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  • An Olympic thank-you note from NBC's Brian Williams

    LEAVING BEHIND A THANK-YOU NOTE

    (from Brian Williams, NBC anchor and managing editor)

    After tonight's broadcast and after looting our hotel mini-bars, we're going to try to brave the blizzard and fly east to home and hearth, and to do laundry well into next week.

    Before we leave this thoroughly polite country, the polite thing to do is leave behind a thank-you note.

    Thank you, Canada:

    For being such good hosts.

    For your unfailing courtesy.

    For your (mostly) beautiful weather.

    For scheduling no more than 60 percent of your float plane departures at the exact moment when I was trying to say something on television.

    For not seeming to mind the occasional (or constant) good-natured mimicry of your accents.

    For your unique TV commercials -- for companies like Tim Hortons -- which made us laugh and cry.

    For securing this massive event without choking security, and without publicly displaying a single automatic weapon.

    For having the best garment design and logo-wear of the games -- you've made wearing your name a cool thing to do.

    For the sportsmanship we saw most of your athletes display.

    For not honking your horns. I didn't hear one car horn in 15 days -- which also means none of my fellow New Yorkers rented cars while visiting.

    For making us aware of how many of you have been watching NBC all these years.

    For having the good taste to have an anchorman named Brian Williams on your CTV network, who turns out to be such a nice guy.

    For the body scans at the airport which make pat-downs and cavity searches unnecessary.

    For designing those really cool LED Olympic rings in the harbor, which turned to gold when your athletes won one.

    For always saying nice things about the United States...when you know we're listening.

    For sharing Joannie Rochette with us.

    For reminding some of us we used to be a more civil society.

    Mostly, for welcoming the world with such ease and making lasting friends with all of us.
    Noah's ark was built by volunteers...... The Titanic was built by professionals.

  • #2
    Link? hahahaha!
    Nobody knows where you are, how near or how far / shine on you crazy diamond

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    • #3
      Originally posted by soycd View Post
      Link? hahahaha!
      I got it off a radio/tv discussion board that I frequent.
      Noah's ark was built by volunteers...... The Titanic was built by professionals.

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      • #4
        http://dailynightly.msnbc.msn.com/ar...6/2213393.aspx
        A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims, but accomplices.

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        • #5
          ^

          Thanks
          Noah's ark was built by volunteers...... The Titanic was built by professionals.

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          • #6
            What is nice about that letter is you can tell he sat down and really thought about what to say. Not your average, 'Thanks, had a great time'.
            Gone............................and very quickly forgotten may I add.

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            • #7
              ^ you mean like Jacque Rogge's profound "excellent and friendly games" assessment of Vancouver's games?

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              • #8
                ^lol yes
                www.decl.org

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