June 15th, 2011
10:56 AM ET

Anchor's Dalai Lama joke backfires

An Australian anchor's attempt to joke with the Dalai Lama backfires when he makes himself the butt of the joke.
- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Dalai Lama

soundoff (20 Responses)
  1. James Black


    June 18, 2011 at 12:09 am |
  2. Chris Budd

    If it were possible for Jesus and His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, to meet in the flesh they would agree on a great many things as they both exibited a selfless love for all humanity. Both are wonderful examples of what we are capable of when we totally devote ourselves to peace, love and kindless.

    June 16, 2011 at 3:55 am |
  3. FairGarden

    Dalai Lama needs Jesus, just as everyone else does.

    June 15, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
    • julie

      Puh-leez. The man is a Buddhist monk.

      June 16, 2011 at 12:00 am |
    • Bill

      Nah, Buddhist philosophy is superior.

      June 16, 2011 at 3:24 am |
  4. Heisenberg

    I think that joke is actually really funny. It just got lost in translation!

    June 15, 2011 at 8:04 pm |
    • AussieTrish

      I reckon that once the joke is explained off camera, the DL would've laughed his head off. lol!! Karl is great we love him. The DL is known to love a good joke.

      June 16, 2011 at 5:22 am |
  5. Bucky Ball

    oops 😈

    June 15, 2011 at 12:31 pm |
    • Quantum Mechanical Spin


      June 15, 2011 at 1:01 pm |
  6. Bucky Ball

    ..... and pizza clerk to the Dalai Lama :
    "expect your change to come from within". :twisted"

    June 15, 2011 at 12:27 pm |
    • Nonayo

      awesome, thank you! I've heard the first part, but not that one!

      June 17, 2011 at 12:36 am |
  7. The Dude

    The Dalai Lamas Karma ran over this fools Dogma.

    June 15, 2011 at 12:16 pm |
  8. Spiffy the Wonder Turtle Undergoes Mid-Life Crisis and Buys A Ferrari

    So journalists are shallow morons in Australia too. What a surprise.

    June 15, 2011 at 11:54 am |
    • John Richardson

      Looks that way!

      June 15, 2011 at 8:54 pm |
  9. CNN Staff

    A Har har har... hey evey'body... wut be like, uhhh, wutz like the uhhh, dumbest article we can puts on our blog to get the religolus people talking about so dat they just end up consuming some junk?? huh?? oh yeah! lets puts up dat dali llama joke! dat one soo funnY!!! haha har har a har har har!

    it be a good one too because maybe it uhhhh.... maybe it show all de people that even two differents kinds of people from different backgroundz can stills come together and laugh... a buddhist and a high wiccan preist. da buddhist donts always know the wiccan jokez but hey thats A O K because we still is laughs about its! dis a good article to post right everybody??? right??? ok lets go head and post its to our blog site!! yay!!!

    June 15, 2011 at 11:04 am |
    • CNN Admin

      Sir, please cease with your faggotry. You are giving everyone a bad name. Thank you.


      June 15, 2011 at 11:47 am |
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