(Tantek) any time, (Tantek) anywhere, (Tantek) connected

It's 08:30 pm and we are monday the 2nd of september. France 2, the main national TV channel spends two minutes talking of Amélie Poulain (the film) because the café where most of the scenes took place was sold yesterday. Some neighbours were afraid of seeing a fast-junk-food so-called restaurant replace The Famous Café.

France 2 interviews some customers and unknown tourists, who crossed half of the world to take a photo of The Famous Café.

Wait ! Unknown ? But... No, that's impossible ! This face, this voice, these clothes directly imported from the Matrix, this thin digital camera, these fingers pressing the button on the digital camera (not kidding, that was on TV), THIS RUCKSACK SOOOO MADE FOR HIM !!!!

YES !!! Tantek Çelik made his old dream come true : TANTEK, YOU WERE ON FRENCH NATIONAL TV MONDAY EVENING IN THE MAIN NEWS REPORT !

Tantek saying that he saw the film 3 or four times, that he even has the DVD (legend on TV : "An american tourist", ROTFL), Tantek standing in the bar in front of a japanese tourist, and, could you believe it, even TANTEK TYPING ON HIS LAPTOP (just imagine the face of the other customers:-) ! Hey, was he waiting for the two persons next table to start a W3C-related discussion ?-)

Tantek, you are too good, we cannot fight. I understand now fully why Microsoft still has its browser bugging everyone's machine all around the world. You spend 3 days somewhere and the TV is after you.

But wait, perhaps that's another proof that Microsoft is plotting against the whole world ! That's it, you were not really in Paris for the CSS WG meeting, he ? You were here to buy our national TV !!!!

Damn.

Come on, Tantek, you should relocate from the US to Paris for 2 or 3 years. We could launch together a browser company, or even a company making money, depending on the mood of the day, make a tourist guide of the best expressos in town, or, why not, find all the parisian bars and restaurants used in all french movies.

After such a quest, and an appearance on national TV per bar/restaurant, you would become the most famous person in France : "hey, look Dad, that's the same american tourist again !".

For you that's a new career, a starting point, the certainty of a tremendous success, and in other words : GLORY AND FAME ! Promise me to seriously think about it and let me regret I did not have a tape in my video-recorder.