Wednesday, September 23, 2009

'Hello Dalai!'

It's come to this, doing fists bumps with the Dalai Lama.
The Dalai Lama has been welcomed to Memphis with a fist bump and the greeting "hello Dalai."

It happened as the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader met interim Memphis Mayor Myron Lowery on Tuesday.

WPTY-TV reported the Dalai Lama appeared confused by the fist gesture until Lowery took his hand and showed him how to return it. Lowery then said he had always wanted to say "hello Dalai," a reference to the 1960s Broadway musical and movie "Hello Dolly."

The station reported the holy man appeared amused by both the gesture and the joke.
Me, I always liked this riff on Dalai Lama.

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