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A City's Shame: Inflatable Gorillas

The Houston City Council, having solved every other conceivable problem -- be it Ike-related or not -- is now tackling the important issues.

Like giant, inflatable gorillas.

The city wants to ban the giant blow-up animals that dot used-car lots all over town, because apparently those things are all that keeps us from being a world-class city.

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