Acne-Exaggerating Light Keeps Awkward Teenagers at Bay

Here's a mean-spirited way to keep teenagers away from your place of business: a pink florescent light designed to make acne look much worse.

British local councils now have this, as well as the famous "mosquito" speaker that produces an annoying high-pitched tone that only young people can hear, at their disposal to give to shopkeepers who hate kids. It's all very dickish and over-the-top.

Is it just me, or does Britain seem like a downright fucking horrible place? Between bullshit like this, their descent into an Orwellian surveillance state, the terrible food and lousy climate, it's definitely fallen near the bottom of my list of places I want to go. Nice work, Britain. [Dan Lockton via Boing Boing]

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