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Re: Gilding the lily

In a message dated 97-06-29 14:44:16 EDT, Peter writes:

<< "Another new twist to the fireworks display will 
    be the musical accompaniment, simultaneously 
    broadcast on the Q and CKXM, as well as on a 
    sound system on the harbour. Those who are too 
    far away from the speakers can tune into the music
    on their radios."

   The most troubling part about this is the assumption
   that everyone wants to hear the "music," and if you're
   so "unfortunate" as to be too far away, you are to
   be grateful for the opportunity to hear it on the radio.

     -- Michael Wright

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