10 July 2004
Submitted by eve on Sat, 07/10/2004 - 1:06am. Funny
"Weren't you supposed to just sit on the curb and wait for me?"
"Yeah, only apparently New Orelans had some kind of curb law."
--A girl and a guy at Angel Street Thrift Shop
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Ah, sarcasm.
Posted by slugbuggy on Fri, 08/20/2004 - 5:44am.
Angel Street Thrift Shop (only one I found) is in Manhattan.

New Orleans is in New Orleans.

I think he's implying that he's feeling really, really abandoned waiting for her to finish shopping. Like about 1000 miles worth of abandoned or so. Or else she's been doing about 1000 miles worth of shopping. Time to go already.
New Orleans curb law...
Posted by ParU on Thu, 08/19/2004 - 6:30pm.
My favorite story on this has to do with wandering around the French quarter with 3 other professional colleagues (all in our 30's) and the woman in our group wants to see what a strip club is (though married with 2 kids, she'd led a sheltered Southern upbringing. She sticks her head into one club and comes out and sits down on the curb in shock and actually put her head between her knees in shock. I'd never seen anyone do that in real life.
So I took a look inside and ...
It's Amino world without Chemists
Oh, come on!
Posted by umrguy on Thu, 08/19/2004 - 6:48pm.
You left out the best part!


-There's someone in my head, but it's not me.-
It's called a
Posted by ParU on Thu, 08/19/2004 - 9:50pm.
tease. I was waiting to see if anyone cared. What was so funny was that all that there was in the club was a stripper dancing around a pole (not a Sweede). I mean I only glanced in it and there may have been more, but it was pretty tame. Of course I've given my friend grief over it for years (and told her husband too...)
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Posted by Mike on Thu, 08/19/2004 - 8:01am.
Hell of a way to find out.

He risked getting arrested in a strange city and still has to explain his way out of the doghouse? Nice. She probably made him hold her purse too.
You know
Posted by hypoxic on Thu, 08/19/2004 - 9:07am.
I'm not to sure about these loitering laws. They seem well rather un-Constitutional. I mean what if he is just the first one to a gathering? I mean he hasn't committed a crime. This seems like one of those laws that is a "Well we know they're up to something" laws.
Posted by Jon on Fri, 08/20/2004 - 7:44am.
Hmm, good question.
Without any law school experience, here's my guess about the loitering laws:

If it were a Federal or State, it would probably be unconstitutional, as it would restrict the right of free assembly.
Local or city laws are the the decision of local government, which can restrict as much as the citizenry votes for or against. I don't believe that local laws can be overturned at appeals courts, as state or federal laws can.
Posted by hypoxic on Fri, 08/20/2004 - 10:04am.
I'm pretty sure that all State and Local laws need to conform to Federal guidelines. Is QA still on the site or did she disappear with a lot of the other posters?

Also local laws do get struck down, the Monkey-Scopes trial was a local law and that was appealed.
Dun dun daaaa - QA is here!
Posted by Question Authority on Mon, 08/23/2004 - 8:20pm.
Hypoxic - how could I ever leave you? Whenever you feel lost, misinformed or mislead, I'll be there.

Now to the question at hand - all laws must conform to the US constitution. Any question about this was settled in the 14th amendment, although it seems to be splitting hairs as to which governmental entity would have to abide by mere trivialities such as a constitution.

A much more interesting discussion would be why a loittering law does not contravene the freedom to assemble, raised by Jon. Public safety. All of the freedoms have certain limits to them, with a common theme being public safety. Free speech in the middle of an intersection? Freedom of the press via graffiti? Similar analogies (is that redundant?) - but you see the grey area.

And now back to the tropical isle for retired regular ip'ers. Which oddly enough has an acronym of R-RIP. The isle of bagel.
Posted by Monk on Tue, 08/31/2004 - 3:55pm.
bagels....sweater puppies....gogo boots. I wanna get lei'ed!!!
Monk's back???
Posted by ParU on Tue, 08/31/2004 - 8:49pm.
Cover the children's eyes someone, Monk's here!
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Posted by Cebu on Tue, 08/31/2004 - 7:20pm.
Hey, Monk, you should check the 'recent posts' for a Saint quote. Some ladies are talkin' about their ta-ta's in there.
Ta - ta?
Posted by Monk on Fri, 09/24/2004 - 9:16am.
and where might i find this enthralling discussion?
Posted by daen on Fri, 09/24/2004 - 3:50pm.
Try here.href">
But I suspect you've already found it.

Welcome back.
Posted by Matt on Mon, 08/23/2004 - 10:12pm.
Isle of Bagel, eh? Must be for the distaff IP people only. Too bad.

Isle of Eclair is a lot less fun.
Posted by ParU on Mon, 08/23/2004 - 10:07pm.
I paged QA and she arrived! Didn't know the signal searchlight worked that well. (I sent an email). Thanks...
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