Before the invention of the fire extinguisher in 1816, people used sensible fire safety precautions. They did not leave oily rags piled in buckets next to the ashtray. They did not set their farts on fire. And they always kept their curtains far away from heating devices.
After the invention of the fire extinguisher, all hell broke loose. It didn’t take long for games such as “Tie a Lit Sparkler to the Cat” and “Flaming Monopoly” to explode — literally and metaphorically — in popularity all over the country. People were just looking for a license to burn, and they found it in the fire extinguisher.
She even presents a graph to document her “irrefutable” evidence.
Of course, like me, Rebecca doesn’t really believe this line of thinking, but it illustrates the level of ridiculousness of the objections to the HPV vaccine on the grounds that it will increase sexual promiscuity.