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#1 carbro

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Posted 14 September 2003 - 09:10 AM

From one of Ari's Links, this from a slice-of-life at the balleton the recent Bolshoi gala:

A festival organizer gives a short speech. It is halting, dry and uninspiring. It looks as if the man is primarily concerned about enumerating all the sponsors of the event in the right order. A referral to a casino owner among others sounds particularly touching.


So your complaint was not a lone voice-in-print!

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Posted 15 September 2003 - 04:31 PM

"An evening like any other at the Bolshoi"

: hardly a cheering article, was it carbro? certainly descriptively written, though...

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Posted 15 September 2003 - 09:03 PM

I'd hoped you'd find comfort in the company of others who were as offended as you by the display. Perhaps frequent protests in the media will have an impact, at least making them briefer and less fulsome and obsequious.

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Posted 16 September 2003 - 01:58 AM

Over the years, I've come to admire the sensibility of the Canadian governmental and commercial appearances at public events. This would be a long speech: "Hi, everybody, nice to see you here on such a beautiful day. Let's all relax and have a good time at the show!" :thumbsup: Popular rumor has it that the politician who can make the shortest speech will be a shoo-in at the next General Election. Sponsors who abide by this rule will sell out at the local market. Some have taken to smiling, half-rising, and just making a simple head-bow.

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Posted 22 September 2003 - 02:30 AM

Popular rumor has it that the politician who can make the shortest speech will be a shoo-in at the next General Election.

:lol: :D

thanks for the support, carbro: much appreciated. :(

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Posted 22 September 2003 - 08:22 AM

Thank Mel :( for that line. Although I certainly agree.


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