Submitted by: Los Angeles via Oddly Specific
“Tomorrow at noon, it””s on!”
I””m curious why “$1,000.00 Fine” and “Illegal” are in quotes.
I can imagine a couple people standing around with wristwatches, while silly string is in the trunk of the car.
because it””s “Silly”
Also some “idiots” like to use quotation marks for emphasis.
Aren’t you just DYING to spray the sign with silly string?
Don’t worry. It’s not actually illegal. That’s just what some people are saying. High school students should be required to take an entire year of WHAT QUOTATION MARKS FREAKING MEAN and then another year of the difference between a plural and a possessive. Of course, people with IQs over 80 will be able to test out of those.
It’s only “kind of” illegal. And note that the quotation marks on the right are backwards.
it can be illegal if you make it illegal..
as, if you get a lighter and some silly string, since the silly string contains compressed air, when you blow it over the fire of the lighter, it will cause a big flame to eprupt and most likely burn something. So its probably illegal for arsonic purposes.
Silly String. It’s srs bsnss.
Cabbage Night is the night BEFORE halloween and not covered here, then. I’m more worried about that night, thanks
They should do this in Pasadena for New Year’s.
I think that’s fair enough.
About the quotation marks, you must ask the people who made the sign. This must be controlled by the Ministry of Silly Strings.
is that like the Ministry of Silly Walks?
Notice, this also belongs on the unnecessary quotation marks page.
Please “DO NOT” use quotation marks for emphasis.
One more reason why I LOVE L.A.!!!
wow, just wow.
“The ordinance calls for a maximum $1000 fine and/or six months in jail for use, possession, sale or distribution of Silly String in Hollywood from 12:01 a.m. on October 31 to 12:00 p.m. on November 1.”
Can you imagine what they’d do to you in jail when they find out you’re in there for possession of silly string?
So you’re saying for 36 hrs I cannot use, posses, sell, or buy silly string. BUT for the other 8700 hrs of the year I can. That just makes no sense.
holly shit… i remember seeing that sight on the pored rout.
Which year are they prohibiting it?
No, no, I can understand that, actually. They wouldn’t want a ton of silly string vandalism on halloween night. It does make sense, really.
It’s “illegal”: Sort of illegal but not really.
Think it’s illegal to do a silly walk?
Blatantly unconstitutional, as it is a violation of the 1st Amendment of the US Constitution, by way of the 14th. Outlaw Silly String all year long? OK, if you must. Outlaw silly string specifically on a religious holiday? Violation of the Establishment Clause.
Yes, I am totally serious!! *waits for flames*
I looked up Silly String, and yes, that is an actual Hollywood, CA bylaw.
And I also found that a town I used to live with bans the stuff, and actually treats it as a “weapon” just like firearms…
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