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Posted: 7/24/2004 9:49:05 AM EST
Gee, these asshats seem to have just so much time on their hands now that they solved all of L.A.'s IMPORTANT problems, that they decide to tackle this pressing, earth shattering nightmare.

Asshat. A word that perfectly describes ANYONE that would waste the taxpayers time on shit like this.

wcco.com/water/watercooler_story_205174254.htmll

City Council Ponders Silly String Ban

Councilman Wants To Clean Up Streets

Jul 23, 2004 2:41 pm US/Central

LOS ANGELES (AP) Silly string's days may be numbered.

The Los Angeles City Council is set to consider an ordinance today that would ban the substance from use in public places.

Councilman Tom LaBonge says banning silly string is needed to clean up the streets of Hollywood and other areas where it is often used during Halloween and New Year's parties.

Many others say the council is wasting time by discussing such a seemingly trivial issue.

The ingredients of silly string are kept secret by manufacturers, but some kinds contain a small amount of alcohol and plasticizers.

LaBonge says the aerosol-powered spray string can clog sewers and runoff into the ocean.
Link Posted: 7/24/2004 9:53:57 AM EST
I'm speechless...

Link Posted: 7/24/2004 9:55:00 AM EST
Some of that stuff is also HIGHLY flammable. No it doesn't need to be regulated but I sure would like to see it offf the market.

Hate that crap in my house.


SGtar15
Link Posted: 7/24/2004 10:01:16 AM EST
Its for the children! You might shoot your eye out with that deadly WMD assualt evil string.
Link Posted: 7/24/2004 10:03:03 AM EST
Keep talking about silly string. After that, start talking about silly putty. Just don't talk about firearms and I'll be happy.
Link Posted: 7/24/2004 10:04:59 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/24/2004 10:05:52 AM EST
NO MORE THONGS?????






oh *that* silly string. never mind
Link Posted: 7/24/2004 10:06:35 AM EST
As stupid as it sounds they already tried to ban Silly Putty because it can pick up the ink off of a newspaper. Kids were eating the silly putty after doing the newspaper trick.

Go figure.


Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
Keep talking about silly string. After that, start talking about silly putty. Just don't talk about firearms and I'll be happy.

Link Posted: 7/24/2004 10:17:41 AM EST

Originally Posted By KA3B:
As stupid as it sounds they already tried to ban Silly Putty because it can pick up the ink off of a newspaper. Kids were eating the silly putty after doing the newspaper trick.



I wouldnt be suprised if someone tried to ban silly string because it violates the DMCA.
Link Posted: 7/24/2004 10:21:33 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/24/2004 11:27:04 AM EST

Originally Posted By sgtar15:
Some of that stuff is also HIGHLY flammable. No it doesn't need to be regulated but I sure would like to see it offf the market.
Hate that crap in my house.


SGtar15



Same can be said for the L A Times.
Link Posted: 7/24/2004 11:46:58 AM EST
So now LA has a serious Silly String problem?

And here I was thinking more along the lines of gangs and drugs.

Link Posted: 7/24/2004 11:54:32 AM EST
Lets just ban LA

Link Posted: 7/24/2004 11:55:51 AM EST

Originally Posted By Oslow:
So now LA has a serious Silly String problem?

And here I was thinking more along the lines of gangs and drugs.




No no, the AWB took care of all that.
Link Posted: 7/24/2004 12:01:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By Airwolf:
runoff into the ocean.



OMG!!!! The poor FISHYS!

Link Posted: 7/24/2004 1:58:58 PM EST
Ok so if you put 10 cans of silly string around a double charge of Tannerite what happens?

Link Posted: 7/24/2004 2:06:32 PM EST
Can we just ban L.A. and be done with them!
Link Posted: 7/24/2004 3:50:50 PM EST
Silly string?

I guess my initial assumption that this thread was about some new version of G-strings is incorrect!!

Link Posted: 7/24/2004 3:54:47 PM EST
Since they reformulated, it hasn't been as good as it was.

To clean up, a broom breaks it up into little balls that blend in with the street.

