Sunday, August 5, 2007

Breaking Law for Fun

"2 Guys, 25 Dumb Laws, 1 Absurd American Crime Spree"

This is the tagline of You Can Get Arrested For That, a site and book about "dumb laws" in the US. I find this insulting. I think these two guys are highly underestimating the law makers in the USA. They did this for good reasons, these laws were only made because people requested them. That's how democracy works. By saying these laws are dumb you are insulting thousands, sometimes millions of people. And why? -- Just because your peanut-sized brains cannot understand the history behind them.

Worse than just laughing at these laws, these two guys are purposely breaking all these laws and photograph themselves while doing it. Sigh... That's just childish.

Here's three laws from the site.

Law: It is illegal to peel an orange in a hotel room in Los Angeles.

This makes perfect sense. Oranges make a mess if not peeled well. If the juice gets into the hotel carpets it's practically impossible to get rid of the stains. Research shows that 90% of Americans spill while peeling oranges, so there you go. And it looks like the guy on the picture is one of them, at least I hope that's the stains in his pants there...

I'm not even mentioning peeling an orange in a hotel room with no shirt on.

Law: Fishing in your pajamas is illegal in Chicago.

This law was established in the late 19th century when Harry Thresh, also known as Pajama Harry, was terrorizing the Chicago lakes with his fishing. He had a pajama fishing fetish of some kind and they were the only clothes he wore during fishing. Mind my words: the only clothes he wore. His pajamas were quite thin so a lot of fishermen got uncomfortable around him. Hence the law.

Law: It is illegal in Globe, AZ to play cards with a Native American.

Simple reason for this: they will cheat and beat you.

Anyway, the two guys appear clearly on the pictures so I'm sure the cops won't have a problem tracking them down and putting them in jail.