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By Elise T.Chisolm | February 5, 1991
I KNOW there are a lot of you out there who want to know how to be a great date, right?And the December Cosmopolitan magazine has some hints for those of you who are single and searching.You know Cosmo, that magazine that's never made up its mind between sex kitten and feminist dogma, placing somewhere between Playboy and Good Housekeeping.I'm having lunch with Pammy, my single friend with upward mobility. We're mad as hatters without the hats over the article. We see it as taking women back to the '50s with a bunch of corny come-ons.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | April 3, 2004
From the Beat Generation's On the Road to MTV's Road Rules today, it is hard to think of a narrative more basic to American popular culture than the road trip. East to West, ocean to ocean, across the great expanse, it seems as if each generation comes of age using the road trip to test itself - re-enacting in microcosm our national experience of taming the frontier. Coast to Coast, a new Showtime movie starring Judy Davis and Richard Dreyfuss, takes that fundamental storyline and adapts it for an older generation facing a different kind of life passage - a middle-aged couple apparently headed for divorce.
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By Mike Sweeney | May 26, 1994
NOW THAT Paula Jones has filed her lawsuit accusing Bill Clinton of sexual harassment, America once again is tossing around the word "bimbo," using it to describe Ms. Jones in a pejorative way, usually in defense of the president.I can't imagine anyone hasn't heard about the case. Ms. Jones contends that when Mr. Clinton was Arkansas governor and she was on the state payroll, she was brought to meet him in a hotel room, where he dropped his pants and propositioned her. Ms. Jones said she refused and left, but that hasn't kept people from referring to her as a bimbo, though some people who say they knew her as a "party girl" might think the term is apt.So the word bimbo is back, just as it was used to describe Tonya Harding, Gennifer Flowers, or Donna Rice (remember Gary Hart and the good ship "Monkey Business"?
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By Michael Gray | February 20, 1998
PARSE. Proffer. Presidential kneepads.Boy, keeping up with all the odd terminology in this Clinterngate thing has been tough -- and those are just the P-words.Thanks to the saturation coverage of the President Clinton-Monica Lewinsky saga, though, I was starting to get the hang of it.I knew the difference between suborn and subpoena, improper relations and bimbo eruptions.But in recent days, a whole new vocabulary has sprung up all over the tube and in the papers.Salchow.Super G.Short track.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | August 1, 1997
"The Van," the third and final installment of Roddy Doyle's Barrytown trilogy, lacks the Dublin soul of "The Commitments" and the crackle of "The Snapper." Yet this engaging film brings comic meaning to the term "labor pains."It assumes that the only thing worse than not having a job is getting one that puts you in constant contact with your best friend.Colm Meaney appears here as Larry, the chronically unemployed slacker whose son has to lend him beer money. When Larry's best friend Bimbo (the gravely funny Donal O'Kelly)
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By Orlando Sentinel | September 20, 1991
"Step by Step," a sitcom premiering at 8:30 tonight on ABC (Channel 13), turns out to be much better than expected. But then, we weren't expecting much.In fact, we were expecting the worst: Noted bimbo Suzanne Somers ("Three's Company") and noted poker face Patrick Duffy ("Dallas") in a domestic comedy from the same producers who gave us "Full House."But Ms. Somers and Mr. Duffy triumph over their stereotypes, and are supported by a excellent cast of actors who play their six children. "Step by Step" proves to be a superior example of the Friday-night light genre ABC has done so well.
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By Russell Baker | January 29, 1992
WELCOME, ELECTION fans, to 'Meet the Adulterer,' the Emmy-Award-winning news show that lets presidential candidates tell their own revolting stories of squalid and sordid conduct with models, actresses, bimbos and -- ""Hold it right there, fella. I categorically deny ever having had a relationship with a bimbo. What's more, even if I had, under no circumstances would I ever refer to any woman by a viciously sexist word like 'bimbo.' I am here to tell America candidly and entertainingly about adultery and me, not to be smeared as a sexist.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | April 3, 2004
From the Beat Generation's On the Road to MTV's Road Rules today, it is hard to think of a narrative more basic to American popular culture than the road trip. East to West, ocean to ocean, across the great expanse, it seems as if each generation comes of age using the road trip to test itself - re-enacting in microcosm our national experience of taming the frontier. Coast to Coast, a new Showtime movie starring Judy Davis and Richard Dreyfuss, takes that fundamental storyline and adapts it for an older generation facing a different kind of life passage - a middle-aged couple apparently headed for divorce.
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By ELLEN GOODMAN | August 27, 1991
Boston -- Every year at this time, in homage to my illustrious foremothers, I celebrate Aug. 26, the anniversary of the passage of women's suffrage, by recognizing those who have tried hardest in the past 12 months to set back the progress of women. For the Equal Rites Awards, our one-woman jury always labors long and hard, sifting through the intense competition.This year, the entry box was full of unusually mixed messages. This was after all, the year Yale's secret society, Skull and Bones, finally admitted women.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Staff writer | June 23, 1991
Real estate broker Gary Hart was afraid sex he had with a woman lastOctober could be construed as rape and asked a business associate what he could do to clear his name, the former employee testified Friday."
