I guess somebody at the CBS news department typed in music of Africa when searching for bumper music for the Morning Show teaser on their Mandela coverage. They got Toto’s insipid 80′s ballad Africa about a white dude who has to choose between relief work in Africa and some hot chick he wants to bang. Which is perhaps why it’s actually appropriate for Mandela who didn’t shy away from loving a few ladies himself while struggling to end Apartheid. Not sure about the decades in Robben Island, but if he was listening to Toto in lockup, he probably had a prison wife too. Way to go meta and save a few bucks not licensing Peter Gabriel, CBS.
Charlize Theron and Bono were among the celebrities and political leaders who gathered at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa this morning to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela, and boy did it look like they were having a good time. They were probably talking about what a comic genius Mandela was known as among his friends, with jokes like, “Why did the chicken cross the road? Because it was forced to live separate from others” and “Knock knock…” “Who’s there?” “Me, I just got out of prison after 28 years!” In fact, if Mandela hadn’t just passed away, he probably would have been hanging out on his futon with Charlize, just watching old episodes of Seinfeld.
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