Meanwhile, in the Show Me State



A St. Louis-area town is considering a bill that would ban swearing in bars, along with table-dancing, drinking contests and profane music. City officials contend the bill is needed to keep rowdy crowds under control because the historic downtown area gets a little too lively on some nights.

In unrelated news, did you know that St. Louis was once the fourth-largest city in the U.S., and had as many as 856,000 residents in 1950? It's lost more than a half-million people since then. (Link via Wonkette.)