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(Chron)   Women in Austin, TX told to keep tops on during Mardi Gras; cops say sight of boobies can incite rioting   ( divider line
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2002-02-03 07:30:23 PM  
Well, at least they're honest.
2002-02-03 07:30:41 PM  
Gay cops, obviously.
2002-02-03 07:32:04 PM  
I wouldn't wanna be the first cop to try and bust somebody for that.
2002-02-03 07:34:04 PM  
<awful pick-up line>

Let's go incite a riot of our own, baby.

</awful pick-up line>
2002-02-03 07:37:04 PM  
2002-02-03 07:39:15 PM  
A sad sad time in law enforcement history my friends. They should be using boobies to keep the men under control. Lord knows my wife does!
2002-02-03 07:40:15 PM  
If women can't show their boobies during Mardi Gras, the terrorists have already won...

I'm sorry, it had to be done.
2002-02-03 07:43:25 PM  
Ok first they refuse the Mardi Gras parade to be on 6th street at night this year, and now they are making a huge deal about this.

Austin is losing its charm. I think I'm going to place all blame on the fascist conversatives.
2002-02-03 07:43:57 PM  
I have a feeling that with that little pearl of information making its way into the media, Austin's Mardi Gras just got a lot smaller.
2002-02-03 07:52:06 PM  
Actually, I would say LACK of boobies can cause riots.
2002-02-03 07:53:29 PM  
2002-02-03 07:53:45 PM  
Did they say this in New Orleans a couple years back?

We know how well that went!
2002-02-03 07:53:57 PM  
Austin is no longer a good place to live, it's full of yuppie nazi pussies now...Yea, Houston sucks also, but at least Houston always sucked, and isn't currently going from a cool place to live to a suckhole that I wouldn't be caught dead in.

I mean, I was just back there a few months ago, and half of the places I loved to go to are gone, and some of them were turned into yuppie aparments.
2002-02-03 07:54:38 PM  

Au contraire (sp?), I think more people will show up and there'll be so many boobies, the cops won't know what to do (except maybe to go eat some donuts).
2002-02-03 07:56:11 PM  
Which places were those, BAKup?
2002-02-03 07:56:39 PM  
If Dubya was still Governor, this sort of thing just wouldn't stand, dammit!
2002-02-03 07:58:39 PM  
Daz: Maybe we Farkers should work on organizing Austin Mardi Gras/Boobie Fest.
2002-02-03 07:58:41 PM  
It would seem that the terrorists have already won
2002-02-03 08:02:27 PM  
The main one was Waterloo Brewing Company...IM(NS)HO was the best place to get a beer. And good old Celis Brewery. *sigh*

I also miss that Japanese place on Duval. *sigh* I think I need a drink now.
2002-02-03 08:03:35 PM  
I miss Celis too. Which Duval? The one down by campus or the one up north?
2002-02-03 08:11:51 PM  
It was just a little south of 45th & duval...Near campus, had some great dishes...It's now (I think) a French place.
2002-02-03 08:14:17 PM  
Where's the stupid tag?
2002-02-03 08:21:09 PM  
Texas always sucked balls.
2002-02-03 08:25:17 PM  
Wow, Smookyfufu. Did you come up wth that one yourself or did you need help?
2002-02-03 08:32:15 PM  
boobies yee haw
2002-02-03 08:48:29 PM  
Guess I won't be going to Texas...
2002-02-03 08:50:22 PM  
Guess I picked the wrong party to stop sniffing glue.
2002-02-03 08:50:32 PM  
Riots will only occur if your police force sucks and won't do anything but stand there. That's what happened here in Seattle last year, anyway.
2002-02-03 08:57:45 PM  
Seeing boobies does create a riot in my pants.
2002-02-03 08:59:44 PM  
Heh, Hurtcow said bust. Heh, snort.
2002-02-03 09:03:27 PM  
Yeah, I know when I see a nice set of honkers I just want to hit somebody. What a bunch of ass clowns.
2002-02-03 09:24:05 PM  
shouldn't this be under the sad tag?
2002-02-03 09:26:45 PM  

