Friday Follies 1.9

Layoffs and pay cuts at law firms are one thing but “ratcheting up the cost of my soda by 150% is where I draw the line!

You’ll be happy to know Korean restaurants (as in restaurants actually in Korea) will no longer be able to reuse food — although there are some exceptions.

Those in the financial industry might want to keep this news away from Congress: “China executed two business people for defrauding hundreds of investors out of more than $127 million, calling the scam a serious blow to social stability.” (Via.)

The dangers of “friending” a judge on Facebook: after a lawyer asked for a continuance one day because of the death of her father, the judge saw “a string of status updates on Facebook, detailing her week of drinking, going out and partying.”

So what does a U.S. Supreme Court justice do during the Court’s summer recess? According to the wife of Justice Clarence Thomas, she and her husband have traveled through 27 states in their recreational vehicle, and they love to stay in Wal-Mart parking lots. “Actually,” she said, “it’s one of our favorite things to do.”

Why my wife and I never thought of divorce.

“Moorestown Patrolman Robert Melia, 38, is every criminal defense attorney’s nightmare. First, Melia was charged with aggravated sexual assault on three underaged girls. Now, he has been arrested for sex with cows.”

Lawyers spend a great deal of their time shoveling smoke.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (attributed)

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