Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Smile and Nod Sagely

A reporter raises his hand to ask a question a...Image via WikipediaOne of my favourite things in the world is watching international press conferences, watching when the president of x country starts speaking in his own language, which the president of y country could not possibly understand. My favourite thing, then, is watching that second president, instead of staring into space or checking his watch, watch the first president with apparent concentration, nodding sagely every now and then. Obviously they've all taken lessons on the art of doing this, or perhaps like a 'toddlers and tiaras' competition, there's someone out of the sights of the camera modelling the appropriate gestures at the appropriate time. Either way, it's totally an underappreciated art form.
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