Tuesday, April 07, 2009

From the Anti-Fun Section of the Alabama Criminal Code

From the Alabama Criminal Code, Section 13A-14-3:

(a) It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, association or corporation to promote, advertise or conduct any marathon dance contests, walkathon contests or similar endurance contests, by whatever name called, of walking, dancing, riding or running, and it shall be unlawful for any person to participate in any marathon dance contest, walkathon contest or similar physical endurance contest by walking, dancing, riding or running continuing or intended to continue for a period of more than eight consecutive hours, whether or not an admission is charged or a prize awarded, and it shall be unlawful for any person to participate in more than one such contest or performance within any period of 48 hours.

Watch how long you dance in Alabama.  Your marathon dancing just might get you 30-90 days in the county jail.  Also funny:  This section is right after one prohibiting "maiming one's self to escape duty or to obtain alms."


Anonymous said...

That's funny. I wonder how many other states have the same law.

Jenni said...



Anonymous said...

You quit blogging?

Anonymous said...

3:30 check out the comment in the previous post, i think she's taking a break.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, 3:56.

Anonymous said...

Hmm. So if I were to ask someone in Alabama to "dance with me all night long" and she agreed, even if we did not in fact dance that long, would that be considered criminal conspiracy? Since we agreed to do so something illegal?

Or what if I got tired after 5 minutes, but she continued dancing, and later sang a copyrighted lyric while doing so, would I still be accountable because of the fact that it was a conspiracy to dance or whatever?