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Thursday, March 24, 2005

Seinfeld on Helmets

Every time i visit Pune, the city seems to be embroiled in the Helmet controversy. For those of you who came in late, here's a round up. A few years back, the Pune city corporation decided to enforce the helmet law, making it compulsory for everyone riding two-wheelers to wear helmets. Ever since then, this issue has been brewing with several dates being given for enforcing the helmet law, and the same dates being ignored.

I wear a helmet, but I don;t think there should be a law for it. Jerry Seinfeld sums it up best -

"There are many things you can point to as proof that the human is not smart. But my personal favorite would have to be that we needed to invent the helmet. What was happening, apparently, was that we were involved in a lot of activities that were cracking our heads. We chose not to avoid doing those activities but, instead, to come up with some sort of device to help us enjoy our head-cracking lifestyles. And even that didn't work because not enough people were wearing them so we had to come up with the helmet law. Which is even stupider, the idea behind the helmet law being to preserve a brain whose judgment is so poor, it does not even try to avoid the cracking of the head it's in."