Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Somethings Never Change...

...Even though they should.
In many states there are still laws officially on the books which, unofficially, are never adhered to. These laws, in most circles, are referred to as "blue laws." I've seen lists like this before, but thought it would be fun to investigate these laws and develop a list of some of my favorites...

Montana (my home state):
Seven or more indians are considered a raiding or war party and it is legal to shoot them. (It's a riot to go someplace "civilized" and convince them that there are still battles being fought between cowboys and indians in Montana...nothing could be further from the truth. And this law, obviously, is not upheld.)

It is illegal to stand around any building without a good reason to be there. (Jay and Silent Bob, stay out!)

A person may not cross state lines with a duck atop his head. (Number one; why do you have a duck on your head? Number two; WHY DO YOU HAVE A DUCK ON YOUR HEAD?!)

It it illegal to sleep on top of a refrigerator outdoors. ('Nuff Said - Don't do it!)

Any motorist driving along a country road at night must stop every mile and send up a rocket signal, wait 10 minutes for the road to be cleared of livestock, and continue. (Things aren't even that "primitive" in Montana.)

You may not sing in the bathtub. (What about the shower? Or on the toilet? While washing the dishes?)

You may not take a picture of a rabbit from January to April without an official permit. (Why not?)

It is illegal to fish with a bow and arrow in Kentucky. (That sounds like too much work anyways.)

All residents may be fined as a result of not owning a boat. (Good for boat dealers.)

North Dakota:
Beer and pretzels can't be served at the same time in any bar or restaurant. (BLASPHEMY!)

South Dakota:
It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep in a cheese factory. (Just you try and stop me.)

It is Illegal to go whale fishing. (In Nebraska? ok)

It is illegal for bar owners to sell beer unless they are simultaneously brewing a kettle of soup. (Beer Cheese soup perhaps?)



threecollie said...

Oh Heavens, when the Mohawks, who live at a small section of Indian land across the river from here come into town for the village wide garage sale we will have to watch out. Oh, wait a minute, this is NY, not Montana. Good post...I had a nice laugh.

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