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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

More Dumb State Laws: Hawaii and Idaho

Yes, folks...its time again for MORE DUMB STATE LAWS along with MY COMMENTS in bold italics!!!

This time I am doing TWO states because, believe it or not, there weren't as many dumb laws for each of these states to show you.

First up:

The beautiful state of

1. All residents may be fined as a result of not owning a boat.
I love this law. I mean...if you are lucky enough to live in Hawaii, you better own a boat to truly enjoy it. Besides, if that big volcano gets ready to blow, you gotta have a way OFF the island, right? You are on your own then, buddy...better have some oars and some strong arms to row yourself back to the mainland....

2. Coins are not allowed to be placed in one’s ears.
Well, I guess I won't be able to entertain the little kids with my "what's behind your ear?" coin trick then, will I? What? What? I can't hear you, I have a coin behind my ear.....

Can you believe it?
Those are the only TWO dumb laws I could find for Hawaii.....

Next in alphabetical order comes the great state of:

1. It is illegal for a man to give his sweetheart a box of candy weighing less than fifty pounds.
Now THAT's what I'm talkin' about....! Valentine's Day must be a state holiday there...can you imagine getting a 50# box of chocolates for V. Day? Woo HOO! I bet there isn't much PMS in Idaho then. Probably not many bikinis, either...because if the sweethearts are getting 50# boxes of chocolates...then.....

2. You may not fish on a camel’s back.
You mean I can't saddle up my pet camel and wade into the lake and fish off of him? I might as well not go fishing then..because I am not going to be able to get the usual height when I cast off the camel's hump, for cripe's sake.

3. Riding a merry-go-round on Sundays is considered a crime.
I probably don't want to bring the carnival to any towns in Idaho then...or if I do, I better close off the whole thing on Sundays and maybe go fishing. Oh. Wait...can't do that if I have a camel either. They just aren't fun in Idaho.

In Boise:
4. Residents may not fish from a giraffe’s back.
What? First my camel and now my giraffe???? They don't want me casting with any height whatsoever. Oh, wait ...I still have my may cause some tidal waves when we get to the lake, but as far as I know, there is no law against using my elephant to fish. Whew....I was worried there for a minute.

In Couer d Alene:
5.If a police officer approaches a vehicle and suspects that the occupants are engaging in sex, he must either honk, or flash his lights and wait for three minutes before approaching the car.
Well, thank goodness. I will have time to get dressed and comb my hair, and maybe even put on some fresh lipstick. Besides, three minutes??? Gosh maybe we can....ummm....finish "our business" by then anyway. No use being inconvenienced. Besides, some couples like the excitement of knowing there is a policeman waiting for them to get done with sex. Right? Right???? What happens at the three minute mark? Is it like a football game where he blows a whistle or throws down a penalty flag and yells: "Foul play!"????

In Eagle:
6. Dirt may not be swept from one's house into the street.
Just keep in under the carpet, like usual..or maybe under the bed. No one will look there. Besides, your pet camel likes sand, doesn' t he?

7. Bicycles are not allowed in the tennis courts.
How ELSE am I going to chase the ball back and forth? You aren't suggesting I should actually RUN after them, are you? Because that just won't do! Maybe I can use my giraffe or camel or elephant to ride there?

In Pocatello:
8. A person may not be seen in public without a smile on their face.
Totally AWESOME! This law should be enacted in every state of the union...especially in Washington D.C.....are you with me on this one, everybody??? Let's start a petition to make it so.
I LOVE that law.
Way to go, I-da-HO !!!!!


DJan said...

Amazing! A 50-lb box of candy?? I guess he could buy his mother or wife a smaller one, since he could say they are not his "sweetheart." And I love the last one, yes, I think we should all be FORCED to smile! Great job, as usual.

Unknown said...

Seriously, how could anyone who just received a 50 pound box of chocolates do anything but smile? I'd write more, but I'm packing to move to Idaho in time for Valentine's Day!

The Retired One said...

