Bless the old BBC...

From taxidriver to IT-expert!

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15/05/2006 at 07:17

Sorry, can't do links, you'll have to cut and paste...
15/05/2006 at 08:56
Yes class. The guy looks completley bemused by it!
15/05/2006 at 09:39
15/05/2006 at 11:29

15/05/2006 at 11:32
If it happened in a sitcom, you'd say "ooh that would never happen in real life"...
Duck Girl    pirate
15/05/2006 at 11:39
ahhh - it's actually quite sweet :)
15/05/2006 at 11:42
trust a taxi driver to offer an opinion on something, even though he knew nothign about it!
15/05/2006 at 11:59
Made me think that TV/Radio experts must usually spout a load of rubbish, if a taxi driver can get away with it
15/05/2006 at 12:06
lol I thought he recovered himself extremely well
15/05/2006 at 14:25
I had a friend who was one year asked to invent an 'equation for the best way to pull a cracker' for a promotion campaign, so he dutfully did in a couple of hours as a bit of fun. He then found it in all the papers as if it has been his lifes work (helped he was 'Dr' - of engineering I must point out) and he was being asked to appear on Richard and Judy and the BBC. He politely declined as he didn't think he'd be able to keep a straight face. He went on though the next christmas to invent the equation for how to win at board games (the company gave him a load of free ones to 'help his research') and once again the papers dutifully published the results.

So the moral is - don't believe every bit of research you see in the paper (I still want to meet the guy who came up wih the equation for the perfect sandwich) or every expert who appears on the telly.
15/05/2006 at 14:34
I saw this on the BBC news review on Saturday morning - the best thing was that he ran off after the interview - so the BBC have no idea what his name is.

His face when he is introduced is just excellent.
15/05/2006 at 14:36
Definitely watching the news tonight for this one!

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