Aug 13, 2015 · 1 minute

As the weird old 80’s British chart-topping song would have it:

I've travelled this old world of ours from Barnsley to Peru
I've had sunshine in the arctic and a swim in Tinbuktu
I've seen unicorns in Burma and a Yeti in Nepal
And I've danced with ten foot pygmies in a Montezuma hall
I've met the King of China and a working Yorkshire miner…

...but I’ve never seen a YouTube video as wonderful as the one that landed in my inbox, late last night, from an anonymous tipster.

Regular readers might recall a week or so back I reported that some Uber drivers had figured out how to trick the company’s algorithms into activating surge pricing during periods of normal demand. Although drivers presented the “hack” as a way of sticking it to Uber, I pointed out that the only victim was the poor passenger who has to pay more for a ride.

Well, it seems one driver -- calling himself “TNC My Life” -- has taken exception to my criticism and has responded with an absolutely amazing 30+ minutes of video.

I urge you to watch every second of it, starting with his serious fact-check of Brad Jonas’ cartoon illustration, through his utter bafflement over my use of the word “hacking” and certainly past the point where he first denies that drivers are artificially triggering surge, then confirms it, then denies it again. The whole segment on how Pando -- and me in particular -- need to stop with our relentless praising of Uber is worth the price of admission on its own.

If I hadn’t been able to confirm that this guy really is an Uber driver, and has in fact produced a whole series of videos on how to exploit surge pricing, I’d be convinced I was watching a master comedian at work.

I don't know about you, but I'm definitely ready to start taking Uber again.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWxoaPJdmfY]