The high point of the 21st Century

God forgive me, but this is just too good.

Man who provided sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela's memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was simply "making childish hand gestures" for hours

(Via Vox Popoli)

Here's the interpreter, who shall henceforth be known as King Troll and given a beachfront condo in the location of his choosing and $250,000 annual stipend for the rest of his life, at another august occasion (also from Vox):

Wait, there's more:

In all seriousness, Mandela apparently kept the lid on things when South Africa could have become Zimbabwe, not that that's a very high bar. We'll see how things turn out.


Anonymous said…

The best revisionist appraisal of the Mandela legacy I've yet seen.