In the News-Straw Law

“Straw upon Request”.
This is a new law that passed in California this week.
A law that makes providing a straw without being asked, punishable by up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. 
The reason behind this is to reduce the environmental damage from plastic that winds up in landfills, waterways and ocean.

I get it, but lets think about this for a minute....

Can they not go back to the paper straws? They may not be good at getting the broccoli out of your teeth but they work just fine for drinking and they can go in the trash just like the paper napkins.  
Why not ban plastic cups? I mean, those solo cups can be found everywhere on the grounds of a college campus.
What about plasic forks and spoons? Have you ever had your yard forked? 

But wait. This only applies to sit-down restaurants, not bars or fast food locations.
Really? I would think it would be the other way around. At least in the restaurant, your straw usually stays “in the restaurant”.

Sorry, but this is one of these craziest things Ive heard this week.

Now, let me humor you a bit with some other silly laws I bet you didn’t know about. 

North Carolina- It’s illegal to use Elephants to plow cotton fields.
Texas- It’s illegal to sell an eye.
Utah- It’s illegal to NOT drink milk
Tennessee- It’s illegal to share your Netflix password.
Virginia- It’s Illegal for kids to trick or treat on Halloween.
Washington- You can’t harrass BigFoot!
Wyoming- You can’t take a picture of a rabbit between Janurary and April without a permit. 
Ohio- It’s Illegal to get a fish drunk.
New York- You can’t wear slippers after 10pm.
South Carolina- You can’t keep your horse in a bathtub.
Florida- If you tie an elephant to a parking meter, It will cost the same as a car.
Alaska- You can not wake a sleeping bear to get a photo.
California- If a frog dies during a frog jumping contest, you can not eat it.
Alabama- It’s illegal to wear a fake mustache that causes laughter in church.
West Virginia- Whistling under water is prohibited.
Hawaii- Coins can not be placed in someones ear! 

Ok that does it. I’m going to bed.


  1. I'm from South Carolina, and I've heard of silly laws, but no horse in the bathtub?! How would that even be possible?! Lol

    1. Mabybe a tiny horse? Oh and there was more. I just google silly or stupid laws. There is some crazy stuff out there.

  2. You can take my horse from the bathtub out of my cold dead hands!

    The straw bill is not really a law yet, but it's pretty darn stupid. I understand the plastic shopping bag thing but that just applies to the industry as a whole. It's rather retarded to target waiters who might just make a mistake.

  3. One has to wonder who would do some of those silly things to begin with?

  4. The idiotic laws that are enacted never cease to amaze me. Good Lord.
    For years it was illegal to sell margarine in WI (because we are the dairy state) and restaurants could ONLY serve REAL butter.
    Have a good day, Lisa. xo Diana

    1. Gosh! You hardly can find “real” butter around here now days.

  5. Just when I was gonna hitch up my Elephant to plow the back forty! LOL
    Yeah, there are some crazy ones of course.
    But in the strawman case, I agree with Adam about Waitresses and the law!
    My friend who lives on the last coast calls it Crazyfornia.

    1. Just hook up the Giraffe. I do not think there is a law on those. Haha

  6. I hope you are kidding with those laws, oh my gosh how nuts!!! Paper straws seem like the answer, don't they? Funny post, Lisa, love it!!

    1. Nope not kidding. If its on the internet, it must be true. Haha

  7. I heard about that too and thinks it is just crazy. I had the same thought you did, go back to paper those paper straws.
    Thanks for the laughs reading the about laws. : )

    1. It’s hard for them to come up with simple solutions.

  8. So how much tax money did the citizens have to pay for all the legal work that went into passing this law. It just makes me bad and I don't even live in California.

  9. Never kept my horse in the bathtub when I lived back home in was against the law.

    Seriously this new straw law here in California is as bad as the one where they outlawed plastic shopping bags given at any grocery or department store when you make a purchase, then at the same time they passed a law where these stores can sell you a bag for .10 to .15 cents instead, guess what these bags are made out of...yes you guessed it, Plastic.

    I'm about ready to go back to SC, at least there I know where I can't keep my horse.