Thank you for having me (but I think you’ve been had)

I can’t pass the opportunity to tell you to run, don’t just slide your mouse to download or listen to the superb Radio Eye documentary on Campbell McComas. It’s priceless. The man was a genius who died way too young. What are you waiting for? Click the link! The podcast won’t be up for long!

To quote the blurb:
“The brilliant hoaxer Campbell McComas died a few years ago at the peak of his ‘career’ as a bogus after-dinner speaker. Gordon Glenn got access to his assiduously preserved tapes, which record his outrageous pranks on the professional class, and has assembled them together with candid interviews with the hoaxer himself.

Out of a total of about 1,800 totally fabricated personalities, McComas recalls some of the more memorable ‘visiting professors’ and other high achievers he presented to the academic and business groups circuit as genuine experts in various fields. Not everyone got the joke — the feature includes a walk-out by US diplomats upset by a reference to their Americas Cup defeat.


1 Response to “Thank you for having me (but I think you’ve been had)”

  1. 1 Balls and Walnuts - more than you ever wanted to know » Thirteen jobs Trackback on April 4, 2008 at 10:35 am

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