Saturday, 1 November 2008

Legal news

The wonderfully named Taichi Takashita (fnarr fnarr) has launched an online petition for the right to marry a cartoon character. In a challenging manifesto, he writes:

"I am no longer interested in three dimensions. I would even like to become a resident of the two-dimensional world. However, that seems impossible with present-day technology. Therefore, at the very least, would it be possible to legally authorise marriage with a two-dimensional character?" (source)

"I am no longer interested in three dimensions" may be the oddest sentence I have read this year. That aside, the idea raises a veritable firestorm of legal, ethical and moral issues, including how to ascertain the consent of the two-dimensional party to the marriage, and whether gay marriage is permitted. And what's the right minimum legal age for the cartoon?

The more pressing question though is who (if you weren't already happily married in this boring old 3-d world) would you marry from among the dimensionally-challenged? I think I'd go for her with the long blonde hair off Scooby-Doo; or Lisa Simpson in 10 years' time; or...

2 comments:

dNo said...

Luanne from King of the Hill.... that mixture of innocence, ignorance, inquisitiveness... oh and the blonde hair and gravity defying rack help.
She needs an injection of the Lord's forgiveness... and the accent, oh that sweet Southern drawl...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luanne_Platter

Captain Haddock said...

Oh come on...It has to be Wilma Flintstone. Rachel Welch in a fur bikini was but a poor imitation.
(But don't tell Mrs H)