June 2006

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Seven-Foot Green Attorney Smashes Opponent

I was very happy to learn recently (and I honestly can't remember where I learned this) that Jennifer Walters, also known by her Marvel superhero name of "She-Hulk," is an attorney. Finally, a flattering depiction of attorneys in the media….


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Meat Loaf Sues Over “Bat Out of Hell”

The artist formerly (and still) known as Meat Loaf, whose real name is the less tasty Michael Aday,  is suing his former collaborator Jim Steinman for $50 million over the rights to the phrase "Bat Out of Hell."  That was…


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Canadians Pass $204 Billion Spending Bill by Accident

Bloomberg News reports this week that the Canadian government’s $204 billion budget package was passed in the House of Commons by accident, after legislators of the opposition parties forgot to stand up to debate it. Isn’t that what the Democrats…


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Rock, Paper, Scissors Match to Resolve Discovery Dispute

While trial by combat is unfortunately no longer a part (officially) of our legal system, a form of it was revived on June 6 by the Honorable Greg Presnell of the Middle District of Florida.  The parties in Avista Management…



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Executioner Wanted: Must Have Own Hood

Documents released Thursday by Britain’s National Archives discussed the search for a proper hangman in the late 1930s after Thomas Pierrepoint, described as "one of Britain’s longest-serving hangmen," neared retirement age.  Apparently, officials found it more difficult than you might…


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How They Filibuster in Taiwan

A fight broke out (yes, again) in Taiwan’s parliament on Tuesday over an opposition party’s proposal to reinstate direct air and sea transit links with mainland China.  In a weak democracy like the United States, such a proposal might die…


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Dutch Pedophiles Organize to Protect the Right to Molest

I really have no idea what category to put this one in. Earlier this week, a new political party was registered in the Netherlands by a group of Dutch pedophiles, who evidently feel oppressed by the fact that even in…