Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

OK.  The law, as a gazillion different places on the internet states, is that “it is illegal to stab yourself to gain someone’s pity.”  As it turns out, this is an inaccurate rewording of the actual law.  It makes it funnier.  Did you laugh? The real law is Section 13A-14-1 which says, “Maiming one’s self […]

I’m happy to report that there is a law in Alabama that prohibits you from wearing a fake mustache that causes laughter in church.  Why does that make me happy?  Because it’s a two-parter, and they are my favorite.  It’s not illegal just to wear a fake mustache.  Nor is it illegal if you cause […]

Voting is inherently American. We’ve literally been doing it longer than we’ve been a country. Sure, not all of us have always been able to do it, but we slowly came around to dropping those barriers. But that doesn’t mean that you have all day to vote, especially not in Alabama. According to official voting […]

In the Alabama Criminal Code, there is one section that is sure to raise a couple of questions. Questions like, “Can a law be that specific?” and “Huh, are dominoes dangerous when mixed with billards outside of carefully controlled environments?” I speak, of course, of section 34-6-12 which goes as follows: “In counties having populations […]

Some laws are just laws.  Don’t kill people.  Don’t steal cars.  Or police cars.  Don’t deface property.  Don’t not pay your taxes.  But, with the Halloween season fast approaching, I thought it would be fun to find some laws that are specifically related to Halloween. Some are kind of boring, like in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware […]