The Morning GIF: Sign of the Times

Lydia Calas remains the best thing to come out of any press conference on Hurricane Sandy.

 

Lorraine Murphy

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Published Oct 31, 2012   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 8:25 am CDT

Here at the Daily Dot, we swap GIF images with each other every morning. Now we’re looping you in. In the Morning GIF, we feature a popular—or just plain cool—GIF we found on Reddit, Canvas, or elsewhere on the Internet.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, this particular GIF must be worth a few million.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s sign language interpreter Lydia Calas not only signs at lightspeed, but for those who can’t decipher the flying fingers, she interprets via facial expression as well.

In fact, her face already has two dedicated Tumblrs, including one nominating it for mayor.

Here she is signing at a Sandy-centric press conference of a couple of days ago, explaining all matters meteorological.

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*First Published: Oct 31, 2012, 9:00 am CDT