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2013-12-10 05:23:38 AM
Finally some closure.
 
2013-12-10 05:24:47 AM
Whar Bono whar
 
2013-12-10 05:28:59 AM
Goddammit, people are singing at a funeral, and you can't SHUT THE FARK UP FOR FIVE FARKING SECONDS?!?!

:: Looks for BBC Coverage. ::
 
2013-12-10 05:29:13 AM
I have the strangest Bono.
images.christianpost.com
 
2013-12-10 05:31:29 AM
When they said there were 90 heads of state all in one location, all I could think of was the premise of a Leslie Nielsen movie.
 
2013-12-10 05:33:53 AM
I have to ask: WHY is there live coverage from a funeral?

Not that I belive in anything of that floaty spirit thingy, but if a funeral is about showing respect and supporting the family, then having the event hored out through television/live streaming seems to defeat the purpose.

Are people so shallow they need to look at a depiction of a casket in order to feel sorry for someone or to remember them?

/Rant off
 
2013-12-10 05:37:34 AM
So did the WBC show?
/doubting it.
 
2013-12-10 05:39:28 AM

swingerofbirches: When they said there were 90 heads of state all in one location, all I could think of was the premise of a Leslie Nielsen movie.


i was thinking more Pinky and The Brain.
 
2013-12-10 05:39:36 AM

Public Savant: I have to ask: WHY is there live coverage from a funeral?

Not that I belive in anything of that floaty spirit thingy, but if a funeral is about showing respect and supporting the family, then having the event hored out through television/live streaming seems to defeat the purpose.

Are people so shallow they need to look at a depiction of a casket in order to feel sorry for someone or to remember them?

/Rant off



It's a memorial. You don't do funerals in football stadiums. That would be weird.
 
2013-12-10 05:40:48 AM

GungFu: It's a memorial. You don't do funerals in football stadiums. That would be weird.


Fair enough, I suppose.
 
2013-12-10 05:42:23 AM

Public Savant: I have to ask: WHY is there live coverage from a funeral?

Not that I belive in anything of that floaty spirit thingy, but if a funeral is about showing respect and supporting the family, then having the event hored out through television/live streaming seems to defeat the purpose.

Are people so shallow they need to look at a depiction of a casket in order to feel sorry for someone or to remember them?

/Rant off


You don't have a public ceremony if you don't want publicity.

/I remember watching Nixon's funeral on PBS.
 
2013-12-10 05:43:35 AM
So did all the oh so courageous folk who so courageously called out Drew during the absolutely glorious Al Sharpton thread actually ragequit Fark like they promised they would? Or were they full of shiat as expected?
 
2013-12-10 05:45:04 AM
well....bye
 
2013-12-10 05:53:24 AM

Public Savant: GungFu: It's a memorial. You don't do funerals in football stadiums. That would be weird.

Fair enough, I suppose.


So are you saying Jimmy Hoffa isn't really bur... oh nevermind.
 
2013-12-10 05:58:48 AM
Nelson Mandela:  Convicted terrorist and Communist sympathiser.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_Mandela

Sure throw a party that he's dead but always remember: he liked to blow people up and incite others to do similarly, he was in prison for a very good reason.
 
2013-12-10 06:04:10 AM

Vaneshi: Nelson Mandela:  Convicted terrorist and Communist sympathiser.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_Mandela

Sure throw a party that he's dead but always remember: he liked to blow people up and incite others to do similarly, he was in prison for a very good reason.


WTF? He's black as well?!

I bet he raped some whiteys as well, the bastard.
 
2013-12-10 06:04:15 AM
People, let's try to be respectful. Please refrain from inflammatory remarks, and for the love of God, don't make any jokes about Al Sharpton.
 
2013-12-10 06:11:20 AM

Nabb1: People, let's try to be respectful. Please refrain from inflammatory remarks, and for the love of God, don't make any jokes about Al Sharpton.


