Don't Hurt a Sasquatch

And Other Wacky-but-Real Laws in the USA & Canada

Author: Tyler Vendetti

Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Category: Humor

Page: 208

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Imagine if forgetting your wife’s birthday was not only discouraged, but a crime? That’s one of many real-life blue laws (rules prohibiting a hyperspecific activity) that Don't Hurt a Sasquatch covers. This hilarious compendium dives into the quirkiest decrees from around the country, from Alabama’s ban on driving blindfolded to Delaware’s restriction on selling dog hair. Every state in the country has its own set of rules, carefully designed to identify the biggest problems in its culture and correct them. Most of them are normal: don’t steal, don’t kill, don’t go somewhere you don’t belong, etc. All it takes is one weirdo to throw a wrench in that ordinary list, one unruly dude who tried to hold a salmon suspiciously or wash an alligator in a bathtub for lawmakers to step in and impose some order. What are some of these crazy laws, you ask? Take your pick: In Connecticut, it’s illegal for a barber to hum a tune while clipping your hair. Thinking about buying a boat house? Think again. It’s considered illegal in the state of Georgia to live on a boat for longer than a month. Pigeons get the short end of the stick in both San Francisco, California and Venice, Italy: it’s against the law to feed them in public in both cities. Ready to say “I do!” a third time? Hopefully, you don’t live in Kentucky: women are not allowed to marry thrice in the Southern state. Want to surprise your loved one with a pizza? Too bad. Sending a pie to someone without their permission can result in a $500 dollar fine in Louisiana. In Arizona, you can’t feed garbage to a pig without a permit. What constitutes as garbage, though, is up to you. The list goes on. More interesting than the laws themselves are the histories behind each, which Blue Laws goes into in detail. Like, why can’t you roll a boulder in Boulder, Colorado? Who decided that you couldn’t catch fish with your hands in Indiana? Why are blue laws called “blue laws” and how did they come to mean “generally weird rules” (instead of their original meaning: “laws dictating what citizens can and cannot do on Sundays”)? In this informative and funny book, you will find out through a series of anecdotes, court cases, and illustrated pictures that break down just how and why these rules (most of which are still currently in effect) came to be. Good for history teachers, trivia nerds, or white elephant gift exchange participants, Don't Hurt a Sasquatch is a widely appealing book that will teach you more about how the world works than you ever wanted to know.

Traditional Narratives of the Rock Cree Indians

Author: Robert Brightman

Publisher: University of Regina Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 204

View: 234

First published in 1980 by the Canadian Museum of Civilization, this study presents narratives from different genres of Rock Cree oral literature in northwestern Manitoba together with interpretive and comparative commentary. The collection comprises narratives of the trickster-transformer Wisahkicahk, animal-human characters, spirit guardians, the wihtikow or cannibal monster, humorous experiences, sorcery, and early encounters with Catholicism.

Understanding Sasquatch Behavior: How to Find Bigfoot

Author: Dave Gibson

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc


Category: Reference


View: 598

This book is sold as nonfiction, but it is more accurately an op-ed piece. It is my opinion of the behavior of the Keepers of the Forest, based on three years of habituating with Sasquatch. All of the evidence presented in this booklet is nonfiction, but opinions are what they are.

Bigfootloose and Finn Fancy Free

Author: Randy Henderson

Publisher: Titan Books


Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 873

Finn Gramaraye is settling back into the family necrotorium business after his long exile in the Fey otherworld. But Finn has a business idea of his own: he’s figured out how to use his half-mad father’s Kinfinder invention to find True Love and wants to set up a magical dating service. When he agrees to help his Bigfoot friend Sal, they walk right into a Feyblood rebellion fomented by unknown forces and fueled by the drug created by Finn's own grandfather.

Sheldon's Diary

Author: Mary Ellen Quire



Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 566

Ever wonder what your cat has been up to while you’re away or sleeping cozily in your bed? Wonder no longer. All you have to do is find their diary, plop down on the couch, and read all about their secret adventures. Please be aware that you may have wished you took a sedative before you turned the first page.

The Fairy Swarm

Author: Suzanne Selfors

Publisher: Hachette UK


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 494

Ten-year-olds Ben Silverstein and Pearl Petal have had quite a busy summer as apprentices of Dr. Woo, veterinarian for imaginary creatures. Together, they've encountered all sorts of magical beasts--a sasquatch, a lake monster, a dragon, a unicorn, a griffin, and even a leprechaun! When a swarm of sugar fairies escapes into Buttonville, Pearl and Ben are tasked with catching the mischievous creatures. But with know-it-all Victoria getting in the way, the quest will prove difficult. Can Ben and Pearl protect the townspeople, keep the fairies safe, and outsmart the dangerous poacher, Maximus Steele? In this thrilling finale to the Imaginary Veterinary series, Suzanne Selfors delivers an incredible adventure, filled with twists, turns, and tons of fun that is anything but imaginary! This book includes bonus writing, art, and science activities that will help readers discover more about the mythological creatures featured in The Fairy Swarm. These activities are designed for the home and the classroom. Enjoy doing them on your own or with friends!

Teluke A Big Foot Account

A Personal Account of Interaction with an Older Race of Spiritual Beings

Author: White Song Eagle

Publisher: AuthorHouse


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 358

View: 180

If one understands a bit about quantum science you begin to understand that our bodies, in fact our reality is not what we perceive it to be. Speeding up the vibratory rate of molecules changes the density of seemingly solid objects, which is mostly space anyway. H2O becomes solid (ice), liquid (water) or vapor (steam) and our bodies are mostly water and space. Allowing quantum mechanics to maintain the founding perception of reality in this book, one steers clear of science fiction in this no holds barred recounting of interaction with Sasquatch, or Big Foot. The author tells of a year and a half of her life as she tends to a Big Foot family on the family horse farm. Unlike other reports, White Song's sensitive perception picks up the vibration of the Big Foot when they are unnoticed by others and allows interaction with them. Many unusual insights are revealed and much can be gained by digesting this intelligently written book with an open mind. Many of the states of consciousness and states of unconsciousness are detailed in Eckhart Tolle's book "A New Earth" (from the Opra show). Remarkable in content, exciting and a fun read whether one believes or not. Excellent food for thought.

The Inexplicables

Author: Cherie Priest

Publisher: Pan Macmillan


Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 455

Adventures await Rector “Wreck ’em” Sherman. About to turn eighteen, he’s facing ejection from the orphanage that passed for home. He should also choose a trade, but work is scarce in steam-powered Seattle. And Rector has more unconventional plans. He’s started dealing in sap, a yellow narcotic produced by rebels and outlaws within the city’s toxic walled enclave. What’s worse, he’s been sampling his wares. Other problems include being haunted by an old friend with a grudge. The pressure builds until he sneaks behind the wall himself, seeking both (un)gainful employment and excitement. As rumoured, he finds a terrifying host of the hungry undead, and then there’s the monster. Rector's certain that his attacker wasn’t human, or undead. But he’s going to need more proof than his own addled word to expose it. His new mission becomes a compulsion when others witness the creature’s destructiveness, and give its kind a name. The Inexplicables. Praise for the series: ‘Everything you’d want ... pure mad adventure’ Cory Doctorow, ‘Adventure of rollicking pace and sweeping proportions' Scott Westerfeld, ‘Cherie Priest is the high priestess of steampunk' The Seattle Times

Sasquatch, Love, and Other Imaginary Things

Author: Betsy Aldredge

Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 462

Sam Berger, seventeen, joins her family on a reality-television show, competing against a team of preparatory school students to find evidence of Bigfoot, but the teams may find love, instead.