DAILY DIRT: Don’t swear in public in Oklahoma … it could cost you.


Daily Dirt for Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Have you noticed we’re getting close to edition No. 700 of the Daily Dirt? Muddy River Czar JRG is promising a mammoth celebration  … Welcome to today’s three thoughts that make up Vol. 691 of The Daily Dirt.

1. Here are some more bizarre laws that still on the books in some states:

  • In Massachusetts it’s not only illegal to kill a pigeon, but simply frighten one of the birds. The law has been in place since 1848 and offenders could face a month in jail and/or a $20 fine.
  • If you have trouble minding your own business, might want to stay clear of Oklahoma where it is illegal to eavesdrop. “Every person guilty of secretly loitering about any building, with intent to overhear discourse therein, and to repeat or publish the same to vex, annoy, or injure others, is guilty of a misdemeanor.” 
  • It’s also guilty to swear in public in Oklahoma. It will cost you $1.
  • You’re not allowed to play bingo for more than five hours in North Carolina.
  • This is my favorite. It’s illegal to to try and sell artificial limbs at pawn shops in Delaware. It’s also illegal for pawnbrokers in Delaware to accept manhole covers. Go figure.

2. The Denver Broncos have had the most players arrested in the NFL since 2000, but Minnesota Vikings are keeping it close:

  • 1. Denver, 47
  • 2. Minnesota, 46
  • 3. Cincinnati, 42
  • 4. Jacksonville, 41
  • 5. Tampa Bay, 36
  • 6. Seattle, 34
  • 7-tie. Cleveland, 33
  • 7-tie. Kansas City, 33
  • 7-tie. Miami, 33
  • 10. Chicago, 32

3. It’s celebrity birthday time! Let’s send a card to the following:

Former NFL-MLB player and current Colorado football coach Deion Sanders celebrates today. Prime Time is 56.

Former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan reaches 70 on Friday. In case you forgot, his real name is Terry Bollea.

Actor George Hamilton turns 84 on Saturday. Seriously, what is he best known for, other than simply being George Hamilton?

Former NBA great Magic Johnson will be 64 on Monday. Wow, where have the years gone?

Actress Halle Berry hits 55, also on Monday. Another wow. I cant believe she’ll be 55.

Steve Thought O’ The Day — For the record, I’m older than everyone on the above birthday list except for George Hamilton and Hulk Hogan. But I’m still young at heart!

Steve Eighinger writes daily for Muddy River News. The celebration won’t be that mammoth.

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