File spoon-archives/avant-garde.archive/avant-garde_1996/96-11-03.013, message 9


Date: Sat, 7 Sep 1996 20:29:06 +0100
Subject: Did you know that in.....


 > >
> > Alabama
> > **It is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while operating a
> >   vehicle.
> >
> >
> > California
> > **Community leaders passed an ordinance that makes it illegal
> >   for anyone to try to stop a child from playfully jumping over
> >   puddles of water.
> >
> >
> > Connecticut
> > **You can be stopped by the police for biking over 65 miles
> >   per hour.
> > **You are not allowed to walk across a street on your hands.
> >
> >
> > Florida
> > **Women may be fined for falling asleep under a hair dryer, as
> >   can the salon owner.
> > **A special law prohibits unmarried women from parachuting
> >   on Sunday or they risk arrest, fine, and/or jailing.
> > **If an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee
> >   has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle.
> > **It is illegal to sing in a public place while attired in a
> >   swimsuit.
> > **Men may not be seen publicly in any kind of strapless gown.
> >
> >
> > Illinois
> > **It is illegal for anyone to give lighted cigars to dogs, cats, and
> >   other domesticated animals kept as pets.
> >
> >
> > Indiana
> > **Bathing is prohibited during the winter.
> > **Citizens are not allowed to attend a movie house or theater
> >   nor ride in a public streetcar within four hours after eating
> >   garlic.
> >
> >
> > Iowa
> > **Kisses may last for as much as, but no more than, five
> >   minutes.
> >
> >
> > Kentucky
> > **By law, anyone who has been drinking is "sober" until he or
> >   she "cannot hold onto the ground."
> > **It is illegal to transport an ice cream cone in your pocket.
> >
> >
> > Louisiana
> > **It is illegal to rob a bank and then shoot at the bank teller
> >   with a water pistol.
> > **Biting someone with your natural teeth is "simple assault,"
> >   while biting someone with your false teeth is "aggravated
> >   assault."
> >
> >
> > Massachusetts
> > **Mourners at a wake may not eat more than three sandwiches.
> > **Snoring is prohibited unless all bedroom windows are closed
> >   and securely locked.
> > **An old ordinance declares goatees illegal unless you first pay
> >   a special license fee for the privilege of wearing one in public.
> > **Taxi drivers are prohibited from making love in the front seat
> >   of their taxi during their shifts.
> >
> >
> > Nebraska
> > **A parent can be arrested if her/his child cannot hold back a
> >   burp during a church service.
> >
> >
> > New Mexico
> > **Females are strictly forbidden to appear unshaven in public.
> >
> >
> > New York
> > **A fine of $25 can be levied for flirting. This old law
> >   specifically prohibits men from turning around on any city street
> >   and looking "at a woman in that way."  A second conviction for
> >   a crime of this magnitude calls for the violating male to be
> >   forced to wear a "pair of horse-blinders" wherever and
> >   whenever he goes outside for a stroll.
> >
> >
> > North Dakota
> > **Beer and pretzels can't be served at the same time in any bar
> >   or restaurant.
> >
> >
> > Ohio
> > **Women are prohibited from wearing patent leather shoes in
> >   public.
> >
> >
> > Oklahoma
> > **Violators can be fined, arrested, or jailed for making ugly
> >   faces at a dog.
> > **Females are forbidden from doing their own hair without
> >   being licensed by the state.
> > **Dogs must have a permit signed by the mayor in order to
> >   congregate in groups of three or more on private property.
> >
> >
> > Pennsylvania
> > **A special cleaning ordinance bans homemakers from hiding
> >   dirt and dust under a rug in a dwelling.
> > **No man may purchase alcohol without written consent from
> >   his wife.
> >
> >
> > Texas
> > **A city ordinance states that a person cannot go barefoot
> >   without first obtaining a special five-dollar permit.
> > **It is illegal to take more than three sips of beer at a time
> >   while standing.
> >
> >
> > Vermont
> > **Lawmakers made it obligatory for everybody to take at least
> >   one bath each week- - on Saturday night.
> >
> >
> > Washington
> > **All lollipops are banned.
> > **A law to reduce crime states: "It is mandatory for a motorist
> >   with criminal intentions to stop at the city limits and telephone
> >   the chief of police as he is entering the town.
> >
> >
> > West Virginia
> > **No children may attend school with their breath smelling of
> >   "wild onions."

Joseph Nechvatal -AT- Paris
http://www.dom.de/arts/artists/jnech/
http://www.cybertheque.fr/galerie/jnech 




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