Tuesday, December 23, 2014

BBC Reporter Accidentally Gets High On His Story

Here's a tip:  If you are reporting on location in Afghanistan, about drug seizures and subsequent drug destruction by fire, you should probably stay a good ways away from the burning drugs and their smoke.  Especially if that is the preferred way that people who use said drugs consume them.

Or don't.  Just stand right the fuck by them as they burn.  So that you ensure your serious BBC report turns into a giggling, high as fuck newscast of the year.  Because homie, you just got your reporting ass high as balls.

That is exactly what BBC's Quentin Sommerville, who has no understanding of drugs, did when he accidentally stood in front of and subsequently smoked the pile of burning heroin, opium, and hashish he was supposed to be reporting on.

Sommerville was reporting from Afghanistan when he started inhaling the news story, eventually collapsing into a fit of giggles each time he tried to film an intro.

Sommerville was a good sport about the whole debacle.  He reportedly posted the outtakes on Twitter Monday, telling his followers, "You've earned a xmas laugh, at my expense." He ultimately deleted the tweet, possibly due to copyright issues.

A spokesman for the BBC told the Telegraph:

 "The video of Quentin corpsing, which has now been deleted, was posted in the spirit of a blooper. It was filmed four years ago - it hasn't been seen before and was never broadcast."

But the internet, she never forgets, especially when reporters collapse giggling in front of 8.5 tons of burning narcotics and the video was quickly mirrored on YouTube. And thank god for tha-hahahahhhahahhahaha.

Check it out:

You got high at work dude.  On camera.  And didn't even get in trouble.  The BBC is obviously the cool news.

Next time though, maybe don't smoke your story.

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