Goodbye, Derek Draper

Posted by Tim Ireland at 7 May 2009

Category: Flash Music Video, Games and Objects, The Political Weblog Movement, Video

This entry was posted on
Thursday, May 7th, 2009
at
1:36 pm and is filed
under Flash Music Video, Games and Objects, The Political Weblog Movement, Video.

You may recall, before Draper was foolish enough to hand the moral high ground to blog-cheats and smear-merchants Iain Dale and Paul Staines, that he made a show of accepting videos from anonymous members of the public, when he was almost certainly making them himself or getting a cross-eyed, tone-deaf monkey on work experience to do it for him (and examples of this fine work can be seen here and here).

Derek persisted with the line that he would be accepting anonymously-contributed campaign material, and I wasn’t getting through to him with words about how unwise this was, so…

The following video took about an hour to make and was submitted to Draper anonymously on 25 January 2009 (the same day this private test version was uploaded). I suspect that Draper smelled a rat, which is why it wasn’t published, but it had the desired effect regardless; no further ‘anonymous’ animations were produced/accepted/released by LabourList after this video was submitted.

Obviously I planned on revealing my little secret at some stage, and today seems to be the last appropriate day available to us:

Guardian – Derek Draper steps down in wake of No 10 smears scandal
LabourList – Statement from Derek Draper

So… see if you can spot what makes this video special… but (NSFW warning) while the video itself is totally work-safe, you should take my advice and avoid conducting any Easter Egg investigation in a professional* workplace.

LabourList: Goodbye, Derek Draper

(*So if you work for MessageSpace, go for it.)

[Psst! If you would like a hint, the file name I gave my attachment when sending was ‘calm.avi’]








2 Comments

  1. Mark says

    Ah, good old "calm" … been a long time since I saw you my old friend. Just had a quick search on the computer and, yes, there she is, as well as a Photoshopped version I worked on for some unseemly (I'm sure it was seemly at the time ;) ) reason featuring Wil Wheaton and Denise Crosby.

  2. septicisle says

    Ah, Ms Chloe des Lysses and her apparent love for unusual sexual practices. A superb choice.

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