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2003-10-22 India-Pakistan
Maoists forced kidnap officer into eight-hour route march
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Posted by Bulldog 2003-10-22 5:29:26 AM|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [273 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 One and a half days of Chinese opera - now that’s something we’d have to take seriously.

I figure an hour or so should do the trick. Chinese opera's a lot like haggis - definitely an acquired taste. For a taste of this practically extinct art form (the opera, not the haggis), grab a copy of Farewell My Concubine from the video store.
Posted by Zhang Fei  2003-10-22 9:27:17 AM||   2003-10-22 9:27:17 AM|| Front Page Top

#2 No thanks, ZF. Had the opportunity to experience some Chinese opera whilst in Lijiang. After hearing the accounts of those traumatised souls who had been before, though, we decided to spend the evening supping Tsing Tao in a rat-infested bar.

I quite like haggis. Couldn't have lasted four years in Scotland otherwise...
Posted by Bulldog  2003-10-22 10:17:08 AM||   2003-10-22 10:17:08 AM|| Front Page Top

#3 Zhang Fei: How coincidental (not *wink*) you should say that! I happen to be interning in a Chinatown museum (Museum of Chinese in the Americas) whose latest exhibit is Chinese opera - the Cantonese kind :P

P.S. I've grown from agnostic to leaning "semi-Deist" recently -- WAY too many coincidences in life for a God to be lacking ...
Posted by Lu Baihu  2003-10-22 10:22:30 AM||   2003-10-22 10:22:30 AM|| Front Page Top

#4 Q: Are we talking Chinese Opera pre-49 or post-49? Is Jiang Ching involved?

Maybe these guys are onto something, though...

Should we hire Germaine Greer & Betty Friedan to give a lecture series on Modern Femnism, rather than torturing the Gitmo detainees with friendly translators and rock music?
Posted by snellenr  2003-10-22 10:40:52 AM||   2003-10-22 10:40:52 AM|| Front Page Top

#5 "...So fight! Fight! Fight! for Washington State!..."
Posted by mojo  2003-10-22 12:36:43 PM||   2003-10-22 12:36:43 PM|| Front Page Top

#6 If hostages have trouble with several hours of heavy moaist indoctrination, British Officers can be enrolled in Oberlin College (Oberlin, Ohio) for a semester. Any normal person who can remain sane after that type of extended moaist indoctrination should be proof for life against all inodctrinations. My younger brother graduated from Oberlin in the late 80's. It took family members a number of years to de-program him.
Posted by Super Hose  2003-10-22 12:45:39 PM||   2003-10-22 12:45:39 PM|| Front Page Top

#7 Chinese opera is at least entertaining. Have you ever tried to sit through Beethoven's Fidelio?
Posted by Mercutio 2003-10-22 1:47:03 PM||   2003-10-22 1:47:03 PM|| Front Page Top

#8 Bulldog,
I find haggis a major improvement over "bangers". Spent a week at an RAF base north of Norwich, during a NATO exercise. Gaaaackkkkk!!!!!!
Posted by Old Patriot  2003-10-22 1:59:27 PM|| []  2003-10-22 1:59:27 PM|| Front Page Top

#9 That's right, Mojo! Tom Tuttle from Tacoma, Washington would never cave to the Commies!
First thing I thought of when I read this. Hope they didn't make him wash the People's Truck...
Posted by tu3031 2003-10-22 2:47:59 PM||   2003-10-22 2:47:59 PM|| Front Page Top

#10 OP, Norfolk bangers? Not your average British sausage then? Personally, I've never had haggis able to match the best British sausages/bangers, though admittedly the quality of both can vary wildly.
Posted by Bulldog  2003-10-22 6:22:52 PM||   2003-10-22 6:22:52 PM|| Front Page Top

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