Here’s a video from San Francisco in the early 1900s which makes today’s traffic appear rather tame!
Archive for the ‘Humor’ Category
A story in today’s Sarasota Herald Tribune reports that 70 year old Elaine F. Pyzikiewicz was one of four women arrested for prostitution at the Port Charlotte Mandala Health Spa. Insert your “world’s oldest profession” joke here.
Here’s the newspaper story – http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20110219/ARTICLE/110219696/2416/NEWS?Title=Four-are-accused-of-prostitution
Here’s the arrest record – http://www.ccso.org/localcrime/bookingsheet.cfm?bn=74094-001
Jonathan Spivey, a pianist for the Sarasota Orchestra, was keyed up on January 27. Frustrated with children throwing a football in the street at the intersection of Maple Hammock Drive and Gocio Road, Spivey took matters into his own hands and played the first movement of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony allegro con brio on 12 year old student Cody Deserio.
For more on this lack of harmony, check out – http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20110204/BREAKING/110209872/2416/NEWS?Title=Sarasota-pianist-accused-of-roughing-up-boy-12
In an effort to prove that he can’t take a joke, Dan Snyder filed suit today against a free weekly newspaper for an article which lampooned Mr. Snyder and his leadership of the Washington Redskins.
According to a story at si.com, “The cover story entitled ‘The Cranky Redskins Fan’s Guide to Dan Snyder,’ has an altered photo of the owner with horns and a beard drawn in pen. The suit claims the weekly newspaper used ‘lies, half-truths, innuendo and anti-Semitic imagery to smear, malign, defame and slander’ Snyder.”
The ABA Journal’s blog reported an unusual story involving a lawyer, a gurney, and a claim of incompetency -
A Pennsylvania judge has ruled that a lawyer rolled into a competency hearing on a gurney last month is competent to stand trial.
Judge Steve Leskinen ruled last week after hearing testimony that the lawyer, Mark Morrison of Hopwood, Pa., could be faking his mental problems, according to the Associated Press and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Morrison is accused of stealing nearly $100,000 in mortgage settlement payments from two elderly couples.
At a competency hearing last month, Morrison laid on a gurney in the back of the courtroom, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported at the time. Occasionally, he would raise his right arm into the air and wiggle his fingers. A surgical mask covered his mouth and his eyes remained closed.
Experts at the hearing said Morrison should be monitored in a care facility before his competency is determined, but said it is possible he is faking mental illness. Dr. Bruce Wright, a psychiatrist for the prosecution, cited a hospital discharge report. It indicated that sometimes Morrison appears completely disoriented, but he is able to carry on a “clear and logical” telephone conversation when no one is in the room.
The CBS News Crimesider blog noted the judge’s ruling. “ ‘Attorney on a gurney’ may sound like the title of a new reality show, but actually, it describes how a Pennsylvania lawyer chose to make his grand entrance at a competency hearing last month,” Crimesider says.
Or, perhaps, Mr. Morrison is feeling some pressure from the accusations that he stole from his clients? (See http://tinyurl.com/24k3uam)
The following video about the (fictitious) Entabulator was ad-libbed. It’s not funny, however, to have an attorney who ad-libs. Enjoy the video and then call any of the attorneys at Kirk Pinkerton, PA, if you need a serious answer to a serious question.