Every so often, some gregarious soul films and subsequently publishes his or her latest high jinks on YouTube. Not to say that comedy gags and high jinks have arrived with the digital age. No, that would be a lie. Pranks have been and always will be an essential part of our daily lives. The internet, in particular sites like YouTube, just provides the pranksters with a larger audience. In the case of this unfortunate firefighter, the audience was his boss. And the BBC, and the general public. Let's hope his shenanigans don't amount to anything. Anyone brave enough to stomach a few rotations on the hot cycle clearly deserves to be part of our brave force of fire fighters!