This news report is so unbelievably awesome, it just makes me glad to be alive at such a glorious moment for humanity:
The interpreter who signed Nelson Mandela’s memorial on Thursday for deaf viewers was a fake, according to experts. The man, who signed for a portion of the ceremony including US President Barack Obama’s speech, was simply making up his own signs, the Deaf Federation of South Africa has said…. David Buxton, the CEO of the British Deaf Association, said the unidentified man, who was supposed to be signing in South African, was “waving his hands around but there was no meaning.”
The Glory of Man is his instinct to take the piss out of the powerful and the self-important. About the only thing that would have been funnier would have been a U.S. drone attack accidentally ordered by Obama on the collection of “world leaders”.
That is what a hero looks like. If I were on the Nobel Committee, he’d get my vote.