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By Dan Lynch | February 6, 1998
IT WAS ON the TV screen last week. There was Monica Lewinsky at age 14 playing volleyball at some fat camp her parents had sent her to. All I could think was, "Gee, am I ever proud to be a member of the media today."Since this newest Bill Clinton sex scandal broke, I haven't touched this story in any serious way, largely on hygienic grounds. Every time I've read or watched coverage of this, I've felt a ferocious urge to take a shower.But however irresponsible some media outlets have been on this, the politicians have been worse -- even politicians you'd think would be above playing such cruel games with people's lives and reputations.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | August 1, 1997
"The Van," the third and final installment of Roddy Doyle's Barrytown trilogy, lacks the Dublin soul of "The Commitments" and the crackle of "The Snapper." Yet this engaging film brings comic meaning to the term "labor pains."It assumes that the only thing worse than not having a job is getting one that puts you in constant contact with your best friend.Colm Meaney appears here as Larry, the chronically unemployed slacker whose son has to lend him beer money. When Larry's best friend Bimbo (the gravely funny Donal O'Kelly)
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By Susan Campbell and Susan Campbell,The Hartford Courant | June 10, 1994
Woody Harrelson almost licked the label off an empty wine bottle in "The Cowboy Way," and a new era was born.Welcome to the Year of the Himbo, the male equivalent of abimbo. He walks, and he talks (though none too well), but mostly he looks like a million bucks. He is his pecs, his lats or his deep blue eyes. He is an object, ladies and gentlemen, meant only for decoration and sexual innuendoes.We have, perhaps, come full circle. For years -- decades, even -- the American bimbo has been a time-honored character in literature and cinematography.
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By Mike Sweeney | May 26, 1994
NOW THAT Paula Jones has filed her lawsuit accusing Bill Clinton of sexual harassment, America once again is tossing around the word "bimbo," using it to describe Ms. Jones in a pejorative way, usually in defense of the president.I can't imagine anyone hasn't heard about the case. Ms. Jones contends that when Mr. Clinton was Arkansas governor and she was on the state payroll, she was brought to meet him in a hotel room, where he dropped his pants and propositioned her. Ms. Jones said she refused and left, but that hasn't kept people from referring to her as a bimbo, though some people who say they knew her as a "party girl" might think the term is apt.So the word bimbo is back, just as it was used to describe Tonya Harding, Gennifer Flowers, or Donna Rice (remember Gary Hart and the good ship "Monkey Business"?
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By ALICE STEINBACH | February 11, 1993
In the most recent installment of the ongoing series, Nannygate, we were presented with a bizarre, new twist in the plot.It seems that although Judge Kimba Wood, last week's failed contender for the job of Attorney General, didn't have the "Zoe Baird problem," she nonetheless had a "problem."Call it Bunnygate.In this shocking new development we learn that Kimba Wood, who withdrew her name from consideration for the A.G. position, had a secret past.We learned this when some unidentified sources at the White House -- responding to Wood's withdrawal -- took it upon themselves to leak some decades-old information from her personal files.
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By Russell Baker | January 29, 1992
WELCOME, ELECTION fans, to 'Meet the Adulterer,' the Emmy-Award-winning news show that lets presidential candidates tell their own revolting stories of squalid and sordid conduct with models, actresses, bimbos and -- ""Hold it right there, fella. I categorically deny ever having had a relationship with a bimbo. What's more, even if I had, under no circumstances would I ever refer to any woman by a viciously sexist word like 'bimbo.' I am here to tell America candidly and entertainingly about adultery and me, not to be smeared as a sexist.
NEWS
By Dan Lynch | February 6, 1998
IT WAS ON the TV screen last week. There was Monica Lewinsky at age 14 playing volleyball at some fat camp her parents had sent her to. All I could think was, "Gee, am I ever proud to be a member of the media today."Since this newest Bill Clinton sex scandal broke, I haven't touched this story in any serious way, largely on hygienic grounds. Every time I've read or watched coverage of this, I've felt a ferocious urge to take a shower.But however irresponsible some media outlets have been on this, the politicians have been worse -- even politicians you'd think would be above playing such cruel games with people's lives and reputations.
FEATURES
By Susan Campbell and Susan Campbell,The Hartford Courant | June 10, 1994
Woody Harrelson almost licked the label off an empty wine bottle in "The Cowboy Way," and a new era was born.Welcome to the Year of the Himbo, the male equivalent of abimbo. He walks, and he talks (though none too well), but mostly he looks like a million bucks. He is his pecs, his lats or his deep blue eyes. He is an object, ladies and gentlemen, meant only for decoration and sexual innuendoes.We have, perhaps, come full circle. For years -- decades, even -- the American bimbo has been a time-honored character in literature and cinematography.
FEATURES
By Orlando Sentinel | September 20, 1991
"Step by Step," a sitcom premiering at 8:30 tonight on ABC (Channel 13), turns out to be much better than expected. But then, we weren't expecting much.In fact, we were expecting the worst: Noted bimbo Suzanne Somers ("Three's Company") and noted poker face Patrick Duffy ("Dallas") in a domestic comedy from the same producers who gave us "Full House."But Ms. Somers and Mr. Duffy triumph over their stereotypes, and are supported by a excellent cast of actors who play their six children. "Step by Step" proves to be a superior example of the Friday-night light genre ABC has done so well.
NEWS
By ELLEN GOODMAN | August 27, 1991
Boston -- Every year at this time, in homage to my illustrious foremothers, I celebrate Aug. 26, the anniversary of the passage of women's suffrage, by recognizing those who have tried hardest in the past 12 months to set back the progress of women. For the Equal Rites Awards, our one-woman jury always labors long and hard, sifting through the intense competition.This year, the entry box was full of unusually mixed messages. This was after all, the year Yale's secret society, Skull and Bones, finally admitted women.
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