Friday, March 03, 2006

a carnival of control freaks and david sedaris

As long as Bodega Train (as well as Dirtsmoke) applaud the snubbing of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame by the Sex Pistols, may as well give a tip of the hat to a cat named David Sedaris.
For those unfamiliar with his work, he is a writer that is sort of a slightly profane version of a combination of Dave Barry and Mark Twain. Anyway, he does the public speaking circuit and refuses to speak anywhere that does not allow him to smoke.
He even moved to Europe, this being one of the reasons. One reason I moved to Mexico was the absence of control freaks. I, by the way, do not smoke. Ironically, shortly after moving to Corpus Christi, a smoking ban was passed by the city council. Guess we won’t be seeing Mr. Sedaris 'round these here parts. Good grief!
Oh, and one of the exemptions to the ban is whatever is considered a bowling alley. Gee, think that has anything to do with the fact that one of the largest bowling tournaments in the world is being held here from now until July?


Blogger Pseudo-intellectual lunatic said...

great blog

9:51 AM  
Blogger Mikey said...

Yeah, Mexico, there really isn't a whole lot of that control freak action down there, just a few crooked policia. Just gotta keep a few smaller bills around to handle that. I dig Mexico. I haven't been in a long time, sad, considering I live about 90 min. from Tijuana. Got a good Baja trip planned for August though. Gonna drink, and surf. That smoking ban is out of control. I lived in the first U.S. town to pass that ban when it happened, San Lus Obispo Calif.'89. and never really thought much of it, but it has caught on in a big way. I don't smoke either, used to, but quit. When Vegas bans the smoking, then its time for me to head down south of the border for sure.

12:05 AM  

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