Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Overheard in Roomie's Bedroom...

So, roomie is laying sick-a-bed, watching the Today show droning away on the idiot box. The talking heads are babbling away about the latest developments in the Luka Magnotta case because "gay internet porn actor fugitive cannibal killer" is to "journalist" as "Coleman lantern" is to "moth". Roomie pipes up with:

RX: "You know, the worst thing about eating a Chinese exchange student is that an hour later..."

Me: "...you're hungry again."

Thank you, we'll be here all week Try the veal.

As an aside, why do the Canadians follow the British practice of making all the officers of the court dress like clowns instead of just the judges, the way decent people do?

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

"why do the Canadians follow the British practice of making all the officers of the court dress like clowns..."

'Cause they're easier to identify come the revolution?

Blackwing1 said...

My favoriate variation on that theme is Dick Cavett's joke:

"The only problem with a German/Chinese restaurant is that an hour later, you're hungry for power again."

I still laugh when I hear that.

Anonymous said...

I can always count on you for a good chuckle in the morning. Thanks.
Miss Violet

Glenn Kelley said...

Tam,
Canada evolved from a British colony to a country.Our institutions are there fore British.Until the Statute of Westminster(1932) the last court of appeal for a Canadian was the House of Lords.Check out the women as persons case.

.Magnotta is a winery in Ontario.He changed his name from newman to something he saw on a bottle.

Glenn

dave said...

Glenn,
It may come as some surprise to you that the US also evolved from a British colony to a country.

og said...

It's good for the tourist trade, like having their version of the Feds ride horses and wear red uniforms and weird hats.

Anonymous said...

"why do the Canadians follow the British practice of making all the officers of the court dress like clowns..."

That way your 500$/hr lawyer, and the public defender look the same and their lawyering is judged (in theory) by the quality of their arguments not the cut of their suit.

I wish they all wore powdered wigs still, but you can't have everything.

Ed Foster said...

What Og said. I have relatives in Canada, and they are there simply because it's what took them in when they couldn't fit into a quota for the U.S.

Given the chance, everybody from Thunder Bay west (except government employees) would join the U.S. tomorrow, and Quebec would love to be part of France again.

Back in the '76 Montreal Olympics, Canada became the first country to host the games and not win any medals. It didn't matter to the Quebecois in the stands though, as when Frenchman Guy Drut won the 110 meter hurdles everyone in the stands stood up and sang the Marseillaise with tears running down their faces.

If the Battle Of Ridgeway had never been fought, any Canucks fond of cowboy hats would now be American, Quebec would have the French tricolor flying over it, and Canada would be a quaint little place on the east coast that produced fish, potatoes, and paper, and mostly spoke Gaelic.

Drang said...

why do the Canadians follow the British practice of making all the officers of the court dress like clowns instead of just the judges, the way decent people do?
Is this a trick question? Subjects, not citizens.

John Stephens said...

After the breakup, the US threw out all our ex's stuff out in the street.

John Peddie (Toronto) said...

Tradition, m'lady. Tradition.

Impresses the plebs with the majesty of the law.

But only for courts dealing with serious crimes.

Lesser perps don't get the full regalia ,and Small Claims courts are positively homey.

See Judge Judy for a sample.

Rob said...

Uh...John, you realize that Judge Judy is filmed in California, right?

(Hey, at least we aren't responsible for Justin Beiber or Celine Dion).

Chris said...

Dick Cavett? Didn't he die in the 70's? Or maybe his show did!
Man ya must be ancient.

CIII

Critter said...

Quaint is what it is.

Roberta X said...

Tsk. Because that's what Canadians do, is why.

Unknown said...

Do you have any idea how much more comfy a robe would be at counsel table? I could wear jeans and a sweatshirt and nobody'd know the difference....

The Infamous Oregon Lawhobbit said...

Do you have any idea how much more comfy a robe would be at counsel table? I could wear jeans and a sweatshirt and nobody'd know the difference....

Jerry said...

And THAT'S why she's farting rainbows.