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May 26, 2004

WE HAVE MUCH TO LEARN FROM OTHER CULTURES

Asbos, for instance.

(Thanks to Penny McCrea)

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ASBO didn't include barfing in public in their list of transgressions. so i guess i'm safe for now...

ASBO didn't include barfing in public in their list of transgressions. so i guess i'm safe for now...

Awright laura, if you barf in public one more time...

Now they're trying to take away our precious rights to get slobbering drunk, threaten and assault police officers, as well as play loud music to the "delight" of our neighbors!? Those fascist bastards!!!!
Seriously, ASBO would ban me from ever leaving my own state-of-mind much less my state-of-residence!

That could seriously impact the livelyhood of some local bars and liquor stores.

I should not be allowed to drink at friends' weddings when I don't have a date and am looking to score with anything in a skirt.....

Sorry guys.

So if she has "daily curfew preventing her from leaving her house between 2030BST and 0730BST", and she visits the U.S. (oooo can't wait to greet her), does that mean she can't go out in the daytime?

They should emigrate to Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey where they would probably be voted "Least Rowdy".

I know people who should have this order against them for their driving.

I bet adidas is proud tho...TANSTABA
(bastardization of TANSTAAFL)

This is the future that awaits us all if we are dumb enough to elect John Kerry.

Frankly I prefer how we deal with obnoxious people in the USA, by either beating them with a stick or suing them. I prefer beating them.

You beat me to it John -- I was thinking as I read it "Boy, I wish this could be made to apply to some of the asshat Boston drivers I have to see every day." Especially the tailgating jerk who was 1 foot from my bumper when I had nowhere to go because of traffic in front of me ... it wasn't like HE was going to gain much by passing me, but I let him anyway. Love to ASBO his asshat ... heh heh heh.

You beat me to it John -- I was thinking as I read it "Boy, I wish this could be made to apply to some of the asshat Boston drivers I have to see every day." Especially the tailgating jerk who was 1 foot from my bumper when I had nowhere to go because of traffic in front of me ... it wasn't like HE was going to gain much by passing me, but I let him anyway. Love to ASBO his asshat ... heh heh heh.

You beat me to it John -- I was thinking as I read it "Boy, I wish this could be made to apply to some of the asshat Boston drivers I have to see every day." Especially the tailgating jerk who was 1 foot from my bumper when I had nowhere to go because of traffic in front of me ... it wasn't like HE was going to gain much by passing me, but I let him anyway. Love to ASBO his asshat ... heh heh heh.

Aaaaagh! My first multi-post! Apologies, all. The first time I tried I got an "error: no entry id" error, and I only tried one more time after that. Darn technology!

Drawing from other people's drunken behavior (as more often than not I'm the one that has to drive) things do not straighten up but rather begin to spin after enough drinks.

hey hey, rita gave me a 'rita! HA!

*wow, I'm such a dork*

First thought: And breeding, one hopes. Forgive me if 10 of you have already mentioned that. Now I'll go back and read the earlier comments.

No, I was first to say that. Too bad the judge didn't say, like Dean Vernon Wormer told Flounder, "Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son." Of course, in this case he probably realized that sentiment was a day late and a dollar short. (And where did that expression come from and what the heck does it mean?)

People being deported for breaking the British ASBO Law: the settling of Ireland finally explained.

Another saying comes to mind Tomorrow's Man:

The Good Lord invented alcohol so the Irish wouldn't take over the world.

Seems to have worked so far.

Consider how much some people drink in Britain (not to mention this blog), can you imagine how much these two were putting away to earn that order?

I'll bet this was their favorite drinking buddy:

Bluto

Talk about your creeping fascism...This isn't just creeping. It's galloping!

maybe its because they have too many names with two many consecutive consonants. that must explain it.

Hey Joshkr,

With my being part Irish, now, no one is safe!!

In regards to how much they drink in the UK, consider this anecdote:

Mu uncle just got back from a business trip to England and Wales. One evening between the hours of 8:30 and 3:00 am, my uncle and 3 other people consumed 6 pints of beer, one bottle of port, 3 bottles of single-malt scotch (Craigganmore, Lagavulin, and Oban), and a bottle of irish whisky (Jameson's, which apparently in England is much better that the Jameson's we get over here).

Boy, if ASBO didn't get them, what the hell did this couple have to drink?!

I wonder if we could get ASBO orders against people who save too many seats in crowded movie theaters

Should have been "my uncle" not "mu uncle" and to clarify, it was from 8:30 pm and 3:00 am.

That was, er, WILL BE one of my favorite cartoons! Also, you have no idea how many morons either spell or actually pronounce my name Brain. Who would name their kid Brain for cryin' out loud.

You know what would be a great idea for your cartoon, if you drew us both as mice! And we can escape from a testing lab each night to try and take over the world!

I love that cartoon! It's one of my favorites.

Only us lysdexic would pronounce "Brian" as "brain".

I'll bet Adidas would have paid a pretty penny to airbrush their name off that ASBO's shirt before it was publicized.

So, there is a British equivalent to Tom Arnold and Rosanne Barr.

Joshkr - I always tell folks I'm half Irish and half German, so I'd get drunk and annex the neighborhood...

=^..^=

LOL!

Am I the only one who was silently snickering, thinking of names to call the people who made those laws? I was thinking "ass-bos."

HA! I'm not Irish. My blog can still take over the world!

You know, combine this idea with the concept of citizen's arrest and Survivor, and calculate how long it would be before only one American was allowed out of the house...should get Outstanding ratings, as the whole of the citizenry would have nothing left to do but watch TV and drink.

PS You may all now refer to me as "Mad Ned the Executioner"...

The cross isn't crooked Josh, the Hugheses are. It's hard to stand straight when you aren't, as I've discovered.

Can we have an ASBO? That's cool.

I was going to say that if they had ASBOS in Ireland, the streets would all be empty, but you guys basically already said that for me. :)

LMC, thanks. I was too lazy to look it up myself. Of course, I could have jsut used too little, too late.

As a proud Welshman, let me just hang my head in shame. Another fine example of why we no longer rule the world.... I also think ASBO wganfarb...

I wasn't drunk in public, I was drunk in a bar. THEY threw me into public... Arrest them.

Rex, too funny...I LOVE Ron White.

I was hoping someone would pick up on that.

ASBO????? Good grief, if they COULD do that in the US......no,no, ASB is a time honored behavioral tradition, folks, in the good ole' USA!!!

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