Tom Scott is a British geek comedian, programmer, and a presenter of Gadget Geeks on Sky One.
In 2004, Scott produced a website parodying the British government's emergency response procedures and included a section explaining what to do in case of a zombie apocalypse. The GICS Operations Web Team responded by demanding the site be taken down.
Other web-related humour Scott has created include "Evil", a web app that reveals the phone numbers of Facebook users, "Tweleted" which allows you to see posts deleted from Twitter, and "What's Osama bin Watchin?", which mashes together an image of Osama bin Laden with Internet meme videos from YouTube like the song Friday. In 2012, Scott released 'Klouchebag', a satire of the social media rankings site Klout.
Scott was the UK organiser of International Talk Like A Pirate Day, and successfully ran as "Mad Cap'n Tom" for student union president at the University of York.
In 2010, following his involvement in pirate-related humour, Scott ran for Parliament again as "Mad Cap'n Tom" in the Cities of London and Westminster constituency as a joke candidate promising to scrap taxes on rum, have schools offer courses in "swordsmanship and gunnery", and putting a 50% tax on downloads of Cheryl Cole MP3s. He described his chances of winning in the safe Conservative seat of Westminster as "[s]omewhere 'twixt a snowball's chance in hell an' zero." He received 84 votes, 0.2% of the total.
Also in 2010, Scott captained The Hitchhikers in season 3 of BBC4's Only Connect. They reached the semi-finals, but were knocked out by The Strategists.