MID-EAST - Quentin Sommerville is a serious reporter doing some very serious and important things in the Middle East. But this holiday season he shared an important lesson for you young, budding journalists out there. If you happen to find yourself next to a massive pile of burning narcotics, whatever you do, don’t inhale.
“Burning behind me is eight and a half tons of heroin, opium, hashish and other narcotics,” is all he could get through before dissolving into some serious giggles in a video he tweeted out on Monday.
It was recorded about four years ago during one of the Middle East correspondent’s many reports from the field. Sommerville tries a few more times to get through the taped segment, but just can’t.
“Quick quick, we just need one more,” he says. Nope. More giggles.
According to the Telegraph, Sommerville sent out the blooper reel to his followers, noting that after “a year of bullets & bloodshed” he was offering the video as an “xmas laugh, at my expense.”
That tweet and the original YouTube video were later deleted. BBC in a statement wanted to make it very clear that the four-year-old footage never made it onto the air.
“The video of Quentin corpsing, which has now been deleted, was posted in the spirit of a blooper,” a BBC spokesman told the Telegraph. “It was filmed four years ago – it hasn’t been seen before and was never broadcast.” To save you a trip to Urban Dictionary, “corpsing” is British slang for when someone gets really high and unintentionally breaks character by laughing uncontrollably.
By Abbey Philip - The Washington Post
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