Thursday, August 16, 2007

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If you have some time to kill, the "blog" of "unnecessary" quotation marks is rather funny.

More humorous reading is a prisoner's lawsuit against Michael Vick. Who knew that in addition to arranging dogfights Michael Vick also purchased missiles from Iran, used drugs in school zones, and subjected people to microwave testing?

Also on the legal front, a dissenting judge expressed his feelings about jukeboxes and jazz in 1956:
In the eyes and ears of many people, including the writer of this opinion, a juke box confined to ‘jazz’ records may be a nuisance. It robs the air of sweet silence, it substitutes for the gentle concord of stillness the wailings of the so-called ‘blues singer,’ the whinings of foggy saxophones, the screeching of untuned fiddles, the blasts of head-splitting horns, and the battering of earshattering drums. It makes a mockery of music, it replaces harmony with cacophony, tonality with discord, and peace with annoyance.

[Read more here.]

5 comments:

Dad said...

I think we can blame the prisoner's lawsuit against Michael Vick as a case brought by a mentally unbalanced person. But on what do we blame the lawsuit of a supposedly intelligent, learned, and sane person like Judge Roy L. Pearson? What insanity would prompt a judge to sue for $54 million dollars for a pair of missing pants, on the grounds that the cleaners guaranteed satisfaction, and nothing less than $54 million dollars would give him satisfaction?

I think that such abuse of the legal system should be criminal. Those poor people at the cleaners had to spend tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees to defend themselves against this absurd lawsuit. Not to mention their time and peace of mind. Judge Pearson should go to jail.

todorojo said...

I "like" the unnecessary quotations blog. It was a "good find."

Meg said...

that is a funny blog! er, I mean "funny"

Meg said...

that is a funny blog! er, I mean "funny"

Elizabeth said...

The unnecessary quotations blog was "wonderful." I've even "bookmarked" it for future pleasure.