If you could pass an obscure law...

Hello, Escapists! Long time lurker, infrequent poster here.

Anyway, it seems like everywhere I go, there is discussion on some law on some controversial issue trying to get passed. Interesting reads, but i prefer something a little more lighthearted. This topic is intended to entertain, not spark heated debates. This is not a topic for discussing things like gun control, equality issues, abortion, etc. There are other places for that.

So, if you could propose or pass an obscure law on anything, what would it be and why? It could be something rational to you, or completely off the wall. Fitting or ironic punishments are also acceptable.

For example, any song that contains a day in the title may only be played on that day. No more hearing "Tuesday Afternoon" on a sunday morning. No "Manic Monday" on a depressive wednesday. It just irks me.

Ok, that one was lame, but you get the idea. Hopefully you guys can be a bit more creative!

The phrase "I agree with you, but..." would be made illegal in every context. It's just something people say when they're trying to tell you that they don't actually agree with you at all.

Anyone who refers to an apatosaurus as "brontosaurus" will be forced to write "There is no such thing as a brontosaurus. It is called apatosaurus." five hundred times, so they get it right.

Queen Michael:
The phrase "I agree with you, but..." would be made illegal in every context. It's just something people say when they're trying to tell you that they don't actually agree with you at all.

Not necessarily, if you make several points, someone can agree with several points but object to the others? Say I gave 4 points to my argument and you agreed with 1,2 and 3, but disagreed with my 4th point?

OT: I want a law where clothes form anime sites make the images on clothes with genuine material, not the flimsy crap that comes off after 1 wash.

I also want a mandatory silly hat day every week, failure to comply will result in jailtime, it's that serious!

EDIT: Also, anyone who says "Irregardless" will be jailed! It's "regardless" you fools! Stop adding "Ir" to it because it sounds like a real word.

"Anyone who has a lift kit installed on their truck must put a drop kit on it, and anyone who has a drop kit on their truck must put a lift kit on it. The kits must be of equal number of inches or centimeters to the previous kit installed."

Why? Well I've got two reasons: one, I generally think that most vehicles that aren't at factory-spec height usually look retarded, and two, there's a damn good safety reason for such a thing. You find that out quickly when you've been in an accident where you've gone underneath a car.

TizzytheTormentor:

Queen Michael:
The phrase "I agree with you, but..." would be made illegal in every context. It's just something people say when they're trying to tell you that they don't actually agree with you at all.

Not necessarily, if you make several points, someone can agree with several points but object to the others? Say I gave 4 points to my argument and you agreed with 1,2 and 3, but disagreed with my 4th point?

In that case they'd probably say "I agree with you on most of that, but..."

all angles must now be obtuse

(laughs manically as civilization falls apart)

Silly hats must be worn on every Friday. Failure to comply would result in a stern look from your friends.

any sentence that begins with "i'm not racist but.." must end with that same "but" cause we know full well the next thing said is gonna be racist

Gangnam Style is banned. I actually didn't mind it before it was worn out, and then beaten to death by old people who just realised what them young whippersnappers are into these days and are trying to be cool.

If that's not obscure enough, then anyone who confuses 'less' and 'fewer' is to be fed slowly, feet first into a woodchipper.

1) Ban on all coffee except plain black. Want milk or whatever with it, order separately and mix it yourself.
2) Ban on all forms of public advertising, if your stuff is good, word of mouth will get things done.
3) Ban On Capitalizing Every Damn Word In A Sentence. Capitalizing only Nouns allowed in specific Circumstances.

Ryotknife:
all angles must now be obtuse

(laughs manically as civilization falls apart)

You fiend!

My law would be "Fluttershy is the best pony and anyone who thinks otherwise will be shot, in the genitalia".

mouahaha

You are only allowed to express a negative opinion of something if you know exactly what you are talking about.

Before calling yourself a bbw , you must get a permit from an asigned council .

Why? Too many times i have met woman calling themselves bbws , only to be dissapointed that they weight under 170 lbs . And they are average weight at best.

lRookiel:
My law would be "Fluttershy is the best pony and anyone who thinks otherwise will be shot, in the genitalia".

mouahaha

That's fine, because we all KNOW that Rarity is the best pony, so we don't have to think it. :p

Any bicyclist who does not follow traffic laws will be forced to ride a unicycle everywhere he goes, even in his/her own home, for a month.

Anyone caught wearing their flat-billed hat with that ridiculous gold sticker still on it will have a likeness of that sticker tattooed on their face.

Anyone who tries to make small-talk with a stranger at a urinal will be forced to do 40 hours of community service, which will be spent trying their precious small-talk on cranky old people in the nearest nursing home.

This last one is more personal, but anyone who interrupts me while I'm reading, simply for the sake of small-talk (as you can probably tell, I'm not a big fan of small talk) will have their spine pulled out through their urethra. They will then be escorted to the gallows, where their recently removed spine shall be fashioned into their noose.

. . . I'll admit, that last one may have been a bit harsh, though I stand by it.

 

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