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OT: Groote Eylandt/Nixon in China

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Thursday, July 19, 2001, 11:42
David Peterson scripsit:
> In a message dated 7/18/01 4:18:53 PM, thorinn@DIKU.DK writes: > > << > But did he catch the Nixon in China reference, hmmmmmmmmmm? > > Of course not. Once you got rid of him, whatever Nixon had been saying > or doing ceased to be of importance to anyone else. >> > > I think he meant the opera. Who was that? Phil Glass? Mikey Nyman? > Certainly not Jonny Cage (of Mortal Kombat fame, of course).
I knew (right after I posted, "post in haste repent at leisure") that *someone* was going to think I meant that opera. What a bunch of wiseacres you all are. I ask a straight question, and wudda I get, dung and derision. :-) I wrote about Groote Eylandt "It is indeed a large island", alluding to Nixon's statement at the Great Wall (of China): "This is indeed a great wall." Do any of you infants and furriners remember? Obviously not. And as for ceasing to be of importance, it was Nixon who created the U.S's current policy on China, which is of great importance to about one and a half billion human beings. Sheesh. -- John Cowan One art/there is/no less/no more/All things/to do/with sparks/galore --Douglas Hofstadter


Thomas R. Wier <artabanos@...>