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December 16, 2011
Cameo in a Rock Video
At the 1:46 mark, you'll see my first cameo appearance in a transvestite-themed rock video.
Posted on December 16, 2011 at 1:28 PM
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I got stuck at this line:
"my first cameo appearance in a transvestite-themed rock video."
I was like, "Really, Bruce?" Interesting direction to go with your celebrity image. ;)
I suppose this is part of your publisher's media blitz to this to promote "Liars and Outliers"...
That would be on the "Outliers" side of things, yes?
Now, when you say "first cameo"...
Not a bad song; all the old hardware and the ROT13 hex flashed on the screen were nice touches...
It was a *scientific* transvestite-themed rock video. Didn't you hear them say "Higgs Field Generator"?
Geeesh...this is high class!
And...now when you google Security *or* Transvestite, Bruce will be at the top of the list!
Is that Marcus at 2:02 ? Damn. Point, counterpoint!
I wanted to not like it... did you do this during your "experimental" days? LOL
It may be repeating the obvious, but it's gotta be said - You rock, Bruce!
Hmm how to a dress the idea, I guess people will say "what ever Rocks your boat", and such like. Mind you it is the ime of year to fill your stockings.
I could say I'm lost for words, but I won't the number of other awful puns I can thing of is quite large, but I'll let others have their chance :-)
um, what, i don't even know where to, huh?
Bruce, great work! Fantastic to have a laugh and realise that we sometimes forget to stop and just do fun things (Hater's gonna hate regardless). Lots of recognisable faces, this was thought out...
What an outstanding collection of ancient personal computers. TRS-80, Commodore, Apple //c... nice.
Well I certainly hope it's not your *last* cameo
... in a transvestite themed rock video...
I mean really, it's like peanuts, you can't do just one.
That kind of reminds me when I did transvestite lap dance (complete with red feather boa) for our company's president on his 40th b'day! :-) There are still photos out there for anyone who wants to do some inappropriate "fund raising" - bear in mind that his wife was also present at the occasion! :-)
So, who ARE those people in the MacIntosh boxes? They all look like scientists.
wow... not one person has made a comment about the most obvious piece of this video...
Anton is great :)
And here I thought people around here picked up on the slightest anything. haha
Okay, I can handle this. As long as Bruce doesn't start writing for "Frock."
Those little boxes with the heads in them really make me nervous. The next step is "Hollywood Squares." I'm terrified.
Apple IIc controlling a Higgs Field Generator! FTW!
It's a little more than accidental that so many notable folks were caught up in this -- there's gotta be something behind it all.
Ok, I was going to make a wise ass remark about the video being proof that computer security was way too lax if Schneier appeared in drag. However, when the video crashed Vista at about the 2:50 mark, I was impressed. By crash, I mean I didn't even get a BSOD (Blue screen of death) which originally was the black screen of death. Both of those leave a core dump showing. I got a black screen, nada, nothing. Apparently, my computer could not take a bald Schneier in drag. At least Vista got security right on something.
Mazel Tov, Bruce.
Did anyone notice the big, stuffed, FreeBSD Daemon?
Aww. My worlds just collided! The MB guys are friends of mine, and another friend made the clip (what can I say, Sydney is a small place) - and I've been a mad Schneier fan for a decade or so.
Mr Schneier - well played, sir.
Flashback to the 80's! Somewhere between Bruce and Jeff Minter a scissors could be activated. And I don't mean cutting the filmclip.
I recognize a few of the folks (in the pop-up videos) including Marcus Ranum.
MAN, that was nasty!! dear lord that screwed up my 10 minutes... dear lord! That was BUTT fugly!!!
I thought your first cameo was that M&M commercial you did.
Bruce, I hope this isn't a sign that you are having difficulties writing your next book.
I am still at a loss trying to find any connection between cross-dressing and security, except that most women feel less secure with cross-dressing men at some level. (It's like a wolf putting on sheep clothing.)
Unique and cool - a member of the band lists the cast, both people and computers, here: http://rileyperry.blogspot.com/2011/11/...
The computer list seems incomplete, I'm sure I saw sol old-iron from Digital and IBM in there also ...
Nick P ""Really, Bruce?" Interesting direction to go with your celebrity image. ;)"
He's got the legs for it.
At the late night,
Bruce, you rock.
It's times like these I really regret reading this blog from a mobile device. The comments have convinced me even more that I need to see this video.
@clive, nice christmas tie-in.
I was stunned at first.
Bruce, I just can't picture you in Rocky Horror Picture show...Did you used to sing/play along with movie? Your age is about right.
Bruce as Tim Curry???Remakes happen, hollywood ran out of original ideas years ago.
lol, let's link appropriately the 1:46 mark, though :)
:P (think of yous on monday lol)
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