If you want to be a quasi-literate racist asshole, go right ahead. It's a free country. There are lots of quasi-literate racist assholes around and it's unlikely you will distinguish yourself. I trust the marketplace of ideas to assign appropriate social consequences to you and your business. I may or may not help distribute those […]
I spent part of the morning waiting in a hall in what used to be called the Criminal Courts Building, and is now called the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center. It has not been cleaned, and the elevators have not been repaired, since I worked in the building in 1989. I arrived quite early, […]
Occasionally life gives you pop quizzes, which you fail. This weekend, life's pop quiz was "Hey, Ken, since it's National Adoption Month, do you think you could model how to react positively and constructively to challenging or uncomfortable adoption-related social situations?" My answer: KEN SMASH KEN SMASH KEN SMASH. That wasn't the right answer. Not […]
I'm not really a guy who thinks that the women of the world require special protection from hurt feelings, particularly special protection provided by me. However . . . The profession of law — and especially civil litigation — has well more than its share of middle-aged men with serious personality deficits that emerge when […]
Me: [Prolonged rant about opposing counsel's inability to understand simple rule of civil procedure] Associate: "Serenity now," Ken. Me: See, that just makes me MADDER. STUPID FOX NETWORK! Crowd of Associates: [Perplexed and concerned silence] Me: It's a geek thing. You wouldn't understand. Crowd of Associates: [Darting confused glances at each other.] Me: BACK TO […]
Sometimes Dateline NBC and all of its crime-related spinoffs, 20/20, and other newsmagazines have interesting and informative true-crime stories. But I find them impossible to watch. Why? Because they appear to be scripted for the benefit of someone who has suffered mild brain damage resulting in grave short-term-memory deficits and a compulsive need to shop. […]
Why would you ask me that, or post a question about it, if you can Google it? Is it really for the pleasure of my company?
Dear folks who use quotation marks inappropriately: Don't make "me" come over "there" and "kick" you in the "nuts." Many more "here."
Here's some free legal advice regarding plausible defense strategies: If you are a well-known "professional wrestler" who "fights" under the name "Rampage Jackson," and you drive a big-ass truck that has your name and picture on it, like so: Then there is probably not much of a point in fleeing the scene on foot when […]