October 2013

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TSA Embarrassed by Nine-Year-Old

Oops, that's not a grenade after all As a result of this incident the agency has announced that only infants will be permitted to fly for the foreseeable future, because at least for the most part it has that threat under…


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“No, You’re Still Deceased,” Judge Tells Dead Man

"[There's a] man sitting in the courtroom, he appears to be in good health," noted Judge Allan Davis on Monday. But by the end of the hearing, that man was dead. He had also been dead when he walked in,…



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School Bans Fun

Recess itself is still allowed, for now, but it appears that students will have to spend it standing quietly in one place: As CBS 2’s Jennifer McLogan reported Monday, officials at Weber Middle School in Port Washington are worried that…


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UPDATE: Pirate Joe’s Prevails … For Now

NPR reports that a federal judge in Seattle has dismissed Trader Joe's suit against Pirate Joe's (now "_irate Joe's," at least temporarily) and its owner, Mike Hallatt. As you may recall, Hallatt's operation involves driving to the U.S. from Vancouver,…


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Why the Devil Quit Bothering Pigs, According to Justice Scalia

From an interview with Justice Scalia, published Sunday in New York magazine: Q: You believe in heaven and hell?A: Oh, of course I do. Don't you believe in heaven and hell?  No. Oh, my. Does that mean I'm not going?[Laughing.] Unfortunately…


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Ape Map

This seems like it might be useful information to have: Even if you live in a blue state, though (and here "blue state" means there's no law against it), you shouldn't own one of our primate cousins. They are beautiful,…


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Good News for Law Firms: UFOs Are About to Save Us All

There's been a lot of doom and gloom lately about the state of the legal market, the number of jobs available (or not available), and so forth. Well, the good news is that experts are saying that an uptick is…


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No, Twerking Is Not Illegal

According to numerous reports, the mayor of DeQuincy, Louisiana, made "twerking" illegal recently after the horrific display of it by what's-her-name at the MTV Awards brought it to his attention. The dance move is a "defiant act against Jesus," Mayor…