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TV-news editor jamming

only give interviews with a clock near your face
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Next time when you are being interviewed for a television news segment, insist to do it in front of a clock on the wall.

It will be fun for the viewers to see the hands of the clock go spinning wild when the editors cut up your words to make you say what you never said. A sort of brechtian television.

Do not hang a clock around your neck like rappers used to do in music videos. It will be out of the frame during an interview.

rrr, Aug 01 2006

Binary Clock http://www.thinkgee...office/lights/59e0/
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Saw this guy on Mtv last night, this rapper mother-scratcher's gimmic is to always wear a clock round his neck, permanent dawg! [theleopard, May 22 2007]


       + A tangent though: this seems like a good reason for those frequently interviewed to learn sign language.
Zimmy, Aug 02 2006

       hmmmm, now if I wore a watch.   

       do you need an alibi, rrr?
po, Aug 02 2006

       It would be really cool if you had some sort of infrared clock that was mounted inside of your shirt or a hat that could not be detected without special equipment. And then when the interview was finally aired on television you can "decode" the invisable clock.
Jscotty, Aug 02 2006

       My take on this would be to have a clock that has hands fading in and out at random, but shortish, periods, so that every interview looks as if it has been savagely edited whether or not that is, in fact, the case.
DrBob, Aug 02 2006

       just change ties every 5 minutes.   

       "hey, wasnt he wearing a blue tie a second ago?"
bleh, Aug 02 2006

       Professional senior politicians are trained to answer questions like this:   

       "My answer needs to be inevitably threefold:   

       Firstly, I always start an answer in this way to make sure my main point will not be cut out, while implying there will be more.   

       Secondly, whatever I say next can hardly be cut out although I have to hint to my last point in some way.   

       Thirdly, the last part of this construction risks to be cut out or survive as the soundbite.   

       Thank you, that will be all for today." <wink> <waves>
rrr, Aug 04 2006

       Or in John Kerry's case, "My answer will be twenty-fold..."
pigtails_and_ponies, Aug 04 2006

       While an IR clock would either show up in the cameraman's viewfinder, or not show up at all, you could use an art clock as a stealth timekeeper; ie one that has a non-standard display, like the binary clock. [link]   

       Just looks like some abstract nerd art to the uninformed, but provides a verifiable time signature. Get one that takes its time from the broadcast national time signal and it should be good in a court of law.
BunsenHoneydew, Aug 05 2006

       A slow but steady rotation of your head from left to right or back and forth while slightly raising it up or down will serve the same purpose.
James Newton, Aug 07 2006

       // steady rotation of your head ... // or you could pat your head and rub your belly while answering.
jenifemeral, Jul 11 2007


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