LawSites’ January 18, 2017, blog post, “Fake Lawyer Blogs Repost My Post About Their Fake Lawyer Blogs,” by Robert Ambrogi is hilarious and worthy of a [TED Talk funny man] James Veitch award – and also certainly deserving of a Chuck Shephard News of the Weird entry. It also sounds like a Borowitz Report! Wowsers – a humor trifecta.
“He’s not much of a legal mind, but boy can he proofread….”
It’s that time again to visit the bitter, twisted, and hilarious Justice Bedsworth: “March 2015 – In Dog We Trust,” by Justice William W. Bedsworth. (You can read the Judge’s April 2015 “A Criminal Waste of Space” column, too.)
And if you want to see the yes, it’s a true story, rug, just search Google Image for these words: pinellas county sheriff’s office rug in dog we trust
Every working stiff needs a laugh and a boost on Friday-Eve morning (better known as Thursday morning) and we are no exception to that truth. So, we often turn to the Legal Research is Easy blogger who never fails to tickle our funny bones – and he’s willing to spill the beans about his patrons. What more could you want?! We all have these public law library patrons, but who can tell their stories with such humor and exasperation – and with excellent legal research tips!
(Public libraries everywhere have these patrons. If you don’t believe me, read Unshelved and the “Black Belt Librarian” author who thought he knew everything about libraries and security until he actually started working in one.)
The latest Legal Research is Easy posts (and previous ones for that matter) are hilarious AND interesting AND smart AND the facts described would elicit a my, my, my from our favorite Auntie Mame (Rosalind Russell). (The rest of us fall about laughing. Auntie Mame was nothing if not a classy dame.)
“On the HBO program Last Week Tonight, John Oliver observed that without video Supreme Court oral arguments are pretty dry, even with courtroom sketches as backdrops. So he proposed that the audio be livened up with video. What video? Dogs! ….” [Link to canine Videos of U.S. Supreme Court Arguments—at Last!)
Justice Bedsworth, in A Criminal Waste of Space, August 2014:
“Deciding Between Comfort Animals and Comfort Food,” by Justice William W. Bedsworth
Excerpt: “Edward O. Wilson is a biologist. A very perceptive biologist. He sums up the human condition this way, “We have Paleolithic emotions, medieval institutions, and god-like technology.”
Link from Richard Zorza’s inimitable Access to Justice blog: A Cautionary Tale — Cartoon Points Out the Downsides of Automated Courts
Access to justice and court systems broken (and broke)?
The ABA Journal alerts us to a new comic book heroine who is a lawyer in “real life.” Maybe the comic will be as funny as the article and the Comments:
LAW IN POPULAR CULTURE: Meet She-Hulk, heroine of new comic book series who can bench-press a bus and runs her own law firm,” Feb 11, 2014, by Martha Neil.
Can’t wait to see what the Portland Mercury will do with Hulk’s she-cousin.