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  1. Erbo says:

    Denver voters rejected Initiative 300 at the polls last Tuesday. Guess they really don’t want to believe. 🙂

    (I didn’t get a vote on that; I’m in Arapahoe County, not Denver proper. But I probably would have taken one look at it, thought “WTF is this crap?!?” and voted “no.”)

  2. Rich Rostrom says:

    1928 cellphone: it’s not in a Charlie Chaplin movie, it’s in film of the lobby during the premiere of a Chaplin movie (The Circus). Swallowing the Camel wants to know how the cell phoner is getting service.

    “I said send me to the year 2819…”: She’s wearing 1928 costume, so that’s not possible unless the time machine also reclothes the passenger while in transit.

    “Sportscasting can be hazardous to your hairdo”: And to your brain. That woman almost certainly suffered a concussion. Probably mild, but any concussion is a a bad idea. Soccer players “head” the ball regularly, often on long kicks, and physicians have discovered that veteran players can accumulate serious amounts of brain damage from this practice.

    “This is not a hoax”: Why should it be? Silly String can be messy and hard to clean up. The sign in question implements a law enacted by Los Angeles in response to people “celebrating” Halloween by throwing around great quantities of Silly String which had to be cleaned up later at substantial expense.

    Would you consider a law criminalizing the possession of toilet paper in public absurd? But if your city or neighborhood was repeatedly vandalized by yahoos who thought it was clever to blanket every tree and shrub with toilet paper, maybe it wouldn’t be absurd.

    1. Erbo says:

      Plus all that Silly String posed a hazard to police officers trying to get around to respond to emergency calls, which I gather was one of the main reasons cited for the ordinance.

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