Every time I hear someone having a hissy about some assinine law or ordinance up for vote I have to laugh. Lock a bunch of cranky old stuffshirts in a room together for too long and what do you expect? There is just no telling what they will come up with. I have collected silly laws for years now. You can Google them as silly laws, dumb laws, etc. When I need a good laugh I read them. Behind every one of these laws there was an incident that outraged someone enough to demand that something be done about it. Trying to picture what happened always gets me going. I like to think of all the wild and crazy adventures I’ve had and will still have and contemplate what kind of law could result from them. Here are few of my favorites:
It’s illegal to shoot yourself to get out of jury duty. I have contemplated that option.
It is illegal to push a live moose out of a moving airplane. My question is, how the hell did they get the moose in the plane, and just how drunk were they?
Biting someone with your natural teeth is “simple assault,” while biting someone with your false teeth is “aggravated assault.
No vehicle without a driver may exceed 60 miles per hour.
You are not permitted to wear cowboy boots unless you already own at least two cows.
It is unlawful to walk backwards after sunset.
It is illegal for fire trucks to exceed 25mph, even when going to a fire.
Men are not allowed to wear a strapless gown in public
Pedestrians crossing the highways at night must wear tail lights.
It is illegal to transport an ice cream cone in your pocket.
It illegal to step out of a plane while it is in flight. Well duh!
It is illegal for more than four unrelated persons to occupy the same dwelling (The Brothel Law).
It’s illegal to sit on the curb of any city street and drink beer from a bucket.
The penalty for jumping off a building is death.
New Yorker’s cannot dissolve a marriage for irreconcilable differences, unless they both agree to it.
Babies may not be carried on the running boards of a car.
Canned corn is not to be used as bait for fishing.
1. Automobiles travelling on country roads at night must send up a rocket every mile, then wait ten minutes for the road to clear of livestock.”
2. If a driver sees a team of horses, he is to pull to one side of the road and cover his machine with a blanket or dust cover that has been painted to blend into the scenery.
3. In the event that a horse refuses to pass a car on the road, the owner must take his car apart and conceal the parts in the bushes.
It is illegal to shoot any game other than whales from a moving automobile. I can hear the banjos playing.
It is illegal to shoot a buffalo from the second story of a hotel. Aww shucks, why not?
It is illegal to take more than three sips of beer at a time while standing.
When two trains come to a crossing, neither shall go until the other has passed.
All motor vehicles must be preceded by a man carrying a red flag (daytime) or a red lantern (nighttime) fifty feet in front of said vehicle.
It is illegal to shoot off a gun while one’s partner is in the middle of an orgasm. Finally, a law that makes sense!