Wednesday, December 31, 2008

But Blowing Things up is Fun...

From BBC News:

Hundreds of Neapolitan women have pledged to go without sex unless their men promise to refrain from setting off dangerous illegal fireworks.

Local authorities are backing the women and have sent out text messages urging the men to "make love, not explosions".

I love people! My first thought was: what kind of sacrifice are these Italian women making? You would have to interview on a case by case basis to determine whether they were legitimately concerned about the men's safety or if they were just jumping on a bandwagon that amounts to the best ''headache'' excuse ever. My next thought was disappointment. The women of Naples decision to withhold sex from their partners if the men engage in illegal fireworks festivities demonstrates the absurdity of knee-jerk reactions. We all know that watching things explode is entertaining. jeesh.

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