Today, we’re all Simon McCoy of BBC News.
When Simon went on the air this morning to introduce a story about private drunk tanks, he was holding a big ass thing of paper. Viewers wondered why was he holding a ream of paper. Did have a morning boner and tried to hide it with a ream of paper? Did he have a stain on his jacket and try to cover it up? The BBC answered everyone’s question by releasing a statement about it to Buzzfeed:
“This morning as Simon McCoy was preparing to introduce this story, instead of picking up his tablet to hold as he went to air, he mistakenly picked up a ream of paper that was sitting next to it.
In the rush of live news, he didn’t have an opportunity to swap the items, so simply went with it.”
There’s already a “news wanchor holding things” Tumblr.
But who hasn’t been there? If people still used Foursquare, I’d be the Foursquare mayor of “there.” The other day I mistook a remote control for my home phone and started dialing on it. I was completely sober. Shit, I just realized that I’m typing this blog post out on my dog instead of my laptop. Thinking and using your motor skills at the same time is hard!
With all that being said, why the hell does he need to hold a tablet to introduce a story? Simon holding a big ass thing of paper makes about as much sense as him holding a tablet.