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.

Our readers did not let us down.

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