Thursday, April 24, 2008

Looking Like an Idiot Still Legal in Louisiana!


Louisiana State Senator Derrick Shepherd's bill to outlaw baggy pants was shut down by a state Senate Panel earlier this week.

The law would outlaw the wearing of clothing that "intentionally exposes undergarments, or intentionally exposes any portion of the pubic hair, cleft of the buttocks, or genitals", a crime punishable by up to 8 days of community service and/or fines as high as $175.

The anti-indecency law, inexplicably, contains an exception for thong swimsuits. On the approximately .005% of the population likely to own and wear them, I guess wearing a thong actually counts AS community service, canceling out the crime. (Guilty of one count of criminal Her-assment?)

The law failed, due to concerns about limiting Freedom of expression. Also, possibly, out of concerns that the young men deprived of their gigantic jeans might resort to hanging out on the sidewalks wearing thongs.

Photo by Eleventh Earl of Mar

5 comments:

Art said...

Hey man, I like the new look of your blog!

becca said...

This post spawned a rather disturbing "string" of ads...

rabidbutterfli said...

Leave it to Louisiana...

kristine said...

LOL!!!
next they will start wearing thongs with the baggie pants...GROSS!

and i too like your new look

Frank Gibson said...

In the original flickr posting of the photo featured in this post, some smart commenter has labeled the paper in the young man's pocket "Unused Trouser Instructions".

You can follow the photo credit link if you want to see.