If you’d like the backstory on the April Fool’s video making its way around Sun (below)… it goes like this.
My normally trustworthy administrator let me know I had a lunch appointment with my normally trustworthy friend, Ted. So I went to a normally trustworthy restaurant, where the normally trustworthy host walked me to my table – and past a series of video cameras I foolishly didn’t notice. Ted lets me know he’s managed to connect with Dan, a normally trustworthy colleague, who’s put him in touch with a technical expert I might be interested in meeting.
Ted lets me know the guest is flying up from Los Angeles. And that he’s been in an accident that might impair his ability to speak. Pay special attention at minute five, marking the first time I’ve seen anyone make a chicken out of a dinner napkin.
Let me be the first to point out that the video shown was highly edited. The good (and, notwithstanding this prank, normally trustworthy) people who edited the footage exercised appropriate restraint for a global audience unaccustomed to diluvian drooling. How uncomfortable was it at the table? Having watched the unedited version with a Sun colleague before it was posted externally, she remarked, “Look how well your Mother raised you, you didn’t even stare.”
On a far more civil note, Sun’s headquarters were also attacked by a herd of squeaky dolphins yesterday, swimming in formation from right to left… rumor has it they were on their way to meet with a representative of their community who now leads our database business.
Oh, and Bill Macgowan is still at Sun.
I hold him personally responsible for my designation as the real poisson d’avril (dolphins aren’t fish, after all, they’re mammals), and I’ll forever view him with a lingering suspicion… but he’s still here.