iPod and Cell Phone Ban in NYC?!?
From the department of “Don’t you have some ACTUAL crime to stop” comes this proposed bill to fine people $100 for crossing a major New York intersection while using a portable electronic device. This from the city that can’t even seem to combat jay-walking–right, sure. I’m just as frustrated as the next person by those oblivious morons who can’t seem to talk on the phone/listen to music and function at the same time (dubbed “iPod Oblivion”–heh!), by why punish those of us that actually have an IQ high enough to allow us to walk, chew gum and listen to music at the same time? In fact, sometimes these distractions are the only things that make walking the street a tolerable experience. I say we let Darwin sort out the ones that can’t handle this type of multi-tasking. This is a flat-out ridiculous proposal–what the hell is with the banning blitz going on in NYC right now?