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By Diogenes (articles ) | Dec 03, 2004

When Frances Kissling announced her presentation of Condom4Life's Good Shepherd Awards -- consisting of "a small sculpture" -- to bishops eager to promote condoms to reduce AIDS infection, we speculated that the award would take the form of a statuette or trophy, and asked OTR readers to suggest an appropriate nickname. The following suggestions, which arrived within the first 24 hours via e-mail and the comments boxes, deftly address the need, without departing from the strictest canons of charity and good taste:

The Golden Glob. The Atrophy. The Woody. The Drippy. The Wolfie. The Sly Me. The Shanley. The Kiss-Link. The Weapon of Mass Dystopia. The Wind Beneath My Wings. The Leaky. The Limpy. The Luca Brasi. The Zygote. The Mister Misty. The Rembo. The Twig & Berries. The Dickie. The Empty Cradle. The Jimmie. Kissling's Quisling. The Karl Popper. The Gummy. The Woopsy. The Wimpy. The Latex Laetare. The Precious. The Mo Do Recipientis. The Alley. The Blind Alley. The Ling Ling. The Troy-Bilt. The Moonie. The Barney. And The Unit of Vietnamese Currency.

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  • Posted by: - Dec. 04, 2004 3:15 PM ET USA

    If it is not too late to submit a name for her award how about, " THE DRINAN ".

  • Posted by: - Dec. 04, 2004 1:11 AM ET USA

    I wonder what Our Lady would think of this shenanigan. It really doesn't strike me as innocent, chaste humor.

  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - Dec. 03, 2004 10:39 PM ET USA

    All great award ceremonies require a theme music intro, similar to the timeless Miss America theme music. For this award, Don Ho's immortal "Tiny Bubbles" would seem the most appropriate ditty for the drippy.

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