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(New Delhi TV)   Indian woman sponsors billboard honoring Nelson Mandela, mistakenly uses photograph of God   (ndtv.com) divider line 72
    More: Fail, Morgan Freeman, Nelson Mandela, Actor Morgan, Indians, god, national mourning, Mahatma Gandhi, gaffes  
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2013-12-19 01:21:29 PM
Apartheid Sprinkles
 
2013-12-19 01:28:52 PM
img.fark.net
I don't see any resemblance!
 
2013-12-19 01:39:00 PM
It was no mistake. Morgan Freeman made a better Mandela than Mandela did. A focus group decided what we want in a Mandela... there's no use arguing about it now.
 
2013-12-19 01:45:30 PM
the polar opposite of Shia LeBeouf?

Robert Pattinson?

Hayden Christensen?
 
2013-12-19 01:55:55 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com
"I'm getting too old for this shiat."

-Nelson Mandela
 
2013-12-19 01:59:01 PM
That's not Lemmy.
 
2013-12-19 02:13:29 PM
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2013-12-19 02:25:59 PM
Mandela was incredible in pulp fiction. The opening scene is epic, culminating in the reading of the Bible verse. Great stuff
 
2013-12-19 02:29:02 PM
img855.imageshack.us

I prefer to honor the man Nelson Mandela was before the steroid scandal tarnished his reputation.
 
2013-12-19 03:04:31 PM
And then Paul Ryan got mad because he thought they were all the same.
 
2013-12-19 03:11:30 PM
This is why I have reservations concerning Indians.
 
2013-12-19 03:12:33 PM
s3.amazonaws.com

Are you sure you're not Nelson Mandela?
 
2013-12-19 03:13:23 PM
Bruce Nolan will be Nelson's successor?
 
GBB [TotalFark]
2013-12-19 03:13:56 PM
images.socialnewsdaily.com
 
2013-12-19 03:14:15 PM
Who says that Nelson Mandela has to look like Nelson Mandela? Why can't Nelson Mandela look like Jesus, who is white just like Santa who looks like God who looks like Morgan Freeman?
 
2013-12-19 03:15:47 PM
Does this count as a form of Engrish?
 
2013-12-19 03:16:38 PM
According to that news site, one in 200 American girls has a virgin pregnancy.
 
2013-12-19 03:16:57 PM
The real Nelson Mandela, seen here, in a riveting documentary.

www.midniteticket.com
 
2013-12-19 03:17:11 PM
She was "red faced" huh? like to see that...
 
2013-12-19 03:17:36 PM

farkingismybusiness: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 507x285]
"I'm getting too old for this shiat."

-Nelson Mandela


I lol'd when it was used earlier today and I lol'd again.
 
2013-12-19 03:26:14 PM
Well, they DO all look the same...
 
2013-12-19 03:28:16 PM
That does not look like Joss Whedon.
 
2013-12-19 03:29:44 PM
The voice of god:
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-12-19 03:31:25 PM
Did Alanis Morrisette cut her hair again? She looks different
 
2013-12-19 03:31:42 PM
That's Bill Russell.
 
2013-12-19 03:32:48 PM
Did the Indian merchant undergo sexual reassignment surgery to show her remorse over the mistake?  Because the article says she was a he.  This is like irony ricochet -- somebody misrepresents Morgan Freeman as Mandela and fark subby misrepresents him as a her.
 
2013-12-19 03:32:51 PM
cdn.theguardian.tv

Frowns upon your shenanigans.
 
2013-12-19 03:33:22 PM
John Denver is laughing in his grave
 
2013-12-19 03:34:16 PM
Kofi Annan to Play Morgan Freeman in Biopic

(API) HOLLYWOOD - Former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan has been chosen for the role of actor Morgan Freeman in the upcoming biographical film "Oh, Morgan!". The film is being produced by Revelation Entertainment, the production company co-founded by Freeman.
The decision surprised many in Hollywood, who had expected rapper Ludakris, or possibly Sam Elliot, to get the part.
Freeman, who wrote and will direct the autobiography, explained, "I needed someone who could bring dignity and gravitas to the role. I've played the president of the United States, I've played God. I'm playing Nelson Mandela," he said, referring to his role in the independent film "The Human Factor," in production now. "I didn't think a mere actor could pull it off. Well, who does that leave? Kofi Annan was the obvious choice. And it doesn't hurt that he looks like me," he said, chuckling in his distinctly avuncular way.
Mr. Annan was unavailable for interview, but his press agent said the former UN leader is "thrilled" to have been chosen, especially after being passed up for Freeman in the Clint Eastwood western "Unforgiven."
Freeman isn't saying who will play his younger self in the film, but some in the studio have mentioned Will Smith and Richard Harris as possible candidates. When asked if his son, Alfonso Freeman, was a contender for the part, Freeman said "I have a son?"
 
