Friday Follies 1.4

There go those activist judges again! “The prolonged honking of your car’s horn in front of your neighbor’s house in the wee hours of the morning isn’t a constitutionally protected First Amendment right.” (Via.)

It isn’t enough to want to ban it, a group in Milwaukee not only wants to publicly burn a library book but have the library indicted for a hate crime for making it available. Baby Be-Bop is a a young adult novel by award-winning author Francesca Lia Block. (Via.)

Dating in the 21st Century: has been sued by a Brooklyn man for inflicting “humiliation and disappointment” on lonely hearts “who feel rejected when their e-mails get no reply.” (Via.)

In the interests of full disclosure, the site hosting the contest is a “tort reform” organization affiliated with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Reasonable persons can differ on the issues involved in tort reform (in fact, I can argue with myself over it). That said, May’s “most ridiculous lawsuit” went to a woman suing a wax manufacturer because, while handling wax she had microwaved, she was burned when the wax boiled over its container.

“An arbitrator recently awarded $4.1 billion in favor of the former chief marketing officer of iFreedom Communications Inc., finding that iFreedom breached his employment contract by firing him without cause.” That’s right. Billion — with a “b.” (Via.)

We’re all throwing the dice, playing the game, moving our pieces around the board, but if there’s a problem, the lawyer is the only person that has actually read the inside of the top of the box.

Jerry Seinfeld, SeinLanguage

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