Happy Sunday! Today is a great day for a nap, because as everyone in the US knows, we are now saving daylight. Except of course for Arizona who realizes that nature has that all under control without our help. The days are getting longer just fine, thank you. Silly laws. Can’t live with them…can’t live with them. Especially when laws are not equally enforced for all. Liberty and justice is the prized ideal of the elite. It’s true.
Just this week the bandleader of the “torturer’s lobby”, was hailed as having lived an otherwise exemplary life and sentenced to the same punishment as a poor petty thief who stole $100 worth of quarters at a laundromat. There is justice for you.
We have a litany of ludicrous laws. To name a few…50 to be exact:
In Alabama it’s illegal to drive blindfolded.
In Alaska It is considered an offense to push a live moose out of a moving airplane.
In Arizona it’s illegal for a donkey to sleep in a bathtub.a
In Arkansas you can’t honk your horn near a sandwich shop after 9 p.m.
In a few California cities plastic bags are banned.
In Colorado it’s illegal to keep a couch on your porch.
In Connecticut a pickle must be able to bounce.
In Delaware you can’t sell dog hair.
In Florida legal parking fees for animals such as horses, elephants, and camels must be paid.
In Georgia it’s illegal to live on a boat for more than 30 days.
In Hawaii it’s illegal to place a coin in one’s ear.
In Idaho it’s illegal to sweep debris into the streets.
In Illinois it’s legal for minors who are in culinary school to drink alcohol. (It is legal however for them to sip and spit.)
In Indiana it’s illegal to ride a horse above 10 MPH.
In Iowa you cannot throw a brick onto a highway. (With an added caveat…Highway brick throwing is banned unless you have written permission from the City Council.)
In Kansas tire screeching is banned.
In Kentucky a woman cannot marry more than three times.
In Louisiana it’s illegal to send a surprise pizza.
In Maine it’s illegal to park in front of Dunkin’ Donuts.
In Maryland sleeveless shirts are banned in public.
In Massachusetts it’s illegal to tell fortunes without certification.
In Michigan don’t even think about selling your vehicle on a Sunday.
In Minnesota dirty tires are banned.
In Mississippi nutrition labels cannot be enforced.
In Missouri bear wrestling is banned.
In Montana it’s illegal to give a rat as a present.
In Nebraska you can’t get married if you have a venereal disease.
In Nevada it’s illegal to sit on sidewalks.
In New Hampshire it’s unlawful to pick up seaweed off the beach.
In New Jersey bullet-proof vests are banned while committing a crime.
In New Mexico “idiots” are banned from voting.
In New York slippers are banned after 10 p.m.
In North Carolina drunk bingo is not OK.
In North Dakota you can’t shoot fireworks after 11 p.m.
In Ohio it’s illegal to sell dyed chickens.
In Oklahoma horse tripping is outlawed.
In Oregon it’s illegal to go hunting in a cemetery.
In Pennsylvania you’re breaking the law if you pay a psychic.
In Rhode Island it’s illegal to race a horse on a highway.
In South Carolina you can’t play pinball if you’re a minor.
In South Dakota it is illegal to fall asleep in a cheese shop.
In Tennessee it’s illegal to share your Netflix password.
In Texas you can’t sell a human eye.
In Utah marrying your cousin is banned unless you are 65 or older.
In Vermont it’s illegal for women to wear fake teeth without their husband’s approval.
In Virginia you can’t go trick-or-treating if you’re over 12 years old.
In Washington it’s illegal to attach a vending machine to a utility pole.
In West Virginia no children may attend school with their breath smelling of “wild onions”.
In Wisconsin butter substitutes are banned without permission.
In Wyoming buildings that cost $100,000+ must display pricey art.
Oh…and Daylight Savings Time…
I needed a chuckle today. Hope you’re having a great weekend. Now for that nap….
Sunday’s Week in ReVerse – 10 March 2019
never too busy, to lay on the floor coloring
lost is the dream
looks like a sign to me
give me a reason
quibblers are fluent
devouring moment after moment
notice how the birds keep
I am no alley cat, I’ll have you know
one can never have too many books
that’s just who you are…
an overused, pretentious icon whose end is long overdue
a whisper from the muse
A ReVerse poem is a summary poem with a single line lifted from each entry of a collection of work over a particular timeframe and re-penned in chronological order as a new poem. Unlike a collaborative poem, the ReVerse features the words of one writer, providing a glimpse into their thoughts over time. I use it as a review of the previous week.