News, but not the serious kind
Joe Cool’s got another prom date…
Blog Guy, I am, how you say, studying English as second language…
WELCOME TO OUR COUNTRY, FOREIGN PERSON!
Thank you for shouting, that really helps. I wonder, can you explain this word, “pathetic?” I do not think I understand it.
I’ll try. Look, there is this business tycoon in Austria, and he has so much money that every year he is able to invite a somewhat famous and reasonably good-looking female celebrity as his guest at the glitzy Vienna Opera Ball.
We’re talking the caliber of Paris Hilton here. This year, it’s Lindsay Lohan.
I see, and this is how you mean pathetic?
No. I’m not finished. Every year he actually meets the press to ANNOUNCE who his guest will be, and he and his wife or partner or girlfriend actually stand there showing PICTURES of the upcoming guest.
Ah. So this is example of what you call pathetic?
Maybe, maybe not. But the fact that it’s treated as NEWS makes Vienna seem like a one-Lipizzaner town. That is, how we say in English, kinda PATHETIC.
Top combo, REUTERS photos of Austrian businessman Richard Lugner with Farrah Fawcett, Andie McDowell, Paris Hilton, Pamela Anderson, Sophia Loren and Geri Halliwell.
Bottom, left to right: Austrian businessman Richard Lugner (L) and his girlfriend Anastasia Sokol pose with a photograph of U.S. actress Lindsay Lohan during a news conference in Vienna, January 20, 2010. Lugner announced Lohan to be his guest at this year’s traditional Vienna Opera Ball. REUTERS/Herwig Prammer
Austrian businessman Richard Lugner and his girlfriend Sonja Schoenanger hold up a posters with actress Nicollette Sheridan, January 28, 2009…. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader
Austrian building tycoon Richard Lugner (R) and his partner Bettina Kofler pose with photographs of Dita von Teese , January 16, 2008…. REUTERS/Herbert Neubauer
Austrian building tycoon Richard Lugner and his wife Christina pose with a caricature depicting him with Paris Hilton, January 17, 2007. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader