Some tiny creature, mad with wrath,

Is coming nearer on the path.

--Edward Gorey

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S. Outlying Islands

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Wednesday, February 09, 2005

On A Lighter Note

No more visible underwear.

The question is, how much do you want to bet this Virginia law would be enforced far more liberally against men than it is against women. And, to be fair, I'd prefer to minimize the deterrent effect on women wearing low-rise jeans, as they might be my single favorite fashion advent of the past decade or so. At the same time, however, if we're going to waste the government's time passing ludicrous laws against utterly inoccuous behavior, we ought to make sure that everyone's equally burdened by the same absurdity, if for no other reason than that by doubling the number of people bothered by the rule the democratic process will probably work faster to repeal any such thong-hibition.

UPDATE: Evidently, Virginia legislators didn't so much like the fact that their constituents and a national audience learned what they are really doing when they ought to be making important laws -- on, say, healthcare, welfare, that pesky speed limit.

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