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Mon, Nov. 27th, 2006, 10:29 am

Get this:
Denmark has a speeding problem and they employ a novel solution - topless women holding the speed limit signs above their heads. Motorists see them, slow down, everyone is that little bit safer (for various values of safe altered by the chance that said motorists are staring at the women instead of paying heed to the road). Of course now the entire city of Copenhagen is pretty much gridlocked because motorists are stopping to gawk so *technically* speeding and accidents are down.

Edit: Oh yeah, forgot about this - a "hacker" gets caught by Blizzard using all kinds of bots and speedhacks, gets his account banned for a few days for investigation. Since I found it worth posting, you can probably guess that it went downhill from there. Would that he and ALL his ilk would make good on that one.

Edit #2: Forgot about this too - the Brain song. Classy.

Mon, Nov. 27th, 2006 05:11 pm (UTC)
specky_ie

c) I bring my kids to school past these routes, I am less than a fan

Hmm...I remember being in Norway a few years ago, watching some local tv channel (it was that or CNN...). They showed coverage from what appeared to be some sort of local fete or town festival or similar, at which there was a live lesbian sex show. The audience consisted of a complete cross section of the community, men, women, children, grannies etc, all watching this spectacle taking place during the daytime on a little stage at the front of a marquee as if they were watching a demonstration of cake decoration or something. Very odd. I feel the attitudes towards such things are a tad different in Scandinavia.

Mon, Nov. 27th, 2006 05:23 pm (UTC)
mr_wombat

Well I'll grant you that (supposedly) they have a much more liberal attitude towards such things there but there is a difference between an event you choose to attend and having it at the side of the road. Furthermore, an adult event attracting people from every walk of life does not necessarially equate to all walks of life being okay with it - that five out of a hundred people present were grandmothers does not mean that 5% of grandmothers are cool with it any more than 70% of atendees at a gimpwear convention being men equates to 70% of men being into gimpwear.

You're probably right - different attitudes and all that, I'm being deliberately pedantic I think but I think people have limits on where they want to see certain things, a place for everything and everything in its place and all that.