May 9, 2008

Compliments Duel 2.0

L’amour est un oiseau rebelle
Que nul ne peut apprivoiser,
Et c’est bien in vain qu’on l’appelle
S’il lui convient de refuser.
Rien n’y fait, menace ou prière.
L’un parle bien, l’autre se tait.
Et c’est l’autre que je préfère.
Il n’a rien dit mais il me plait.
L’amour! L’amour! L’amour! L’amour!

*stops singing suddenly realizing that this blog post is about Compliments, not Carmen.*

The stage is being set.....

JJ Drinkwater and Exrex Somme request the pleasure of your
attendance (and your kind donation of Lindens to RFL) at their

Second Annual Compliments Duel Compliments Duel - The Return of
the Backhanded Compliment

May 11th, 2008 2 PM SL Time

Caledon Loch Avie

The purpose of the duel, as it was last year, is to raise funds
for the Relay for Life. Five Judgeships will be auctioned to the highest bidder
- the first judgeship sold shall be the senior judge. The panel of Judges will
determine the ultimate winner of the duel, based on such criteria as they
determine. Her Grace of Loch Avie will conduct the auction, but she is also not
precluded from bidding or being a judge.

Each of the duellists will pay their opponent five compliments,
with the first passage du politesse determined by a coin flip made by the senior
judge on the day. There is no restriction on the length, type, nature etc. of
the compliments (although JJ is NOT allowed to bring a library with him to the

Each Duellist will also have a tip jar present and we hope that
you will donate if you like the turns of phrase produced. All proceeds from the
sale of judgeships, tip jars etc. shall be paid into the Caledon Relay for Life
Fund after the duel. You are also invited to cheer on your favourite, and
appropriate witty comments from the audience are encouraged, nay, demanded.

In addition to the above, the office of Chevalier(e) du
Politesse will be available (as all the best honorary offices traditionally are)
to purchase, for the very reasonable price of L6,000. Holders of this
office (in the Caledon Library Group) have the the right to display the title -
"Politesse shines in", and are authorized to improve the level of polite
discourse and courtesy within and without Caledon for the upcoming year

Hope to see you there. Bring Lindens!

I am now accepting bids for the position of judge for this event. Please feel free to send a notecard to me along with your bid, which will be due at the time of the event.

All may easily reach the venue for the duel by clicking this SLURL: The Compliments Duel Sky Platform and Stage