Nick P December 16, 2011 1:36 PM

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. 😉

yeliaB December 16, 2011 2:18 PM

Not a bad song; all the old hardware and the ROT13 hex flashed on the screen were nice touches…

Randy December 16, 2011 2:18 PM

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!


Clive Robinson December 16, 2011 2:26 PM

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 🙂

Jolyon December 16, 2011 2:38 PM

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…

Adam December 16, 2011 2:59 PM

What an outstanding collection of ancient personal computers. TRS-80, Commodore, Apple //c… nice.

lazlo December 16, 2011 3:49 PM

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.

Spaceman Spiff December 16, 2011 3:50 PM

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! 🙂

JT December 16, 2011 7:47 PM

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

Stuke December 16, 2011 11:32 PM

Those little boxes with the heads in them really make me nervous. The next step is “Hollywood Squares.” I’m terrified.

Plugh December 17, 2011 12:22 AM

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.

Al Lowenstein December 17, 2011 12:28 AM

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.


MsVyv December 17, 2011 6:09 AM

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.

NowThat'sWhatICallMusic#4 December 17, 2011 7:13 AM

Flashback to the 80’s! Somewhere between Bruce and Jeff Minter a scissors could be activated. And I don’t mean cutting the filmclip.

Lisa December 17, 2011 10:11 PM

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.)

yt December 19, 2011 2:30 AM

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.

jacob December 19, 2011 1:35 PM

@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.

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