Tuesday, August 28, 2007


About 1,700 people were kept waiting when the source of a bomb scare on a Florida cruise ship turned out to be heart medication. The scare, in which dogs were used to sniff out a suspicious package, happened Saturday as passengers waited to embark from Jacksonville aboard the Celebration Carnival Cruise Ship, The Jacksonville Times-Union reported. Cruise passengers who were kept waiting for several hours were given $15 ship credit apiece for the inconvenience, the newspaper said. It had to be the tiny nitro pills that help people with heart conditions. Connecticut Town Considers Low-Pants Ban Low Baggy Pants Could Cost You Big Bucks In Fines
STRATFORD, Conn. Something that's considered fashionable could be fineable if a Stratford councilman has his way. Councilman Alvin O'Neal is proposing a ban on baggy pants that are worn too low down with a hefty fine for those caught with their pants down. O'Neal said he is responding to complaints from senior citizens around town who notice young people wearing their baggy pants as low as possible, revealing their backsides. The councilman has proposed a town ordinance that would make it unlawful for people to wear "pants which fall below the buttocks to expose their undergarments," with a penalty of $250. The council has set a hearing on the proposed law for Monday night at Town Hall. "I've had a lot of senior citizens complain that they were tired of going to the store and seeing people with their pants down below their buttocks," O'Neal said Friday. O'Neal says the target of the new law is very specific, young people who wear trousers as low as possible without them falling down completely. "We're not out to get plumbers whose pants creep down while they're working on your pipes," O'Neal said. Any proposed ordinance would have to pass muster with the town attorney. "We intend to review it before the Town Council votes on it," Town Attorney Richard Buturla said. "Actually, a similar ordinance is being looked at in Atlanta." I wonder if the plumber exclusion is for senior ladies? Berkeley Breathed has a note up on his site: "Note to Opus readers: The Opus strips for August 26 and September 2 have been withheld from publication by a large number of client newspapers across the country, including Opus' host paper The Washington Post. The strips may be viewed in a large format on their respective dates at Salon.com.." I thought it was ok. A man comes home from work and finds his wife admiring her breasts in the mirror. He asks, "What are you doing?" She replies, "I went to the doctor today, and he told me I have the breasts of a 25 year old."The husband retorts, "Well, what did he say about your 50year old ass? "She replied, "Frankly dear, your name never came up." Be sure to click on the header and tell me how it works.


alphonsedamoose said...

Opus was funny. Heder worked fine and I know how to do it.

Shrink Wrapped Scream said...

These security measures are largely farcicle. My poor lil' sis' now has to PHONE AHEAD for clearance to take her insulin with her in her hand luggage.

Love the 50yr old ass quip - smile.

My son is one of those offending youngsters this guy wants to legislate against. I can think of at least a dozen better things he could find to ban him from doing.. Perhaps I should drop the silly old fart a line, give him some pointers?

Lady_T said...

Lol a ban on baggy pants. We dont really have the problem of the pants-down-to-the-ankles here, probably because it's so cold no one dares! There are a few tho...very unattractive.

Catmoves said...

I thought so too, moose. No idea why it should have been dropped. Too much political sensitivity? We're afraid of hurting the terrorists feeling?

Catmoves said...

Last time we flew, Wild Thing had a bottle of nitro in her purse (for me) and I had a bottle in my shirt pocket. No problem, then.
Sure drop Alvin a line. Also tell him you're planning on cancelling your family's visit to Stratford for the Shakespearean Festival.

Catmoves said...

lady t, we have a popular comedian here called "Larry The Cable Guy". We saw one of his stage shows and a little more of his backsided when he deliberately bent over. The audience roared.
Nasty cold weather is a pretty good way to keep over exposure down, but.
(Pun intended)

Lin said...

And I thought the crack epidemic was something entirely different. Cheeky lot! Rather than more legislation, could we first try squads of stealthy pantsing police? Maybe finding your pants down around your ankles in front of the babes would foster a desire for belts cinched tightly around the waist.

Cuckoo said...

That's atrocious and a good laugh as well !!

Baggy pants banned !! Ha Ha.. What next ??

BTW, you have been tagged. Pls check my blog. I wanted some people with matured thinking to do this tag and your name was one of them. :)

Hope you'll enjoy doing it. Thanks.

And heyyy that header works perfect!! I have bookmarked it. :))))))

Catmoves said...

Loved your comment, lin. Great sensahumor. Not sure about the older teens being embarassed, tho. Wouldn't it serve to get them dates?

Catmoves said...

Hi cuckoo. I'll be looking at your tag tomorrow (it's a holiday here) to see what perplexities you're throwing my way. Glad you enjoyed the header.