Quantcast

From Pink Slime to Ugg Boots: What Is the Weirdest Ban of 2012?

Living 2012/12/29 15:00:00
You!
Add Photos & Videos
It used to be that Nancy Reagan was trying to get folks to “just say no” to drugs. But these days it seems like every time you turn a corner there’s a boycott being waged on some food product, item of clothing or seemingly innocent activity. From pink slime to Ugg boots there has been a run on restrictions in 2012.

Few foodies were really have been impacted California’s decision to prevent restaurants from serving foie gras. But McDonald’s announcement that they’d no longer use “pink slime” in their burgers touched millions. Mayor Michael Bloomberg won his war against super-sized sodas in New York City, while the USDA expelled whole milk from schools.

A Pennsylvania school principal went after Ugg boots because students were using them to smuggle cellphones into class. While kids were told they could no longer hug in a New Jersey middle school due to reports of “unsuitable physical interactions.” And the entire town of Cocoa, Florida, saw an ordinance enforced that stopped them from wearing low-riding, underwear revealing pants. While some of these choices seem for the ultimate good, others just seem odd. What do you think: What is the weirdest ban of 2012?



Read More: http://shine.yahoo.com/photos/2012-bans-slideshow/...

Add a comment above

Top Opinion

Sort By
  • Most Raves
  • Least Raves
  • Oldest
  • Newest
Opinions

  • ratclifft~pwcm 2013/06/22 15:47:51
    Super-sized sodas
    ratclifft~pwcm
    this is no longer the land of the free , it has become the land of the cry baby's , If I don't get my way i will protest boo hoo poor little old me , it make's me sick to see what this country has become
  • lunatic 2013/01/10 03:48:18
    Hugs
    lunatic
    hugs are nice D:
  • Rebecca Louise 2013/01/07 03:05:46
    Hugs
    Rebecca Louise
    +2
    that's dumb. aren't we all supposed to be getting along? as long as no ones grab-assing while hugging in public I don't see the big deal
  • Dave 007 2013/01/06 12:50:37
    Super-sized sodas
    Dave 007
    +3
    And in 2013, obama will ban all of our freedom.
  • nichola... Dave 007 2013/01/08 22:22:30 (edited)
    nicholas williams
    Douchebag .
  • ratclif... nichola... 2013/06/22 15:49:38
    ratclifft~pwcm
    your right that is just what obama is
  • Sophia Dave 007 2013/01/14 15:27:20
    Sophia
    +3
    It just seems that way to azzwipes who would ban intelligence.
  • ratclif... Dave 007 2013/06/22 15:48:39
    ratclifft~pwcm
    just about there right now
  • Abbie707 2013/01/06 05:26:39
    Hugs
    Abbie707
    +3
    I love hugs!!!! Who the hell would ban a hug? Hugs are nice not bad. Some people are just retarted.
  • AngelLuvsDogs 2013/01/04 16:50:42
    Hugs
    AngelLuvsDogs
    +1
    I missed story of the ban on hugs, unimaginable! The more hugs you give/receive, the healthier and happier you are!
  • the fuze 2013/01/04 12:36:13
    Super-sized sodas
    the fuze
    +2
    And it's only going to get worse.
  • macy 2013/01/04 02:21:55
    Hugs
    macy
    +1
    Yeah, hugs were banned in my middle school, it was BS.
  • ♥N A♥ 2013/01/04 02:18:16
    Super-sized sodas
    ♥N A♥
    +1
    People will just buy multiple sodas
  • ☆stillthe12c☆ 2013/01/04 01:19:42
    Super-sized sodas
    ☆stillthe12c☆
    +2
    But we have a weird government that has no concern for your constitution right to choice unless it's an abortion.
  • Sunny 2013/01/03 22:35:48
    Hugs
    Sunny
    +2
    Hugs really? But I love hello or goodbye hugs they're the only exuse I got to hug a girl at school
  • caius madison 2013/01/03 21:04:13
    Hugs
    caius madison
    +1
    Just ridiculous.
  • The Andoxico 2013/01/03 20:41:56
    Hugs
    The Andoxico
    the "pressing issues" that the modern-day politician is willing to deal with on a daily basis instead of real problems...
  • hannah 2013/01/03 20:01:47
    Hugs
    hannah
    of all things i have to say that was the STUPIDEST ban EVER. i mean come ON i would always ALWAYS hug my friends in the morning back in high school. what is wrong with hugging your friends? just another way to staunch people's happiness and turn them into unhappy android-robot-type people. how annoying. -________-
  • fuzzy Ken "In G*d We Trust" 2013/01/03 14:48:39
    Low-riders
    fuzzy Ken "In G*d We Trust"
    WHO BANNED LOW RIDERS????? They're so COOL!!!
