Share Your World – Week 165

I’m pretty sure this solicitation I was sent in the mail several years ago would have been a gross violation.

It was a dark day on March 3, 1873 when the Congress of the United States passed the Comstock Law, which “criminalized any use of the U.S. Postal Service to send any of the following items: obscenity, contraceptives, abortifacients, sex toys, personal letters with any sexual content or information, or any information regarding the above items.” This, no doubt, shook up the post-Civil War American landscape who were no longer able to order dildos and blow up dolls through the mail and had to resort to finding pleasure in their farm animals again.  The law was championed by, and named after, USPS Postal Inspector Anthony Comstock, who was such a upstanding, righteous asshole, that his name has become associated with the very act of censorship.

The Suppression of Vice… you’re no Don Johnson, fool.

Thankfully, Anthony Comstock did not live to see the creation of Evil Squirrel’s Nest, or I would no doubt be doing hard time in Leavenworth as we speak.

And now for something that is banned in 47 states and several third world countries… Share Your World!  Melanie’s questions are a bit hot and heavy this week….

A few hours with Mitzi would have made Mr. Comstock a new man…

Is any one person’s life worth more than another’s? Why or why not?

Is any one baseball card worth more than another?

Easily worth ten Honus Wagner cards.

Yes, we put a value on everything…. even human lives.  It’s how we roll on this blue marble.  Of course, value, as always, is in the eye of the beholder…

Can a good person do evil things and remain a good person? Under what circumstances?

Can an evil person do good things and remain an evil person?  Ponder that paradox…

Der Fuhrer was an animal lover. Is he still an evil person?

Everyone does good and evil.  And the scale that measures their overall moral compass is solely you…

Is somebody morally culpable if they take a morally wrong action at the orders of a superior? What if their life is at stake?

People need to do what’s right for them, regardless of the situation.  That’s not necessarily what’s right by their moral standards, but what they think is best for their situation.  If I’m in a situation where I’m told to kill or be killed myself, I’m not going to be the one who dies…

Of course, some decisions are easier on the conscience than others…

People had widely mixed opinions about illegal bananas, so let’s take that a step further this week:    What would be the worst thing for a government to make illegal?

Sending sex toys through the mail…

Where did you get that illegal sex toy? Through the mail!?!?

GRATITUDE SECTION

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15 Responses to Share Your World – Week 165

  1. that are super intresting questions… and we agree about da baseball cards ;O)

  2. Well done answers to the burning questions (ouch) and that ‘toon certainly makes you think (and early in the morning that’s tough to do).

    Pam

  3. franhunne4u says:

    Very timely cartoon!

  4. Kismet says:

    That card has the wrong Ripken.

  5. Thanks Bill for Sharing Your World! I know it was an extra special effort too, what with tomorrow being a big day in the Nest and all.. The sour faced “gentleman” who tried (and epically failed IMHO) to enact a ‘no porn through the mail’ ‘law’ would drop dead of several blood pressure related diseases if he were around today. Imagine his chagrin if he figured out that now someone can be a private pervert without visiting a single mailbox! Oh the humanity! 🤣😆 That contraption at the start of the post (nice segue BTW) is nothing that any woman concerned with her inner dangly bits health hasn’t had to climb aboard at least once in her life. Yeah. Now it might make a bit more sense why women are bitchy once in a while… If that thing is automated (no human hands involved), it might actually be preferable. There is absolute nothing worse than lying on a cold table with one’s legs spread and having someone clinically probe intimate parts of one, that nobody has seen since 1946 (there’s a visual for ya 😂 ) Your answers were all great and you made several winning points! Have the rest of a stunningly good week!

    • I love how the ad was personalized for me….. “Hey WILLIAM! Come test drive me!” That’s even worse than all of the AARP applications I’ve been getting since I was in my early 20’s. Now that I’m actually getting close to 50, AARP can rest assured it won’t see a dime from me ever because I’m not a fan of how they like to spend member dues on mass mailings to people who can’t even join!

  6. draliman says:

    I would happily pop a cap in Buster’s ass if it was him or me…

    • I don’t think Buster’s going to emerge from many “him or me” situations, no matter the morality of the other person. He’d probably get taken out by a meteor while you were going through the moral dilemma…

  7. These days a little mass unemployment might be a good thing, especially in the Ukraine. 🇺🇦

  8. Ally Bean says:

    There are illegal bananas? And people have opinions about them? Melanie’s questions are way beyond my pay grade.

    • That was the sequel to an off the wall question from last week’s SYW about what would happen if bananas were suddenly declared to be illegal. I like the completely weird questions Melanie sometimes throws in… and even contributed quite a few them last year via my zany critters which she used.

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