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(Washington Post)   Fanne Foxe, Argentine bombshell, ecdysiast, and destroyer of reputations. You had to look that one up, didn't you   ( divider line
    More: Awkward, Wilbur Mills, Scandal, Striptease, Tidal Basin, Watergate scandal, Fanne Foxe, 65-year-old Wilbur Mills, Washington, D.C.  
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2021-02-24 3:59:46 PM  
7 votes:
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2021-02-24 3:50:57 PM  
6 votes:
I don't RTFA but you think I'm looking up words?

2021-02-24 2:20:37 PM  
5 votes:
Nah, I learned it from comics.

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2021-02-24 4:17:27 PM  
4 votes:
The Wilbur Mills incident wound up in the opening of WKRP in Cincinatti: "while the senator insisted he was not intoxicated, he could not explain his nudity."

WKRP in Cincinnati: The Complete Series (1978) Opening Sequence
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2021-02-24 4:14:19 PM  
3 votes:
Rep. Wilbur D. Mills (D-Ark.)

A fourth Golgafrinchan Ark?
2021-02-24 3:59:29 PM  
3 votes:
I learned it from Sagan's Contact when I was a kid
More recently learned that it comes from a Greek root most commonly associated with molting in arthropods.

God I'm a nerd :(
2021-02-24 3:55:04 PM  
3 votes:
I had to look up "reputation". Sounds exhausting.
2021-02-24 5:26:45 PM  
1 vote:

Sorelian's Ghost: Standing near the car - drunk and bleeding - was her paramour, 65-year-old Wilbur Mills, the gravelly voiced chairman of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee and a man esteemed as a pillar of Bible Belt rectitude and respectability.

Bible thumper and his stripper, why some things never change. (except maybe the gender of the stripper occasionally.)

Good gravy.  Wilbur Mills Freeway runs through the middle of the city I grew up in and have since returned to.  How did I not know about this?  They didn't cover this in Arkansas history.
2021-02-24 5:09:37 PM  
1 vote:
Was she a callipygian ecdysiast?
2021-02-24 4:16:40 PM  
1 vote:

sorceror: Nah, I learned it from comics.

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why not both?
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2021-02-24 4:00:25 PM  
1 vote:
She's no Mary Jo Kopechne.
I guess somewhere between Mary Jo and Rita Jenrette.
2021-02-24 3:51:08 PM  
1 vote:
I'm old enough to remember hearing about the scandal at the time.
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