Sunday, October 25, 2009

Mae West: Way Too Much

Well-known one-liners made famous by MAE WEST, sometimes requoted in odd contexts, can result in unintentional giggles.
• • • • Too much of a good thing is wonderful — — Mae West • • • •
• • When Mae West said “too much of a good thing can be wonderful,” she may as well have been referring to Boston Ballet’s “World Passions,” a startling amalgam of four ballets that opened Thursday at the Opera House. ... [Source: "Boston Ballet’s ‘Passions’ right on pointe" By Keith Powers / Dance Review | Saturday, 24 October 2009 | The Edge/ Boston Herald, One Herald Square, Boston, MA 02118]
• • When Mae West said, “Too much of a good thing can be wonderful,” I’m pretty sure she wasn’t talking about making kakimochi in the basement of the Buddhist Temple. ... [Source: "Confessions of a Foodie: Too much kakimochi" BY Tami A. Hart | Saturday, 17 October 2009 | Argus Observer, 1160 SW 4th Street, Ontario, OR 97914]
• • A weaker dollar is beneficial, so long it does not fall too far, too fast. Mae West said “Too much of a good thing is wonderful.” She was not an economist. Economic shocks result from not just the size of a change, but also the speed with which it occurs. . . . [Source: "The Falling US Dollar – Bane or Boon?" BY Fabius Maximus | 14 October 2009 | RGE Monitor, 131 Varick Street, Suite 1005, New York, New York 10013]
• • Then there's the pop-culture-junkie whose inaccurate reference to Mae will leave you speechless: A strapless saloon girl costume. Remember Mae West from Gunsmoke? ... [Source: "Halloween costumes don’t always have to be sexy/ slutty" BY Kimberly Lawson | 21 October 2009 | Creative Loafing Charlotte, 1000 Seaboard Street, Suite C-2, Charlotte, NC 28206; 704-522-8334] Hmmmm. Seems the Loafing staff could use a fact-checker over there in North Carolina.

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