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  • Did you know that it is against the law in Mississippi for a male to appear in public in a discernibly turgid state?

    *wondering if they enforce this for middle school boys at public swimming pools*

    February 19, 2009

  • You know, don't you, Skip, that the website you linked to is a "humor" site. The tar and feathers proposal sort of gives it away.

    February 19, 2009

  • I see that "the possession of breasts, or the existence of a naked individual underneath the clothing" is also covered by the legislation.

    February 19, 2009

  • OK, but it's still true.

    February 19, 2009

  • They don't miss a trick in Mississippi. Especially concerning...you know...the "s" word.

    February 19, 2009

  • Oh my, I just spent about five solid minutes laughing myself almost to sickness... discernibly turgid!! Those links are priceless. Thanks!

    *SO GLAD she doesn't live in Miss. anymore*

    February 19, 2009

  • I love the precision in the law's language: "the postpubertal human female breast below a point immediately above the top of the areola." I wonder how long it took to come up with that, or how they would determine that point in a court case?

    February 19, 2009

  • I can just imagine a bunch of smartass law clerks sitting around trying to work out how to define tits as they draft the bill.

    February 19, 2009

  • I like how public display is defined, in part, as "in such a manner that it may be readily seen by the public by normal unaided vision."

    So Superman and his X-ray vision are apparently exempt. Or...you know, people who wear glasses.

    February 20, 2009

  • The actual draft of the law is funnier than the humorous website. And much scarier.

    February 20, 2009

  • "If this law passes, there will surely be lawyers buying ad space over the men's urinals, right next to the lawyers who promise to help drunks beat DUI raps. Arrested for arousal? Call 1-888-NOT MY BONER. The lawyers will be charging men 200 bucks an hour and telling them to say that it wasn't their manflesh, it was just a roll of quarters in their front pocket."

    - Walter Jowers, Mississippi law tries to keep the boys down, weeklywire.com, 31 Jan 2000.

    February 20, 2009

  • I agree, rolig.

    My favorite phrase from bilby's article: "consensual misuse of their tabs and slots."

    February 21, 2009