Saturday, 11 April 2009

Josh and Anna play hide the purple parsnip

Geraldine: So how's married life little Miss Coke Donkey? Everything alright in the bedroom?
Alice: Niiice.
Alice: We had a bit of trouble early on. Couldn't quite work out what went in where.
Geraldine: Well that's always tricky.
Alice: But you know once we got a wardrobe we were fine.

Heeee. You know that is totally how Josh and Anna Duggar's first few months of marriage were like. Well, that minus the humour and with a big dollop of shame thrown in.

But if the Vicar of Dibley taught us anything, it's that sexually oblivious people manage to be prolific breeders. Just as Hugo and Alice managed to conceive baby Geraldine on their honeymoon and then managed to have an additional nine children over the next six years, it seems like Josh and Anna have already begun their brood.

I had hoped that Anna might struggle to conceive for year or two, or even, *gasp*, use contraception for a couple of years. But it seems they have drank the Kool Aid and are eager to get their own spin off.

There hasn't yet been an official announcement that she is pregnant, but the evidence is stacking. A couple of posters on Television Without Pity spotted a commercial for an upcoming episode in which Anna mentioned taking pregnancy tests. Why would they show Anna taking tests that come up negative? That doesn't play into their storyline of "God loves us and showers us with gifts!"

The Duggars will be on the Today show on Monday to make an announcement. Put your money on a J'Grandbaby.

Monday, 6 April 2009

The Rastafarians were right!

Aside from the juvenile humour of giggling at how a banana is perfectly shaped and sized to fit the human mouth, and how the contents don't squirt in your face, I also have to wonder whether it would completely blow the collective mind of intelligent designers to turn the banana around to face the other way. It is no longer conveniently curved towards the mouth, shock horror.

Then there is that whole "God created the perfect food" argument. Um, no. The banana- the sweet ready to eat fruit as we know it- was cultivated from a mutated plantain tree by a Jamaican dude called Jean Francois Poujot in 1836. Either God created an imperfect fruit that was improved by evolution and selective breeding, or God is Jamaican.