Sep 24th 2009 By Ian Fortey
The Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader to millions and is kind of a big deal. Meeting with him is akin to meeting the Pope, the Queen of England or possibly even Bono. It is somewhat surprising to learn, then, that when the mayor of Memphis met him, he offered him a fist bump
(Fist bumping is the most awesome thing to happen to journalism since baggy pants. Each time a public figure participates in the ritual, it's reported as though it's been discovered for the first time ever and is threatening to break down the very walls of civilization.)
As you can see
, the Dalai Lama is no stranger to the fist bump. However, that terrible "Hello, Dalai" joke should cost the mayor his next election.