Well, he WAS the Al Sharpton of Nellie Mandelas.

static.giantbomb.com
/oblig
 
2013-12-10 06:13:07 AM

Vaneshi: Nelson Mandela:  Convicted terrorist and Communist sympathiser.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_Mandela

Sure throw a party that he's dead but always remember: he liked to blow people up and incite others to do similarly, he was in prison for a very good reason.


Somewhere there's a village missing it's idiot, yes I bit and I should know better.
 
2013-12-10 06:13:47 AM

GungFu: Public Savant: I have to ask: WHY is there live coverage from a funeral?

Not that I belive in anything of that floaty spirit thingy, but if a funeral is about showing respect and supporting the family, then having the event hored out through television/live streaming seems to defeat the purpose.

Are people so shallow they need to look at a depiction of a casket in order to feel sorry for someone or to remember them?

/Rant off


It's a memorial. You don't do funerals in football stadiums. That would be weird.


The body is there, as I understand it.

In South Africa, funerals are apparently usually reasonably cheerful affairs. As for why there's a live feed, there are going to be addresses by major world figures (they already did Ban Ki-Moon, he was about as engaging as a typical potted plant) honoring Mandela. It's a public event, not just private mourning.
 
2013-12-10 06:14:47 AM

Public Savant: I have to ask: WHY is there live coverage from a funeral?

Not that I belive in anything of that floaty spirit thingy, but if a funeral is about showing respect and supporting the family, then having the event hored out through television/live streaming seems to defeat the purpose.

Are people so shallow they need to look at a depiction of a casket in order to feel sorry for someone or to remember them?

/Rant off


It's about showing respect to the deceased, not the family. Enough people respected him for television ratings.

/Woke up in a 'show some love' mood.
//damn hip hop
 
2013-12-10 06:16:46 AM

dbirchall: Public Savant: GungFu: It's a memorial. You don't do funerals in football stadiums. That would be weird.

Fair enough, I suppose.

So are you saying Jimmy Hoffa isn't really bur... oh nevermind.


Consider yourself damned, and my tiny fist shaken.
 
2013-12-10 06:17:05 AM
Nice to see Robert "Total Dickhead" Mugabe there. He's a real gem.

I noticed the "roll call" of some of the other tinpot tossbags was equally impressive.
 
2013-12-10 06:18:14 AM

paulseta: Nice to see Robert "Total Dickhead" Mugabe there. He's a real gem.

I noticed the "roll call" of some of the other tinpot tossbags was equally impressive.


Yeah, but he got booed. I think. Some people seem to be reporting it as a cheer, but it sounded like a boo to my ear.
 
2013-12-10 06:24:50 AM

cptjeff: paulseta: Nice to see Robert "Total Dickhead" Mugabe there. He's a real gem.

I noticed the "roll call" of some of the other tinpot tossbags was equally impressive.

Yeah, but he got booed. I think. Some people seem to be reporting it as a cheer, but it sounded like a boo to my ear.


Found it hard to tell on the broadcast I am watching, but I would certainly hope it was a boo.
 
2013-12-10 06:26:11 AM

Vaneshi: Nelson Mandela:  Convicted terrorist and Communist sympathiser.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_Mandela

Sure throw a party that he's dead but always remember: he liked to blow people up and incite others to do similarly


So did George Washington.
 
2013-12-10 06:27:02 AM

cptjeff: paulseta: Nice to see Robert "Total Dickhead" Mugabe there. He's a real gem.

I noticed the "roll call" of some of the other tinpot tossbags was equally impressive.

Yeah, but he got booed. I think. Some people seem to be reporting it as a cheer, but it sounded like a boo to my ear.


The were shouting "Mooooo-gabe."
 
2013-12-10 06:27:39 AM
Obama holding his own umbrella. Cue Republican outrage.
 
