BAKERSFIELD - Harry Belafonte, an 84 year old singer, actor and activist, famous for the banana boat song, was being interviewed via satellite at a local news station in Bakersfield, California when he nodded off into some other consciousness.
Belafonte appeared on the live news television show to promote a new HBO documentary, "Sing Your Song," and his new memoir, "My Song."
Whether he was looking for shut-eye is not what is amusing here. The local news anchor did try to budge him but with no avail. Nevertheless, it was embarrassing for all the parties involved because they could not stall long enough to restart the interview.
Belafonte's agent insisted that he was engaged in a new meditation practice that can take place anywhere and anytime. Meditation experts confirmed that this was a new common practice that's becoming increasingly trendy.
Our research verified the truth of the statement when we asked personal trainers, athletic directors, and professional sports athletes. One professional baseball athlete speaking on the condition of anonymity for concern he would lose his job spoke to us and told us, in fact, that the reason why the Philadelphia Phillies lost was because they were doing the new Zumba.
"It's ashamed that Belafonte is taking the credit," he concludes.