Friday, November 04, 2005

Bring back the rack

Meanwhile, back in the US, concerned that France might be cutting into our lead, our own troglodytes just keep 'em coming:

The mayor of Las Vegas has suggested that people who deface freeways with graffiti should have their thumbs cut off on television.

"In the old days in France, they had beheadings of people who commit heinous crimes," Mayor Oscar Goodman said Wednesday on the TV show "Nevada Newsmakers."

What a great idea! But it needs expanding. Thiefs lose one hand. Second offense, second hand. Rapists get neutered. All on Live TV! And the state gets the revenue from the ad income. It'll probably be so popular (at least in red states) that Nevada can syndicate it.

3 Comments:

At 6:32 PM, Blogger Thesaurus Rex said...

Cos that's just what the world needs. The revival or more Medieval practices. Next up: Chastity belts and public stonings! Hooray!

 
At 12:31 AM, Blogger Outre Gay Rock Blogger said...

Let's not overreact, because after all, highway graffiti is one of the great social ills of our time!it.

People are overwrought about things like homelessness, poverty, illiteracy, health care, terrorism and the list goes on and on.

But I, for one, have always thought these are messed up priorities. If there's one thing that can bring about world peace and universal happiness, it's a pristine, graffiti-free highway system!

So we should praise this man for investing so much time and energy into worrying about this, the single most pressing issue of our age!

 
At 7:47 PM, Anonymous Ace said...

Hey, this is just "Reality TV" taken to "the next level". The ratings ought to be through the roof...

 

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