Tuesday, February 20, 2007

What ever happened to Common Sense (and freedom)?

Tonight I read a news story here...
New York Senator Carl Kruger is introducing legislation that would make it a crime to listen to your iPod while crossing the street. (The next thing you know, they'll ask you to look both ways first!) Canadian comedian and filmmaker Jared Sales has rendered a few mock iPod ads in response to what he feels is an unjust imposition.
The mock ads are below...


My question is, "what ever happened to freedom and common sense"? If I read between the lines on the story above, the reason the New York state senate is considering such a bill is because someone has gotten hurt crossing the street while listening to their iPods. That (those?) someone(s?) have then lacked the common sense to look before crossing.... Now it may cost us another freedom.

2 comments:

Carol Ann said...

I can't remember, did they ever pass a law that boombox carriers couldn't carry their boomboxes on their shoulders while crossing the street? Hmmmmm.....

This is all craziness...with the minority always causing the need for new laws, what's next? What happens the next time someone chokes on their gum in their car? Will they submit a bill to outlaw gum chewing while driving? Good grief!

Maybe I'm just a sensitive iPod owner. :-)

Donna said...

Ya, what CAK said....