BAKup meant MANGA that used to be on Duval by the Hyde Park Grill! It is now Tratorria Asti (actually very good if a bit pricey) RIP WATERLOO B. C.! (wipes a tear from cheek) Also the Mardi Gras party here is pretty lame usually (even with or without boobies)! Fiesta week in San Antonio is the best south Texas Party!
2002-02-03 10:04:16 PM  
2002-02-03 10:38:48 PM  
2002-02-03 11:19:51 PM  
I don't believe that a women exposing her breasts caused some male teenagers to have a fight. This is still pretty lame crap. There's got to be more (or less) to the truth of this story.
2002-02-03 11:23:23 PM  
Just for the record.... boobies are encouraged in Galveston. Woot Texas!
2002-02-03 11:28:57 PM  
I guess we'll have to make due with these Texas Mardi Gras Boobies. (NSFW)
2002-02-03 11:31:15 PM  
no b00bies during Mardis Gras?!!

the terrorists have already...
2002-02-03 11:33:20 PM  
For me at least, the site of b00bies incites things other than riots . . .
2002-02-04 12:27:28 AM  
Pretty sad! A-Town's Mardi Gras was really coming up in the last few years! Too bad a bunch of farking THUGs had to ruin it last year (at 2am in the morning) - Don't worry, though (Daz' got it, right), you can't keep Texas girls from whippin' 'em out! Tellin' them NOT to, is like beggin' them to do exactly that - TOO many fine women to keep us down!

Yep, sucks that Waterloo closed down. Also, that Celis went belly up - GREAT friggin' beer - particularly, Pale Rider! I'll miss that and Pierre's bad-ass parties! I've lived all over the world, and been all over the US (EVERY state - YES, I want a cookie!) an Austin is about as good as it gets! (little hot in August!)
2002-02-04 06:33:29 AM  
Gee, and all these years New Orleans has had acres of boobies and almost no major problems - yet Austin can't seem to handle a single pair.
Or look at them, either. Hehehe

I feel sorry for the fine citizens of Austin. With a police force like that, every crook in the contry is gonna come zooming to their city at the speed of light.
2002-02-04 08:22:51 AM  
There should be some sort of law stating that if you can't show boobies then you can't use the title of Mardi Gras for your party.

Just think about it, if you were asked to name an annual event where women show off their boobies, what would your first answer be?
2002-02-04 10:29:23 AM  
"AUSTIN -- Saying the sight of women's bare breasts can incite a riot, Austin police will ticket women who bare their bosom during Mardi Gras celebrations in the Sixth Street entertainment district."

Reports are stating that The entire Austin Police Department will be wearing their traditional Pink tu-tus and carrying their "Faerie Wand" batons with them during the celebration this year.
2002-02-04 10:29:59 AM  
Good lord! This is Anti-
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2002-02-04 10:59:35 AM  
Texas is better than you.
2002-02-04 02:11:16 PM  
Austin closures are nothing new. People whine about Waterloo (and deservedly so, great prices/bargains there and the roof was way cool), but the Drag is no longer what it was--its way more commerical, and pretty much like any strip mall that appeals to Yuppies/Preppies with way too much extra cash to spend.

Austin priced out the wierdos a long time ago, and while it still has some the hippie element is dying off, which was what made Austin so cool. Its not that everyone was a wierdo, but having a substantial portion of them gave it some flavor.

And then the idiots vote down light rail, and decide to live with the logjam that is Austin traffic. I live outside of Austin b/c its just too damn expensive to live in Austin. But I commute an hour each way on a trip that in frickin Dallas wouldn't take more than 30 minutes each way, tops. Austin acted like it wanted growth, then didn't know what to do with it. For a city of its size, there shouldn't be such terrible traffic.

And of course, back to the closures--Quakenbushes, Mad Dogs and Beans, the aforementioned Waterloo, Celis, the Liberty Lunch, Antone's moving (hate new location), e.t.c.

And now they're closing boobies. At one time topless bathing in the Barton Springs was legal.

And everything cool that is left is way too damn crowded.

If anyone in America out there in Farkland knows of a small city with cool things please let me know.
2002-02-04 03:17:24 PM  
2002-02-04 03:28:15 PM  
And then the idiots vote down light rail

That light rail proposal was a joke. Cap Metro can't get the bus service right and you think they'll manage to get light rail right? I'm not a big Max Nofzinger fan but I do think he was right when he said Cap Metro could do more my adding more busses and making them free.

Mad Dogs and Beans

Didn't they close down because they weren't paying their taxes?
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