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Jackie Sparrow
08-24-2010, 04:21 PM
You could always do a poem or dramatic reading, although I like the fact the talent portion seems optional.My beauty will beat all talent, anyway! :drama:

Nan
08-24-2010, 06:53 PM
This starts today in little over an hour, doesn't it?

allezfred
08-24-2010, 07:49 PM
This starts today in little over an hour, doesn't it?

Yes (well 10 minutes now) and here (http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2010/0824/1224277445267.html)'s a quick review of yesterday's show.


So, in case you missed it here’s a handy guide to the kind of stuff that was said to Dáithí in a Dome full of almost 2,000 banner-waving supporters by the 16 Roses from Dublin to Queensland by way of Southern California in last night’s show: “It was the best week of my life. The parade was fantastic. Here’s a poem I wrote that namechecks the Healy Raes. Best week ever. The reception in Tralee has been overwhelming.The girls are fantastic. I’ve got friends for life. Here’s a poem I wrote about emigration and economic deprivation and famine. Look at my yellow balloon sword.”

overedge
08-24-2010, 07:54 PM
I looked at the Roses website yesterday and was astounded to see the Rose from Cork and a couple of other Irish Roses listed among the "international" contestants. Has there been some kind of Irish separation/break-up referendum that I missed? Or are the contest organizers using "international" in a somewhat confusing way?

allezfred
08-24-2010, 08:06 PM
I looked at the Roses website yesterday and was astounded to see the Rose from Cork and a couple of other Irish Roses listed among the "international" contestants. Has there been some kind of Irish separation/break-up referendum that I missed? Or are the contest organizers using "international" in a somewhat confusing way?

The "International" refers to the shows we're watching this week. There are preliminaries to decide the roses from Ireland (there are 32 counties in Ireland), as well as the British and American roses.

allezfred
08-24-2010, 08:08 PM
Who knew that the US had an official flower? :shuffle:

allezfred
08-24-2010, 08:09 PM
The Cork Rose is wearing something too hideous to describe. :yikes:

Nan
08-24-2010, 08:12 PM
So far, how many of these ladies have had "really rewarding" jobs with children?

paulac
08-24-2010, 08:12 PM
The Cork Rose is wearing something too hideous to describe. :yikes:
Where do they get these dresses :scream:

Garden Kitty
08-24-2010, 08:13 PM
Who knew that the US had an official flower? :shuffle:

Apparently designated in 1986. Here's a list (http://www.usna.usda.gov/Gardens/collections/statetreeflower.html)of official flowers and trees for each state as well.

paulac
08-24-2010, 08:14 PM
Ambitious song choice!

allezfred
08-24-2010, 08:15 PM
Where do they get these dresses :scream:

I know! I thought Irish women were supposed to have better fashion sense. :drama:

Cork Rose is a gleek. Don't say anything to TAHbKA. ;)

Garden Kitty
08-24-2010, 08:17 PM
Texas Rose - only serves to remind me of the talent/tragically absurd dance we're not seeing this year.

allezfred
08-24-2010, 08:17 PM
Texas Rose second out tonight and another horrendous dress. :yikes:

overedge
08-24-2010, 08:20 PM
The "International" refers to the shows we're watching this week. There are preliminaries to decide the roses from Ireland (there are 32 counties in Ireland), as well as the British and American roses.

Ah, now that makes more sense.