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Re: SAA in Montreal
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0692  Tuesday, 4 April 2000.

From:           Mike Jensen <
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Date:           Monday, 03 Apr 2000 10:11:18 -0700
Subject: Re: SAA in Montreal
Comment:        SHK 11.0658 Re: SAA in Montreal

T. Hawkes wrote:

> I plan to be in Montreal and will, as is customary, be disguised as Mike
> Jensen. The usual competition will operate, though the rules have been
> slightly amended this year, following the disgraceful scenes in San
> Francisco. The Jensen name-tag must be firmly grasped in the LEFT hand,
> whilst the challenge 'PRAY YOU UNDO THIS BUTTON' must be uttered,
> falsetto, at least THREE times, and before witnesses. There are Golden
> Quills to be won.

Terry is funnier that he realizes, but then he usually is funnier than
he realizes.  (Cheep shot. Sorry.  Can't resist a straight line, even
when I write the straight line.)  I shall not be in Montreal, but was in
San Francisco last year.  I grew up across the bay in Berkeley, where,
in the late '60s and early 70s, name tags were commonly worn on the
belt, just to be different.  Imagine if I had walked around the
conference saying, 'PRAY YOU UNDO THIS BUTTON' with a name tag near the

But, Terry, disguised as me?  Why choose ugly?

My reputation, Iago, my reputation!

Mike Jensen

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