December 2006

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Driver Arrested For Helping While Intoxicated

A good Samaritan in Germany got arrested this morning after he saw what he thought was a broken-down vehicle by the side of the road and stopped to help.  The vehicle was not only in good working order but was…



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Why Not to Slap Fellow Airline Passengers, Reason #1

Wanting to slap fellow passengers (and their crying babies) is entirely understandable, but here’s a reason to stop and think before you do it.  A US Airways passenger was arrested yesterday after he threw a "mid-air temper tantrum" on a…



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Inmate Faces Preliminary Hearing on Charge of Aggregated Flatulence

According to Jeff Meyer, the attorney for Lincoln County, Nebraska, fights among inmates are pretty common even in the small and charming jails that dot our nation’s heartland.  (He didn’t say the bit about the jails of the heartland.)  Usually,…



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Guestblogging at Overlawyered.com This Week

The normally sensible Walter Olson and Ted Frank have suffered a serious lapse in judgment and agreed to let me "guestblog" for the next week or so on their well-known blog, "Overlawyered," which chronicles the high cost of our legal…


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Employee Sues After “Chat-Room Addiction” Not Accommodated

A former IBM employee has sued the company after he was fired for inappropriate use of the Internet during work hours.  (It wasn’t for reading blogs, not that you would do that during the workday.)  James Pacenza admitted that he…


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Jesus May Not Have the Votes to Become King of Poland

Lawmakers from Poland’s majority party, Law and Justice, have introduced a bill that would make Jesus Christ the honorary king of Poland, but the bill appeared doomed to defeat, at least without some kind of Christmas miracle.  Only 46 of…


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Two Suspects Arrested In Ohio Snowman Assault

Two Ohio men have been charged with "criminal damaging" for wielding screwdrivers in a late-night attack that would have been savage and brutal, had the target not been a 12-foot inflatable snowman. Instead, it was savage and comical. Homeowner and…