Thursday, August 23, 2007

And You Thought Your Laws Were Silly

I picked up this book because I needed a laugh -- and I got it. There are a lot of bizarre laws out there. Rich Smith set out to break as many of them as he could in one trip.

September 14, 2006

Funny look at silly laws warrants a read

By Lylah M. Alphonse, Globe Staff

In Massachusetts, it is illegal to wear a goatee in public unless you have paid a special licensing fee. You may not fish in your pajamas in Chicago. When in New Jersey, it is against the law to offer a cigarette to a monkey.

Hundreds of ridiculous laws exist in all 50 states, and intrepid journalism student Rich Smith decided to break as many as he could, chronicling his adventure in his book ``You Can Get Arrested for That: 2 Guys, 25 Dumb Laws, 1 Absurd American Crime Spree." ...[More]

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