Sunday, July 31, 2016

Quotes for the Day


“Problems include blocked toilets, leaking pipes, exposed wiring, darkened stairwells where no lighting has been installed and dirty floors in need of a massive clean.” 

- Kitty Chiller,
 head of the Australian Olympic team, criticising the Australian accommodation at the Olympic Village, declaring it “not safe or ready”
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“We are going to make the Australians feel at home here. I’m almost putting a kangaroo out front to jump for them. This is an incredible village, more beautiful and better than Sydney (2000).”

- Eduardo Paes, 
Mayor of Rio, in response
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“We’ve already got a kangaroo, we don’t need another one. Get me a plumber mate, get me a plumber.”

- Kitty Chiller
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"I wanted to make fun of Australia because of the kangaroo. I saw the things. This was the worst building. I recognise the problems you faced." 

- a repentant Mayor Paes 
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"So very happy to be here, happy for the Village that you provided, for the beautiful city, and the people.”

- Kitty Chiller, after the works were carried out.
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Paes then gave Kitty Chiller the keys to the city, Chiller gave Paes a boxing kangaroo stuffed soft toy and everyone was happy again.



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