Editors Note:


EDITOR'S NOTE: Fresh off a three year managerial stint, your friendly neighborhood lenslinger is back on the street and under heavy deadline. As the numbing effects of his self-imposed containment wear off, vexing reflections and pithy epistles are sure to follow...

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Heckuvajob, Dandy...


Proving we're not all surly loners, Canadian cameraman Bert Dandy recently warned a group of first responders about a speeding fugitive headed their way. Once his station got hold of the tape they made great hay of it of course, but the resulting footage does serve as a kind of public service spot: If a dude with a TV news camera is urgently trying to get your attention, give him a listen. He's either trying to save your life, quiz you on an odd topic or bum a light. Either way, you're the hero. It all reminds me of the time I stopped a local traffic cop from blindly stepping in front of a speeding bus. It was the least I could do, as I was the one who distracted him talk of wireless microphones and fleeting stardom. Powerful thing, fame...

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