Posted by Cassia on September 14, 1997 at 15:35:39:
In response to Standing O's, written by Mark on September 10, 1997 at 12:53:36
] ] Standing ovations have always been a pet peeve of mine. I've participated perhaps twice in my life. My fellow Americans are such sheep! One person rises and, dutifully, everyone else in the room follows. My problem with this is that SOs are becoming so commonplace, they don't mean anything any more.
] ] They're supposed to happen only when you're so bowled over by a performance that you find yourself leaping to your feet in excitement and approbation. If you take the time to put your program down first, or if you have to think about it, you shouldn't be doing it!
SO's are like swearing; more emphatic when they are not expected.
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