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Desmond Tutu is a barrel of laughs

Desmond Tutu is a barrel of laughs

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I never knew South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu was such a hoot. A couple winning lines from his appearance at the CGI opener this morning:

On the Dalai Lama: “He’s about the only non pop star who, when he comes to New York, can fill Central Park … and he doesn’t even speak English properly!”

On Burmese democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi: “How can men armed to the teeth be scared of a petite, demure, beautiful woman? She’s my only pinup in my office.”

Note: Quotes slightly corrected based on the official transcript.