Tuesday, 18 September 2007

New laws for a new country

Exactly 100 days today after the national elections in Belgium and still no progress towards a new government. Some people are still talking about a split between Flanders and Wallonia. If it really comes to that, would we need some new laws?

I've been browsing some foreign laws to see if we can use any of them. Or improve them.

In Baltimore, Maryland, it is not legal to take a lion to the movies. I think we'll have that one here too.

In Oxford, Ohio, it is unlawful for a woman to appear in public while unshaven. This includes legs and face. Hmmmm...yeah here too.

According to a law in China, you must be intelligent to go to college. Depends on the college I guess.

In Carmel, New York, a man cannot be seen in public while wearing a jacket and pants that do not match. Needs serious consideration.

In Zion, Illinois, it is illegal for anyone to give cats, dogs, or other domesticated animals a lighted cigar. I think we'll have that one too, a cigarette yes, but a cigar?

In New York it is against the law to throw a ball at someone's head for fun. Naaah, it's too much fun.

Also in NY, a person may not walk around on Sundays with an ice cream cone in his or her pocket. Come on, give me one reason why not.

Still in NY, citizens may not greet each other by "putting one's thumb to the nose and wiggling the fingers". I think we should make this one the common greeting ritual. Handshakes are pretty lame after all.

NY again, Women may go topless in public, providing it is not being used as a business. I'm all for that one.

Oklahoma will not tolerate anyone taking a bite out of another's hamburger. It's a national sport here so....nope.

Also in Oklahoma, Oral sex is a misdemeanor and is punishable by one year in jail and a $2,500 fine. National sport too so no way.

A very important law that should be in the constitution I think is this : It will be strictly forbidden for men to wear white socks in sandals.

More suggestions are welcome.


Moi said...

No government since three months, but my TV taxes just arrived in my mailbox... ;-s

However, I like your idea about the white socks... just make sure that it is forbidden with black and/or marine trousers and shoes too ;-)

Rudi said...

Oh yes, the bills keep coming. Makes you wonder if we really need a government doesn't it? Everything keeps rolling anyway. I'll keep your suggestion in mind. lol

Manictastic said...

I think it should be illegal to use low-hanging signs in streets and shops as well. I hate that I have to duck everytime I walk on the sidewalk.

Rudi said...

Hi manistatic...consider it done ;-)

insanity-suits-me (Dawn) said...

omigod... are those laws for real?

"In Oxford, Ohio, it is unlawful for a woman to appear in public while unshaven. This includes legs and face."
this is crazily funny :))

Rudi said...

Yes Dawn, they are real :P