Tennessee, and Memphis in particular, has some pretty dumb laws on the books
according to the Web site www.dumblaws.com. Here are a few choice samples of
the Bluff City's most mystifyng judicial charges:
A 1996 law requires
pandhandlers to obtain a permit before begging on the streets of downtown
Memphis. It may be assumed that panhandlers with a strong business model but
no permit may still ask strangers to provide "venture capital."
the law is rarely enforced, the courts might want to inform Tamara Mitchell-
Ford that it is illegal for a woman to drive a car unless there is a man
either running or walking in front of it waving a red flag to warn approaching
motorists and pedestrians.
We all know how rowdy frogs can be after
they have a few Budweisers in them,but not many know thatit's illegalfor frogs
to croad after 11 p.m. Authorities note that more than 10,000 ofthe little
buggers wereround up in an 1895 sting operation involving undercover politice
officers disguised as "party flies."
And now for our favorite dumb
Memhis law of al ltime. "It is illegal to give any pie to fellow diners. It is
also illegal to take unfinished pie home. All pie must be eaten on the
premises."So if you see any blue lights flashing while driving down the street
with a nice slice of contraband from Buntyn's -- for God's sake, man, eat it,
EAT IT! A few state laws which conscientious citizens should be reminded of
You can't shoot any game other than whales from a moving
The age of consent is 16. Twelve if the girl is a
Any person crippling, killing, or in any way destroying a proud
bitch that is running at large shall not be held liable for the damages due to
such killing or destruction. (And most importantly..) Giving and receiving
oral sex is strictly prohibited.