Elaine Stritch rests her bike, reads a note, almost causes a riot.
NEW YORK, June 26—TOLD TO KEEP HER SHIRT ON – Blonde Elaine Stritch, understudy to Ethel Merman in the Broadway hit, “Call Me Madam,” wears halter and shorts which cause her arrest in Central Park. Today she was fined $1 and told by Magistrate Emilio Jones, “A beautiful girl like you could cause a small riot and cause a large crowd to collect by removing your shirt.” “Well,” she replied, “I was there all day and nothing happened.” (AP, 1951)
So I was sitting in my office, which does not have walls all the way to the ceiling, when You Made It Weird started playing, very loudly.
I work in a public library.
Not knowing what to do, I sat on my phone to muffle the sound. Knowing that Pete was going to shout something about vaginas or motherfuckers any second, I couldn’t pull my phone out to turn off the podcast.
So I took to Facebook and begged my friends to call. Thankfully, one got through, effectively silencing my phone long enough for me to turn off You Made It Weird.
Thank heavens for Facebook, background call technology, and my voluptuous ass.
If you read the ruling, SCOTUS even admits that the ruling makes so little sense, that it HAS to be applied solely to the single area of contraceptives, or it becomes even more fucked up:
In any event, our decision in these cases is concerned solely with the contraceptive mandate. Our decision…