Down to business, and straight in with our first one.
Have you noticed that there are a lot of times where Julie seems to be going fine and Gem-free - but then has to go one step further. I've actually found myself literally waiting for the Gemline, and if it doesn't turn up, I feel vaguely cheated.
Our next Gem doesn't follow this pattern, but falls right across the WTF/facepalm divide.
I mean come on - who can fail to be cranially fused by that one? The reason for this was that Julie had absolutely no idea what the real answer was and decided to come up with her own, far more entertaining one. Wouldn't it be funny if the Frenchmen who'd originally made Lady Liberty as a gift to the Americans had said to each other,
"Hey, Pascal; how high up in the air did you say this was going to end up?"
"Some hundred feet, Jean. Why?"
"I was just wondering who the hell was going to read what was on here. What I mean is that I could hammer in some random letters - or maybe the Karma Sutra... hehe..."
"Heh. Jean, you're insane, but if you want to do it, then go ahead. Just don't let me see what you do, right?"
"Oui, Pascal, I shall keep it hidden from them. And from you."
Hmm - I supposed it's just a small mercy Jean never had a copy of the Necromicon...
Bodily orifices and a dual nationality playwright.