Magic Jewball

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Filed under : New York City
On February 7, 2007
At 10:40 am
Comments : 9

Ban Proposed On Walking While Talking, Listening To iPod

I think this is my favorite quote: “While people are tuning into their iPods and cell phones, they’re tuning out the world around them,” Sen. Carl Kruger said.

Um, yes, that is the point. Who wouldn’t rather be hit by a car than deal with the world in which we live and specifically the other people who inhabit it? And while we’re talking about civil disobedience, I’d also like to say that I don’t turn off my iPod when the plane takes off and lands. I simply put it under my blanket or whatever and pretend I’m listening to the onboard programming. And I haven’t crashed yet!

But seriously, is there a point to this? Will anyone actually obey it? I mean, jaywalking’s illegal here too and that hasn’t worked out too well, has it? Maybe the point is that I’d never actually heard of State Senator Carl Kruger before this. Hmmmm. But if he decides to ban talking and chewing gum in an obnoxious fashion at the same time, well, I’ll post about him more often for sure.

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