OH FUCK I FORGOT ABOUT MANDY’S EXISTENCE FUCK THIS SHIT
This might be my favorite reaction to Mandy ever.
- Joey: Federal government shouldn't be directing scientific research.
- Sam: Why?
- Joey (Kenny): Because you stink at it. If it was up to the NIH to cure polio through a centrally directed program instead of an independent investigator driven discovery, you'd have the best iron lung in the world, but not a polio vaccine.
- Sam: When did you get an M.D.?
- Joey (Kenny): I was just quoting Samuel Broder.
- Sam: Who's he?
- Joey (Kenny): The former director of the National Cancer Institute.
- Will Sawyer: The Myanmarese government is built on narcotics trafficking. Myanmar, Thailand, Laos. I was this close to the story.
- C.J.: Yeah?
- Will: I had interviews with Pau Jiasheng, Pau Yujiung, Li Zuru. I was tight with narco-barons.
- C.J.: Until?
- Will: The Myanmarese army...
- C.J.: Put a bounty on your head.
- Will: Yeah.
- C.J.: How'd you know?
- Will: The State Department came and got me.
- C.J.: Oh. That had to be embarrassing in front of your narco-baron friends.
The explanation for his absence of rancor, at least in part, is that Mr. Mandela was that rarity among revolutionaries and moral dissidents: a capable statesman, comfortable with compromise and impatient with the doctrinaire.
When the question was put to Mr. Mandela in an interview for this obituary in 2007 — after such barbarous torment, how do you keep hatred in check? — his answer was almost dismissive: Hating clouds the mind. It gets in the way of strategy. Leaders cannot afford to hate. R.I.P. Nelson Mandela, revolutionary leader and first president of post-apartheid South Africa, dead at 95.