Wednesday, 11 May 2005

B.O. Laws

In the annals of weird legislation, the Houston libraries are trying to define body odour as a nuisance:
Now comes this little gem: banning BO. Last week, the Houston City Council passed a prohibition on "offensive bodily hygiene that constitutes a nuisance to others" in the city's libraries.
Seems a pretty crappy way to target street people. As the article snidely notes:
What about, um, "transient odors," i.e., that burrito that doesn't sit well? Or how about the man who thinks half a bottle of Axe body spray makes him studly? (We suggest jail time.)
It's funny, I always thought those funny "it is illegal to wear a fake moustache that causes laughter in church" laws were relics of a long-ago past, but I guess amusing laws come into being this way.

And I totally agree about Axe. (We here in Singapore call it Lynx, as they do in the UK, but it's the same brand.) Why is it no matter where you go around the world, some guys just feel that spraying themselves in the stuff constitutes good grooming?



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