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19 November 2007

Quote of the Day (And Yet Somehow I Feel as Though There Ought to Be Two More)

"Threesomes are undoubtedly the new 'Holy Grail' of sex," says Vicki Vantoch, author of The Threesome Handbook: A Practical Guide To Sleeping With Three (Thunder's Mouth Press). "Most people have either had a three-way or thought about it. Yes, even women. A recent ABC poll ranked threesomes as the most popular fantasy in America." (Outside of America, of course, the most popular fantasy begins with at least one engine falling off of Air Force One.)


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10 Comments:

At 1:24 PM, Blogger Philipa said...

what's sex?

 
At 4:05 AM, Anonymous archie said...

@ Philipa, I wondered that as well.

 
At 8:21 AM, Blogger Metro said...

@Philipa ... Well, when two people get pleasantly drunk enough, they ...

Maybe a practical demonstration would be easier. Your place or mine?

@Aerchie:
Sorry buddy, you're on your own.

 
At 8:51 AM, Blogger Philipa said...

Yes please Metro :-)) my place, always welcome - I have a particularly tasteless post heading the proceedings at the mo ;-)

Here's a thought - why are Anglican Christians against 2nd marriages when Eve was Adam's 2nd 'wife'? And surely to populate the Earth we would have had to have had quite a lot of 'original sin' (that's incest, right?) so either God thought this was ok or he should have made more people, being the creator and omnipotent and everything.

 
At 11:20 AM, Blogger Metro said...

@Philipa:
Righto, I'm a bit busy myself just at the mo', but I'll send someone over.

I didn't know the Anglicans had anything against second marriages. After all, considering their founder set the whole shebang up to make sure he could get a divorce, that would seem a bit odd.

I'd never heard of Lilith until I was 12 or so--is she actually part of the Anglican tradition?

The Jerusalem Bible doesn't acknowledge anyone else before Eve. But I always have fun asking literal interpretationalists where Cain got his wife. After all, the book is the literal word of god, and there's no other woman in there.

So historically, we are descended from a long line of mother£µ©λers, apparently. Which certainly explains some of the outer branches of the family tree, or Bush.

"Original sin" isn't incest. It's the first disobedience to God of Adam and Eve, which we theoretically carry and which damns every last one of us unless we've picked the right church and can maintain a state of grace clear up to the judgement day.

I'm more curious about all those branches that forbid dancing and drinking. If god didn't want us to drink, would it be so hard to make fermented sugars have no effect on humans?

And no dancing--But we were built for it! Well some of us, anyway ... Perhaps the fundies see it as an intelligent design flaw?

Further down the list is a similar set of questions regarding sex, but that's far too long a set of questions for a comment.

 
At 12:25 PM, Blogger Philipa said...

I'm going to have you my password to Fortean Faith as this is far too interesting to leave but.. Actually just now I have to write an essay about the colloseum - I'm doing another degree, it's good actually, there's a religious bit and yes, I hope to share my thoughts with you (but that's next year) til then I'm doing the french revolution and Rousseu; excellent stuff. Raincoaster put a fab comment on Boris Johnsons blog about the elite keeping the people down by withholding education, she quoted this brilliant passage and I've never been able to find it since! Oh well, must concentrate on Wome.

 
At 12:28 PM, Blogger Philipa said...

PS: Book of Common Prayer was put together by John Donne and Thomas Cranmer for Elizabeth I, no wonder it's poetic and beautifully written.

PPS: Jack Target doing well so I believe :-)

 
At 1:36 PM, Anonymous G Eagle Esq said...

errr

ummmm

[embarrassed shuffling, while the Aquilan adopts false beard/extinct language to disguise identity for Kommenting on such a Post]

harrumphus --- err --- Salve [G'day]

Quis erat Lilitha
[this Lilith-Broad ain't in the Bible]

Transmitte me sursum, Kaledone
[the Lady ApilihP should be promoted up from the Lost Section of M Metro's Blogroll, unless AerChieDudius can come up with a wittier translation]

Vale [ciao]

Aquila non Candida

 
At 9:07 AM, Blogger Metro said...

Apparently Lilith has a role in the Apocrypha, although I've never read them.

More than one person, however, has presented Lilith to me as fact, as the first wife of Adam.

Jewish lore says Lilith was a storm demon, and also credits her with being hooked up with the first man.

Thus in the first stories of religion we have demonology, divorce, and, in some accounts, adultery. Which we can add to murder and incest.

And yes, both Philipa and Ahmad have to come off the injured list. The very next time I mess with the template.

 
At 2:22 PM, Blogger Philipa said...

Metro - please, I'm comfy where I am; you never know...

Great to see your comments Herr Eagle and glad to see you get recognition for such a pertinent question on Iain Dale's site.

 

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