Terrifying as it would be to see him get within sniffing distance of the White House, it can't be denied that his candidacy for the Republican Party nomination is adding to the gaiety of nations
Add as many handicaps and supplementary conditions races as you like, but let's not pretend they increase the gaiety of nations
as much as they increase the financial rewards for the organisers.
Certainly, for those of us in the wonderful wacky world of the "Meeja" our existence would be dull indeed without Mr Kirk and his ilk to add to the gaiety of nations
and the rich tapestry of life.
Never mind that this year's Arsenale show on cities was as dry as a ship's biscuit, the gaiety of nations
in the Giardini took up Signor Burdett's theme of global urban existence (and the social, economic and architectural challenges thereof) con brio.
After a pause which is slightly too long (the movement just finished has thematic links with its succeeding one, and its final note leads naturally forward), the finale skirls with the gaiety of nations
, released from the emotional and polyphonic rigours of its predecessors, and the CBSO crowns these 69 minutes, which have actually shot by, with an exultant chorale and a bustling, affirmative conclusion
And fabulously uplifting for all of us, because the Jordans and Peter Andres of this world add to the gaiety of nations
. But it doesn't work in the boardroom.
It adds to the gaiety of nations
- not in that way, of course - and it reminds us why his departure was so welcome.
George has done much to add to the gaiety of nations
, not to mention to the galaxy of blondes he's squired over the years.
Johnson writing of David Garrick could have realized--he added "to the gaiety of nations
." I know it was a pleasure, and I feel it was a privilege, to have been his contemporary.
But perhaps it is time we looked once again at producing a newspaper that deals predominantly in good news, aimed at increasing the general sense of cheerfulness and the gaiety of nations
All this should add to the gaiety of nations
, even if it does fail in its primary
To add to the gaiety of nations
, some moron had apparently ordered them all to choose numbers consisting of the digits one and eight arranged in all possible permutations.
The Terry Nation estate (who happily gave me permission to use the Daleks five years ago) have now refused point-blank to let me use them again, and I am therefore unable to add to the Gaiety of Nations
When Garrick died 42 years later, Johnson wrote, without undue exaggeration: 'I am disappointed by that stroke of death, which has eclipsed the gaiety of nations
, and impoverished the public stock of harmless pleasure.'
But if you really want to contribute to the gaiety of nations
, Sir Tim, why not introduce your old mate Andrew Lloyd Webber to James MacMillan and teach him to write a nice happy tune we can all whistle in the shower?