Monday, 19 September 2011

A Puritan World Cup?

After another weekend of great games and celebrations, the puritans want to take the city back. “Auckland’s party mood worries officials” reports a po-faced Royal NZ Herald this morning, with stories not about the thrill of seeing smiling, happy faces filling the city but instead of meetings, concern and  “urgent talks” about the phenomenon.

Remember Mencken’s working definition of  Puritanism:

The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy”

That’s exactly the type of thing worrying these “officials.”

Here’s some good advice fro them: “Chill out: it’s a party.”

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