Wednesday, July 16, 2008

inner dork: I fought the law, and the law won.

Okay, so it's not that I've forgotten about Inner Dork, it's more that I forget it's Thursday.

..and yes, I know it's still Wednesday, but I know I will forget to post it tomorrow. Thus, Inner Dork, Wednesday.

So,, without further ado:

Did you know...

In Kentucky it is illegal to carry ice cream in your back pocket.
(Good to know. I'm guessing it would be a bit messy, mushy, and melty.)

In Athens, Greece a person's drivers license can be taken away if the driver is either "unbathed" or "poorly dressed."
(I think it is best that this law does not pertain to farming communities.)

During the reign of Queen Victoria, in England, it was against the law to be a homosexual, but not a lesbian. The reason? She did not believe a woman would cunnilingus another woman.
(Apparently believing a man would have anal sex with another man imaginable, but women going down on each other, not so much.)

In Hartford, CT it's against the law for a husband to kiss his wife on Sunday.
(So, skip the kissing. This law says nothing about sex.)

In the U.K. there is no Act of Parliament making it illegal to commit murder. Murder is only illegal due to legal precedent.
(Okay, so what was the precedent and how where they murdered?)

In Sweden prostitution is legal, but it is illegal for anyone to use their services.
(Hmmm, how to get around this law... how...)

A British law passed in 1845 made committing suicide a capital offense. Attemptees could be hanged.
(um, slightly counter-productive, no?)

Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.
(Well, that's simply practical.)

In Michigan it is illegal to put a skunk in your boss's desk.
(Oh, c'mon. That's just a silly law.)

Every citizen of Kentucky is required by law to take a bath at least once a year.
(well, that seems a bit excessive.)

In Bladworth, Saskatchewan, it is illegal to frown at cows.
(Yes, but what about yelling, "mow cow" when you see one?)


limpy99 said...

I believe that the Hartford thing has been repealed. I could drive 15 minutes and go look it up, but that seems like too much trouble, especially what with all this ice cream in my back pocket.

Yeah, that's right baby. Johnny Law ain't keep this guy down!

Party Girl said...

Limpy: Although I would be curious to see how many of these laws are still on the books, I am much more curious as to what occured to make them laws in the first place.

limpy99 said...

It is, or was, a hold over from Connecticut's Puritan days way back when. One of the infamous Blue Laws that restricted all sorts of behaviors thought to be less moral. They still surface from time to time. Adultery was a felony up until a few years ago. You still can't buy liquor from a store on Sundays and holidays. Of course, the package store owners are the biggest proponents of that, since it's the only way they'd ever get a day off.

Now that's some good dorking!

NYD said...

In Japan It is highly illegal to be in possesion of cannibis or seeds or of any parephenalia that is used for the enjoyment of afforementioned substance, Yet it is not illegal to have traces of THC found in your blood. Go figure!

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puerileuwaite said...

I may have found a loophole. A "service" implies action. I think the key is for the prostitute to lay perfectly still. Better yet, she should act disinterested in the customer altogether. But therein lies the quandary: most service industries these days treat the customer in this fashion. So even this scenario could be defined as a service. Screw you, Generation X! You're screwing me out of a legal screwing!

GirlGoyle said...

I want to know how you get a skunk in your boss' desk. Now THAT I'd like to know!

limpy99 said...

girlgoyle, first, you get a skunk...