Brickbat: Back to the Beach

The mayor of Lipari, Italy, has banned people from wearing swimsuits in the center of town. Those caught violating the law face a 500 euro fine.

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  • Frank_Carbonni||

    Someone should fuck with them by just showing up naked.

    "Hey, I was planning on wearing a bikini, but..."

  • Live Free or Diet||

    And it involves taking off her bikini?

  • Robert||

    That was seriously how I understood the story at 1st from the summary here, that it was mandating nudity. I have this penchant for misunderstanding these things.

  • Pope Jimbo||

    What is that on the sign? Graffiti? Or is it a lame attempt to draw the strings on the sides of the bikini bottom?

    Of course, being in Italy it could be pubes poking out the bottom.

  • sticks||

    Ask Fran?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The one ban I support is on banana hammocks.

  • Swiss Servator - past LTC(ret)||

    Why do you hate overweight, 50 something Germans?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    I'll allow them in a diving competition or possibly grandfathered in at a swim meet, if they haven't switched to technical suits yet.

  • Rich||

    "Per favore, Signora, remove your blouse and skirt. Hmm, si -- Bikini!"

  • C. S. P. Schofield||

    The article doesn't make it clear whether the Mayor is going Bloomberg in response to a few isolated complaints, or if he is responding to widespread discontent from his constituents. The former is all too common, but I wouldn't have anywhere near the same reaction to the latter. People should be able to , broadly, decide what is appropriate public behavior in their own town.

    Of course it would be more in line with my principles if they enforced that with a widespread "People in swimsuits will be ignored" campaign, but Europeans frequently don't think that way. Also, it wouldn't surprise me to learn that there is some Euro-bureauweeie rule against sic h a grassroots shaming campaign.

  • Bean Counter||

    I'm guessing a couple of nuns and some ugly fat girls who are tired of their boyfriends ogling the hotties.

  • ||

    It's a nude beach, then, I take it?

  • Bean Counter||

    The proper response would be for a dark skinned woman with big boobs to wear a see-through white mesh 1 piece suit to the mayor's office, parading through the center of town on the way. Definitely not a bikini!!

  • Bean Counter||

    Imposing a dress code on a south Italian coast tourist trap.....what could possibly go wrong? Not to mention: 500 Euros???? That's like $600 or $700 in real fake money!

  • Finrod||

    You'd think they didn't want tourists or their money.

  • Finrod||

    Joke's on them, I added a line to the wikipedia page for Lipari. Their foolishness is now documented for all to see.

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