Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Sheila, Buddy, Bella and Biddy.

Meet Buddy!

Accordingto Sheila's Wheels (UK car insurance company aimed at women...)

We have now created the ‘Buddy on Demand’, a blow up man that inflates at the flick of a switch if and when a passenger is needed to be used whenever a woman driving alone after dark needs an instant passenger.

It is designed to help women deter road-rage attacks, car jacking and intimidating behaviour by other motorists - especially at night – by giving the appearance of two silhouettes in the front of the car, instead of a single, female figure behind the wheel.

Four out of five women* (80%) say they feel safer behind the wheel when there’s someone sitting beside them – but of course it’s impossible to always travel with a partner, friend or relative. This is where having a ‘Buddy on Demand’ can reduce the fear associated with driving alone.

If the above research is correct then there is about 10 percent of the population (Lesbians) who will not be served by Buddy or at least not completely comfortable with Buddy's flick switching services. Why does it have to be a he? Can we not have Bella, the blow up butch, for the femmes in our hour of need? Or Biddy, the lipstick lesbian who'll be there for you whenever you need her.

So off I go looking for suitable blow up dolls for this purpose to propose to Sheila's Wheels - purely in the interest of this blog and its readership you understand.

Butch blowups for the discerning dyke are thin on the ground. But a blow up dolls search on google did produce this image...

Rachel Maddow is a presenter on Air America and also a commentator on MSNBC and an out lesbian.

She can pop up in my car any time (not that I drive you understand but she could do the driving...)

Justine Reilly writes about her inflatable hero on the Guardian Travel Blog.


At 00:23, Anonymous Sean R said...

Shouldn't you have called Buddy Bertie, Maman Poulet?

I mean, plastic, full of hot air and easy to deflate, looks good in a car but does nothing about anything. Put it up for election in Dublin Central & I'd bet it would oust da reel one!


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