Archive for December 9th, 2012

The police department believes that, under state law, you may responsibly get baked, order some pizzas and enjoy a Lord of the Rings marathon in the privacy of your own home, if you want to.  –  Seattle PD press release

Wednesday was the 79th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition; even regular readers may be impressed (to put it kindly) to hear that I’ve already scheduled a column on the subject for the 80th anniversary next year.  In honor of the occasion Reason did a profile of “The Man in the Green Hat”, semi-official bootlegger to Congress, whose exposure of hypocrisy in those simpler days helped to bring Prohibition down; it’s the first video below, and every link before it was provided by this week’s champ, Jesse Walker.  The first and fourth links between the videos came from Radley Balko, the second from Mike Siegel, the third from Marc Randazza, the fifth from Cthulhuchick, the sixth from Feminist Whore and the last two from Grace.  The second video (which is a cute, funny little satire) was contributed by Furrygirl.

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