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You May Not Tie an Alligator to a Fire Hydrant: 101 Real Dumb Laws

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Publisher Comments:

andlt;Iandgt;You Mayandlt;/Iandgt; Not andlt;Iandgt;Tie an Alligator to a Fire Hydrantandlt;/Iandgt; is a collection of the 101 dumbest real federal, city, and state laws in America, compiled by Jeff Koon and Andy Powell, a couple of high school seniors with a Web site visited by hundreds of thousands of browsers every month. These laws will astonish, possibly outrage, and certainly amuse citizens everywhere. andlt;BRandgt; Here you will learn that forgetting to close a gate is against the law in Nevada; that flying a kite is illegal in Schaumburg, Illinois; and that shaking carpets in the street in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is strictly forbidden. You probably haven't tried cutting off your arm to make people feel sorry for you — but if you live in Alabama, it is against the law. Many Texans will be surprised to learn that their hoes must be no less than four feet long. Perhaps more disturbingly, Indianans will be forced to recognize that being sexually aroused in public could get them arrested. With so many potential legal pitfalls around us all, it is comforting, finally, to learn in these pages that, in Alaska, the people who make laws have sagely concluded that emergencies are "held to a minimum and are rarely found to exist." andlt;BRandgt; This hilarious compilation features forty-six original illustrations by award-winning artist Ward Schumaker that brilliantly capture the absurdity of so many of our laws with a light and elegant touch. andlt;BRandgt; WARNING andlt;BRandgt; These laws, all verified by the authors and presented along with a reference to the corresponding federal, state, or city statute, may cause readers to lose any desire to pursue a career in law.

Review:

"Some of the laws show compassion (in Florida's Jupiter Colony Inlet, you can't launch missiles at birds), while others are just plain bizarre (in Oklahoma, hamburgers purchased on Sunday can only be eaten in the restaurant)." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

This hilarious collection of 101 bizarre state laws from across the USA is by the teenage creators of the successful website, DumbLaws.com. Two-color throughout. Illustrations.

About the Author

Jeff Koon will be a high school senior in 2002. His favorite subject is history. Appearing on the Montel Williams Show with Andy in summer 2001 crowned his dot.com career.

Andy Powell will graduate from high school in 2002. So far his grades in mathematics have been pretty good. After starting his first web site with Jeff in grade school, their site listing stupid laws made Yahoo!'s site-of-the-year list in 1998.

Ward Schumaker is an award-winning artist and illustrator whose work has appeared in over a hundred magazines worldwide, including The New Yorker, Le Monde, Bloomberg Finance, Esquire Japan, Macworld, and Fast Company.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743230650
Illustrated by:
Schumaker, Ward
Author:
Carroll, Timothy
Illustrator:
Schumaker, Ward
Author:
Schumaker, Ward
Author:
Koon, Jeff
Author:
Powell, Andy
Publisher:
Free Press
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Law
Subject:
Legal System
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Law -- United States.
Subject:
Humor : General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
107-343
Publication Date:
June 2002
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2-color line drawings t/o; index
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in 8.645 oz

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"Review" by , "Some of the laws show compassion (in Florida's Jupiter Colony Inlet, you can't launch missiles at birds), while others are just plain bizarre (in Oklahoma, hamburgers purchased on Sunday can only be eaten in the restaurant)."
"Synopsis" by , This hilarious collection of 101 bizarre state laws from across the USA is by the teenage creators of the successful website, DumbLaws.com. Two-color throughout. Illustrations.
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