“Dolly’s face was now free of cream. Its absence revealed her as a young woman of striking beauty, her eyes sparkling, her lips ruddier than the cherry, her whole appearance calculated to make a strong appeal to the discriminating male, though it is doubtful if somebody like the late John Knox would have approved of her much.” – from Pearls, Girls and Monty Bodkin by P.G. Wodehouse
When I saw the article headline Brits Are More Likely to Own eReaders Than Americans, I almost thought it was a The Onion article. Eventually, though, I figured it out that this was just a poorly crafted headline and they didn’t mean to imply that Brits own Americans moderately.
Sure, it is being ostensibly branded as a tax deduction, but that is just fodder and what not. It is really a socialistic scheme to get your mustache used to being subsidized.
Though I do very much think mustaches are the manly facial hair to wear, I by no means support the Stache Act. I believe the right thing to do is let the states decide whether they will tolerate the hairy top-of-the-lip. That way all the manly men can live in a cool state like Rhode Island and the rest of the less manly men can gather in a lesser state, like perhaps Omaha. The federal government has no business in getting their grubby hands in our mustache wax.
I had a conversation with my dear wife. In the end, she outsmarted me and I was forced to admit that a Mustache was indeed a vice. But I retorted by quoting extended portions from Lysander Spooner’s “Vices Are Not Crimes”, satisfactorily proving by many proofs that Mustaches, even though they may indeed be a vice, should not be criminalized.
Here are the American congressmen that voted for the Stache Act:
OK, so for the second time I’m breaking my word regarding not talking about the U.S. elections until the primaries are over.
(HT: Pushing a Feather)