Bartleby the Congressperson!

This just in from Colombia:

A bill to financially punish chronic absenteeism in the Legislature died due to…….

(wait for it)

…… not enough legislators being in session to debate the bill!!


So many ideas here.

  1. Why can’t the US legislature be more like this?
  2. Have they never heard of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”?
  3. Bartleby the Congressperson!! (I prefer not to).
  4. Joseph Heller must be laughing his butt off.


Kudos, Colombia. Well-played.


This is why we can’t have nice things, Mexico edition

From Duncan Tucker (‏@DuncanTucker), who tweets “Came across this road in San José del Castillo, Jalisco, yesterday. Urban planning at its finest.”

urban planningThe speed limit painted on the road right before the series of electrical poles is an especially nice touch!  Perhaps the municipal government doesn’t want people to hit the poles going anything more than 30 mph.