Can You Hear Me Now? (Thud)

New York City fired first in the latest round of the nanny-state oneupsmanship wars, banning trans-fats in its restaurants. California responded with the proposed calories-on-the-menu rule, seen a couple of posts below this one. Not to be upstaged, NYC is now pitching a “No iPods or cellphones in the intersection” rule, citing a spate of pedestrians mowed down because they couldn’t hear traffic or shouted warnings. Thank Jeebus our cops have solved those pesky rape and murder issues and have plenty of time to write earphone tickets. Soon to be outlawed: bad posture. Slouching kills, people!