Wednesday, September 06, 2006

There Oughta Be A Law

Well, there probably is-or used to be. I thought I would share these "Dumb Laws", the ones that caught my eye--however, go find your specific state's Crazy State and City Laws. Some of them would even shock old Barney himself!!

Specific to Memphis:

• Illegal for a woman to drive a car unless there is a man either running or walking in front of it waving a red flag to warn approaching motorists and pedestrians. -(I dare you to get in front of me waving anything-hehe)
• It's illegal for frogs to croak after 11 PM. -(those lawbreaking varmints!)
• Panhandlers must first obtain a $10 permit before begging on the streets of downtown Memphis. -(I think I will ask them for a permit next time one hits me up for a dolla or a 'solid quata')
• It is illegal to give any pie to fellow diners. It is also illegal to take unfinished pie home. All pie must be eaten on the premises. -(harsh pie regulations!)

And gotta note this one, as it was odd to me:
Oneida: An ordinance forbids anyone to sing the song "It Ain't Goin' To Rain No Mo'." -(gotta be a good story behind that)

Mississippi
• Adultery or Fornication (living together while not married or having sex with someone that is not
your spouse) results in a fine of $500 and/or 6 months in prison. -(alot of you would be in trouble!)
• In Temperance, MS, you can't walk a dog without dressing it in diapers. -(?!?)
• In Oxford, Miss., it's illegal to "create unnecessary noises." -(what constitutes "unnecessary"? ha)
• It is illegal for a male to be sexually aroused in public. -(do you guys have control of that?)
• Tylertown: It is unlawful to shave in the center of main street. -(ok)
• Unnatural intercourse, if both parties voluntarily participate, results in a maximum sentence of 10 years and $10,000. (So if one of the parties involuntarily participates, it's "ok"?)

Hilarious just to think that something had to happen, or someone had to actually do something to cause those laws to be formed... it is to laugh. :)

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