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ENOUGH ROPE.

HOSTAGE TO FORTRAN

`We cannot let terrorists and rogue nations hold this nation hostile or hold our allies hostile ... I will work to end terrors and tariffs everywhere.'

US Presidential candidate George W. Bush explains his election promises. Quoted in the Economist, 26 August-1 September 2000.

It seems that George Bush Jnr has gone to the Dan Quayle School of Free ExPression.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR BIG MR BILL

`I'm a guy who's dealt with superheroes all life, and, Sir, you have great potential. I think you would learn to climb the side of buildings and wear spandex tights.'

Stan Lee, the co-founder of Marvel Comics, publishers of Spiderman the Fantastic Four and the X-Men, pays homage to Bill Clinton.

Quoted in the Economist, 19-25 August 2000.

Enough Rope can't wait for the Marvel Comics' latest title following the adventures of a down-on-his-luck, accident prone, non-inhaling, intern-groping, ex-Commander-in-Chief of the US armed forces.

CAUSE AND EFFECT: PART ONE

`We put MTV into East Germany, and the next day the Berlin Wall fell.'

Sumner Redstone, the chairman of Viacom International. Quoted in No Logo by Naomi Klein, pp. 116-117.

Well Sumner, that just goes to show to what lengths some will go to avoid watching Beavis and Butthead.

CAUSE AND EFFECT: PART TWO

`I said "Let's try and undo this. Let's get our young people together and let's get this cycle together and let s try to get some world peace going and let's end the Cold War. And, by God, we did it.'

Ted Turner, head of Turner Broadcasting, explains how he, CNN and the Goodwill Games ended the Cold War.

Quoted in No Logo by Naomi Klein, p. 117.

Ted's other diplomatic triumphs include ushering in an era of detente in Sino-US relations, brokering the 1987 Montreal Protocol, chairing the first round of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, and repealing South Africa's apartheid laws.

DOWN AT HEEL

`You have to learn how to wear his shoes -- it doesn't happen overnight ... But by now, I could run a marathon in a pair of Manolo Blahnik heels. I can race out and hail a cab. I can run up Sixth Avenue at full speed. I've destroyed my feet completely, but I don't care. What do you really need feet for anyway?'

Actress Sarah Jessica Parker explains her somewhat strange relationship to the footwear of Hollywood shoemaker Manolo Blahnik. Quoted in the `Good Weekend', Age, 22 July 2000.

Does this mean that future episodes of Sex in the City, the TV series of which Ms Parker is a star, will demonstrate to the modern girl just how sexy foot binding can be?
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