This man, who served as the sign language interpreter at Mayor Bill DeBlasio‘s press conference addressing New York City’s first Ebola patient, has officially entered the annals of NYC sign language interpreter history.
He’s dramatic. His face takes on a spectrum of expressions. His hands jab forcefully, to convey the gravity of the situation. He has long hair and looks like he’s begging to be spoofed on SNL.
Watch below via NBC:
And the internet loves him, wondering whether he’s Penn Jilette or fat Dave Grohl:
This sign language guy at the NYC ebola press conference is just captivating. Such a dramatic signer.
— Tom (@the_otg) October 24, 2014
Let's be real, the NYC Ebola sign language guy was just spelling out Rush lyrics.
— daveweigel (@daveweigel) October 24, 2014
The Ebola sign language interpreter is so metal
— Megan Johnson (@megansarahj) October 24, 2014
— Lee Eisenberger (@LeeEisenberger) October 24, 2014
Of course, there are some truthers who wondered if the man was making up stuff (though their suspicion is not without precedent):
— Michael Wallace (@MikeWallaceWCBS) October 24, 2014
Quite helpfully, this high school teacher has a video teaching people how to say “Ebola” and “quarantine” in ASL :
Learn the ASL (sign language) for ebola: http://t.co/NvAAid71Sv
— aaron (@CelicaAaron) October 24, 2014
[Image via screenshot/Oren Yaniv]
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