Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Let's Spruce Up Arrest Photographs!

Unfortunately, arrest photographs seem almost always to show the person photographed looking angry, bewildered, and stupid, not to mention looking like they're intoxicated or using serious illegal drugs!  And they always seem to look like they smell bad! 

Here's an example from Florida to illustrate my point:


Now I know that Florida is five-star when it comes to weirdness; only California comes close.  But I must say that arrest photographs is one of those areas in which the glaring inequality of opportunity is so evident.  In a modern, liberal, tolerant society, we must be more sensitive to this sort of problem.

Why is it that some highly affluent and well-connected individuals appear neat and composed in their mug shots, while the less well off look so rough?  I think that we would go some ways on our path of ensuring social equality in our society if we would make hair styling, a makeover, and possibly cosmetic surgery an entitlement.  Actually, this not a far-fetched notion.  Psychological research has shown that beautiful offenders tend to be quantitatively punished less severely than their homlier fellow offendees.  This is stark inequality, to say the least!  Think of what an improvement in self-esteem would follow, if our government would make this a right enjoyed by all arrestees.

Fashion and Hair Styling Equality:  Its time has come!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Free Pussy Riot!

Victims of Oppression in Russia.

Putin the Terrible must go!

Putin Lights Up the Fire

Pussy Riot

This state may be stronger than time in jail.
The more arrests, the happier it is.
Every arrest is carried out with love for the sexist
Who botoxed his cheeks and pumped his chest and abs.

But you can't nail us in the coffin.
Throw off the yoke of former KGB!

Putin is lighting the fires of revolution
He's bored and scared of sharing silence with the people
With every execution: the stench of rotten ash
With every long sentence: a wet dream

The country is going, the country is going into the streets boldly
The country is going, the country is going to bid farewell to the regime
The country is going, the country is going, like a feminist wedge
And Putin is going, Putin is going to say goodbye like a sheep

Arrest the whole city for May 6th
Seven years isn't enough, give us 18!
Forbid us to scream, walk and curse!
Go and marry Father Lukashenko

F-U Vladimir Putin!!!!