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Jury Clears Mascot in Hot-Dog-Flinging Case

ALERT: a second jury has found the Kansas City Royals and their mascot Sluggerrr not liable for Sluggerrr hitting a fan in the eye with a hot dog. As you may recall (and if not, by all means see below),…


Is It Still Robbery If You Just Ask Nicely?

Let’s say you walk into a bank, go up to a teller and say something like, “Hi, I was just passing by your bank and thought I’d stop in and see if you’d be willing to give me some money….



Dead Guy Sentenced to Six Months (Suspended)

The Associated Press reported last week that a Greek court had convicted a 46-year-old man of stealing electricity, although at the time of trial he had been dead for a couple of weeks. Normally, being dead is a pretty good defense,…


Official State Crap: District of Columbia

I now return to the critical project of covering the often-ridiculous official stuff of all 50 U.S. states, and, I have now decided, all our non-states as well. This time, it’s the District of Columbia. Although D.C. only has four…


Bad Disguise #8: Spray Paint

A review of my Bad Disguises category reveals that I haven't been very consistent about numbering these. Although in my defense, when I started doing that I had not contemplated that more than one person would, for example, wrap his…