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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.


Sunday, March 22, 2009

Crazy Laws

A former co-worker and alleged friend sends me jokes and oddities via email from time to time. Our friendship is based primarily on our warped senses of humor. Other than that, we see eye to eye on almost nothing.

Today I received an email with a link to "The Top Ten Craziest Sex Laws in America".

Since I am a curious sort, I didn't stop there but went on to follow a link to yet another page where some really stupid laws are revealed... felony-misdemeanors-and-absurdity

Here's an excerpt, with commentary by me...

* It’s illegal in the U.S. to use any live endangered species, excepting insects, in public or private sexual displays, shows or exhibits depicting cross-species sex.

I have to wonder why insects were excepted. And is it illegal if you use mammals with insects?

* It’s illegal in Alabama it’s illegal to drive a car while blindfolded.

This is probably a good law. I am betting there are lots of people in Alabama who would try this if not for a law against it.

* In Alaska you can’t legally push a moose out of a plane in motion.

Just think about the possible things that caused this law to be considered.

* A man can only legally beat his wife once a month in Arkansas.

"Honey! Put down that stick, it's still March!"

* It’s illegal for small boys to throw stones, at any time, at any place in Washington D.C.

I am sure the politicians got pretty fed up with the constant torment.

* In Georgia it’s illegal for a barber to advertise his prices.

OK, I give up. Why?

* In Bakersfield, California, anyone having intercourse with Satan must use a condom.

Who says you cannot legislate good sense?

* It is against New York law for a blind person to drive a car.

Did they drop the word "drunk" from this law?

* In Washington State, you can’t carry a concealed weapon that is over 6 feet in length.

Probably had a lot of 8 foot tall people walking around with concealed 6 foot weapons.

* In Montana, you can’t pretend to abuse an animal in the presence of a minor.

Yep, it has to be for real.

* In Nome, Alaska it is illegal to openly carry a bow and arrow.

I am sure this has cut way down on those bow and arrow assaults.

* In Arizona, Any misdemeanor committed while wearing a red mask is a felony.

But Sheriff, it's really a sort of bronze!

* Maricopa County, AZ, No more than six girls may live in any house.

What if I had 6 daughters? Does my wife have to move out?

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10 comments:

Neo said...

that's too funny, I love the red mask one (I'd claim in was scarlet)

The Jules said...

I reckon the Bakersfield one was a typo, and that it was anyone having sex with Stan must wear a condom. He was a regular at the STD clinic, I expect.

Argentum Vulgaris said...

Well, some of those are more stupid than some old NZ laws. Like it is still illegal there to swim in the sea with out being covered from the knees to the neck; and children can only ride tricycles in the public parks if the vehicle is registered...

AV

Butler and Bagman said...

Somehow the small boys throwing stones in Washington makes me think of glass houses.

Douglas said...

Jules - You might be onto something.

AV - We had plenty of silly laws in every states (I am sure every country has them, too). Some of them are simply mind boggling.

B&B - I could only think of one target for those boys.

Jonathan Bert said...

Douglas, some of these laws are just plain stupid, and some appear to be inspired by people that are really, really stupid.

One has to wonder how many of the state legislators that voted for the stupid laws have graduated to the U.S. Legislature.

Michael said...

In Hong Kong, it is legally acceptable for a betrayed wife to kill her adulterous husband - but only with her bare hands.

As for the husband's illicit lover, the wife is allowed to kill her in any manner desired. :)

Michael.

Michael said...

In Hong Kong, it is legally acceptable for a betrayed wife to kill her adulterous husband - but only with her bare hands.

As for the husband's illicit lover, the wife is allowed to kill her in any manner desired. :)

Michael.

Argentum Vulgaris said...

Well, some of those are more stupid than some old NZ laws. Like it is still illegal there to swim in the sea with out being covered from the knees to the neck; and children can only ride tricycles in the public parks if the vehicle is registered...

AV

Douglas said...

Jules - You might be onto something.

AV - We had plenty of silly laws in every states (I am sure every country has them, too). Some of them are simply mind boggling.

B&B - I could only think of one target for those boys.