And speaking of stupid laws, irrational attitudes toward drinking, and the like (which I often do and just did earlier today) (and will do again tomorrow), Jacob Grier notes a particularly spectacular exercise in inanity in Washington, D.C. (DC the metropolis, not DC site-of-federal-government).
As he says: You can't make this stuff up. (If it were me, I'd say "You can't make this shit up," but he's more polite than I am.) (Probably because he's younger. Take my word for it: When ya hit 50, hey, you don't give a shit what people think.) (See? You CAN trust someone over thirty.)