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January 12, 1988 | By Richard Cohen
We all know the "which one does not belong" test. You're shown four items and asked to choose which is anomalous - for instance, a cow, a sheep, a dog and an MX missile. Now, take a test from the current Esquire. The cover announced: "Free! Special Commemorative Bimbo Poster Inside!" The women portrayed by look-alikes were Jessica Hahn, Fawn Hall, Tammy Faye Bakker and Donna Rice. Which one does not belong? Strictly speaking, two of them don't. Tammy Faye Bakker may look the part, but we know nothing about her to suggest that she's a "woman of easy morals.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 1993 | By Steven Rea, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Bad movies have a certain sound to them, an aural vacuity that can't be entirely concealed by clamorous music or shrill dialogue. It's the hollow ping of mediocrity, and it echoes like a souvenir Liberty Bell through the Disney studio's remake of Born Yesterday. On paper, the idea of casting Melanie Griffith - with her newly improved decolletage and altitudinous baby-doll tweet - as the quintessential bimbo of Garson Kanin's 1946 Broadway play must have seemed a good idea. Like Judy Holliday, who starred in the original stage and film versions of Kanin's yarn, Griffith is an actress who can exude a comic, cartoonish sexiness.
NEWS
September 30, 1993 | by David Hinckley, New York Daily News
The Communications Studies Program at Alfred University in Alfred, N.Y., recently studied gender roles in 100 videos on MTV, and determined that in rock 'n' roll, women are often portrayed as bimbos. Now, I don't want to sound snippy, but was this study paid for with, like, taxpayer dollars? Discovering that women are treated as bimbos in popular music is like discovering that the lights go down in a theater when they show the movie. And while MTV isn't always a glowing beacon of sensitivity in the media sky, MTV is not the problem here.
SPORTS
January 12, 2011
Calling it a "win-win," Philadelphia Union CEO and managing partner Nick Sakiewicz announced a 4-year, partnership with the U.S. division of Mexican baking giant Bimbo yesterday at PPL Park. According to a report, the deal will generate an estimated $12 million for the franchise over the term. Bimbo, pronounced "Beem-bo," will become the team's official jersey sponsor, and the name will be displayed on all team apparel. Headquartered in Horsham, Bimbo's U.S. operations controls 34 bakeries in the United States and worldwide.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 23, 1989 | By Ben Steelman, Special to The Inquirer
In Ladyhawke, Michelle Pfeiffer portrays Isabeau of Anjou, a truly distressed damsel of the Middle Ages. Cursed by a jealous bishop, poor Isabeau turns into a hawk by day, then returns to human form at sunset. Meanwhile, her true love - a gallant knight, played by Rutger Hauer - is transforming into a wolf, only to become a man again at sunrise. Each seems fated never to see the other again. Isabeau's dilemma could be a metaphor for Michelle Pfeiffer's early career. Critics, when they noticed her, gave the young Pfeiffer rave notices.
NEWS
September 24, 1987 | New York Daily News
Jessica Hahn might not be a bimbo, but her mother said yesterday that her daughter's been "acting like one" - particularly by posing topless for Playboy magazine. Hahn's mom, Jessica Moylan of Massapequa, N.Y., said she and her husband, Ed, had checked out an advance copy of the November Playboy, featuring photos of Hahn on the cover and on seven inside pages. Clothing does not figure heavily in the pictures. "Nobody has to tell me that my daughter's not a bimbo, but she's acting like one," said Moylan.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 1997 | By Carrie Rickey, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
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. " Only a mind with the mischievous warp of Doyle's - or Stan Laurel's - would assume that the only thing worse than not having a job is getting one that puts you in constant contact with your best friend. In filming Doyle's novel, director Stephen Frears (who also made The Snapper)
NEWS
June 23, 1993 | By Eric L. Smith, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Willingboro Police Chief Gary Owens said he didn't intend to demean women in his department when he called some of them bimbos. "I would walk through the office and say which one of you is the bimbo today and which one is the bimbette," Owens said, testifying in a federal suit accusing him of sexual harassment and discrimination. "It was all done in a joking fashion. " Owens was the first witness called by the defense yesterday, the fifth day of testimony in the case. Margaret Gares, who has worked in the Willingboro Police Department for 17 years and currently serves as senior clerk- transcriber, sued Owens and the township in September 1991 saying the chief constantly referred to her in derogatory terms such as township slut in front of other employees.
NEWS
June 29, 2003 | By Ken Dilanian INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The beaches on this densely packed stretch of Italy's Adriatic coast are lined with row after endless row of umbrellas and lounge chairs, and in any given area they all look the same. Make a trip to the bathroom, and you may never find your way back to your spot. Fall asleep, and you may discover that your toddler has wandered off to points unknown. Little wonder, then, that public-address systems routinely broadcast appeals to the parents of temporarily lost children. Now comes a security company that touts a high-tech solution: An electronic bracelet fitted to the child's wrist that emits an alarm if he or she strays beyond 15 to 50 yards from the family's umbrella.
