July 2012


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Kansas City Police End Standoff With Naked Archer

The dramatic standoff in Kansas City between a SWAT team and some naked guy wandering around with a bow and arrow, which riveted the nation for approximately zero minutes this week, ended peacefully late Monday night. The Kansas City Star reported…



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Good Reason to Kill #25: Bought the Wrong Kind of Beer

I was going to say that alcohol was obviously involved in this incident, but I guess under the circumstances maybe it was a lack of alcohol. According to The Morning Call, a 19-year-old man pleaded guilty in Pennsylvania on Monday to…


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Order Overruling Objection to Motion Filed About Four Minutes Late

Specifically, four minutes and twenty-seven seconds. I've known about this order for a while now—it was issued in a case called Hyperphrase Technologies v. Microsoft Corp. in 2003—but was surprised to note (after somebody sent it to me today) that I…


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Low-Flying Pilot Ventilates Brazilian Supreme Court

It's the building in the lower right at about :02 that briefly has a bunch of glass windows in front:   If he gets in trouble for that I guess there's not much point in appealing the sentence.



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Assorted Stupidity #41

Careful when honking at people during rush hour in Philly—somebody might pull out a crossbow. (No, Ted Nugent is still in Maine at the moment.) Previously in medieval road-rage weaponry: axe, mace, trident. Well, a wrench is close enough to a mace…


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Studio Sues to Stop “Raging Bull 2”

The Wall Street Journal reports that MGM Studios is suing to stop the filming of a sequel to Raging Bull, the 1980 movie about boxer Jake LaMotta for which Robert DeNiro won an Oscar. According to MGM, its original deal with LaMotta…


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The Money FunnyJunk.com Isn’t Getting

In a bag In funny shapes As I think I mentioned, Carreon dismissed his lawsuit against Matt Inman (The Oatmeal) the other day when it became clear he was likely to lose. There’s a good post on the whole saga…