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    You know the UK's really gone downhill when...

    Jul 25, 2006 — LONDON (Reuters) - He fits in a car's glove box, appears at a flick of a switch and when a woman has finished using him, she can just pull the plug and he deflates.

    He's the "Buddy on Demand," a blow-up man launched on Tuesday with the aim of making solo female motorists feel less nervous about driving at night.

    According to research by the inflatable friend's creator, insurer Sheilas' Wheels, 82 percent of women feel safer with someone sitting in the car beside them and nearly a half don't like driving alone in the dark.

    "We're not saying that an inflatable man is the only answer but we do hope it will give women extra confidence and make journeys in the dark less fearful," said Jacky Brown, the spokeswoman for Sheilas' Wheels.
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    "Americans have the will to resist because you have weapons. If you don't have a gun, freedom of speech has no power." - Yoshimi Ishikawa

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    Depressing..."Cower Britannia!"

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    a blow-up man
    Whisky Tango Foxtrot ??? Possibly the culmination of the femminisim movement ???
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    .......I don't even know what to say?? LOLOL

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    I have heard some dumb ideas but this one sounds insane to me. Stop or I will inflate my doll!

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    It does put one in mind of that movie " Airplane " or what eaver where they had that autopilot dont it lol
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    I seem to recall something like this announced a ways back - and even then it was somewhat laughable.

    More than anything it is so tragic that such ideas even come about there to help compensate for the dismal opportunities for folks to take care of themselves any more.

    The bad guys will be adding to their weapon count, sharp pins - with which to ''assault'' the spoof passenger. If he deflates they will be good to go with the rest of the attack.!
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    Unreal...that's all I can say.

    "He fits in a car's glove box, appears at a flick of a switch and when a woman has finished using him, she can just pull the plug and he deflates."

    Hummm...change a few minor details and that sounds exactly like my brothers first marriage.

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    Amazing and sad at the same time.
    I wonder what "he" looks like........

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    That's so !@#$#$ up, I just don't know what to say.

    Thank God we're not quite that far lost over on this side of the pond.

    But if the Brady Bunch has its way, we will be.

    On the bright side, the blow up dummy's got to be cheaper than any pistols I've got.....

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    I think they stole this Idea from an American inventor who likes to drive in the HOV lane.

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    I wonder what "he" looks like........
    Donno , and dont really want to see him , but i just bet he is the UK version of the " studly sort of fella " LOL

    Edited to add that no matter how funny i personaly find the whole concept ... In all likelyhood there are ladys in the UK desperate enough for any security that this will sell .. The same ladys will also vote for more gun control at every turn .. it simply defies logic and saddens me in one sense . in another ... well its a " kick in the pants " since it isnt happening here ( yet ) lol
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    Sounds to me that spokeswoman Jacky Brown is representing
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    Can’t show this one to my wife, she might trade me in.
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    "Americans have the will to resist because you have weapons. If you don't have a gun, freedom of speech has no power." - Yoshimi Ishikawa

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