I’ll sometimes see barefooters proclaiming that “there are no health codes prohibiting bare feet in stores or restaurants”. That’s not quite right.
There are a few, and most of them are in Massachusetts.
I’m in the mood for revisiting an over-10-year old issue.
It is now 2014, and when does the decade of the Teens end? Of course it is December 31 of 2019, and the new decade of the Twenties starts with January 1, 2020. And that is clearly how all the decades work. Yet, back in 1999 we were told we had to wait for 2001, and that there was this huge decade/century/millennium mismatch, supposedly “because there is no year zero.” Thus we were told by the pedantic. Supposedly, Arthur C. Clarke’s “2001” has that name for the same pedantic reason.
Well, the pedants were wrong. Here’s the right answer.
Today’s comic is from Red and Rover.
It features the 10-year-old Russell McLean (“Red”) and his dog, Rover. The strip is set in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and it’s a time when small boys really did still go barefoot most of the summer, and so we’ll see Red barefoot quite often (not the rarity that we see with Dennis the Menace).
The author of the strip, Brian Basset says that he is “retro” kind of guy, so I’m guessing that’s why he gets the barefoot boys of the late 1960s right.
Today’s strip was published on July 5, 2010.
And I think we all can see why Red is so good at climbing trees.
A barefoot and shirtless acquaintance of mine from south Texas was recently detained by the police, simply because he was barefoot and shirtless (outside). He would like to know if this was false imprisonment, and whether had has a cause of action to sue them.
The answer, as is so often the case in these situations, is