When private and public meet

I had a funny experience today.  The upcoming YouTube gathering coincides with the Melbourne World AIDS Day Concert hosted by the Burnet Institute.  Both events will be at Federation Square on November 1st.  Given the global nature of YouTube and the global nature of World AIDS Day seem like a perfect fit, I’m working with the people at the Burnet Institute to do some cross-promotion with YouTube.

At a big meeting today it was my job to explain to the various attendees what the As One YouTube gathering actually was.  When I described the promotion that had been happening on YouTube, the guy next to me said “Yeah I saw a video about that done by AngryAussie.”

The fact that he referred to me in the third person while I was sitting right next to him threw me for a moment.  Then I realised.  He had no idea I was AngryAussie.  When I explained that I was AngryAussie his reaction was amusing to say the least.

About a dozen expressions flickered across his face.  What?  What are you talking about?  You’re crazy.  Oh, wait a minute.  Yeah, maybe.  No, but… Do I look like a dork for not recognising him?

It’s nice to know that my “disguise” actually works.  Apparently I come across differently when I’m not wearing a mask and ranting.  Who knew?

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6 responses to “When private and public meet

  1. But now there’s a whole load of people who know who you are!

    I hope you took names and addresses so you can kill them later to protect your identity.

  2. I had my coworkers talking about one of my articles that made slashdot at lunch one day.

    Very strange experience.

  3. I’m sure you’ve just helped Lois Lane feel validated for her inability to recognize that Clark Kent was Superman, in spite of him having one of the most superficial disguises in superhero history… LOL

  4. Matt from the water place

    Hey, not too differently, we just didn’t know you did this til you had gone.

  5. I need to get a masked identity to blog with reckless abandon in the spirit of “Angry Aussie.” Maybe hollow out an old monitor and put it on my head with a dark film over the screen opening.

    But I imagine your experience was quite interesting.

  6. That must have been weird Mr A.

    One thing, you say in your article that the events are on November 1st…surely you mean December 1st.

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