As some of you may recall – I am in Alaska at present for the purposes of attending a wedding which will occur in a matter of hours from now.
I have been sitting this morning with the groom and best man attempting to come up with a suitable speech. The majority of attendees, we are assuming, will be Alaskans but there will be a strong contingent of Australians as well. The event is, after all, to some extent at least, to mark a union between the two cultures. The trick will be to come up with something that is sensitive to both but remains unashamedly Australian.
We have conducted extensive brainstorming and research. Most of the jokes have been, reluctantly, discarded.
In the end we have based something vaguely around the following (admittedly a 21st birthday speech and admittedly by a New Zealander).
What do you think?