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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Penn and Teller and Virgins

According to The Daily News, Penn and Teller are looking for virgins:

Are Showtime cable stars Penn and Teller (right) looking for sacrificial virgins?

It's a distinct possibility, judging by the ad posted on behalf of their profanely titled reality show, "Bulls-!" The listing touts today's New York audition for a "couple who has saved their virginity for marriage. You must be willing to talk openly on camera both pre- and post-wedding day."

My intrepid Daily News colleague Dawn Eden, who's writing a book on abstinence titled "The Thrill of the Chaste," immediately suspected that the irreverent comedy-magic team simply wants to mock those gentle souls.

One possibly-useful way for virgins to explain their decision is to point out that if we live in an of sexual experimentation, we need a contol group. (Penn and Teller may be disconcerted to find apparent fundamentalists who know what a control group is. This will, of course, only work if the virgins in question really do know what a control group is.)


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