Wednesday, May 25, 2005

breathing fire doesn't look good on a resume

And may be illegal under a law in your state...from, laws that are still on the books in the Great State of Wisconsin. Some are dumb, some are bizarre, and some are just plain unenforceable...
- One may not camp in a wagon on any public highway or risk a fine of up to ten dollars.
- It is a class A misdemeanor to wave a burning torch around in the air.
- Livestock have the right-of-way on public roads.
- Butter substitutes are not allowed to be served in state prisons.
- Tattooing is illegal unless it is done for medical purposes. (Brookfield)
- Screens are required on all windows from May 1 to October 1. (Hudson)
- No male is allowed to be in a state of arousal in public. (Kenosha)
- It is illegal to play checkers in public. (La Crosse)
- You cannot "worry a squirrel." (La Crosse)
- No person may water his lawn in such a way as to annoy his or her neighbor. (Sheboygan)
- Nuclear weapons may not be manufactured in the city limits. (Sun Prairie)
- Cats are forbidden from entering cemeteries. (Sun Prairie)
- If a person shall fail to return books he/she has checked out from the library, that person should return their library card to the library until the books are returned. (Wauwatosa)
(As a side note, the City of Milwaukee just recently removed an ordinance barring drinking of alcoholic beverages in public parking lots during special events. This ordinance has been on the books since 1980, which means that for 25 years, anyone who tailgated at any Brewers or Packers game at either the old County Stadium or the new Miller Park was in violation. Apparently the County Sheriff's Dept doesn't enforce city ordinances.)