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The term "bimbo" has been around at least as long ago as that, and was originally applied to men, as here. :)

Sat, 26 Dec 2009 08:42:00 UTC | #426135

Go to: A Christmas Offering! - Jeeves and the Family Tree

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I think it would be a magnificent thing if this could be recorded by Fry and Laurie. Partly because I'd love to see it myself, but also because the popularity of these two actors, especially Hugh Laurie among Americans, would lead to these ideas being exposed to thousands who may never have heard them before, and certainly wont have heard them explained with such clarity.

This piece of writing is absolute genius; in using Jeeves to explain it to someone as, er, innocent as Bertie, the clarity of thought and the simplicity of basic principles of evolution by natural selection just shine through. The reading of this was easily my favourite part of NLACFGP. To see it performed by a couple of my favourite actors would fill me with joy.

As an aside, I saw an interview with Fry and Laurie about Jeeves and Wooster recently, and apparently when they were first approached they turned it down saying that it couldn't be done, that no one could do it justice. They assumed that the project would just fizzle away. When they heard some months later that other actors were being approached for the roles, they rang the production company and said something like "well if you're going to go ahead anyway, then obviously it has be us!" :D

Thu, 24 Dec 2009 09:47:00 UTC | #425810

Go to: Two new fleas are discovered!

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Thank you for your kind words. :)

Mon, 13 Oct 2008 00:36:00 UTC | #250318

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I recently blogged a rebuttal to the first of Gumbel's sermons on this topic:
http://lapsedpagan.blogspot.com/2008/03/has-nicky-gumbel-proved-anything-part-1.html

I'm working on part 2.

The sermons are freely available btw, if anyone want to hear this weaselly wanker's arguments without forking out cash for them:

http://www.htb.org.uk/search/node/is god a delusion

Mon, 06 Oct 2008 10:45:00 UTC | #247592

Go to: Sex for diploma offer caught on tape

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While it seems quite clear that he's committed a crime, and he really was offering money for sex, something doesn't quite seem to add up. How and why was the original conversation recorded? We are told that she had this conversation, then contacted the news team and they wired her, but where did the original recording come from?
I'm wondering if someone else had reported this sort of thing going on and this woman was a plant sent in already wired to expose the hypocritical old bastard.

Oh and I disagree with those who are saying this story is not relevant. Granted, on it's own it proves nothing except that some people are sleezy scumbags, but it's one more point in the "christians are no more moral than atheists" argument that we have to get into so many times. Personally I suspect it's the repression caused by the puritanical regimes that causes people to seek relief in these ways. They are denied, or deny themselves, perfectly acceptable sexual practices, and so are forced to underhandedly seek relief in other ways secretively. I think it's the same thing that drives so many supposedly celibate catholic ministers to prey (or pray ;)) on the young and vulnerable.

Sun, 20 Apr 2008 00:55:00 UTC | #156166

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