The law is an ass* that is not permitted to sleep in a bathtub^


The alternative to ERP. Photo by NutsyFagan

Yes, I am trivialising important matters. But there are things that are so trivial they can’t be ignored further.

I read in the Sydney Morning Herald about a British tv station that claims to have done a survey about absurd laws in the UK that have never been repealed. Among the laws voted for is one which states that it is illegal to die in parliament. You are also not allowed to enter Parliament in a suit of armour.

I don’t know if any of my Welsh cousins have ever been in the city of Chester at night, because “if you catch a Welshman within the City Walls after midnight then you are allowed to hang them and you can shoot a Welshman from the Walls with a long bow.”

And if you think doing your taxes is confusing enough, “it is illegal not to tell the tax man anything you do not want him to know, but legal not to tell him information you do not mind him knowing”.

I think we could use some of the laws to solve some of our ails. Wanna fix traffic bottlenecks on our road? Forget the ERP! Do it the Pennsylvania way: “Automobiles travelling on country roads at night must send up an rocket every mile, then wait ten minutes for the road to clear”.

There’s more from around the world.

*Coverture
^But your honor, my donkey was just resting in the bathtub with his eyes closed

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4 thoughts on “The law is an ass* that is not permitted to sleep in a bathtub^”

  1. Miyagi san, are you on leave or something? My utmost envy to you, for having the luxury of time to manage and update your blog so well. And I must learn your skill of trivialising importance and add exaggerating trivia to the list as well, so I know how to have SOMETHING to say about EVERYTHING under the sun.

    Which is precisely what I’m doing now, writing comments for no particular reason.

  2. Miyagi san, are you on leave or something? My utmost envy to you, for having the luxury of time to manage and update your blog so well. And I must learn your skill of trivialising importance and add exaggerating trivia to the list as well, so I know how to have SOMETHING to say about EVERYTHING under the sun.

    Which is precisely what I’m doing now, writing comments for no particular reason.

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