Hey! It looks like 2008 is already off to a good start. This is absolutely hilarious:
TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson has lost money after publishing his bank details in his newspaper column. The Top Gear host revealed his account numbers after rubbishing the furore over the loss of 25 million people’s personal details on two computer discs.
He wanted to prove the story was a fuss about nothing. But Clarkson admitted he was “wrong” after discovered a reader had used the details to create a ?500 direct debit to the charity Diabetes UK.
I should probably add that there is no suggestion that Diabetes UK had anything to do with this. I only wish the person who’d done it had donated to anti-speeding cause or Friends of the Earth, but you can’t have everything. In perhaps a telling proof that people will prefer to think via their wallets and not their brains, as for once Clarkson has actually changed his mind about something:
Clarkson now says of the case: “Contrary to what I said at the time, we must go after the idiots who lost the discs and stick cocktail sticks in their eyes until they beg for mercy.”
How refreshing, Jeremy. Now – about this global warming thing…