Thanks to ACDouglas for pointing me to a story about a Miami Beach judge who tells violators of the noise ordinance to choose between a $500 fine and an opera. In a recent case, Michael Carreras was forced to listen to La Traviata. According to the St. Petersburg Times report, he "enjoyed the music and tapped his foot during the ultimo finale." Tapping your foot while Violetta is dying? What's next? Doing the tango while Valhalla burns?