Tuesday, October 2, 2007

145. Another Casino Reflection

I blogged about my initial thoughts and analysis of the Saipan Casino Act here.

I've heard many other concerns since I wrote that article: concerns about unregulated greed and potential dishonesty; organizational, administrative, and technological incompetence; and unintended, harmful consequences on local businesses.

I share all of those concerns.

But one of my biggest and newest concerns deals with the effect on the traditional mwarmwar. I mean, what if we end up with headgear like this?


Samatakah said...

You know, the larger hats are on wheeled apparatuses (apparati?) so that Snow White doesn't have to bear all that weight on her neck.


Long Live Beach Blanket Babylon!

Saipan Writer said...

Oh, I figured no one could actually wear a hat like that without help!

And thanks for the Beach Blanket Babylon reference. I forgot to give credit to you for leading me there and to them for such a hat-tastic image.

writtenwyrdd said...

I loved going to see Beach Blanket Babylon in San Francisco! That's their hat, isn't it?

There is a metal truss rod connected to an undergarment that distributes the weight of that monstrous hat, btw. There weren't any visible wheels when I saw the shows, but with that skirt, one never knows...