The 2013 Python Challenge is pretty much what you think it is. The state of Florida has bounties out on pythons in the Everglades. I heard about it tonight on Colbert. And when real life imitates The Simpsons, I’m thinking that things have crossed over from “difficult” to “ridiculous.”
Note that this is the second time in as many weeks that the argument “The Simpsons tried that fifteen years ago and it wasn’t a good idea then either” has been used to address a public policy proposal which purportedly serious people were apparently serious about.
Future suggestions for posts chronicling real life imitating The Simpsons are welcome.