Ketching-up

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s … a stripper? Granted, not exactly high heroics here, but some “strippers” at the Deja Vu club in Nashville were suspicious of $100 bills and called the police after a patron spent $600 of them. The man, who “authorities say used his computer to make fake $100 bills [...]

Not-so-sinful: Dogs

“If you eliminate smoking and gambling, you will be amazed to find that almost all an Englishman’s pleasures can be, and mostly are, shared by his dog.” — George Bernard Shaw

Inadvertent martyrdom

“A porn actress who claimed she performed oral sex on a state trooper who stopped her for speeding lost her chance to avoid the ticket he issued because she failed to appear in court Friday,” reports USA Today here. Two quick comments: I thought that kinda thing happened only in books and movies. I’m figuring [...]

Did I just do that?

This is great. Lawyers are frequently — and rightfully — bashed for writing (and even speaking, iiik) in legalese. (There’s a ban on legalese at this firm.) Too bad the movement to quash legalese has not spread more quickly through the Legal World. It’d prevent tragedies like this one, reported by the NY Times here, [...]

Gambling & stuff

Gambling: “State would be winner if it legalizes the game,” opines Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle here. He writes, “Yes, I play poker. And like most poker players in Texas, I’m not sick, sleazy or despicable, and I am certainly no lawbreaker. Well, at times I might be. (A lawbreaker, that is).” Me, too. [...]

The Government & Morality

It’s a debate that will never end: Should government judge morality for us? That’s the topic from this op-ed recently posted on MiamiHerald.com, discussing the plight of Sherri Williams and her sex toys case from Alabama. The government (we?) routinely answers morality questions with legislation. After all, both murder and theft are widely considered immoral, [...]

Just how old are you?

This is a cool site. Find out how old you are (or how young you’re not) — down to the second.