Go Back > Urban Legends > Fauxtography

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 19 May 2010, 04:33 PM
Ryda Wong, EBfCo. Ryda Wong, EBfCo. is offline
Join Date: 14 December 2005
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 24,025
Default Happy Birthday, Mukhtar

Happy Birthday, Mukhtar

This site claims that the video is real, in that it is a staged surprise thing to celebrate the drivers b-day.

For those who might consider it a fake, Id think twice, its actually a well planned event by Arriva (a European bus company). Theyve done a number of these style events to make a better work enviroment for their bus drivers in Copenhagen.

Somehow, I really doubt it. Perhaps that's just because a) the video is so crisp and b) I can't imagine a company going through that much trouble.
Reply With Quote
Old 19 May 2010, 05:02 PM
Richard W's Avatar
Richard W Richard W is offline
Join Date: 19 February 2000
Location: High Wycombe, UK
Posts: 26,408

It's not just a birthday celebration - it's also an advert, demonstrating how lovely and caring the bus company is, hence the logo at the end. So the hidden camera parts will be done to a professional standard, and a lot of the filler shots and context would have been filmed separately and edited together. They're not spending all the money and taking all the trouble just to give the driver a nice day.

I don't see why the central part with the driver's reaction shots couldn't have happened more or less as it appears, though.
Reply With Quote
Old 20 May 2010, 05:13 AM
Mr. Billion's Avatar
Mr. Billion Mr. Billion is offline
Join Date: 09 July 2005
Location: Kansas
Posts: 3,426

A guy temporarily named Ted had a far better birthday.
Reply With Quote
Old 20 May 2010, 08:40 AM
Floater's Avatar
Floater Floater is offline
Join Date: 24 February 2000
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Posts: 6,849

The Danish society is quite racist so I can very well imagine that the bus company staged this to show that they don't agree with it.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dec. 20 most common birthday? snopes Trivia 40 14 July 2010 01:54 AM
Scream at your birthday cake snopes Old Wives' Tales 25 30 October 2008 02:02 AM
Birthday Cards with Secret Codes snopes Glurge Gallery 0 01 February 2008 06:46 AM
Refugees in U.S. use Jan. 1 as birthday snopes Trivia 6 05 January 2007 11:54 AM

All times are GMT. The time now is 09:15 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.