Monday, October 25, 2010

A sad day for Toronto......

It looks like we are a city full of idiots because we have elected an idiot as mayor.  Rob Ford has had issues to begin with, ranging from his racist statements to bad behaviour at hockey games and more, but the man also lacks good polish and doesn't give off a vibe of being cultured.  This is NOT a good thing for a city who wants to be "world class."  World class doesn't mean Joe the Plumber/football and maple syrup.  World class means fine culture and sophistication.  It means speaking well and having a presence.  This man does not have it.  I have a Facebook friend who said at least people can get "George W. Bush-like soundbites."  Well, at least Bush had some presence (ditto with Sarah Palin).  This man has zero.  ZERO.  He will probably realize shortly into his term that this is very important, and will be advised to hire an image consultant (much to the chagrin of many of his supporters who don't exactly believe in good polish).  And who will be paying for this image consultant?  US.  THE TAX PAYERS. 

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg Walk Off 'The View' After Fiery Exchange With Bill O'Reilly (VIDEO)

While the women's behaviour was in no way proper, I think they had a right to do this. There are too many unenlightened people in this world (including O'Reilly himself) and they need to be put in their place!
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

McDonald's Does Weddings in Hong Kong

This is seriously a WTF.  I didn't even think that this would be a go in Hong Kong of all places.  The vast majority of Hong Kongers are of Chinese descent and a fast food wedding is a definite no-go.  Modern Hong Kong weddings are a mix of eastern and western tradition.  The bridal party usually has the ceremony in western clothing (bride in white, groom in a tux/suit as well as a handful of bridesmaids, groomsmen and perhaps some kids (flower girl and "flower boy" (the boy escorts the flower girl rather than carries a pillow with fake rings)).  At the reception, which is usually a 12 course Chinese dinner, the bride will change into a Chinese wedding outfit and into at least one or two more outfits throughout the evening.  There are some cases of the groom changing, but I've only seen that once.  A McWedding would be totally against this tradition.  Heck, even more rebellious couples who decide on having a full western style wedding would find this rebellious.  If you want to save on money, why not just run off to the marriage registry and get it over and done with?  McDonald's?  The food isn't good anyway.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Politics and Class

Rob Ford in action

The municipal elections are coming soon, and unfortunately, Rob Ford is in the lead.  To this day, I don't understand why people like him.  He is in serious need of an image consultant and etiquette coach.  I've been to one debate, and the way he presents himself is just dismal.  How can he lead the largest city in the country?  To me, he doesn't look sloppy because he's overweight - David Miller was overweight when he was running (and was in need of an image consultant as well - but not nearly as badly as Ford) - but because he just gives off the vibe as being tacky, rude and improper.  Do people in this city seriously not care?  And I fail to understand how this man can be taken seriously.  He is truly giving conservatives bad rap, just like the crazy Tea Party types in the US are doing. 

More Rob Ford

I used to have a lot of respect for conservatives.  They were the proper ones, while the liberals/lefties were crazy.  The Left were the ones who used to be tacky, improper and anti-establishment.  One reason why John Tory did not win the 2003 mayoralty race was because he was "too corporate" and "too Rosedale" (what exactly does this mean, anyway?  And one thing I recall the big media saying was that more recent immigrants can't relate to that.  Ummmm, have you spoken to Hong Kong Canadians?  Especially those whose kids go to private school?  Some can OUT-ROSEDALE/OUT WASP some of the most established families!)  Maybe I should have run this year (didn't because I was planning a wedding).  I would at least be able to present myself as being more proper!  I don't know if people will say that Toronto Gal needs an image consultant.  They're probably more likely to make fun of my age/size.

So yes, I really think politicians, especially those who're on the extreme side of both the right and the left, really need to stop and examine themselves before they decide to run for office.  They really don't need to embarrass themselves like this.  As for those who don't believe that good polish and "class" are important, please take a good look at yourself.  Maybe even tape yourself and put it up on YouTube.  Show people and see what they think.  If random strangers don't say that you look improper, then something is probably really wrong (your friends and family won't say anything because they're too nice...or too dumb).

As I often say, one doesn't need to have the grace of a debutante or her escort (though it would be nice) to be considered fully polished, but to completely lack grace, class and any sense of intellect is just plain wrong.

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