  • I Piss ... fuzzy K... 2013/01/03 19:35:56
    I Piss Off Liberals
    +1
    They meant DTF pants. (Wearing pants that reveal your underwear.)
  • fuzzy K... I Piss ... 2013/01/03 19:43:35
    fuzzy Ken "In G*d We Trust"
    I know. I was just havin' me some fun.
  • I Piss ... fuzzy K... 2013/01/03 19:45:31
    I Piss Off Liberals
    Oh, I see.
  • Lauri 2013/01/03 12:57:40
    Hugs
    Lauri
    +1
    This is so weird to ban . Make love not war we need hugs!
  • fuzzy K... Lauri 2013/01/03 14:49:50
  • Kevin Miller 2013/01/03 11:57:42
    Super-sized sodas
    Kevin Miller
    +1
    Banning Sodas is just one of the things that shows Bloomberg for what he Truly is,a Marxist
    Dictator!
  • MsDianna 2013/01/03 06:27:12
    Pink slime
    MsDianna
    people are just flat out crazy! they have to keep their names in the papers about something. I dont' know why they don't just shut their mouths!
  • FlyGalsMom 2013/01/03 04:25:59 (edited)
    Super-sized sodas
    FlyGalsMom
    +1
    Needed an ALL OF THE ABOVE Vote~~but because of the tyrant of NYC I voted on the sodas
  • bonnie.mutchler 2013/01/03 03:50:13
    Hugs
    bonnie.mutchler
    +2
    You really need an "all of the above", though foie gras is animal abuse. I think there are already too many laws. The problem is how many politicians are you willing to pay for if they don't do something? Therefore they keep passing laws and further encroaching on our rights. I think it's time to start paying them to take laws off the books.
  • Merlin 2013/01/03 03:38:51
    Hugs
    Merlin
    +3
    Every where I look, people are getting ridiculous.
    I smuggled my phone into class from my bra, what, are they going to ban bras?
    Geez.
    And hugging, really?
  • nicesteve 2013/01/03 01:43:02
    Hugs
    nicesteve
    +6
    Hugs should be encouraged. Never banned. That's so wrong!
  • hannah nicesteve 2013/01/03 20:03:49
    hannah
    i know right? they should create a petition or something. -__-
  • flowercivic 2013/01/03 01:24:10
    Hugs
    flowercivic
    +3
    ban hugs... WTF?!?
  • Hannie 2013/01/03 00:30:39
    Hugs
    Hannie
    +2
    Foie gras os disgusting though.
  • Adamantine 2013/01/02 23:45:22
    Hugs
    Adamantine
    +6
    I'm actually in agreement with JYCOO1 "all the freaking above". Pink slime I wish they'd ban, but the rest? Making them "illegal"? There is something really wrong with out society when you can't even hug someone. My sister sat in on her son's elementary school class one time and a little boy was crying, sitting in his seat. The teacher ignored him, because she can't touch him. He couldn't understand English well enough to do his work and he was upset. My sister said "the heck with this, I'm a parent" and hugged him, which stopped his crying. What kind of world is this?
  • S123 Adamantine 2013/01/03 05:11:43
    S123
    Good for your sister!
  • MsDianna Adamantine 2013/01/03 06:30:44
    MsDianna
    +1
    it's wonderful that she had the mothering instinct in her and she wasn't afraid to comfort a crying child! God forgive us for not protecting our young!
  • RyokuSonic Adamantine 2013/01/03 12:58:17
    RyokuSonic
    I admit that was a nice gesture but a dangerous move. What if the child's parents came in and saw that? That would lead to even bigger legal problems, which isn't worth stopping a child crying to avoid. I'd best advise her not to do that again
  • Tangerine Sky 2013/01/02 23:04:19
    Super-sized sodas
    Tangerine Sky
    +3
    all of the above......laws laws and more laws /shakes head. When will u people ever learn?
  • pennie 2013/01/02 22:32:36
    Ugg boots
    pennie
    +1
    I see them on others ,but they just fit me like, I see them on others,but on me ugh not my style.
  • Ryan Keeton 2013/01/02 22:13:26 (edited)
    Super-sized sodas
    Ryan Keeton
    +2
    Pink Slime was the weirdest thing, but it's not weird that it would be banned, even though it isn't. McDonalds and many other companies aren't using it, that's all. It's still legal in the U.S. To the uninformed, pink slime is ground up cow waste product that usually gets put in pet food.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ... 15 Next » Last »

See Votes by State

The map above displays the winning answer by region.

Living

2014/09/22 17:57:27

Hot Questions on SodaHead
More Hot Questions

More Community More Originals