Ban the Banning

What a great impression people must get of our fair Metro area when reading our site lately. Welcome to DC the land where we don’t want you to drink, smoke, drive, ride bikes, or make decisions for yourself.

While we’re at it let’s add a few. We want to ban outdoor home improvement (pesky sawdust gets everywhere), playing loud music (my baby’s tyring to sleep), dancing (gasp human contact!) and noisy sex (aww someone is having more fun than me). Because after all, these are all things that can mildly effect the people around us as well.

All of this banning talk reminds me of the lyrics of the ever immortal Vapors in their classic “Turning Japanese” –

“No sex, no drugs, no wine, no women
No fun, no sin, no you, no wonder it’s dark
Everyone around me is a total stranger”

Seriously, all of this is ridiculous. Is DC really coming to this? No wonder car theft is on the rise; all our policy makers are too busy worrying about all of these really critical issues.

PS- Apparently they are having the same banning craze in Chicago

4 Comments so far

  1. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2005 @ 2:52 pm

    Really, it’s just smoking for me, Michael. Screw, Drink, Drive, Walk, Run, Shoot Up, just don’t do anything in public that affects me so adversely.

  2. Tiff (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2005 @ 3:09 pm

    Let’s think about where we are. The seat of US government, you know, the place where people get paid to sit around and think of new laws to make so they can tell voters they accomplished something.

    All this governmental interference isn’t a surprise… it’s sort of the natural hazard of living in DC. California has earthquakes. Florida has hurricanes. The Midwest has tornadoes. In DC, we have busybodies with legislative clout. ;)

  3. SkG (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2005 @ 9:08 am

    Tom for you its just smoking and for the person next to you it is just drinking and the one in the back there is just for banning skateboards. Add them all up and you get Michael’s point.

  4. Vila H. (unregistered) on July 2nd, 2005 @ 3:16 pm

    Yes, yes, a thousand times yes, and it ain’t just DC either! What we desperately need is a trans-national Urban Defense League, the sole purpose of which would be to defend the right to have fun in our nations’ cities. I’ll head up the Montreal chapter…

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