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Worldwide ban on plastic smiles

Filed under: Humour and Nonsense by Hari
Posted on Wed, Oct 3, 2007 at 15:59 IST (last updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2008 @ 08:01 IST)

Papa Hari News Service

In line with the implementation of bans on plastic substances in many countries around the world, the Papa Hari Foundation for Environmental Issues Related to Plastics (PHFEIRP) has banned plastic smiles all over the world. In a press conference late last evening at Papa Hari World Government Secret Headquarters (PHWGSH), the Papa Hari Global Environmental Minister announced that the usage of plastic smiles around the world would be banned from now on and that the Papa Hari Scientists were working on a bio-degradable option to replace existing plastic smiles.

Ban on plastic smiles

During the press conference, the minister assured the public that metal smiles and other forms of eco-friendly smile options would still be available for use and that "anybody who wishes to smile can smile, so long as the smile is not plastic."

"We have been working closely with environmental ministries around the world and we have definitely found that plastic smiles are an increasing source of non-bio-degradable waste," said the minister who took questions from the media and the press after the the announcement. "There is no doubt that all governments will co-operate with us in implementing this ban strictly; otherwise we will nuke their countries from our secret military base in Mars!" he added with a fiendish smile.

While the public welcomed this legislation whole-heartedly, celebrities, television personalities, news show anchors, politicians and socialites of various descriptions from all across the globe were shocked and outraged at this announcement. A famous TV show host called it a "complete violation of fundamental human rights." "Plastic smiles are our sole assets! They cannot take it away from us!" screamed a popular movie actor who wished to be quoted anonymously. A committee of concerned celebrities has been formed to oppose the "draconian" law imposed by the Papa Hari World Government. In a move that is sure to enrage fans of famous Hollywood actor Jim Carrey, the Papa Hari World Government also announced a permanent ban on his smile in public. According to sources, he was only one among many in the movie industry to have received this notice. The constitutional validity of the bans will be challenged in court but Papa Hari Government officials were confident that the bans would be upheld in the interests of the public.

In other news, the sale of web smilies (particularly :) :D and :biggrin: ) has seen a dramatic surge with hundreds of thousands of panic-stricken individuals looking for urgent replacements for their existing plastic smiles. An online store owner announced that such smilies were indeed an excellent replacement for regular smiles and that due to increased demand, prices have shot up steeply. When asked about the original price of smilies before the ban had come into effect, he replied without batting an eyelid that they had been available free of cost.

2 comment(s)

  1. I have a whole bunch of web smilies for sale, dirt cheap!

    Comment by RT Cunningham (visitor) on Thu, Oct 4, 2007 @ 10:20 IST #
  2. Remember! That Papa Hari Foundation gets a royalty on the sale of every smilie! Don't cheat! :-)

    Comment by hari (blog owner) on Thu, Oct 4, 2007 @ 12:10 IST #

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