9.25.2009

Just when You thought you posted....

you didn't. Um, I actually thought I wrote a post for today, but got so busy reading everyone else's blog, that I forgot to post. oops.
so, went to the gym, did an hour on the precor. Did some situps and some pushups.
The sit ups were easier than last week, progress.

Okay...couldn't let this one go by lol.
I love me some politics, and I love me some crazy.
So this little tidbit about a crazy politician at the UN made me laugh so hard I nearly p eed myself. Now I have to admit, I attempted to watch this speech in thirty second intervals...but finally gave up when crackpot dictator said ..."swine flu, maybe what we need is fish flu."
When I lived outside boston, there was a dude that would stand on the corner downtown and chant "chang kai check....chang kai check"...he was an old homeless chinese dude who wasn't down for the communist revolution...well, thats what Khadafy's speech reminded me of...I couldn't listen, I never stopped to think that some poor soul had to translate this crap until I popped onto drudge this morning and saw a blurb....this is what I read...

"After struggling to turn Khadafy’s insane
ramblings at the UN into English for 75 minutes, the Libyan dictator’s personal
interpreter got lost in translation.
"I just can’t take it any more,"
Khadafy’s interpreter shouted into the live microphone – in Arabic.
At that
point, the U.N.’s Arabic section chief, Rasha Ajalyaqeen, took over and
translated the final 20 minutes of the speech.
"His interpreter just
collapsed – this is the first time I have seen this in 25 years," another U.N.
Arabic interpreter told The Post."

All I have to say is this....feel better about your job.

Hope all is well with you guys....

Have a great night

4 comments:

Roxie said...

Ha! I never thought about someone else having to clean up the crackpot's mess. Too funny.

Have a great weekend.

Hanlie said...

Oh that is funny!

Kate said...

I tried to listen to some of the speech, but just kept getting lost...first I thought it was me, but I'm coming to the conclusion that either a)being a wacky dictator is a hazard for the brain, or b)being a dictator calls for some serious drug abuse. The guy didn't seem to be able to string together one complete and understandable sentance.

NewMe said...

Hi Chris,

I'm an interpreter myself (though not at the UN because I don't have a third working language) and I can assure you that Ghadafi's interpreter worked way too long without a break. Ghadafi may be a nutcase, but any interpreter would have broken down--even interpreting the most sane, intelligent speaker in the world--after working alone for such a long time. Interesting story, though.