Odd Law Book News

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As I've mentioned before (probably more than once), I have been collecting examples of odd, dumb, and/or unnecessary laws for a while now, both for this blog and for a book project. I am happy to announce that the book project has become a book manuscript that will become a book, almost certainly available before the end of this year.

Sorry—I should have mentioned that a "book" is "a set of written, printed, illustrated, or blank sheets, made of ink, paper, parchment or other materials, usually fastened together to hinge at one side." Like a physical version of what you are reading now, sort of. There will also be an e-book version at some point, but I would encourage you to consider buying the p-book in case civilization collapses, when the only thing that tablet of yours will be good for is trying to dig up some sort of roots to eat.

I guess you could sharpen the edges and try to throw it at people who already have roots.

Books (photo: Flickr user ZX95)

Physical Information Storage Devices (c. late 20th century?)

Anyway, I am still finishing up the manuscript, which already includes a number of items that readers have sent me, from as far away as Brazil. But the submission date is coming up, so this could be your last chance to get that law or regulation you've always thought was stupid into a book so it can be mocked by people everywhere (depending on what translations will be available). If you send me something new and I use it, I will with great appreciation add your name to the "Acknowledgement" page so it can be praised by people everywhere (see above). So there is that.

There are a few details and what could be called "submission guidelines" on this page. Contact information is also available there (and also at the top of every page, in fact).

Thanks and have a great Fourth of July (U.S. readers) or Thursday (non-U.S. readers).