In Rudman's latest Herald column, he hypothesis a situation where an MP declares a prohibition on not having fun.
The only problem is, he is dismissing this as a ludicrous idea. I have advocated dictatorship for mandatory funism for years now (the only acceptable form of dictatorship IMHO). And Mr Rudman might remember a former political party advocated a very similar thing.
(As an aside, all this recent discussion around peak oil is seeing their policy platform coming closer to reality – quick get your tribes together now so you can get the pick of the cool people!)
Mr Rudman, you might think we all take ourselves too seriously. I suggest you get some new friends.