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Is it legal to moon the White House?
October 25, 2002 9:55 AM   Subscribe

Is it legal to moon the White House? These guys seem to think it is. I wonder if this makes their asses terrorists?
posted by clango (21 comments total)

 
What do donkeys have to do with it?
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 9:58 AM on October 25, 2002


**moons screen**
posted by jonmc at 10:01 AM on October 25, 2002


Is it legal to moon the White House?
no, it is called 'indecent exposure'

of course, these guys could pony up the donations for those placards with 'granny bending over' and use them as protest signs.
posted by clavdivs at 10:06 AM on October 25, 2002


* screens moon *
posted by yhbc at 10:07 AM on October 25, 2002


I just want to know who gave them $80 so far, and would they like to join my pyram--er, i mean hot new business venture?
posted by teradome at 10:11 AM on October 25, 2002


I want to know what they'll do w/the $10,000 if 'Don't Moon' wins.
posted by widdershins at 10:13 AM on October 25, 2002


I would enjoy seeing the quality of the butts that will be mooning before I donate funds to this cause.

Well, not enjoy, well... maybe a little.
posted by Stan Chin at 10:14 AM on October 25, 2002


Wait, they need $10,000 to get the three of them from NYC to DC? I'm sorry. That's really damn lame. Otherwise, I'd consider supporting them (not financially, but with a link or something).
posted by Ufez Jones at 10:22 AM on October 25, 2002


Funny, leftist, pseudo-con-job. Didn't get a belly laugh, more of a chortle, no come to think it, that was a sneer. Maybe the left needs to go for slapstick humor to get the word out. You know pratfalls for peace and such. I don't plan to pay for their mooning folly either way. But it is an interesting concept, seeking payment to prevent or endorse a Jackass style stunt. Doing it market place style. But is this legal?
posted by gametone at 10:25 AM on October 25, 2002


Maybe the rest of the $10,000 will go to pay their bail and court costs? It's good to plan for these things.
posted by mathowie at 10:26 AM on October 25, 2002


i'm with Ufez Jones... if these guys need $10,000 for such a small trip, I would love to hang with them - they obviously know how to live right!
posted by adamms222 at 10:27 AM on October 25, 2002


sorry - my link doesn't work. just a search result that found air tix from NY - Wash for $116
posted by adamms222 at 10:30 AM on October 25, 2002


We'll also need the money for paying for the bandwidth this site uses up, and for the inevitable legal fees and bail money, of course.

At least they're up-front about it.
posted by yhbc at 10:32 AM on October 25, 2002


I hate to be a spelling nazi, but that should read:

“I wonder if this makes their these asses terrorists?”

posted by jpburns at 11:09 AM on October 25, 2002


Indecent exposure is a sex crime requiring those found guilty to be registered sex ofenders for the next 20 years. (At least that should apply here)
posted by HTuttle at 11:31 AM on October 25, 2002


Ya know, I'd like to take a vacation too-- I'll go moon Buckingham Palace for $10,000. It's a steal at that price!
posted by InfidelZombie at 12:20 PM on October 25, 2002


We'll also need the money for paying for the bandwidth this site uses up, and for the inevitable legal fees and bail money, of course, or, we set up this site to get you to donate money to help us pay for this site.

Begging the question, along with other kinds of begging.
posted by mikrophon at 12:35 PM on October 25, 2002


Duvallon v. DC was a first amendment case. She was walking in front of the Supreme Court with a cardboard sign covering the front of her body. The DC Court of Appeals decided not only wasn't the exposure "obscene," but that the buttocks were not intended to be covered by the statute; only genitalia were.
posted by toothgnip at 1:09 PM on October 25, 2002


I haven't even heard the term "moon" (as in showing your hindquarters in a derisive fashion, not as in the natural satellite that orbits the Earth) in about ten years or so, or since grade school. This week, this is the second mooning-related site to be brought to my attention.

Who wants to give me $2000 to moon a train?
posted by Jughead at 1:43 PM on October 25, 2002


Does anybody think that mooning should be classified as a sex crime? Steve@Linnwood? Hama7? Anybody?
posted by salmacis at 4:30 PM on October 25, 2002


I do not consider mooning to be indecent exposure, bad taste probably but freedom is not about good or bad taste
posted by GreenDragon at 12:18 AM on October 26, 2002


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