Saturday, August 26, 2006

The 25 Most Important Questions in the History of the Universe.

Which, unfortunately, does not include "what is the plural of 'doofus?'" A question we desperately need answered around here.

Still, Read it. My (and Mitchell's) favorites:

11. Why Do Most Snooze Buttons Only Give You Nine More Minutes of Sleep?

19. Human Meat Isn’t Appetizing, But is It Healthy?

and...

7. Can a Pregnant Woman Drive in the Carpool Lane?

Expectant mothers, start your engines! In 1987, a pregnant California woman was ticketed for driving "by herself" in the carpool lane. Sure, the citation was only for $52, but she sued anyway, contending that her 5-month-old fetus constituted a second person.

Lo and behold, the jury agreed with her, despite the prosecution’s argument that women could then just stuff pillows up their dresses to drive "carpool" on California’s freeways.
ADDENDUM - What fool cop gave her that ticket? I mean, come on, she makes that argument to you, and you still write her up?

Maybe she was bitchy about it.

You know it wasn't an older male cop. Nobody who's had direct contact with a pregnant woman would risk writing that ticket. And it wasn't a woman, unless it was a feminist woman. A hard core feminist might have written the ticket just to get back at the driver for legitimizing the oppressive patriarchy like that.

But my money's on a young guy. Somebody right out of cop school, early 20s.

1 comment:

tee bee said...

I don't believe I saw anything on there like, "What has Lance done with Steve, locked him in the basement with nothing but Tivo and a coke machine?"

So, obviously a question is missing.