended to be policitians, the pope, etc. all over the world, and now went on talk shows off the back of it. How much easier, the character reasoned, to just pretend that you had done these things. To pose as an impostor. Awesome.

[1] I usually link all my news stories to the BBC website. Guess what ? There's no reference to this story on BBC News. Can't have happened then.

Update : Here's the video. Thanks to Rupert for the link.


Blogger Rupert said... is the video

5:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The BBC now covers it - including video :

7:05 PM  
Blogger Andy_Ward said...

Probably because they wanted to clarify that he wasn't a cab driver :-)

In fact the explanation that he was there for an interview kind of fits how he was trying to answer the questions as best he could. Although it doesn't explain why he said "Yes" when asked "are you Guy Kewney" !


10:41 PM  

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