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Women Bishops: C of E compromise sees ordination of Widow Twankey

Bishop Twankey taking her new role very seriouslyThe fierce rift that has developed between members of the Church of England over the appointment of women bishops has been healed today, following the ordination of a widowed former washerwoman at a solemn ceremony at the Alhambra Theatre, Brighton.

The Right Reverend Twankey, 64, emerged as the ideal compromise between liberal church goers who supported the ordination of women, and traditionalists to whom the very idea of a female bishop was an anathema, a Lambeth Palace Spokesman revealed. ‘Geoff was an acceptable choice for all concerned: while she is undoubtedly a woman, she possesses certain masculine characteristics, such as the occasional five o’clock shadow.’

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Posted: Jul 18th, 2010
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Physicists riot at pantomime after unfeasible balloon gag

'Oh no it doesn't'The rioting at Wimbledon Theatre moved into its third day yesterday, as physicists attending a pantomime continue to react angrily to a balloon gag that defied the laws of physics. ‘I like a joke as much as the next man, and I’m prepared to suspend disbelief for a night at the theatre,’ said physics lecturer Marek Banasiak, who had treated his students to a night at the theatre. ‘But when you see a man being handed a balloon, filled with air, and he subsequently begins to levitate, that really is beyond the pale of scientific feasibility.’

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Posted: Feb 13th, 2010
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Critics hail Day-Lewis’s return to London stage as ‘Buttons’

panto horse had to sharpen up its act a bit‘Day-Lewis lacks the exuberance of, say, Brian Conley, but succeeds in making the character fantastically complex.’

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Posted: Dec 9th, 2009
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