The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0692 Tuesday, 4 April 2000.
From: Mike Jensen <
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!