Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Nailing the Nanny State

Occam's Carbuncle -- operating in high-irony mode -- has the perfect prescription for the nanny state:
Ban danger and unpredictability. Ban cars. Ban alcohol. Ban cigarettes. Ban harm. Ban guns. Ban variability. Ban bodychecks. Ban slingshots. Ban mean people. Ban sex. Ban hate. Ban religion. Ban disagreement. Ban boxing. Ban bicycles. Ban Alberta. Ban hurting. Ban straight pins. Ban sewing needles. Ban shouting. Ban whispering. Ban being born without a helmet. Ban birth. Ban tripping and falling down. Ban elastic bands. Ban scissors. Ban mortality. Ban fallibility. Ban indigestion.
The proprietor of Occam's Carbuncle is Canadian. Thus "Ban Alberta." What he has for or against Alberta, I don't know. But I'm sure he has a good reason for it.

UPDATE: From the proprietor himself, "I love Alberta and all things Albertan (well, actually I'm not a huge fan of Anne McLellan). My attempt at irony might have had one too many layers." But it's great irony, nevertheless.