To clean up areas of L.A, and Hollywood, it will take a LOT more than banning silly string.
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 3:56:26 AM EST
It seems that it's no longer being "considered" as it was voted 10-0 in favor of the ban.

www.cnn.com/2004/US/West/08/17/la.sillystring.reut/index.html

Absolutely ridiculous. Whose fault will it be when someone moves to L.A. from somewhere else and uses "Silly String" innocently? WTF?!
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 4:24:29 AM EST
Only level headed serious string will be allowed
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 4:25:18 AM EST
Imagine if L.A. tried to ban silly people.
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 4:42:31 AM EST
Will the can of silly string I already have be able to be grandfathered in?
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 6:44:24 AM EST
Unfuckingbelievable!

One more step in the process of going directly from the womb to the energy pod. Hey, can't subject out citizens to ANYTHING that might cause ANY problems for ANYTHING or ANYONE, that would be BAD.


Link Posted: 8/18/2004 6:54:12 AM EST
You Cali folks better get your Pre-Ban Silly string while you can.....
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 7:03:38 AM EST

Originally Posted By sgtar15:
Some of that stuff is also HIGHLY flammable. No it doesn't need to be regulated but I sure would like to see it offf the market.

Hate that crap in my house.


SGtar15




Ummmm, forgive me for noticing the obvious here but, uhhh, why does a "grumpy old bastard" like YOU have silly string in his house in the first place, hmmmm????? That's not very bastardlike....I'm a bastard, albeit a bit younger in years, and I sure as hell don't have any silly string in my house!


In the name of the "Grumpy Old Bastard's Club", start sqeakin'!!!!!!
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 8:19:08 AM EST
Laugh if you must, but silly string or something is similar in nature is really effective in finding trip wires. Spray it accross where you suspect a wire is placed and it will stick to the wire, showing where the wire is so that it can be avoided. I carry a can in my tac vest for that very purpose after being shown how useful it is during a booby trap detection class.

Breacher
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 8:20:34 AM EST

Originally Posted By General_Discussion:
Lets just ban LA



+1
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 8:34:16 AM EST
I think, that what it comes down to is that lawmakers (the legislative branch) are running out of GOOD laws to make/change (in their eyes), and they can't just do *nothing* all day, so they do inane laws like this crap... it's like those old laws we read about a laugh - like in Ohio, it's illegal to wear red and ride your horse on Wednesday...
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 10:56:17 AM EST

Originally Posted By Breacher:
Laugh if you must, but silly string or something is similar in nature is really effective in finding trip wires. Spray it accross where you suspect a wire is placed and it will stick to the wire, showing where the wire is so that it can be avoided. I carry a can in my tac vest for that very purpose after being shown how useful it is during a booby trap detection class.

Breacher




Dude!!! Now THAT is brilliant!!! Best keep a couple cans handy if your in towlie territory....do towlies use tripwires???
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 1:36:52 PM EST

Originally Posted By Phil_in_Seattle:
Ok so if you put 10 cans of silly string around a double charge of Tannerite what happens?




I will PERSONALLY send you 5 bucks to test this theory. Just video tape it and post the video here.

Stainless
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 2:06:05 PM EST

Originally Posted By Stainless:

Originally Posted By Phil_in_Seattle:
Ok so if you put 10 cans of silly string around a double charge of Tannerite what happens?




I will PERSONALLY send you 5 bucks to test this theory. Just video tape it and post the video here.

Stainless



5 bucks?

Do you know how much this experiment is going to cost?

Although maybe if I use 1/4 charge and one can we can see the same effect just on a reduced scale.
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 4:09:06 PM EST
you know a combination of nanny state goverment and idiots that dont clean up after themselfs got it banned.

same goes with fireworks.

damn idiots run it for everyone and then the .gov steps in and bans em.

Link Posted: 8/18/2004 4:33:30 PM EST
i'm gonna buy a case of it just to piss them off!
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 5:09:20 PM EST
Silly String my ass, they're after our AR's!



www.partyconnection.co.uk/acatalog/Silly_String.html
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 5:20:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By ktm500:
Only level headed serious string will be allowed



[LMAO]

You have just been awarded the "1000 free posts to a newbie Award"!

Congratulations!
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 5:27:40 PM EST
Tomorrow, I will buy as much silly string as I can afford while I still can before they ban it here!

If they try to ban it I'll spray it in the river!!!
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 12:28:54 AM EST
Actually the next big problem after clean-up is that the grumpy old and young farts that punch out the yahoos that spray them in the face. It probably causes more fights than anything else does.

Buy all you want, I'll give you a hint, the LA City Council doesn't give a shit about what the folks in Florida think.
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