Friday, November 04, 2005
The Old Vegas is Back, baby!
"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."
Goodman said the city has a beautiful highway landscaping project and "these punks come along and deface it."
"I'm saying maybe you put them on TV and cut off a thumb," the mayor said. "That may be the right thing to do."
Goodman also suggested whippings should be brought back for children who get into trouble.
Wow, this guy maybe be the coolest mayor of all time. And really, I could see this happening in Vegas. After all, prostitution and gambling is already legal in Nevada, isn't public dismemberment the next logical step?
I would like to point out, however, that "they used to do that in France" is not always the best argument. Some examples of things they "used to do in France" that we may not want to adopt into our culture:
- Get invaded by Germans
- Get invaded by Romans
- Invade Russia in the Winter (and die)
- Vote Napoleon as "leader of new democracy"
- Speak French
- Love Jerry Lewis
Links: Marathon Running (updated: sloooow and tiiiiirrreeed)
And: GoatRiders (updated: We're #3!)
And: JamieRieger.com (updated: irrational dislike of metric system (among other things))
A base 10 system of measurement? What kind of crazy fucked up idea is that?
From now on I check all my links after posting.
Sorry for anyone who followed that at work.