2013-12-10 06:27:56 AM

Vaneshi: Nelson Mandela:  Convicted terrorist and Communist sympathiser.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_Mandela

Sure throw a party that he's dead but always remember: he liked to blow people up and incite others to do similarly, he was in prison for a very good reason.


His ex-wife Winnie was a real sweetheart too.
 
2013-12-10 06:30:15 AM

AndyChrist_AUS: Somewhere there's a village missing it's idiot, yes I bit and I should know better.


Lots of idiots in fact, idiots who are only too happy to handwave away the fact he liked blowing people up, incited others to do similarly and in actually would of been convicted under any number of anti-terror legislation if it had of existed then. I guess you Americans like your funerals for convicted terrorists or something, Mandela was not a peaceful protester against Apartheid

If you're going to remember someone who's passed you shouldn't cherry pick which bits of their life you want to remember, you take all of it.  Even the bits you'd rather they didn't do.
 
2013-12-10 06:33:03 AM

Vaneshi: AndyChrist_AUS: Somewhere there's a village missing it's idiot, yes I bit and I should know better.

Lots of idiots in fact, idiots who are only too happy to handwave away the fact he liked blowing people up, incited others to do similarly and in actually would of been convicted under any number of anti-terror legislation if it had of existed then. I guess you Americans like your funerals for convicted terrorists or something, Mandela was not a peaceful protester against Apartheid

If you're going to remember someone who's passed you shouldn't cherry pick which bits of their life you want to remember, you take all of it.  Even the bits you'd rather they didn't do.


The British called George Washington a terrorist. One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter, after all, and a violent revolution was entirely appropriate in South Africa. What makes Mandela great is the reconciliation he led afterward.
 
2013-12-10 06:34:34 AM

Rigger1955: His ex-wife Winnie was a real sweetheart too.


If Winnie had got any power the whole of South Africa would resemble Zimbabwe right about now.
 
2013-12-10 06:34:42 AM
nimg.sulekha.com

Needs more vuvuzelas.
 
2013-12-10 06:36:43 AM
The logistics on this are a nightmare. You couldn't understand some of the speakers, the crowd was rowdy, there is feedback on the mic, half the stadium is empty. But they sure are going wild for Obama though.
 
2013-12-10 06:36:49 AM
"...willingness to step down from power after only one term..."

Hint hint, Mugabe.
 
2013-12-10 06:37:39 AM

crazydave023: half the stadium is empty.


It's pouring rain. You'll notice the sheltered parts of the stadium are quite full.
 
2013-12-10 06:38:21 AM

Vaneshi: AndyChrist_AUS: Somewhere there's a village missing it's idiot, yes I bit and I should know better.

Lots of idiots in fact, idiots who are only too happy to handwave away the fact he liked blowing people up, incited others to do similarly and in actually would of been convicted under any number of anti-terror legislation if it had of existed then. I guess you Americans like your funerals for convicted terrorists or something, Mandela was not a peaceful protester against Apartheid

If you're going to remember someone who's passed you shouldn't cherry pick which bits of their life you want to remember, you take all of it.  Even the bits you'd rather they didn't do.


Did the _AUS bit in my name confuse you? Not an American, but would proudly declare myself to be, if it's against idiots like you. Ich bin ein Austrian, you dumb Fark
 
2013-12-10 06:39:08 AM
www.voluntaryarts.org
 
2013-12-10 06:39:34 AM
www.uwgb.edu

/ RIP
 
2013-12-10 06:40:17 AM
Cry on Command, you stupid idiots. The Media demands it!

Louder. LOUDER!!

cdn.theatlantic.com
 
2013-12-10 06:41:27 AM

Nabb1: People, let's try to be respectful. Please refrain from inflammatory remarks, and for the love of God, don't make any jokes about Al Sharpton.


Good luck trying to say that when Fred Phelps or Ron Paul keels over.
 
2013-12-10 06:42:30 AM

robohobo: So did all the oh so courageous folk who so courageously called out Drew during the absolutely glorious Al Sharpton thread actually ragequit Fark like they promised they would? Or were they full of shiat as expected?


