Friday, April 11, 2008


The East Java Province of Indonesia passed a regulation that would require masseuses to wear a padlock on their pants. Since massage parlors are frequently fronts for prostitution, the local government hopes the new policy will cut down on promiscuity. Some locals are protesting the policy, saying that it is an insult to women.

Others are saying that the padlocks are on the wrong pants. Thomas Athens, husband of U. S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, paid a prostitute $150 in February. Of course that’s nothing compared to former New York governor Eliot Spitzer’s $80,000 prostitution bill. Nevertheless, some people are saying that Senator Stabenow and Mrs. Spitzer and several other women we can think of might want to put a padlock on their husbands’ pants before they let them out of the house.

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