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Title: Dumbest Allowed Clouds
Post by: bandit957 on March 24, 2020, 11:30:59 PM
What are the dumbest Allowed Clouds you've encountered?

One that I've never understood is how in grade school we weren't allowed to kick basketballs.

In college, we weren't allowed to park in the parking lot with the rear of the car facing inward, all because that made it easier to check the parking sticker.
Title: Re: Dumbest Allowed Clouds
Post by: bugo on March 25, 2020, 12:17:29 AM
Cannabis prohibition.
Title: Re: Dumbest Allowed Clouds
Post by: Scott5114 on March 25, 2020, 04:13:01 AM
I've never seen why wall clouds are allowed.
Title: Re: Dumbest Allowed Clouds
Post by: 1 on March 25, 2020, 07:21:50 AM
What is an allowed cloud? Google isn't giving me the answer.
Title: Re: Dumbest Allowed Clouds
Post by: TravelingBethelite on March 25, 2020, 12:25:27 PM
I've never seen why wall clouds are allowed.

Wall clouds are great. It's the cirrus clouds you shouldn't trust.
Title: Re: Dumbest Allowed Clouds
Post by: hbelkins on March 25, 2020, 12:32:40 PM
What is an allowed cloud? Google isn't giving me the answer.

It's an old Tim-ism. He was posting about "allowed clouds" on misc.transport.road before you were born.

It's his way of using a rhyme to discuss things that are allowed and things that are not allowed, usually by signage. "Disallowed cloud" is probably a better description.
Title: Re: Dumbest Allowed Clouds
Post by: kurumi on March 26, 2020, 12:53:31 AM
In middle school, we all drank from these:

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/c8/e3/66/c8e3669358c23bf0674539e0694a4aba.jpg)

when they were empty, you could crush them and make a nice loud pop. Doing that got you a detention.
Title: Re: Dumbest Allowed Clouds
Post by: ozarkman417 on March 26, 2020, 01:08:42 AM
In middle school, we all drank from these:

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when they were empty, you could crush them and make a nice loud pop. Doing that got you a detention.
Oh my god, the idiots at my high school STILL do that and I swear those go off at least ten times during a given lunch period. Now that I can't go to school I get a break from that. Unless someone snitches on the guy who does it they get away with it.
Title: Re: Dumbest Allowed Clouds
Post by: bandit957 on March 26, 2020, 01:32:52 AM
In 5th grade, a teacher got really mad because of people using a straw to blow bubbles in their milk. I kept doing this and making a funny sound from 'Star Wars' and saying, "Oh no, R2!"
Title: Re: Dumbest Allowed Clouds
Post by: index on March 26, 2020, 01:48:22 AM
My city has an ordinance that states you have to park facing the direction of traffic on a two-way street or else you get like a 500 dollar fine and court. No signage for it anywhere, nothing notifying people they can't do this. The only way to find out is to either comb through the municipal code, which nobody in their right mind is going to do, or get some stupid warning label on your windshield.
Title: Re: Dumbest Allowed Clouds
Post by: CtrlAltDel on March 26, 2020, 12:35:43 PM
My city has an ordinance that states you have to park facing the direction of traffic on a two-way street

Fair enough, but I'm amazed that there are any places at ally where you can park the opposite way.
Title: Re: Dumbest Allowed Clouds
Post by: bandit957 on March 26, 2020, 12:45:32 PM
Every Labor Day weekend, there's a festival around here called Riverfest, which spans Ohio and Kentucky. I call it Rip-off-fest. Ever since the mid-'90s, they have prohibited people from bringing beverages (including soft drinks or water) into the fest, even though it's on public roadways. This is to protect vendors who charge rip-off prices for beverages.

Each year, I smuggle a bottle of soft drinks in. But I've seen police hassling people who try openly bringing in soft drinks.

Believe it or not, there's people in a local Facebook group who defended this stupidity.
Title: Re: Dumbest Allowed Clouds
Post by: index on March 26, 2020, 02:12:35 PM
My city has an ordinance that states you have to park facing the direction of traffic on a two-way street

Fair enough, but I'm amazed that there are any places at ally where you can park the opposite way.
I did this in my neighborhood all the time because I was too lazy to turn my car around. My house was on the other side of the street from where I'd pull in and our roads are wide enough you can park beside the curb, so I'd just cut across and park facing the opposite direction.
Title: Re: Dumbest Allowed Clouds
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on March 26, 2020, 05:54:40 PM
My city has an ordinance that states you have to park facing the direction of traffic on a two-way street [...]

Spain has a law stating the same. However it's seldom enforced, I know Barcelona enforces this.
Title: Re: Dumbest Allowed Clouds
Post by: RobbieL2415 on March 27, 2020, 12:43:19 AM
In elementary school they banned wearing chains from pants.  I didn't get it at first but now I think it may have been related to Columbine.  The shooters wore chains.

This was circa 1998-2001.
Title: Re: Dumbest Allowed Clouds
Post by: Alex on March 27, 2020, 09:13:37 PM
If I step outside after 10 PM tonight I'll be violating an allowed cloud. Unless I'm walking a dog.
Title: Re: Dumbest Allowed Clouds
Post by: qguy on March 27, 2020, 10:59:58 PM
My city has an ordinance that states you have to park facing the direction of traffic on a two-way street
Fair enough, but I'm amazed that there are any places at ally where you can park the opposite way.
I did this in my neighborhood all the time because I was too lazy to turn my car around. My house was on the other side of the street from where I'd pull in and our roads are wide enough you can park beside the curb, so I'd just cut across and park facing the opposite direction.

I received a $25 parking ticket for doing this overnight in front of my own house around two months ago. Woke up to find the ticket in the morning. Grrrr. :angry: