March 2006

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Pimp Sues Customers For Engaging in Illegal Activity

A Dutch man who formerly lived in Florida, but was deported after being charged with running one of the largest escort services in the Southeast, has sued six of his former customers for breaking the law while being "escorted."  By…


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Dodgeball Game Leads to Assault Charges

Not stemming from dodgeball impact, either. From my original home zone of the Midwest comes this story of dodgeball gone wrong.  A humble game of dodgeball at Crescent Lake Christian Academy in Liberty, Missouri, turned ugly in February when one…


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Zimzim Urallala Zimzim, Says Mayor

Harper’s Magazine reported this month on a proclamation in honor of Dadaism issued late last year by Dennis Highberger, the mayor of Lawrence, Kansas.  This year is (according to some) the 90th anniversary of the creation of Dadaism, an artistic…


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Man Charged With Leaving Scene of Crash After Snake Attack

Drivers in Naples, Florida, called police Tuesday night to report the kind of road incident that you don’t see every day, but would like to.  They reported that a man who had been driving his PT Cruiser erratically then crashed…




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Village Policeman Charged With Corruption

Victor Willis, the highest-ranking member of the Village People, has been re-arrested after attempting to flee from gun and drug charges against him in San Mateo County, California. Ironically, he was the policeman. Willis, who was the co-author of such…



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Broker, Employer Battle over Reasons for Firing

Jim Whitehouse is suing his former employer, RBC Dominion Securities, for wrongful dismissal.  He was fired in early 2004 but the parties dispute the reason for the firing. Whitehouse testified that he felt it was due to friction over his…


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Teacher Sues for Harassment Due to Farting Chair

Sue Storer formerly taught at Bedminster Down Secondary School in Bristol, England, but resigned last September, saying she had been subjected to sexist and other harassing behavior at work.   While there is nothing funny about the allegations of sexism, the…