Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Never again, disco ball

"An errant attempt to move a disco ball likely sparked the fire that broke out Wednesday night (April 6, 2016) at the Amphitheatre, a popular nightclub and concert venue at 1609 E Seventh Ave." - Tampa Bay

Yet another senseless disco tragedy. When are we going to learn?!?
Those who forget the '70s are destined to repeat them

  • Some will call for tighter disco ball restrictions, better background checks, disco ball training and limitations on the size and use of disco balls. Extremists will say that's not enough and will demand an outright ban on all disco balls. Enough is enough! 

All Balls Matter

  • Others will counter that what we need is the exact opposite, a proliferation of disco balls. The only way to stop a bad guy with a disco ball is a good guy with a disco ball. If people were allowed to openly carry their disco balls in public, as the framers of The Constitution intended, this kind of disco ball debacle would never happen.

I don't have an answer. All I can say is that I hope we're willing to carefully consider what our course of action should be. Because...

First they came for the Disco Balls, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Disco Ball.

Then they came for the Lava Lamps, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Lava Lamp.

Then they came for the Chairs That Look Like A Giant High-Heeled Shoe, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Chair That Looks Like A Giant High-Heeled Shoe.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me. Because I am a Novelty Neon Beer Sign Like You Might Find In A College Student's Dorm Room.

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