According to WTOP, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles has taken away a Virginia man's "Kids First" vanity plates, which he personalized with the six-letter tag of "EATTHE." Yes, the plate read "EAT THE KIDS FIRST." The DMV apparently decided that the "plate advocated performing oral sex on children," rather than just, you know, being an homage to a not-trivial internet meme that's been around for years.Behold the call for oral defiling of kids.
I can't decide whether it is very sinister, or even funnier than the original witty idea, that someone - or group of someones - possesses such a warped mind as to imagine something so perverse from an innocent joke.
But then, Bayern Munich fans suffered in much the same way recently.
European soccer's governing body barred Bayern Munich fans from displaying a Monty Python-inspired banner at Wednesday night's Champions League match, fearing the sign might offend visiting fans from the Italian club AS Roma.Err ...
The Union of European Football Associations said the banner reading "Romani ite domum" — Latin for "Romans Go Home" — was considered provocative.
In a statement, UEFA said: "Anything that may cause offense to a fan base or ethnic group, and therefore pose a security risk, including banners or symbols, is carefully vetted."
After everyone with a brain and a basic knowledge of legendary comedy genius had stopped laughing at the humourless morons, UEFA apologised ... but it was a bit late for the joke to work by then.
I suppose i just goes to prove that if one is employed to search for offence in every possible situation, you are required to leave your sense of humour with security when passing through reception. What a great night out these committee types must be, eh? About as much fun as contracting genital warts, I reckon.
Which reminds me, did I ever tell you the one about the Englishman, the Irishman, and the miserable, overpaid, diversity compliance officer?