Jury Duty III: The Trial

Previously: Voir dire During voir dire we were lectured, questioned, and talked down to. Then the jury was selected and we broke for lunch. Upon our return, we were suddenly treated like royalty. "All rise for the jury," demanded the bailiff every time we entered the room. And the attorneys began speaking to us like we were their closest, most

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Lipidalooza

America's Favorite Snack Just Got Favoriter! This summer, people across the nation thrilled to the taste-sensation of the Deep-Fried Twinkie. But that fad is so last-August. Americans want something newer, something bigger, something that takes deep-frying to the edge and then over the edge and then across a verdant meadow and right up to a second, edgier edge. That's why

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Look Upon My Works, Ye and Despair

I'm having a hard time deciding which facial expression is the funniest. I really like "Ron Weasly, Ralphing" in the lower left-hand corner, but "Guy Showing Perhaps A Little Too Much Interest" in the tan jacket, far right, might just take the cake. Story here, image found on filepile.

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Jury Duty II: Voir Dire

Previously: Summons. Unlike the first two jury pools, my group of 50 did not immediately tromp off to meet their judge. We were instead asked to fill out a questionnaire and return it to the Courthouse Clerk. I picked up mine, returned to my seat, and felt my zeal for Jury Duty whoosh out of me like oxygen from an

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Headline

Carrot Top Urges Sniper To Contact Police Using 1-800-CALL-ATT Sources: Call would be 'free for the killer, cheap for authorities'

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Jury Duty I: Summons

All my life I have wanted to do Jury Duty. As a teen I was addicted to Perry Mason novels and L.A. Law; in college I got a phenomenal score on a practice LSAT test I took for kicks; in Peace Corps I resolved to become an environmental lawyer upon my return to the States. In a sense, my interest

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My Big Fat Redundant Idea

You know what the problem with the Internet is? It's that every knucklehead with a great idea can go online and blab about it. So, now, whenever I have a great idea, and I search Google to make sure that I am the first person ever to think of it, I always wind up with, like 74,000 hits. Lame. Remember

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It’s a Boy!

According to Blog Tree, defective yeti has spawned its first yetiette in the form of Richtoscano.com. Good stuff over yonder, check it out.

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Games: Royal Turf

What the hell? I wrote a rave review about Puerto Rico and basically called it the best thing since the invention of the pluot, and not a single one of you went out and bought it? You are so disappointing. I mean, okay, I kind of see your point: few of you are avid board game players like myself, so

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