Link to thread?


I just woke up and turned this on.   My first impressions:

Is anyone there actually listening?  This is like a comedian opening for a rock band - just get the words out, just get through it.
What's with all the empty seats in the lower level?
 
2013-12-10 06:44:29 AM

Earguy: What's with all the empty seats in the lower level?


It's pouring rain, and they aren't covered. The upper decks are.
 
2013-12-10 06:44:47 AM

cptjeff: The British called George Washington a terrorist. One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter, after all, and a violent revolution was entirely appropriate in South Africa. What makes Mandela great is the reconciliation he led afterward.


Indeed George Washington was (I am British) and honestly, if you're going to remember Washington you have to remember he was a leader in quite a bloody affair.  It may not distract from what he accomplished but it is a historical fact and should be both taught and remembered when considering the man as a whole.

I want to see nothing more or in fact less done for Nelson Mandela. His activities with the ANC ultimately led to him spending much of his life in prison.  It is what he learnt and began to understand during that period of time that led to the reconciliation.
 
2013-12-10 06:48:11 AM

Earguy: robohobo: So did all the oh so courageous folk who so courageously called out Drew during the absolutely glorious Al Sharpton thread actually ragequit Fark like they promised they would? Or were they full of shiat as expected?

Link to thread?


I just woke up and turned this on.   My first impressions:

Is anyone there actually listening?  This is like a comedian opening for a rock band - just get the words out, just get through it.
What's with all the empty seats in the lower level?


http://www.fark.com/comments/8047608/Al-Sharptons-polar-opposite-dea d- at-age-95

it was a thing of absolute beauty. I would really suggest at least skimming through the entirely, Much butthurt. So righteous indignation. Very moral superiority. Wow.
 
2013-12-10 06:48:47 AM
This headline is racist. Shame on you, Fark.
 
2013-12-10 06:48:57 AM

AndyChrist_AUS: Ich bin ein Austrian, you dumb Fark


Vielleicht, wenn Sie wissen würden, welches Land Sie darin waren, würde wirklich helfen...   Dumb farking American.
 
2013-12-10 06:50:35 AM

Vaneshi: cptjeff: The British called George Washington a terrorist. One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter, after all, and a violent revolution was entirely appropriate in South Africa. What makes Mandela great is the reconciliation he led afterward.

Indeed George Washington was (I am British) and honestly, if you're going to remember Washington you have to remember he was a leader in quite a bloody affair.  It may not distract from what he accomplished but it is a historical fact and should be both taught and remembered when considering the man as a whole.

I want to see nothing more or in fact less done for Nelson Mandela. His activities with the ANC ultimately led to him spending much of his life in prison.  It is what he learnt and began to understand during that period of time that led to the reconciliation.



You have colonial master syndrome, missy. You're its biatch.
 
2013-12-10 06:50:43 AM
Aaaaaaah the thought to conservatives all across America waking up and turning on the news only to find Obama eulogizing Mandela. Expect the requisite derpstorm later.


i219.photobucket.com
 
2013-12-10 06:51:05 AM

Vaneshi: cptjeff: The British called George Washington a terrorist. One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter, after all, and a violent revolution was entirely appropriate in South Africa. What makes Mandela great is the reconciliation he led afterward.

Indeed George Washington was (I am British) and honestly, if you're going to remember Washington you have to remember he was a leader in quite a bloody affair.  It may not distract from what he accomplished but it is a historical fact and should be both taught and remembered when considering the man as a whole.

I want to see nothing more or in fact less done for Nelson Mandela. His activities with the ANC ultimately led to him spending much of his life in prison.  It is what he learnt and began to understand during that period of time that led to the reconciliation.


And in both cases, if the British hadn't been jackasses, bloodshed wouldn't have been necessary at all.

\Take your empire and shove it up your ass.
 
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