Saturday, September 9, 2017

Dude doing sign language during very serious news conference on Irma steals the show

Apparently, making faces like that is legit - it's used to signal severity, so that behavior is real.  Not humor.  Severity.  Don't laugh, haters!


  1. Florida. Maybe he's "signing" in Spanish? The Spanish are a very emotional driven culture. (Just joking of course. Everyone, well maybe some people know "signing" is a visual language.)

  2. All this PC "signing" crap will forever bring memories of my favorite television absurdities.

    1. O'Bambi in Africa with some guy about as lurid as this one, making faces and waving his arms around, which attracted the media's attention the same way. It turned out the guy was a total fake and his "signs" were gibberish.

    2. Garrett Morris on Saturday Night Live in the '70s appearing in a screen bubble doing News For The Hearing Impaired. As Chevy Chase intoned a phrase, Morris repeated it while shouting through his hands like a megaphone.

    3. And my favorite: A Public Service Announcement in the '90s, I think, which was similarly signed in a screen bubble. The ad was for long-distance telephone service. Think about that for a minute.

  3. I too remember that one with Oblabla in Africa- it caused a bit of a stir, since the guy doing the "signing" was an ex-con who was in close proximity to all these high muckety-mucks. Too bad he wasn't feeling murderous that day; an opportunity lost.

    The Fraud Prince himself also caused a stir, as he was taking selfies with the Danish PM, who was a blonde hottie. This caused Moochelle to take umbrage. I found the whole thing hilarious, as well as totally appropriate: it certainly showed that Oblabla had reverence for Nelson Mandela's funeral service!

    (I'm still wondering why famously gay Oblabla was interested in a selfie with a blonde female, but maybe he was having a fight with Michael.)

  4. That signing next to a public official is absurd in the extreme. Every television in the US has subtitles available for the deaf.

    1. Not to the people in the same room as the speaker, if there are no monitors...