Thursday, July 31, 2008

Thursday Thirteen

13 Things That Are Against the Law Somewhere

1. Indoor Nudity (Villahermosa, Mexico)

2. Silly String (Los Angeles)

3. Fishbowls (Monza, Italy)

4.Feeding the Homeless (Las Vegas)

5. Being at the Library Whilst Having Body Odor (Houston)

6. The Jolly Roger pirate flag (Stafford Borough, England)

7. Ice Cream Truck Music (Stafford, New Jersey)

8. Chewing Gum (Singapore) (Elaine, is this true?)

9. Lobster (Reggio, Italy)

10. Saggy Pants (Delcambre, Louisiana)

11. Excuses (Megion, Siberia)

12. Karaoke (Lilbum, Georgia)

13. Satan (Inglis, FL)

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forgetfulone said...

While number 5 may be true, I've been to the library before here in Houston, and it's not enforced! LOL

Great TT. Haven't posted mine yet.

Jim said...
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Jim said...

Hey Mary, I wouldn't believe those guys one bit on the Houston Body Odor thing (# 5).
It appears on the Internet 71 times with those exact words according to Google. Please note the English word, whilst, that ought to warn you as the English will say most anything to be strange.
Since number 5 is obviously a hoax, I wouldn't trust these 'Cracked' Britishers with the others either. Could even be that they write when 'cracked.',GGLG:2006-21,GGLG:en&filter=0
'Paste that in your browser,' you are listed there with the other scoundrels.
BTW, I enjoyed Ruby (Red) Tuesday yesterday. It is a lot of work doing all the return visits, I am still catching up.
Thank you,

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Not playing but wanted to comment. I love the no baggy trousers. Works for me. Have a great day Teach. Big hug and lotsa lovies. :)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Hmmmmm. If these are true, some legistators have too much time on their hands. ;-)

Angela at mommy bytes said...

Cool list!! I wonder how you can shower without being nude?

DrillerAA said...

I'm not playing TT this week. Great list!!! I think I'll move to Georgia where karaoke is outlawed!!!
Only LA would outlaw Silly String!
I think No. 5 is aimed at the homeless.

Travis said...

LA is a silly place, so you'd think they would encourage the use of silly string.


Gattina said...

I have some doubts about Italy, but don't know really. Stupid laws apparently are in the whole world, lol !
I put pictures of 13 workshops from my Summer school on my blog for TT.

WillThink4Wine said...

LOL at #5, but #7 would get my vote! Ice Cream Truck music drives me crazy. You'd think after 50 years they'd change it to something less annoying.

anthonynorth said...

What a load of spoil sports :-)

Hootin' Anni said...

I know. I know. The kids' excitement in the 'hood when that 'tinkling' is heard on the ice cream truck...but I'm happy to hear it's illegal somewhere! What a pain. LOL

Happy T-13. Again, I have a return of Jefé --and her witty thirteen statements on life. Come on over, have a laugh or two!

Sassy Mama Bear said...

LOL, great list, I have a very outdated book of crazy laws so I was thinking of hunting down some for a future TT, in addition to a TT at The Cafe, I also have my very first at Mama Bear Reads. Hope you'll check out both.

~Just Me~ said...

Lol, the way some people sing, kareoke should be illegal.

Monday through Sunday said...

lol...I love these! satan huh?! and karaoke? There are times I could see

Tink *~*~* said...


That's just un-American!


I'm blogless today...

Tink *~*~*
My Mobile Adventures *~*~*

Queen-Size funny bone said...

i've been nabbed for that indoor nudity 3 or 4 times. thats why I live in CT.

Suzie said...

I agree with the body oder and baggy pants. I hate those things!!

Jim said...

Mary, please don't be sorry I didn't take that snub the English have made against our Houston library seriously, I knew they were all funnies.

Us Texans just have to stick together and defend our reputations as best we can. Houston may even have an old ordinance like that laying around.

I'm usually like Suzie above, I don't like other peoples' body odors either.
But ...
Just this Sunday I was helping a friend move some furniture into her nursing home room.
Her friend and husband were helping as well, the other lady is originally from France.
The French lady obviously wasn't using underarm deoderant. Her smell reminded me of my teen age days and some of those smells, I almost fell in love again! Just as good as a wet puppy dog smells.

Lois Grebowski said...

#10... love that one. I HATE seeing those dang baggy pants! If I want to look at undies, I'll have hubby model for me.

And how do thsoe people expect to get jobs, let alone walk/run in those things? OY VEY!

Geraldine said...

LOL....great list!!! Can I have some of that incredibly PINK gum!!!! Fun to read Mary, thanks.

Laura said...

Some of those would be pretty difficult to enforce!
Happy T13!

quilly said...

I lived in Las Vegas for ten years. The homeless never ate so good until the day they passed the law saying it was illegal to feed them. I gave away my Thanksgiving Dinner (yep, the ban went into effect in November just before Thanksgiving!) The law was repealed within days. The adverse publicity wasn't good for the city, or the mayor's, image.

Ivanhoe said...

I would vote for #7 and #11 if it was ever on a list here. Both are annoying :o)
Have a great Thursday, teach!

storyteller said...

What an intriguing topic and fascinating list. Who knew??? One wonders why ... and how most could possibly be enforced?
Hugs and blessings,

Kristi said...

The one that surprised me the most was silly string. Happy T13.

Anndi said...

Saggy pants and Satan... YUP!

Very entertaining!

Wani said...

awesome list!

Julia Smith said...

Love the 'no excuses' in Siberia.

Marilyn said...

How can you outlaw Satan? Who'd be able to arrest him?