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Old 19 May 2010, 03:33 PM
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Default Happy Birthday, Mukhtar

Happy Birthday, Mukhtar


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgOyT...layer_embedded


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

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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.
http://thenextweb.com/shareables/201...ise-beautiful/

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.
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Old 19 May 2010, 04:02 PM
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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.
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Old 20 May 2010, 04:13 AM
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A guy temporarily named Ted had a far better birthday.

http://improveverywhere.com/2003/09/19/teds-birthday/
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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.
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