Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The World Has Gone Mad - More

I didn't intend to have a sequel to yesterday's post, but the strange stories just keep on coming.

Exhibit 1:

A woman sued her nephew "for an exuberant greeting at his birthday party" that broke her wrist.
Jennifer Connell sued in Bridgeport Superior Court for $127,000, saying the little boy did not behave reasonably when he leapt into her arms at his 8th birthday celebration.

“The injuries, losses and harms to the plaintiff were caused by the negligence and carelessness of the minor defendant in that a reasonable eight years old under those circumstances would know or should have known that a forceful greeting such as the one delivered by the defendant to the plaintiff could cause the harms and losses suffered by the plaintiff,” the lawsuit claims.
Really? An eight-year-old is expected to 'reasonably' know that jumping into his aunt's arms could cause harm and loss? GMAFB.

And exactly what harm and loss did the woman suffer?
“I was at a party recently, and it was difficult to hold my hors d’oeuvre plate..."
Fortunately, the jury tossed the case. But there might be a few awkward moments at the family's Thanksgiving dinner this year ... especially if hors d’oeuvres are served.

In other news, another aspect of my youth is no more.

Playboy magazine to end publishing fully nude female photos
Playboy will no longer publish photos of nude women...

The change, to take place in March, represents a major shift for the magazine, which broke new ground when Hugh Hefner created it and featured Marilyn Monroe on its debut cover in 1953...
Notice the price in the upper right-hand corner.

Of course, I only bought it for the stories anyway...

Finally, what would any collection of absurd stories be without a contribution from the obama administration?

Prisoners have a beef after pork chopped from federal prison menus
Inmates will no longer be pigging out on ham or bacon after the Obama administration removed pig products from federal prison menus...
It's bad enough to be locked up, but to be denied bacon?!? That's cruel and unusual punishment. And, of course, controversial.
The decision was based on a survey of prisoners’ food preferences that found most inmates don’t like the taste of the “other white meat,” prison officials said.
On the other hand:
The National Pork Producers Council, which represents the nation’s hog farmers, said it was outraged by the decision and planned to mount an effort to reverse it. “I find it hard to believe that a survey would have found a majority of any population saying, ‘No, thanks, I don’t want any bacon...'"
So who is in favor of the pork ban?
A national Muslim civil rights organization has praised the move...
Quelle surprise.

All this talk about bacon has made me hungry. Time for a BLT...

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