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]
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.