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Viral Video: Mandela’s Freedom

Fridays are, as regular readers know, are Viral Video day. Our plans were pre-empted by the passing of Nelson Mandela, which raised a conundrum: add more Mandela to today’s media mix, or offer something humorous and uplifting as a counterpoint? Much of the humor that came out this week (in the admittedly not unlimited time that we have to peruse videos, especially as the quarter steams into its final moments) seemed irreverent or frivolous to the point that it feels disrepectful to air them at a time when the world has lost a leader who we dare not hope to replace any time soon. A retrospective:

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About Carolyn Higgins

Carolyn Higgins is fascinated by art, literature, nature and politics. She writes from north Seattle.

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