|The Tech Impersonator|
On May 8, 2006 - a BBC new show covering the most recent Apple /
Beatles court case introduced a man as Guy Kewney, editor of
Newswireless.net, as a commentator on the case. Little did the
anchor know, the man she was interviewing was actually Guy Goma, a
Business Studies graduate, from the Congo, and he was there in reception
because he was applying for a high level IT job with the BBC - but whom
a rushed staffer plucked from the lobby.
Mr. Goma initially looked shocked upon seeing himself on television but then quickly recovered for what may be one of the all time great bluffs. If not for his heavy accent - I don't think anybody would have figured out he shouldn't have been there.
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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.