Friday, August 28, 2009

Ham-handed Brits to give up glass, try plastic

From the formerly Great Britain, comes this story [Hat tip: reader Ken R.]:
Plans to replace the traditional pint glass with one made of shatter-proof plastic will not be accepted by drinkers, the pub industry has warned.

The Home Office has commissioned a new design, in an attempt to stop glasses being used as weapons.

Official figures show 5,500 people are attacked with glasses and bottles every year in England and Wales. ...

Article here. Yeah, that oughta work. Another step on the road to "assault glass" control. No doubt all silica-based beverage ware will soon be verboten in Her Majesty's kingdom. After all, those evil assault glasses are the "favored weapons" of bar criminals, don't ya know?

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