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In his spare time, Mandela narrated a lot of movies.  I mean: A LOT of movies.

In his spare time, Mandela narrated a lot of movies. I mean: A LOT of movies.

He swam against the Apartheid?

He Apartheid one on?

Don’t just go with the Apartheid?

Come on, there’s gotta be a good tide/ Apartheid pun out there somewhere!

Nelson Mandela, a hero to all, a man who stood up against the oppression of Apartheid, died at the spry age of 95.

In 1948, South Africa the rule of government whose policy was known as Apartheid (which translates to “the state of being apart,” thank you, wikipedia) separated the whites from the blacks in a separate-but-not-even-trying-to-claim-the-“but-equal”-part kind of way.  Apartheid was the kind of government that men like Strom Thurmond really got behind.

The majority of citizens were stripped of their rights only for the fact that they were born black.  This government lasted until the nineties.  THE NINTIES!

The South African government arrested Mandela in 1962 for inciting workers’ strikes.  In the US, the worst that can happen to you for that is you lose your job at Wal-Mart.  And even that action is illegal.

Nelson spent many a joyous day breaking rocks, going partially blind working in a lime quarry, reveling in his two visitors and two letters per year, chilling out in solitary confinement, and contracting tuberculosis from his damp living quarters.  Yup, he was living the sweet life on the government dime.

Now, let’s contrast this with my suffering, which consists of a house that won’t sell, toothpaste goobies in the bathroom sink and not having my own Christmas tree.  So… why don’t I just shut the fuck up, then?

When Mandela was released and Apartheid fell, he was elected President.  He lead his nation with peace and diplomacy while extending electricity and water access to millions of citizens.

I wrote a cool macro at work that formats my reports for me.

This hit goes to: Joanne!  And while I know that Joanne does not relish the death of Nelson Mandela, I am sure she’s glad to be tied for first place… with ten points.

As a matter of fact, this hit makes Joanne the second person in Ghoul Pool history to have two hits and only ten points.

Happy pooling,

Current Standings:

Joanne: 10 (Ace Parker – 0, Nelson Mandela – 10)

Good to the Last Drop (© Maxwell House ) – 10 (Frederick Sanger – 10)

“Imaginary” Steve: 10 (Cardinal Domenico Bartolucci – 10)


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