Oh internet, you never cease to amaze me!

You may have heard that the extremely small town of Taber, Alberta has recently passed a new law that makes it illegal to spit or swear in public. It also creates a curfew for the town’s kids and prohibits them from gathering in groups of four or more, which I guess basically makes tween double dates impossible. Oh the humanity!

Some people have dubbed it the Footloose-law, because well, it’s basically the plot of Footloose. I was on CBC Calgary this morning talking about it and the point I made was at least in Footloose there was a tragic accident that spurred the law in the first place. In Taber, it just seems like a bunch of old grumpy people complaining about kids. I think it’s basically the first step to creating a Canadian Hunger Games.

A new Kickstarter campaign (the actual campaign is pending but they’ve launched it anyway) is aimed at protesting the law and they’ve made quite a funny video to explain they’re plans.  I won’t spoil it but let’s just say: Kevin Bacon…or at least Kenny Loggins.

What do you think, would you go to Taber for a Kevin Bacon dance party? Oh who am I kidding, you’re already on your way there!


UPDATE:  The campaign still doesn’t have a Kickstarter page, but thanks to Virgin 98.5, it has a theme song.  And we all know that Kevin Bacon can’t resist a good theme song!

Mike Morrison


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