Thursday, June 21, 2007

Stupidity Unlimited

Alternate Post Title: Never Underestimate the Ability of Massachusetts Politicians to Come Up With Ideas Immeasurably More Ass-Reamingly Stupid Than They Did the Week Before

From the Boston Globe:

Saying it's a novel way to protect bar patrons from date-rape drugs and other substances that can be slipped into drinks, a city councilor wants bars in Boston to start serving cocktails sealed with plastic covers.

Because actually putting rapists in jail is so "1980's".

A measure by Stephen J. Murphy proposes that the city require -- or at least encourage -- bars to make available thin plastic membranes, about the size of a coaster, that are designed to seal the mouth of a glass.


The covers require that drinkers pierce the covers and imbibe through a straw, a notion that produced some skepticism about how well they would be received.

Gee, I can't imagine why.

Mandatory sippy-cups for grown-ups.

They don't call it the Nanny State for nothing.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go out in my backyard and do the "Thank God I Don't Live Down There Anymore" Dance.