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The Gecko: 07-November-2003

The Gecko: 07-November-2003

 

 

 

 

 

Minnie Driver, the world famous actress that too many people seem not to have heard

of, is coming to town so that she can get a job in a garment factory and help raise

awareness about "free trade".

It has been suggested that in order to raise her own understanding about "life"

perhaps it would be best for Minnie to first go live in a typical (read: poverty-stricken)

Cambodian village and plant rice for a season, and then head for the factory.

And for those who want to know what Minnie actually looks like, one of her movies

"High heels and low lives" is on Star Movies tonight.

** Writing headlines for front page articles of newspapers is always a challenge,

even for some of the finest journalistic minds east of the Irrawady River. However

a few of those laser-sharp intellects resident in Phnom Penh put their minds to the

task on Wednesday night and came up with the following as alternative suggestions

for what could have been on this issue's page 1 lead:

** "King weds Hun Sen with Rainsy; Ranariddh mulls divorce"

** "Arranged marriage made in Palace"

** "Pointless stalemate over: Thank God"

** "King deals closing hand: three of a kind"

** "King's subjects take a bow: gov't formed"

** "All kids in govt sandbox but who nicked the shovel"

** "Hun Sen rules; slice of pie for Rainsy"

** "King delivers triple whammy to Sammy"

** "King knuckles Cambo party heads and wins"

** "King sorts threesome: let the plunder re-start"

** "Papa tells kaun chau: Get a life!"

** "Hun Sen stuck in middle of Club Sandwich-pass the mayo"

** "Papa weds angry kids in tenuous menage a trois"

** "New govt formed; Gary Glitter first in line with FDI"

** "Sen still sore so stay tuned"

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