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A Double Rainbow conversation with Ulster County Executive Mike Hein (audio)

I received a mysterious call from the office of Ulster County Executive Mike Hein last week, saying that he wanted to speak to me. So I called back today to see what was this all about. In my mischievous manner, I decided to try to include as many quotes from the viral video “Double Rainbow”.

My list included:
Oh my God;
So intense;
What does it mean;
All the way;
Across the sky;
It’s full on;
Wow;
Bright and vivid;
it’s so beautiful;
It’s too much.

Here’s what I could squeeze in, in this massively edited audio track (And yes, I asked for permission to post the audio).

http://sites.google.com/site/sottilemix/Home/player.swf?attredirects=0

Earlier in the day, I had announced, publicly on Twitter, that I was going to do this:

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I’m going to talk to #Ulster County Exec Mike Hein in an hour and will try to say as many Double Rainbow quotes as possible #SOINTENSE! #fbless than a minute ago via TweetDeck

That prompted a reply from Dan Shapley of The Daily Green:

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@ivanlajara Funny about #sointense! but ask him how NY layoffs are affecting Ulster unemployment, specifically at the DEC.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck

So I did. Hein said that there is a disconnect at the state Department of Environmental Conservation, that there was a disproportionate number of cuts at Belleayre and went as far as questioning whether the DEC should be running Belleayre at all.

Discuss!

I also try to con, I mean, persuade the county executive into doing Livestreams. And although he courteously declined, he did promise to provide media for us media people. So we’ll keep you posted.

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  1. January 4, 2011 at 12:31 am

    Haha. Funny. Didn't you know that the word "viral" is like the worst word of the year though, that nobody wants to hear anymore?

  2. January 4, 2011 at 1:05 am

    Thanks Becky. Although it's worth noting that the Plain English Foundation had other choices.There was new business jargon, such as ‘thought showers’, ‘strategic staircases’, and‘disintermediation’. There was classic spin doctoring, such as ‘removal pathways’ (deportation)and the ‘investment in human capital’ (a new tax). Our teenagers contributed ‘maggoted’ andtext initialisms such as ‘HMU’. And not to be outdone, the academics this year came up with‘agonistic respect’ and ‘flexibilising’.http://www.plainenglishfoundation.com/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=OaGTDHiI0yA%3D&tabid=3039

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