Titanic Legal Battles

Man Claims Mullet Discrimination

I warned you this would happen. I just assumed it would be here in America. The bar (in Perth, Australia), has refused to comment so far on the man's claim that he was asked to leave because of his mullet. According…




How Physicists Beat Traffic Tickets

From "The Proof of Innocence," a paper by Dimitri Krioukov, a physicist at the University of California (San Diego): According to this post at Physics Central (via Neatorama), Krioukov got a ticket for running a stop sign, and submitted the paper to support…


Rome Still Having Trouble With Gladiators

A few days ago these jokers climbed up on the Colosseum to protest the fines they got for bothering tourists. As you can see, they are sort of dressed like Roman legionaries or gladiators, except for the blue jeans, and…



Swiss Supreme Court Upholds Ban on Nude Hiking

Fed up with repeated incursions by German nacktwanderen (naked hikers), in 2009 a northern Swiss canton passed a law making such hiking illegal. See "New Swiss Law Aims to Halt Invasion of Naked Germans," Lowering the Bar (Apr. 26, 2009). A man…



New Jersey Governor Vetoes “Snooki Subsidy”

Citing budget concerns and the harm he says the show does to New Jersey's image, on Monday Governor Chris Christie vetoed an extension of the $420,000 tax credit that Jersey Shore has been getting from the state. The credit has apparently…