NEWS
August 4, 1992 | By Ellen Warren, INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU This article contains information from the Associated Press and Reuters
Promising not to do it again, the White House yesterday acknowledged that the Bush campaign may have engaged in the "sleaze business" by trying to revive womanizing charges against Democratic nominee Bill Clinton. President Bush sought to distance himself from a controversial memo issued Sunday by Mary Matalin, deputy manager of his campaign - not by condemning the memo, but by denouncing a "bimbo" reference in it. Matalin promptly issued a lukewarm apology, saying she regretted if the statement "left the wrong impression.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 5, 2013 | By Virginia A. Smith, Inquirer Staff Writer
Janice Adams Hall was 13 when she discovered Betty Boop, the cutesy cartoon character who charmed American audiences in the 1930s and went on to become a powerhouse brand. "I love her. She is bee-yoo-dee-full , just like me," says Hall, now 52 and so besotted with Betty, as the doll-faced character is known to fans, that her West Mount Airy home is practically wall-to-wall Boopabilia. In the dining room, Betty cartoons run in a continuous loop on a wide-screen TV. Her image is on the walls, her statuettes on the table, her tchotchkes in the china cabinets.
SPORTS
January 12, 2011
Calling it a "win-win," Philadelphia Union CEO and managing partner Nick Sakiewicz announced a 4-year, partnership with the U.S. division of Mexican baking giant Bimbo yesterday at PPL Park. According to a report, the deal will generate an estimated $12 million for the franchise over the term. Bimbo, pronounced "Beem-bo," will become the team's official jersey sponsor, and the name will be displayed on all team apparel. Headquartered in Horsham, Bimbo's U.S. operations controls 34 bakeries in the United States and worldwide.
NEWS
January 11, 2011 | By Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Philadelphia Union is getting hitched to Bimbo. No, the team has not signed a promiscuous, dull-witted semi-celebrity to play midfield. The soccer club is poised to announce a major sponsorship deal that will stamp the routinely mispronounced name of the giant Mexico-based baker onto the front of the team jersey. The four-year, roughly $12 million agreement with the U.S. arm of Grupo Bimbo S.A.B. de C.V. represents a victory for the Union, which has labored to sign a shirt sponsor that is iconic, well-financed, and regionally based.
BUSINESS
October 17, 2010 | By Christopher K. Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
Would you buy bread called bimbo ? Apparently its makers, Bimbo Bakeries, out of Mexico, are a bit concerned that some of you might not. Hence a few strategically placed billboards that have appeared on I-95 and elsewhere in Philadelphia recently offering a helpful pronunciation tip: "Say 'Beembo!' " As the global economy flattens boundaries between cultures and countries, Bimbo Bakeries' parent company, Grupo Bimbo, has discovered it has a bit of a hurdle to overcome as it seeks to become a national bread brand in the United States.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 18, 2003 | By BOB STRAUSS Los Angeles Daily News
In the big-screen after-school special "How to Deal," Mandy Moore's Halley Martin discovers that love can be difficult but is probably worthwhile in the long run. This does not make for much of a movie. But it means well. Even if there are elements of wish-fulfilling fantasy sprinkled throughout the movie's scenario, at least Halley doesn't find out she's really a European princess or become an Italian pop star. Despite too much reliance on melodramatic plot lines, the filmmakers do make an effort to keep things real.
NEWS
June 29, 2003 | By Ken Dilanian INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The beaches on this densely packed stretch of Italy's Adriatic coast are lined with row after endless row of umbrellas and lounge chairs, and in any given area they all look the same. Make a trip to the bathroom, and you may never find your way back to your spot. Fall asleep, and you may discover that your toddler has wandered off to points unknown. Little wonder, then, that public-address systems routinely broadcast appeals to the parents of temporarily lost children. Now comes a security company that touts a high-tech solution: An electronic bracelet fitted to the child's wrist that emits an alarm if he or she strays beyond 15 to 50 yards from the family's umbrella.
NEWS
September 25, 2001 | By Jonathan Storm INQUIRER TELEVISION CRITIC
There's a lot of confusion this month about the new TV season, but the networks have done you a favor this clear-cut Tuesday night, when they premiere the best and the worst new sitcoms. Undeclared, the best one, starts at 8:30 on Fox. Emeril, the worst, trots out Emeril Lagasse a half-hour before on NBC. Rounding out a crowded night of debuts is a CBS drama, The Guardian, a mishmash at 9 about a fancy-pants lawyer who's forced to work with children for the public good. Consumed with the individually soul-shaking and globally pointless tribulations of college freshmen, Undeclared might be the perfect escapist entertainment for our grim times.
NEWS
January 31, 1998 | by Jake Tapper, Special to the Daily News
It was while waiting for the first plane at the shack that passes for an airport in Little Cayman that I caught a glimpse of the wire story on the front page of the Caymanian Compass. The world was beside itself about the latest presidential scandal, this one involving an alleged affair with a then-21-year-old intern - the juiciest story to break in my adult life, a salacious tale of alleged infidelity between the most powerful man in the Milky Way and a girl named Monica. Monica Lewinsky.
NEWS
January 30, 1998 | By Morris Thompson
Wednesday of last week was the wildest day in a long time in the offices of the Daily News editorial board, a mostly serious corner in this fun newspaper. Shouts of "No!" went up in one board member's office or another as someone saw yet another wire-service, TV or Internet report about President Clinton's supposed sexual escapades. At one point, it seemed that not only were bimbos coming down out of the sky, but their relatives might have been dug up from Arlington National Cemetery.
NEWS
December 19, 1997 | by Gary Thompson, Daily News Movie Critic
Bond villains are known for their megalomania, not their efficiency. This is certainly true of Elliot Carver - the bad guy in "Tomorrow Never Dies" - a powerful media mogul who uses his wealth and influence to push superpowers to the brink of World War III. His plan: Recruit a Chinese general with access to top-secret military hardware, acquire "stealth" material, build a secret "stealth" boat, use it to sink a British warship which you...
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