Thursday, October 27, 2005
The elusive ed of our Bainbridge Review is steering a dangerous course towards one of those journo awards that can screw a scribbler's career and leave him preening 'neath laurels.
Stunning Oct 26 edition:
Front page fotos of mayoral jousters Kordonwy and Tooloee in such gleaming smileage I can only assume they booked the lensman who snapped Mr. DeLay for his toothy confident mug-shot.
Q&A: Some great lines that I'm stealing from both to further my own weasely way up the corporate ladder.
- Continuing the momentum
- Jumpstart the implementation
- "Meet and greet" corps
- No "Seattle suburb in the sound" - nice ring to it ... alliterative shades of Norm Greenbaum's classic, Spirit in the Sky ...
"Ferry me across to that suburb in the sound".
- Those 'Island Clogging'/'Harbor Hash' developer johnnies should pool their silver and issue that as their theme tune.
With a killer name like that, for me, he's a slam dunk to start with, never mind that confident stance and gamma-ray smile.
Plus, I am a total black-belt 6-stigmatized, ISO sucker for everything these business leaders bring ...
Just the name: same rhythm as Dylan's 'John Wesley Hardin' ... "was a friend to the poor, traveled with a gun in every hand ..."
NeeZAM Tooloee , biz man to the hilt,
Forged a cool consensus with broad base ... etc
Hypnotic buzz words in TN's Q&A:
- "Want": the dude 'wants' to see results, 'wants' to see things happens. I like it.
- Bullet points. Clever Nezam makes his arguments easy on the eye.
- Laying out a timeline: Ouch! I hate time-lines. They make me deliver; make me accountable. Exactly what I want in a mayor, dammit
- "Core" services - why the "quotes"? Perfectly serviceable word. My late father used to say that words in "quotes" signaled, 'There's a right word, but I can't be bothered to find it.'
- Makes himself available - ^5
- Ask hard questions - good line, sir
- "Service to citizens that's sustainable ..." - this powerful stuff
- "Proactive in shaping future growth" - ditto
Whoever wins or loses, I'm much more concerned with the immediate problem of answering my Hong Kong recording label who need a name for my "group" who recorded back in the 1960's such immortal local hits as "Time can toe the line", "KGV Blues", "Shek O Babe" and "Shau Kei Wan Shuffle"
Truth to tell, was me en tout: strummed drummed chorused n dummy doo-wahh'd the whole thang.
Knowing how every name under the sun has been nabbed, I've instructed Moutries Records to re-issue them as being performed by Vancil Renna, (featuring Knobloch Doerschuk on lute for "No Moss on the Singing Tree")
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