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Pillow Talk: How DARE you suggest I'm unfaithful!

By Diogenes (articles ) | Apr 28, 2005

A parable.

November 9, 1988
Arlene: Something the matter, dear?
Fred: (sigh) The elections. Maybe next time we'll get a president who'll make bigamy legal. Then Marcy will be able to join us in the sack. Mustn't give up hope.

November 4, 1992
Arlene: Something the matter, dear?
Fred: (sigh) The elections. Maybe next time we'll get a president who'll make bigamy legal. Then Charlotte will be able to join us in the sack. Mustn't give up hope.

November 6, 1996
Arlene: Something the matter, dear?
Fred: (sigh) The elections. Maybe next time we'll get a president who'll make bigamy legal. Then Jenny will be able to join us in the sack. Mustn't give up hope.

November 8, 2000
Arlene: Something the matter, dear?
Fred: (sigh) The elections. Maybe next time we'll get a president who'll make bigamy legal. Then Shonda will be able to join us in the sack. Mustn't give up hope.

November 3, 2004
Arlene: Something the matter, dear?
Fred: (sigh) The elections. Maybe next time we'll get a president who'll make bigamy legal. Then Heather will be able to join us in the sack. Mustn't give up hope.
Arlene: Whose hope, dear?

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  • Posted by: - Apr. 28, 2005 10:46 PM ET USA

    Let's try substituting the dates of the conversations with the dates of the deaths of the last five popes, and I'd be willing to suggest that this parable is more about the so-called faithful catholics the main stream media keep quoting lately, who are wishing for a "progressive pope" who will legalize our sins so we won't have to change our selfish ways. OK, now I think that it might have a place on this website!

  • Posted by: Ana - Apr. 28, 2005 10:29 PM ET USA

    I don't get this conversation. Somehow, this doesn't seem appropriate to be on CWN site.

  • Posted by: hUMPTY dUMPTY - Apr. 28, 2005 7:33 PM ET USA

    John! Marsha! John!!! Marsha!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Posted by: - Apr. 28, 2005 1:21 PM ET USA

    At least Arlene and Fred have stayed married for sixteen years. Either their secret is their open marriage, or perhaps because civil laws do have demonstrable sociological consequences, they reside in the one or two jurisdictions where divorce is not "no fault." .

  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - Apr. 28, 2005 9:15 AM ET USA

    Fred: It doesn't matter whose hope dear. Its a theological virtue.

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