Blow-up doll

Chris Johnson

I've no idea how many blow-up dolls got transported Halley, but the photo below (not very good in the first place and 27 years have taken their toll) shows at least one of these in pristine condition. I seem to remember that she unexpectedly arrived in the baggage of one of the scientists - a farewell present from some of his mates. She starred in a late winter party, but to the best of my knowledge remained flaccid and virginal for the rest of the year. Was this the original Rita? I don't think that she had a name in '79. You really have to be carrying political correctness to the nth degree to be offended by such an awful object!
[21 January 2006]

Blow-up doll goes partying.Picture by Chris Johnson

28 March 2006
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