The work of Wild Guru Larry.
Found via Bad Astronomy.
Apparently this spurned husband didn’t take it so well when his wife entered into
a dalliance on a business trip. William L. Managhan of the Managhan & Kortum-Managhan Law Firm, reportedly sent the following email to the entire membership of the Montana Trial Lawyers Association, detailing exactly how best to change your name in Montana:
Managhan & Kortum-Managhan Law Firm will no longer be known as such. The name is returning to Managhan Law Firm as Santana Kortum-Managhan is leaving the firm. Turns out that she was having sex with Tim McKeon of Anaconda while attending MMLP hearings in Helena. Call me silly but I no longer fill comfortable with her as my law partner or wife. Some will think this is an inappropriate announcement, but considering the small legal community in our state, I might as well preempt the roomer mill. Please address communication to William L. Managhan through Managhan Law Firm.
Managhan Law Firm PLLC
That’s a big “[sic]” for all those typos. Whether the email is authentic or no, it’s quite a story, isn’t it. The firm’s “Profiles” page reads “This page is currently unavailable,” lending a suspicious air of credibility to the tale.
And Mr. Managhan: if you did indeed send this out, can’t you take the time to be a real lawyer and run a spell-check before burdening us with your linguistic/romance woes and simultaneously trashing your wife’s reputation (if indeed that is you . . . hellooo?)?
Because collateral estoppel precludes future litigation of one specific issue, and because that is what the state effectively asks us to find, we construe their argument as one for collateral estoppel rather than res judicata, despite the substitution of one term for the other in the state’s brief.
Noting in a footnote: “Because Latin is a dead language anyway.”
But wait! Judge Alice Batchelder rides to the rescue! In her concurring opinion, she writes:
I concur in Judge Martin’s opinion.
I write separately only to express my suspicion that, like the reports of Mark Twain’s death, see The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy (Third Edition, 2002), the report of the death of Latin in the majority opinion’s footnote 5 is greatly exaggerated.
Hooray for Judge Batchelder! Lingua latina per aeternam!
I’ve been trolling YouTube and found quite a few gems. In this one, the 4th Doctor spends a little quality time with the Cyber Family…
In the complaint below, filed by Jonathan Lee Riches©, currently residing at the Federal Correctional Institution Williamsburg, Mr. Vick is accused of, inter alia, violations of the United States Constitution, larceny of Mr. Riches© dog and coat, invasion of privacy, identity theft, violations of the Trading with the Enemy Act, and violations of the Copyright Law of the United States. (Note: for some unknown reason, Mr. Riches© has copyrighted his name. Sounds like a good idea.) Mr. Riches© also accuses Mr. Vick of subjecting him to microwave testing, dealing drugs in a school zone, and using steroids.
Compelling draftsmanship and a treatise on civil actions, please enjoy.
On Page 2, Mr. Riches© sets forth his constitutional basis for his cause of action, makes a request for “63,000,000,00.00 Billion dollars,” and conflates the United States Postal Service with United Parcel Service.
From the BBC:
UK military spokesman Major Mike Shearer said: “We can categorically state that we have not released man-eating badgers into the area.”
Though I think it would have been better if he had said: “Badgers? We don’t need no stinking badgers!”
You might recall my post back in March about IslamTube entitled “IslamTube: Snipers and Destruction.” Bottom line, IslamTube back then (hold on before you excoriate me for not updating my sources) featured such crowd-pleasers as videos of jihadists blowing up Coalition forces, and Zawahiri tapes–much unlike the cheery GodTube.
Well, turns out somebody has now hacked IslamTube, rendering it useless. Hopefully forever–thanks to good old freedom and democracy, it appears that citizens of fellow democracy Turkey have hacked the abomination. Now appearing on the IslamTube front page: a lovely picture of Turkish nation-founder Ataturk, the Turkish flag, and some music (Turkish national anthem?).
Now to be fair, there were positive Islamic videos on the site: and so, sincere apologies to our reader (named “a person”) who pointed out that IslamTube now directs him to another site (“Islaam.com”). I also found myself redirected to Islaam.com, before the second attempt that brought me Ataturk.
I’ll take Ataturk over Jihadists anyday. Long live Turkey!
(And by the way: hacking is often illegal. Don’t do it.)
Folha Online reports that using Orkut, Google’s online social network, an armed gang of four 19-27 year old- kidnapped the world-leading Role-Playing Gamer of the game GunBound (boy plays violent video game; others become violent; psychologists, have at it). One of the gang members’ girlfriends lured the gamer onto a fake date at a shopping mall via the network. The gamer showed for the date but the girl didn’t. Her boyfriend appeared in her place (“Wha! Your voice didn’t sound so low on the phone…”), the gamer was kidnapped and held in Sao Paulo, with a gun held to his head for five hours.
The gang’s goal? To obtain the gamer’s password, which the gang planned to sell for $8,000. The game, however, didn’t give up the information. The gang, naturally, then let the victim go.
And go he did, straight to the police–Brazilian police saved the rest of the day, picking up the four Continue reading
Mother England is making headlines these days: first the Hadley v. Baxendale news, and now this: BBC reports the mysterious appearance of a giant Homer Simpson painted on a hill above Cerne Abbas, in Dorset, England, to promote the new Simpsons movie.
Gracing the field next to Homer, of course, is the famous naked, chalk, Cerne Abbas giant.
Joint Wessex district manager of The Pagan Federation Ann Bryn-Evans quite ironically commented: “I’m amazed they got permission to do something so ridiculous. It’s an area of scientific interest.” In apparent contradictory spirit, she added, “We’ll be doing some rain magic to bring the rain and wash it away.”
Thanks to BadArchaeology.
I’ve never quite seen anything like this.
Nope, this is pretty unique. With the recent news that an unprecedented 33% of all Americans are presently lusting after an iPhone, the relatively small subset of buyers who might actually go for something like this might just fill the back seat of a Yugo:
Never having thought about this before, I’m surprised at the fineness of the final product. It’s like the contents of a tube of graphite, except for that one recalcitrant wire.
In an equally smart move, Mr. Jobs, who’s both a member of Disney’s Board of Directors and Disney’s largest shareholder, was reportedly a “decider” (or at least an “influencer”) in Disney’s wise announcement last Friday: Disney will no longer make those atrocious direct-to-DVD animated sequals.
Parents everywhere: rejoice.
Those of you who are parents know that those DVDs are enjoyed by few in the family but the little ones who are sucked in by the lure of those (erstwhile) luminous characters from the originals.
Or, as Mr. Jobs put it: “If you look at the quality of [the direct-to-DVD] sequals it’s pretty embarrassing.”
Hear hear. We save money, and Disney puts its money into more quality original fare.
Reported in Yahoo News