After a linesman in the Dutch amateur football league was kicked to death, and in London a nurse committed suicide because two Australian DJs played a bad joke on her, I was in desperate need of something frivolous. Luckily there was news from San Francisco.
During the past two years nudism has been proliferating in the Castro district of San Francisco. In Castro you run into naked people, mostly men, every day. Some people consider it a tourist attraction. I would rather call after them: ‘There goes Uncle Eddie taking out his Fidel.’
The city council now wants a total ban on nudity and took a vote last week on a law prohibiting nudity in public. The debate between the eleven counsellors eligible to vote was hilarious in itself.
Look, it wasn’t a problem for the Romans, and there is Manneken Pis...