Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Olivia Locher's Images Show Laws That Helped The US Become Such A Great Country...

Manhattan based photographer Olivia Locher has created a very amusing series of images sending up some of the outdated, bizarre and ridiculous laws that either have been or still are on the US statute books and have helped make that country one of the world's greatest.
He said, very tongue in cheek.
On starting the project Olivia found there was no shortage of material just waiting to be sent up by someone with a sense of humour and a wonderful display of cynicism.
In California nobody is allowed to ride a bicycle in a swimming pool.
In Alabama it's illegal to carry an ice-cream  cone in your back pocket.
In Wisconsin, it's illegal to serve apple pie in a public restaurant without cheese.
In Arizona you may not have more than two dildos in your house.
In Delaware it's illegal to wear pants that are form fitting at the waist.
In Hawaii, coins are not allowed to be placed in one's ears.
In Texas it's illegal for children to have unusual haircuts.
In Maine it's unlawful to tickle a woman under the chin with a feather duster.
In Kansas it's illegal to serve wine in teacups.
In Rhode Island it's illegal to wear transparent clothing.
And in Utah, nobody may walk down the street carrying a violin in a paper bag.
These major issues are the sorts of things bureaucrats and idiot politician the world over haven't stopped dreaming up and passing into law since time began.
Where would America be? Where would we be?
Without them...


  1. It's no wonder the police say they are so over worked.

  2. And it's still against the law to shoot Jackrabbits from a streetcar in Los Angeles. Even though the rabbits and streetcars are (unfortunately) long gone.

  3. Look how much safer we are because of such laws. Good thing the politicians are looking out for us.

  4. In Pennsylvania, a widow has been evicted from her home on account of being late with $6.30 of surcharges on her mortgage. The judge said he was very sorry, but the law is clear, and he had no choice but to evict her so the bank could sell her home for half price or thereabouts. Great laws make a great country, no?