Tag Archives: Lowering the Bar

Did Magna Carta lead inevitably to the Scopes Trial?

Oh probably not. But Kevin Underhill, at his brilliant, satirical take on the worst of law, Lowering The Bar, writes something in his excellent and hilarious treatise on Article 41 of Magna Carta and how some, uh, insurrectionists tried to … Continue reading

Posted in Law, suits and order, The Facts of Life | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Did Magna Carta lead inevitably to the Scopes Trial?

A bullet point illustrating the gun problem in the USA

From Kevin Underhill’s Lowering The Bar, this is categorized as an Assorted Stupidity: Recently a California man was charged with reckless endangerment for shooting a gun into the air to scare off a dog that was attacking his pet duck, … Continue reading

Posted in Guns in the U.S. of A. | Tagged , | Comments Off on A bullet point illustrating the gun problem in the USA

In case you still think getting very rich will solve all your problems…

Here’s an Assorted Stupidity from the collection of Kevin Underhill’s Lowering The Bar: One way to get sued, apparently, is to spend millions of dollars doing nice things for people, which is what Marie Holmes did after she won $188 … Continue reading

Posted in Law, suits and order | Tagged , , | Comments Off on In case you still think getting very rich will solve all your problems…