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Raped

On Saturday evening, a police patrol in the Ohio State University campus area came across a woman being raped in a parking garage. They stopped the rape and arrested the perpetrator.

The woman was in the area because she had just been kicked off of a local COTA bus.

And I’m sure my readers will easily guess why she was kicked off.

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Déjà P.U. All Over Again

Yesterday’s entry, Déjà Vu All Over Again, gave us a very interesting view of how restaurants reacted to bare feet back in the 1970s.

But of course there is always the sordid side.

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Déjà Vu All Over Again

I have what I think is a real treat today. It’s an article from a 1971 issue of the El Paso Herald-Post about restaurants in the area. Some will serve barefoot patrons, some won’t.

But it is something any of us could have written today. I’m 40 years obsolete!

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Melodramatic News Stories

I really hate it when newspeople use bare feet to transmit their own fears. We have two recent news stories where bare feet really have nothing to do with the story, but they were still highlighted as if they were particularly relevant and bad.

Worse yet, they must do it because they think their audience will respond to it.

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Barefoot McDonalds Redux

You all may recall the situation I reported on a month ago, in which a McDonalds employee in Newark, Ohio (my back yard) was photographed barefoot in the store. There was a big news story and the Licking County Health Department sent an inspector and considered it a health code violation.

I wondered what would happen if I tried to eat there barefoot. But it turns out that there is quite a bit more to the story.

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Animous to Bare Feet

Here’s a story from June of 1969, from the time when hippies and bare feet were in full swing.

And those in authority were not reluctant to arrest you for going barefooted, even if they had to make stuff up.

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Barefoot McDonalds

Wouldn’t you know it? I go out of town to a place with limited internet capabilities (there’s this thing called dial-up . . .) and a barefoot incident happens right back home in central Ohio.

It’s another case of a fast food worker being photographed in their bare feet behind the counter.

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