April 3, 2010

“As pure as the driven slush.”


“I’m as pure as the driven slush.”
       Actress Tallulah Bankhead (1903-1968) 
       Originally quoted in an article published in the Saturday Evening Post, April 12, 1947


“I’m as impure as the driven yellow snow.” 
       Spike, the bad boy vampire (actor James Marsters) 
       In the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer 
       The “Intervention” episode, Season 5, Ep. 18; first aired on April 24, 2001


“She is so tough,
As pure as the driven slush.”
       The blues rock band ZZ Top
       In the lyrics of their song “Pearl Necklace” (1981)


“Without condoning in any way the execrable conduct of Westerners during the Crusades and in the colonial and post-colonial periods, I suggest that Muslims ought to drop their pretense of having always been innocent victims as pure as the driven sand. Muslims would not like being invaded or pillaged or having their wives and sisters coerced into sexual slavery, and they need not expect other people to feel differently.” 
       American theologist and writer Paul Culp 
       In his book Nothing New Under the Sun: An Introduction to Islam (2007)

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