Friday Follies 1.19

I’m thinking a $16.5 million verdict isn’t unexpected when jurors ask for a 10-digit adding machine.

Woman arrested for offering sex for World Series tickets gets 800 new Facebook “friends.” I wonder why. (Via.)

Dumb legal marketing idea # 36,926: Lawyer-referral site tries to generate more business for immigration lawyers by offering a make-believe phony iPhone app called iCoyote, putting together everything “a real immigrant smuggler” needs, such as iWife to “take care of finding marriage prospects for you.”

Given the “masks” these guys used, it should come as no suprise that one of the charges is burglarizing driving while intoxicated.

The lamest murder excuses, although I think the next to last one might actually be considered justifiable homicide in some circles.

Follies on the electronic frontier: The Electronic Frontier Foundation has established a Takedown Hall of Shame. (A “takedown” notice is what a copyright holder sends your internet service provider when it claims material infringing on its copyright has been posted online.)

If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions?

Scott Adams (“Dogbert”), Shave the Whales

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