Saturday, December 1, 2007

Knudsen's News of the Wacky: Zany Forgotten Laws.....

Belvidere, NE-The small southern Nebraska town of Belvidere, known locally for its $3 Dollar Meatloaf, secret underground missile silos, and Lucky the 5-legged cow, also has some zany old laws still on the books:

"Law 137.9a: There shall be no picking of turnips after Founder's Day until the first full moon of the new year. Violaters of this law shall be buried unto their waist for a sixth night."

"I'm a big fan of Law 137.9a," Mayor Spooner Jenkins explained. "It's still very much applicable to today's modern Belvidere. Seriously, who hasn't been frustrated with late season turnip pickers?"

"Ordinance 214.G1: The breeding of irregular sheep is henceforth to be punishable by hanging. Spontaneously occuring irregular sheep are to be slaughtered and buried with haste."

"We've had 3 executions already this month," Jenkins revealed. "It's good for moral to see what can happen if you break the law around here."


Aviva said...

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Sid Schwab said...

I growed up near to Belvidere, and I tell you whut. It ain't "breeding of irregular sheep" 'at's the problem. It's the irregular breeding of 'em. If you know what I mean. Just don'ta a be goin' there with rubber boots on. Them's the execution bait, sure as hell.