June 2011

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Wrongful-Death Lawsuit Filed After Man Killed by Rooster

On Point News reports that the family of a California man killed at a cockfight in January has sued the owner of the property where the fight took place. This would probably not be news except that, as you may…


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Flight Diverted Due to Passenger Nudity

I'll never understand airport security. The same people who insist on seeing you naked then get all upset if you take your clothes off. Make up your minds! For once, alcohol apparently played no part in an incident of this…


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Most of Newt Gingrich’s Campaign Staff Resigns

Well, that was fun while it lasted. Which wasn't very long. The Washington Post is reporting today that the entire senior staff of the Gingrich campaign has resigned, apparently based on disagreements over "the path" that the campaign would be…



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Good Reason to Kill #17: Beer-Pong Dispute

Assuming this had something to do with an alleged violation of the rules of Beer Pong, it's somewhat reminiscent of #2 (Disputed Yahtzee Rules). Possibly dumber, but it's hard to say. The Yahtzee rules are likely more complicated, but I'm…


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TSA Settles With Woman Whose Top Was Pulled Down

I'm glad to see these people finally having to pay someone, but $2,350 is not enough for this. The 24-year-old plaintiff alleged that at the Corpus Christi airport in May 2008, she was selected for an enhanced pat-down, sufficiently enhanced…


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Please Welcome Colonel Sanders

Houston Chronicle, May 30: [Texas state] Rep. Ken Legler on Monday arrived on the House floor wearing a cream white suit, string tie and carrying a cane and a KFC bucket of chicken. He walked through the lower chamber doors…


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Defendant’s Cross-Dressing Strategy Doesn’t Fool Reporters

Maybe not since Florida Sen. Gary Siplin was photographed climbing a fence trying to avoid reporters has a media strategy failed quite so badly. Martyn Crute, a former director of UK Oil and Gas Ltd., reportedly pleaded guilty to operating…


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IHOP v. IHOP, Round 2

As you may recall, Round 1 of IHOP v. IHOP began last year, when International House of Pancakes sued International House of Prayer for trademark dilution. That case was filed in federal court in Los Angeles, but was dismissed in December, reportedly…


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Homeowners Foreclose on Bank

It's sad, even if sometimes necessary, when the sheriff's deputy and moving trucks show up to seize assets because of an unpaid debt. Actually, though, I guess it's not that sad when it's the bank that's getting foreclosed on. According…