February 19, 2004

Hometown Takes Brave Stand v. Girlfriend-Serenading

OH, WELL, THANK GOD FOR THIS: it is apparently illegal in our home town of Kalamazoo, Mich., to serenade one's girlfriend.

Now, admittedly, we were at first a bit skeptical that the authorities in our home town had enacted such a useless and stupid piece of legislation. After all, our home city had plenty of other problems with which to deal, such as narcotics trafficking, murder, and so forth. And this was before the place really went to hell, as we understand has happened since our departure.

However, apparently they have. For Section 21-11 ("Yelling, Whistling, etc.") of the city's Code of Ordinances clearly states:

Yelling, shouting, hooting, whistling or singing at any time or place, so as to disturb the quiet, comfort, or repose of any person, is prohibited. The occupant or person in charge of any building emitting such noise and the person owning or operating any vehicle or device emitting such noise shall be deemed responsible therefor and shall be in violation of this section.

Well. We are proud to see that the City of Kalamazoo has taken Bold Action in stamping out this public menace. We also note that other sections of the city code prohibit the playing of musical instruments should they disturb the quiet, comfort or repose of any person. That'll teach those damned student guitar players!

Posted by Benjamin Kepple at February 19, 2004 09:28 PM | TrackBack

Test. Ignore this. Delete if you like.

Posted by: Dean Esmay at February 19, 2004 11:22 PM

Uh, ignore the weird trackback I just sent you. My mistake. %-)

Posted by: Dean Esmay%- at February 20, 2004 02:25 AM

C'mon Ben, you and I both know that the ordinance makes it illegal to sexually harass a woman while she walks down the street.

Posted by: Cullen at February 23, 2004 04:19 PM