Yes, it is very true that I have, alas, not been HOME in a very long time but I find this hard to swallow. Contrary to any claim to the contrary, I can assure you that the Britain that I grew up and lived in was much more promiscuous than anything I have ever seen in the U.S. Prudish and Puritanical are words that I would only associate with the U.S. and never Britian. Yes, things could have changed dramatically since I have been away (and it can’t all be because I am no longer there) … but I still find that hard to accept.
Not sure when we might get to see ‘Versailles‘ in the U.S. on PBS. Probably never. I now do have access to live BBC (all 4 channels) on my Roku with the $1.99/month “UKTV” channel. I will have to check the times on BBC 2 and see if I can make a point of watching it. I will, of course, let you know.
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There is as you will see if you read either of the stories or watch the YouTube a purpose for this contest. It was not all for titillation and salaciousness. They were looking for MODELS. And that makes sense.
As I did comment on this post to do with the “30 foot Wall of Vaginas”, vaginas do come in very different shapes, sizes, looks and configurations — and that is just in terms of external appearance. I am by no means an expert given I have only seen one or two at most (and at this point my wife Deanna, if she reads this, will scream at me) but I do know that some vaginas are definitely more attractive (and as such aesthetically more appealing) than others. I am not going to go into this (and I assure you that no pun was intended there) but there are some …
Given that in at least the last 10 of my books I have stated in the Preface that ‘Typo’ is my middle name, I can relate to a somewhat Freudian typo such as this. What was Alexander or was it Regina thinking as they typed that caption? The mind boggles.
I have noticed that the U.K. Daily Mail, my all time favorite newspaper, that I read every morning, while lying in bed, drinking a cup of coffee and listening to CNBC, has quite a few typos of late. I fully appreciate, doing this blog, how easy it is for that to happen when you are typing like crazy to get something posted. What cracks me up is that they don’t get around to correcting them. They must, given the millions who read them, get feedback. It is cute. It amuses me and makes me realize that others too suffer from my impediment. It does, however, suck.
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Well I assume that it should not be too difficult to determine where I stand on this. But there are only so many issues that I can champion at any given time and my hands, quite literally, full right now helping the good ladies, led by Kia Sinclair, on the New Hampshire “Free the Female Nipple” movement. So I will let the ‘Daily Mail’ push this one. I am, however, smiling.
Wow. Yes, of course, like with so much in my life, I got the heads up from the U.K. “Daily Mail” which I read on my pad, first thing each morning, religiously.
Click to access, as always, very informative “Daily Mail” article.
Wow! Yes, of course, I knew what YOU were thinking.
Yes, it crossed my mind too.
Well, it is NOT as neat as you would think or hope.
Bummer — in more than one sense of the word. SMILE.
(Think about that. SMILE.)
From ‘Fusion.net’. Click to access original. They even have a diagram, though not of the vagina. Check it out.
This is beyond diabolical. It is atrocious. It is totally uncalled for. This cannot be fobbed off as a mistake. This was very deliberate and calculated. It could, alas, have been an April Fool’s joke, but it isn’t. It is very real, and HUGE.
Yes, I understand. It is a very graphic way of calling Marie Antoinette by the ‘C’-word. But, even that, is unnecessary and puerile in that she was guillotined 221 years ago.
This makes me angry. I am VERY fond of Versailles Palace and Gardens. I am very familiar with them. I have visited Versailles dozens of times. 1968 – 1969 when I lived in France full-time and attended the “English School of Paris” (ESP) we lived in Louveciennes — which was on the outskirts of Versailles. Then during the 1978 to 1992 period when I would visit France at least 3 times a year I would invariably visit Versailles. Towards the last few years of that period we used to make a point of going to Versailles on weekend just for the pleasure and privilege of uniformed guards smartly sliding open the huge golden gates to let us in! Yep. It was a prerogative afforded to cars with diplomatic plates that had “CD 1” or “CD 2” on them. Essentially a car belonging to an Ambassador.
This is stupid. There was no need for this. As was the case 220 years ago heads should roll.