December 2009




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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like . . . This

Now at the top of the Naughty List: William Caldwell, a 45-year-old man who patiently waited in line at a Georgia mall to tell Santa that he had a present for him: dynamite. No bomb was found, but Caldwell was…


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Christ Excused From Jury Duty

Yet another way to get out of jury duty: change your name to "Jesus Christ." Actually, that may not be enough, based on the report this week that Jesus Christ, in this incarnation a 59-year-old woman formerly known as "Dorothy…



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Lawyer Misses Flight; Now Working at Airport Information Desk

Ironically, having posted just yesterday about being habitually late for things, including air travel, I missed my flight this morning.  Since, unlike some secretaries, my secretary is apparently not devoted enough to call in bomb threats on my behalf even though she knows…


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Police Dog: The Meat-Smuggler’s Nemesis

In August, police in Framingham, Massachusetts, responded to a report that a gas station had been robbed.  They brought along a tracking dog and released it in the direction in which witnesses said the robber had gone.  Just a few…


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Employee Goes Extra Mile for Boss With Bomb Threat

To:      My SecretaryFrom: MeDate:  TodayRe:      You Not Calling in Bomb Threats on My Behalf As you know, I habitually run late for everything, especially air travel.  It has come to my attention that other people's assistants…