Food and Drink


Cupcake Batterer Charged with Domestic Violence

I'm concerned that this sort of thing will become rampant in Topeka now that misdemeanor domestic battery is legal there, although on second thought, it's really not something to be concerned about. Although it is a waste of good cupcakes….


Another Motorized-Beer-Cooler DUI

A 23-year-old Australian man has been fined $500 as a result of being caught driving drunk. Christopher Petrie appeared in court on Monday, but a continuance was granted so that everybody could research the question whether the motorized beer cooler…


Label Puzzler: Original Recipe AND New Flavor?

The Consumerist is concerned that reading this label might trap a consumer's mind in an infinite logic loop (those who have had trouble with other labels are urged to look away), and/or that a consumer opening the box might find…


The Taco Bell Approach to Class-Action Defense

This isn't new, but I'm doing a presentation on class actions and was reminded I had been meaning to post it here: As you may surmise from that, Taco Bell aggressively defended that lawsuit, in court and in the media,…


Roadkill-Scavenging Soon to Be Legal in Illinois

Good news, Illinoisans Illinoisians Illinoisites people of Illinois – it may soon be legal to retrieve the carcasses of certain unfortunate mammals commonly referred to as "roadkill" and retain them for personal use (presumably eating or skinning). HB 3178, passed…


Prosecutors Taking a Second Look at the Red Bull Defense

It appears that prosecutors in Pinellas County, Florida, may have changed their minds about accepting the Red Bull defense being asserted by Stephen Coffeen. As you may recall, Coffeen is the gentleman claiming that a combination of sleep deprivation and…



Meals Now Less Happy in San Francisco

Those who hate fun scored a victory on Tuesday, and not just those in the Republican Party. Way at the other end of the political spectrum, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted 8-3 to ban the inclusion of toys…


McDonald’s Ordered to Pay Fat Manager

Via the Law360 service I learned that a judge in Brazil has ordered McDonald's to pay a former manager $17,500 based on his allegations that he gained 65 pounds during his years with the company, due to such dastardly corporate practices as offering employees…