2013-12-19 03:37:03 PM
Photograph of God ?

Who took God's picture?
 
2013-12-19 03:39:53 PM
farm3.staticflickr.com
 
2013-12-19 03:45:16 PM
The internet is a medieval shiatstorm of misinformation. And oh look, there are consequences.

And those consequences are HILARIOUS.
 
2013-12-19 03:45:39 PM
on the plus side, she/he did not use a Polaroid of Mohammed.
 
2013-12-19 03:48:33 PM

YouSaidWhat: Photograph of God ?

Who took God's picture?


From that Jim Carrey movie.  ______ almighty.  The full title escapes me.
 
2013-12-19 03:49:34 PM

KrispyKritter: on the plus side, she/he did not use a Polaroid of Mohammed.


I totally caught their last concert, really blew the crowd away.
 
2013-12-19 03:52:23 PM
From what I understand, Mandela was actually as white as Santa or Jesus.
 
2013-12-19 03:53:07 PM
Well as long as she doesn't sound like that stack of pancakes in that science channel commercial I'll give her a pass.
/GAAAWD,fark you pancakes.
 
2013-12-19 03:54:07 PM

YouSaidWhat: Photograph of God ?

Who took God's picture?



That was me. I used a standard f8, but the shutter speed was ridiculous.
 
2013-12-19 03:55:42 PM
I bet Mandela was considered beneath the Brahman caste, and therefore not important enough to recognize.
feckin twats
 
2013-12-19 03:56:10 PM

Foxxinnia: Who says that Nelson Mandela has to look like Nelson Mandela? Why can't Nelson Mandela look like Jesus, who is white just like Santa who looks like God who looks like Morgan Freeman?


Billy Bathsalt: From what I understand, Mandela was actually as white as Santa or Jesus.


Someone should point out that Santa and Jesus were  white.
 
2013-12-19 03:58:08 PM
A Fark meme turned into real life. Glorious.
 
2013-12-19 03:59:17 PM

YouSaidWhat: Photograph of God ?

Who took God's picture?


Talk about burying the lede...
 
2013-12-19 04:03:07 PM

YouSaidWhat: Photograph of God ?

Who took God's picture?


And what does He need with a starship?
 
2013-12-19 04:04:28 PM
Morgan Freeman: Don't make me come down there, with the wrath and the smiting and the ouchies-glaven!

God: That was my line!


Nelson Mandela: Hey, guyz! What's happenin'?

God and Morgan Freeman (together) Go the F*** to sleep, Nelson!


This has been an excerpt from Oh, God! III: The Holy Trinity Electric Bugaloo
 
2013-12-19 04:06:47 PM
This reminds me of something that happened to my good friend Andy Dufresne back at Shawshank Prison.  Back in the library he used to put up displays honoring great political leaders.  One time he was planning a display on Jomo Kenyatta, but the picture he used was clearly of Mahatma Gandhi.  As a result he ran afoul of a politically astute bullqueer they called Nelson Mandingo.

Oh, Andy.  That was the longest night of his life.

/get busy livin or get busy dyin
//thank you very kindly
 
2013-12-19 04:06:50 PM
Well he did play Nelson Mandela at least once... so that has got to count for something.
 
2013-12-19 04:12:09 PM
just looks like an ad for a movie with some scribble on it.
 
2013-12-19 04:18:50 PM

dittybopper: That's not Lemmy.


That's the best thing I've read this week, and this has been a pretty funny week for fark comments...
 
2013-12-19 04:25:23 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: Well, they DO all look the same...


Obvious joke, and I thought the same thing, but Mandella (as of a couple of weeks ago) and Freeman do look pretty similar. There are a lot of black people they could have used where this would be a glaring mistake, but Freeman isn't one of them. I can see why he was cast as Mandella in that movie.
 
2013-12-19 04:25:34 PM

Bennie Crabtree: The internet is a medieval shiatstorm of misinformation. And oh look, there are consequences.

And those consequences are HILARIOUS.


There's always been ignorance.  The internet simply holds it up before an audience of billions.  Which is a great teaching tool.
 
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