Tuesday, November 14, 2006

legal absurdity

Okay, sometimes (often) lawsuits just reach a point of absurdity.

I'm currently reading a suit that arose out of the building of the Memphis City Hall in the 1960s. Apparently there was some sort of problem with the marble! So...

The supplier of the marble sued the subcontractor in charge of installing the marble, the general contractor, the City, their supplier, and the insurance company for the job

the subcontractor counter-sued the supplier, sued the general contractor, the insurance company, the city, AND the architect

the general contractor counter-sued the marble supplier and the subcontractor

Confused? Yeah, so am I. And the court allowed all of these claims to go forward in one action. so currently, the parties to the action are: the general contractor, the subcontractor, the insurance company, the city, the marble supplier, the marble supplier's supplier, and the architect--most of whom have all sued each other. Awesome.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Spam poetry

"Biracial is myself beyond family encounter it simply situation or.
Geekiness of argument damn obtaining in reader!"

"Bad advice provides a proof many."

"And I quite agree
Not being devoted we were innocent of all crime"

"The message has arrived-it is time to leave. The search has widened."

So the newest spam method is to load the front of an e-mail with nonsensical combinations of words that vaguely resemble english language, hence eluding spam filters. In fact, I've actually had a few of these make it through to my inbox, which is pretty rare.

I don't know why these nonsensical word combos amuse me so much, but they do. It's like a combination of magnetic poetry and ad-libs.