Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The stink of the missing link

The Burning Taper has long been fascinated by monkeys, and has written many times about them.

I believe it was the late Robert Anton Wilson who once wrote that the basic difference between monkeys and men is that monkeys mark their territory by flinging feces, and men mark their territory with ink on legal documents.

The two concepts clashed on Monday in San Diego when a defendant in court suddenly smeared his attorney with feces, then hurled poo at the jury box.

The judge declared a mistrial and increased his bail from $250,000 to one million dollars.

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  1. I've heard of "throwing the book at him," but this...

    Sounds like a smear campaign...

    Good thing is wasn't the Scopes Monkey Trial...

    Seriously, I'm sure the Bailiff had egg on his face over that breach of security...


  2. You're supposed to Inherit the Wind, not Break Wind.

  3. I see attorneys and judges spouting verbal feces all of the time in court so it is only fair that a guest of the State receives equal time.

  4. I am going to paraphrase one of my favorite radio hosts, Ron Rosenbaum, an attorney in MN, "Everybody hates lawyers...until they need one, then they want the meanest SOB on the planet."


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