July 2010


New Forbes Column on Crunch Berries, Froot Loops Cases

Although this is a saga that long-time LTB readers may be quite familiar with by now (see, e.g., "Reasonable Consumer Would Know 'Crunch Berries' Are Not Real, Judge Rules," Lowering the Bar (June 2, 2009)), my column this week for Forbes.com…


Department of Homeland Security Deploys Ogre-Protection Force

Please fill in the blank in the following sentence, which recently came out of the mouth of John Morton, Assistant Secretary for Homeland Security: The reason the Department of Homeland Security is protecting ______ is because we are all about…




Update on the Fraudulent Photoshopper

Daryl Simon seems to have included his bogus charity photos in an appendix to his sentencing memorandum, but I was unable to find that on the court's docket.  It may not have been posted yet, but that seems odd given…



Kansas Man’s 0.57 BAC Impressive, But Not a Record

According to the Wichita Eagle, a man who was treated at a local hospital for an injury to the back of his head was found to have a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.57.  That is seven times the legal limit for driving,…



Good Reason to Kill #9: That There Is My Fryin’ Pan

A good opening for this story on July 10: "A dispute over the ownership of a frying pan led to third-degree burns for one South Bend man and 11 stitches for another, police reports said." Apparently, one man was cooking…