SNL lampoons Obama selfie, state surveillance, and Mandela memorial's sign language insanity


German chancellor Angela Merkel has come up with a way for President Obama to atone for years of wiretapping her cellphone: posing for a couple of selfies. Last night, Saturday Night Live poked fun at the president’s impromptu portrait with Danish prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and UK prime minister David Cameron, the nonsensical sign language farce perpetrated at Nelson Mandela’s memorial, state surveillance, and of course the issues plaguing the website. As for that much-publicized handshake with Cuban leader Raúl Castro, the president has a perfectly reasonable defense: he thought it was Edward James Olmos.

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