Thursday, October 14, 2010

Weird Laws: Part X

Well I've gone through all the U.S. States once. How about I start from the beginning of the alphabet with some new laws, well not new but ones I haven't posted yet.


It is illegal to pretend to be a clergyman. Even for Halloween? but that's the best costume.

It is illegal to injure yourself in order to escape duty. That's a little vague. Jury duty? Military duty? Dog duty?


In Anchorage, it is illegal to carry an animal on the outside of a vehicle. But my moose looks so good strapped to the front of my car.

In Haines, it is illegal to carry a concealed slingshot unless properly licensed. Damn, that's how I killed the moose.


It is illegal to hunt camels. Are they just loose running around the desert?

It is illegal to manufacture or distribute any imitation controlled substance. They would rather you sell real cocaine and heroin.


In Little Rock it is illegal to honk your car's horn at any place where cold drinks or sandwiches are served after 9:00 p.m. WTF?!?!

In Little Rock, it is illegal to suddenly start or stop your car at any drive-in restaurant. I guess you have to throw your car in neutral and push it first.


In Chico, it is illegal to play baseball on any street, sidewalk, lane or alley. This is how stick ball was invented.

In Cathedral City it is illegal to sleep in any parked car. You can't tell me what to do Cathedral City.


In Alamosa it is illegal to urinate or defecate in public. This one actually makes sense, why is this one weird? Unless public restrooms are illegal too.

It is illegal to mutilate, deface, disfigure or injure any rocks, trees, shrubbery or wild flowers in a state park. How does one mutilate or disfigure a rock?


Copyboy said...

Sadly I've broken a good portion of those laws. I wonder if Mars has any weird ones.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Something wrong with people in Arkansas...

Baby Sister said...

The peeing in public one should go for people in Spain too...they are ridiculous.

Oilfield Trash said...

I actually have written a blog on this very subject for my state of Texas. I just need to post it.

Hart Johnson said...

Makes you wonder about whether the population that INSPIRES some of these are nuts or whether the politicians are just all in there cracking up over what they can make laws about.

Pat Tillett said...

I always wonder what happened that caused these laws to be put into place in the first place. I love them, but still wonder.

I don't get that last one... cause a rock feels no pain, and an island never cries...

Debbie said...

Sounds like Little Rock has a slight fixation with restaurants!

Chuck said...

Camels in Arizona??? Maybe that is what the immigration ruckus is all about.

Cheeseboy said...

The camel thing makes sense. Just the other day there were a couple camel murderers arrested at our local zoo.

Unknown said...

This is most excellent. I'll remember to check my GPS next time I'm breaking rocks or honking outside establishments that serve drinks past 9 PM.

Good stuff!
Confessions of a Recovering Cynic

m. said...

you Americans, really really make me wonder.

Marnie said...

In all my 40 years, I didn't know that there had been enough camels hunted to make a law out of it. Great post :0)

Sam said...

That's odd. I lived in Az for over a year and I didn't see a single camel. Maybe they've been hunted into extinction and that's why they made that law?