(The Return of) Ignatz, by Sam Heldman

Sunday, February 27, 2005

silly laws
Yesterday Boing Boing had a post about a couple of people who have embarked on an effort to violate lots of silly laws. Now, much of what you read about silly laws is itself silly. If somebody tells you, for instance, "It's illegal to tie an elephant to a parking meter in Provo!" my bet would be that what the Provo ordinance really says is that you can't tie an animal to a parking meter.

In Alabama, it is unlawful to sell dildos while wearing bowling shoes. I feel silly for not having thought to blog about this, when the Supreme Court declined to hear the case challenging the law; Bitch PhD was funny about it.

posted by sam 5:14 PM 3 comments



I didn't see the part about the clown shoes in there. That basically ruins the whole thing for me.

Incidentally, I break a lot of silly laws, but as a way of life, rather than as a fun project.

By Blogger Swan, at 5:30 PM  

My mistake -- no reference to clown shoes, you're right. Have changed the post to refer to bowling shoes instead.

By Blogger sam, at 6:06 PM  

Sam--not so sure your post applies the statute correctly. Dildoes would not be restricted under this statute as the multiple uses thereof are fairly obvious. Smaller and medium-sized dildoes are useful for crushing fresh herbs in a pestle, if you've lost your regular mortar. Larger dildoes can be used for the same purposes, while gigantic double-dildoes are superb for beating rugs on the clotheline during spring cleaning. Thx for all your good work. Dildo Dave in Bama

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:25 PM  

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