[Ads-l] QOTY? multiple positions (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill CIV (US) william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL
Wed Jun 29 16:14:36 UTC 2016


> The dates below suggest a shift from squid to humans rather than the other way 'round.
> I would be very interested in the earliest application(s) to politicians, however.

Elyria OH _Chronicle-Telegram _  27 Feb 1983 p B2 col 3 [newspaperarchive.com]
[syndicated column, referring to Gary Hart]
"He has more positions than the Kama Sutra."

>       From: ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM>
>  Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 8:44 PM
>  Subject: Re: [ADS-L] QOTY? multiple positions
> Bill Mullins wrote
> > _Chicago Tribune_ 3 Dec 1982 sec 3 p 13 col 2 [article about martial
> > arts studio] "They fight with everything at Degerberg; all parts of
> > the body in more positions than the Kama Sutra."
> Below is an instance of the phrase in 1981. The domain of application was shifted from humans to squid.
> Date: July 31, 1981
> Newspaper: Santa Cruz Sentinel
> Newspaper Location: Santa Cruz, California
> Article: Squid: From Bait to Plate
> Author: Greg Beebe (Sentinel Staff Writer) (Continuation title) From Bait to Plate Start Page 17, Quote Page 26
> Database: Newspapers.com
> [Begin excerpt]
> "Did you know that squid have both male and female sex organs? How kinky."
> "Squid are instinctively driven — they have to mate. They have these 72-hour sex marathons. Each has 10 arms and tentacles — hey, that's
> more positions than the Kama Sutra. When they're through, they're so exhausted the fishermen just pick 'em up off the surface of the sea."
> [End excerpt]

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