No, it’s not the cops who questioned a man for being naked in his own kitchen, although that case gets an honorable mention. This month’s Reason.tv Nanny of the Month award goes to a New York state legislator who crusaded to ban the practice of fish pedicures. Like most oddball fads these days, this started in Japan; fish attack dead skin on the feet of customers. Jeffrey Klein bravely attacked the toothless carp industry after New York was deluged by … er … no complaints at all about the procedure:
Let’s not get too hard on Nanny Klein. After all, what is not explicitly mandatory must be made illegal in this era of Hope and Change, right? Otherwise, the toothless carp will win!
Perhaps this may attract viewers to a more serious effort by Reason TV next week, honoring Ayn Rand and “Radicals for Capitalism”:
Coming November 2, Reason.tv will debut “Radicals for Capitalism: Celebrating the Enduring Power of Ayn Rand’s Ideas,” a new video series featuring segments on the novelist’s continuing presence in American culture and exlcusive interviews with Nathaniel Branden, Barbara Branden, Reason Foundation founder Robert W. Poole, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), and many others.
For more details and an archive of recent Reason-related stories on Rand, including reviews by Brian Doherty and Nick Gillespie of two new biographies of Rand, go to http://reason.org/rand
Looks like a worthy effort.