I had to laugh at a commenter on Mike's blog today that uses the name 'Budgie Smuggler". He had this to say when asked what the meaning was:
Budgie Smuggers ( Australian slang ) for speedo sports swiming trunks, for which I am known for wearing around my home, and at the beach etc:, some time ago Ron banned the wearing of such garments, as well as the bikini ? yeap , go figure ? ….. when I read this I thought it appropriate for this forum, as a kind of personal protest at this mans stupidity…… what I’m supposed to walk around naked ?
Meredith seemed to have an issue with them too. Probably still does. I remember when he went into a fit of rage when the music department in Pasadena, under direction of the Long's, did a ballet in the Auditorium. Meredith start spitting and foaming that he could tell who was circumcised and who wasn't.
Sex always seems to be at the forefront with so many of these upper-class COG ministurds for some reason. It was always the American preachers that were having fits about these things. Their cultural norms were expected to be exported around the world. Dark wool suits with dress shirt and tie were the norm in may tropical countries for decades until someone used their brain and asked "why?"