Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Hump Day Ridiculousness that made me want to talk to Deanna SO BAD!

Did y'all see this? No. Not hear about it or read about it. Did you actually SEE this? This crazy video of the imposter dude who was doing the fake play-play sign language on stage at the memorial of Nelson Mandela? OM-OM-OM-GEEEEEE!

Now this? This hot ass mess made me want to call Deanna so bad that I almost lost my mind. She would had so many choice things to say about this foolishness. Ha ha. So many. I can just hear her now.

Ha ha ha ha.

Okay. I know, I know. It's not funny. It's not, y'all. See, 'cause clearly I'm mature enough to see that it's a highly offensive slight to those who were counting on a true sign language interpreter to navigate that live historic moment. I get that and fully acknowledge that.

I also get that it's especially not funny when you just hear of it on NPR or read it on a news page. Seeing it, though? Seeing this and keeping a straight face takes a level of seriousness that I have to say I'm still working toward. Even if I can fully accept the inappropriateness of it.

But see Deanna?

Chile please. Deanna would have been screaming in laughter. Then she would have said that reacting to that man having the audacity to do the same three rudimentary hand motions for three hours (with a STRAIGHT FACE y'all!) is a mutually exclusive event from paying homage to the amazing life of Mr. Mandela. Which should give us all the official authority to LOL. Better yet -- carte blanche to ROTFLMAO (which was actually in one of the last texts she sent me about something equally ridiculous.)

Did that man really do that? Like did he REALLY throw up three gang signs that look like they're from my neighborhood growing up while standing next to the most important people in the world while memorializing a man compared to Ghandi AND Jesus himself? What the WHAT?!

Hold up. I have to watch it again to make sure it really happened.

*screaming and reaching for my cell phone to call Dee*

Oh Deanna! Why can't I call you on this one? Aaaaahh!!! Your reaction would be so priceless. But the good news is that I can hear it as clear as I could tell that that sign language was some bull-jive. OM -expletive- G was it. And that straight face! Seriously? Seriously.

And do you know he had the nerve to say it was some kind of Zulu sign language? Which makes me want to call Deanna even more. Lawd. Lawd. Lawd.

So what would Dee have said? Oh, that's easy. The clip would be embedded on her Facebook page or in a quick text to her sibs with this caption:

"Now this? Tell me this isn't the most gangsta thing you've ever seen in your life! This is some funny azz sh@%!"

Wait! Nooooo! Don't get mad at me. That's what DEANNA would have said! Deanna. Not me, of course. Because me, I'm super mature so wasn't laughing when I saw this. I *cough* wasn't. 


Okay. This officially trumps when Bert took a shot of Jack Daniels in the pulpit at Deanna's Memorial Service. Or at least it's a tie.

The one and only Bert D. who made the shot heard all around the world.


On that note, I'm going to bed. But not before I call JoLai so that we can LOL about what Deanna would say about this. ROTFLOAO even.

Lawd, lawd, lawd. . . . what the . . . sigh.

See? Strong memories of the people you love sustain you when they're gone. It's not all sad--it's not. So make memories and savor the silly so that you can pull it out when you need it. Kind of like "on demand."

Yeah. Like that.

Hump DAAAAAAAY! (Some other ridiculousness that I could hear her saying while walking into my front door on a Wednesday. Ha ha ha ha.)


  1. This whole incident reminds me of a line from Jimmy Buffet's song, "Fruitcakes" in which he says, "You know I was talking to my friend desdemona the other day/ she
    Runs this space station and bake shop down near boomtown. she told
    Me that human beings are flawed individuals. the cosmic bakers
    Took us out of the oven a little too early. and that's the
    Reason we're as crazy as we are and I believe it."

    Flawed individuals. Amen. Deanna would have understood, I bet.

  2. It's outrageous. Today he told our media that he is suffering schizophrenia. So not only did he deny thousands of deaf people the opportunity to understand what was going on, but he also contributes to negative stereotypes of mental illness.

  3. I don't even know what to say. Rare silence from me.

  4. From the deck of the Poop,
    Love the message and listened to Frank several times. My Way !



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