DJan: I was amazed at that old law. Wonder how it came about? LOL

Eva: that's true..however, I am afraid half of it would spoil before we would ever get to it, and we both love chocolate. :-} You might want to move to Hawaii instead of Idaho, its warmer and they have all those Pina Coladas there!

Ann said...

a 50 lb box of candy!!!! My gosh you'd certainly have a sugar rush!

Anonymous said...

Some of these are hilarious but I do love the last one. It would be so nice to see a smile on everyone's face.

Insanitykim said...

Hahhaha I love all your could do stand up with this material, seriously!!

Brian Miller said...

that is courteous to honk and flash the lights. 50 pounds of chocolate...wonder what that equates to in actual weight gain? hmmm...

Betsy Banks Adams said...

I always love it when you do these posts, Joan. The old laws are so funny!!!! BUT--I love that last one. If I passed smiling people in Walmart (or anywhere I am shopping), I would think I had a booger hanging out of my nose or something!!!! ha ha.... BUT--wouldn't it be nice if people did smile more???? Wow!!!


Lucy said...

Mmmmm! I want to move so I get the 50m lb box of candy! Valentines is coming up!

The Retired One said...

Grannyann: A HUGE sugar rush. LOL

SouthernLady: Yes, it would be nice to have a law that people had to smile...even when doing their income taxes. ha

Insanity: It comes from a long line of satire in our family. No one was safe. :-}

Brian: You don't want to know! Maybe that is why you can't fish off your camel would break its humps.

Betsy: Yes, a lot of men would be checking their zippers for sure.

Lucy and Dick: Awww, but a week after Valentines you wouldn't be able to see your feet. :-)

Unknown said...

Now that's a lot of chocolate!
Only in America
What a country :)

Peace ~ Rene

Sara said...

I LOVE the smiling in public law, but dont want to see the 50 pound chocolate law come to MN

I love choclate, I mean LOVE choclate, but yikes 50 pounds?

Does a free year of weight watchers come with that box of chocolates?

Loree said...

Oh hilarious. No fishing off of camels and giraffes? I like the one that says everyone has to smile. Wouldn't it make the world a much better place if we all did that?

RNSANE said...

Definitely, funny state laws but your comments make them really a laughing matter!

The Retired One said...

Not the Rockefellers: Well, I don't think they enforce that law anymore there, but don't you wonder how it got started in the first place? :-}

Sara: One would probably need a free THREE year membership after that much right? ha

Loree: Yes it would! I am a smiley person, so I would have no problem following that law! :-}

RNSane: Ahhh, thanks....I always joke around alot at home, too. My poor hubby!!

Roshni said...

wow! I actually approve of these laws...chocolate, waiting while the couple finishes sex and the smiley face in public!! Good going, Idaho!!

The Retired One said...

Roshni: Hee hee...who said anything about sex in Idaho???? :-P

SquirrelQueen said...

50#? I'm trying to imagine that much chocolate, wow. And we can't fish from a camel or a giraffe's back? It makes me wonder what happened to cause the laws to be made. I also just remembered we live barely a hundred miles from Idaho, I will be sure to smile when we get over to Pocatello.

The Retired One said...

SquirrelQueen: Hahaaa--if you live anywhere close to where these laws originated, I would smile too as I drove through them. You should stop at a local restaurant there, tell them about the ancient law and ask if they know why it was passed in the first place! :-P

TC Burnett said...

Ummm.....sorry, but there is no requirement for anyone to own a boat in Hawaii, not be fined for not owning a boat. There are about 15,000 boats in the state and 1.2 million people. There are almost 1.2 million motor vehicles.

Coins in the ears? Still illegal, but don't worry too much about it the law has passed into obsolescence.

However, if you sell a property here, you ARE required to disclose to the buyer if there is a resident ghost.

The Retired One said...

Tergiest: The site I use has OLD and new laws of the at SOME time there must have been a requirement. ha I know there are a lot of boats now, that's why it is funny to hear these old laws, right?
Hope you joined on to my blog as a would be great to have you stop by a lot!

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