12 Weird Laws In Existence In New York State

  • When one is in a elevator, one is not permitted to talk to anyone and must look straight ahead at the door with one’s arms crossed.
  • You are not allowed to divorce for irreconcilable difference unless the parties agree to it.
  • It is illegal for people to stand in public with two or more other people with their faces covered by¬†masks or disguising their identity.
  • Slippers are not to be worn after¬†10pm
  • It is legal for women to be topless in public, as long as it is not for business purposes.
  • People cannot greet each other with their thumb up against their nose while wiggling their fingers.
  • It is against the law to throw a ball at someone’s face for fun.
  • A license must be purchased before hanging clothes on a clothesline.
  • A person is not allowed to walk around Sundays with an ice cream cone in his or her pocket.
  • $25 fine will be levied for flirting.
  • It is illegal for women to wear body hugging clothing.
  • Jumping off a building is illegal and punishable by death.

RIP IVAN REITMAN

Legendary movie producer and director Ivan Reitman who worked on iconic comedies such as ‚ÄúAnimal House‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúGhostbusters,‚ÄĚ has died at the age of 75. Reitman died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Montecito, California, his family said in a statement on Sunday night. The Canadian director has been at the helm of hit movies and also served as producer for such films as Animal House (1978), Beethoven (1992), Space Jam (1996), and Private Parts (1997). Reitman was born in Kom√°rno, Czechoslovakia, on October 27, 1946, the son of Klara and Ladislav “Leslie” Reitman. Both of Reitman’s parents were Hungarian Jews; his mother survived the Auschwitz concentration camp and his father was an underground resistance fighter.

His family came to Canada as refugees when Reitman was four years old. Reitman’s first producing job was with the then-new station¬†CITY-TV in Toronto. In Toronto, he produced the stage production¬†Spellbound¬†(1973) which evolved into Broadway production¬†The Magic Show. Reitman’s first commercial film ventures were as producer of two films for director¬†David Cronenberg,¬†Shivers¬†(1975) and¬†Rabid¬†(1977). His big break came when he produced¬†National Lampoon’s Animal House¬†in 1978 and directed¬†Meatballs¬†in 1979.¬†From there, he directed and produced a number of comedies including Stripes (1981),¬† Ghostbusters¬†(1984),¬† Legal Eagles¬†(1986),¬†Twins¬†(1988),¬†Ghostbusters II¬†(1989), Kindergarten Cop (1990),¬† Dave¬†(1993),¬†Junior¬†(1994),¬†Six Days, Seven Nights (1998),¬† Evolution¬†(2001),¬†My Super Ex-Girlfriend¬†(2006), and¬†No Strings Attached (2011).

In the early 1990s, Reitman began to direct fewer films, but increased his role as a producer and executive producer through his company, Northern Lights Entertainment.He helped to produce the animated film¬†Heavy Metal¬†(1981), as well as the live-action films¬†Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone¬†(1983),¬†Beethoven¬†(1992),¬†Beethoven’s 2nd¬†(1993),¬†Space Jam¬†(1996),¬†Howard Stern’s film¬†Private Parts¬†(1997),¬†Road Trip¬†(2000),¬†Old School¬†(2003),¬†EuroTrip¬†(2004) and¬†Trailer Park Boys: The Movie (2006). n 2007, Reitman was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame. He next produced the comedy¬†I Love You, Man¬†(2009), starring¬†Paul Rudd¬†and¬†Jason Segel. Also in 2009, he produced the¬†Academy Award-nominated film,¬†Up in the Air, directed by his son¬†Jason Reitman.

In his final decade, Reitman also co-produced the biographical film Hitchcock, released on November 23, 2012, directed the 2014 sports drama¬†Draft Day, starring¬†Kevin Costner, and served as executive producer on 2021’s¬†Space Jam: A New Legacy as he had done for the first film. In mid-January 2019, news of a new¬†Ghostbusters¬†film,¬†Ghostbusters: Afterlife, came through with Ivan’s son¬†Jason Reitman¬†taking over as co-writer and director. Ivan remained producer, and stood in for Ramis as Egon Spengler using digital makeup. The film was released on November 19, 2021, and was his final film in his lifetime. He is survived by his son Jason Reitman, wife Genevi√®ve Deloir, and two daughter Catherine Reitman, an actress, producer and writer, who is three years younger, and Caroline, a nurse.