A new year usually brings new laws. Some good, some not so much. I propose that for every new law approved, an old law must be repealed. There’s plenty of laws that can make you shake your head so we could just consider it thinning the herd.

For instance, did you know in North Carolina, it is illegal to: use an elephant to plow a field. Why this law had to be passed is what I’d like to know. North Carolina isn’t exactly home to herds of elephants. elephant

Did you know in North Carolina it’s against the law to sing off key? Karaoke bars must be a haven for those guilty of this crime.

How about this one: If a man and a woman who aren’t married go to a hotel/motel and register themselves as married then, according to state law, they are legally married. So that’s all you have to do? And if one or both are already married, but not to each other, does that make them polygamist?

Even the best of neighbors probably wouldn’t object to this but spelling it out makes it a little, um, odd: All couples staying overnight in a hotel must have a room with double beds that are at least two feet apart.

For people, like me, with a clown phobia: Organizations may not hold their meetings while the members present are in costume.

1.jpg.CROP.original-originalAnd then there’s this: Bingo games may not last over 5 hours unless it is held at a fair. The sad part of this you know somewhere in North Carolina, a bingo game did last longer than 5 hours, thus a law had to be passed.

If you’re doing the bio diesel thing just so you’ll know: It is a felony to steal more than $1000 of grease. So then it’s okay to steal $999 worth of grease?

I’m glad this one was repealed back in 2004. Nothing against amateurs: No one may be a professional fortune-teller, and if one wishes to pursue the practice as an amateur, it must be practiced in a school or church.Fortune-teller

And finally, did you know in North Carolina oral sex is considered a crime against nature? Talk about prison over crowding!