Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Boston Has It Half Right With Sunblock Idea

Today the news is abuzz with a proposal by a Boston, Massachusetts official calling for free sunblock dispensers to be installed in more than 200 parks throughout the city.  According to Matt O'Malley, who is advocating the idea, it would cost just over $46,000 to put at least one dispenser in every location with the potential to help park visitors and their families beat growing rates of skin cancer. O'Malley says the sunscreen itself could be supplied free of charge to Boston by partnering up with a corporate sunblock sponsor.

You can read the story on the ABC News website (which quotes the Boston Globe) by clicking this link:
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/proposal-free-sunscreen-dispensers-boston-public-parks-30639429

The Platypus thinks it's a great idea... But it could be taken one step better: How about designating some places for nude sunbathing to use all that sunblock that will be available?  Yeah.  That would be awesome.