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Bans to the left of me, bans to the right of me

minikiss.jpgCalifornia is considering a ban on so-called imposter bands. You know, cover bands that focus on one band’s material, actually pretending to be that band - like Minikiss, the midget KISS cover band. It seems that Cali is looking to join twelve other states that have similar laws banning performances of such tribute bands, and supporters of such legislation would surely take offense to my calling them tribute bands in the first place. Such supporters argue that these bands are just imposters, trading off nostalgia at the expense of the actual artists’ earning potential. But what gets me is that the California push is being spearheaded by the former frontman for Sha Na Na. Is there anyone who is actually interested in seeing Sha Na Na, the real version or a tribute band?

Meanwhile, Seattle’s City Facilities Department is considering a ban on microwave popcorn. The reason is that folks don’t know how to cook their popcorn properly, it seems, and the Justice Center has been evacuated eight times in the last three years, because of the smell of burnt corns. Maybe it’s time to focus on hiring a bit more, you know, get some folks with enough common sense to figure out how to pop some kernels?

While these two bans are only “on the table,” our last ban is official and on the books. In Delcambre, Louisiana, it is now officially illegal for you to wear saggy pants. If you wear pants that, in fact, show undergarments or other parts of your body meant to be properly covered up, you could wind up with a $500 fine and up to six months in the clink. The Mayor’s advice for those who take issue with this law? Suck it up:

Just wear it properly. Cover your vital parts. I mean, if you expose your private parts, you’ll get a fine. If you walk up and your pants drop, you get a fine. They’re better off taking the pants off and just wearing a dress.

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They’re better off taking the pants off and just wearing a dress.

He is referring to the males who wear saggy pants, right? What the hell is going on in Delcambre, Louisiana?

aren't there bigger fish to fry in Louisiana? Is this supposed to be a warning to rappers and Britney spears?