Québec has been the setting for a bovine ‘Great Escape’ since July this year, when a couple of dozen cows broke free and have only just (!) been caught.
First, some cowboys were called in to round them up, but the cows outwitted them and hid in a field of corn. Continue reading →
Some readers will be preparing to celebrate Christmas, or to have a break, so I thought it surely must be time for *those* smiles again. 😊
Hope this starts your week off in fun! Continue reading →
You travel into the future to visit a law firm in the year 2384. What is the most remarkable thing you see?
(By the way, the illustration is a cartoon dating from 1922: “Cheer up! Let’s look forward to 2022”.) Continue reading →
As a postlude* to last week’s Monday smile, I offer you the Reno Cooperative Housing Bulletin of 2012. The year is relevant.
“2012 end of the World: Is your co-op legally prepared? Continue reading →
This week, I came across a scarcely credible clause in the terms of a service of the contentious corporation Amazon. Reported in 2016 on Spiceworks, it is, amazingly, still online. In fact, according to the webpage, it was updated 6 days ago!
Lumberyard, by the way, is apparently a freeware cross-platform game engine.
So here we go, the Service Terms of Amazon Web Services:
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This week Twitter served up a delightful error from 2016:
My British publisher replaced pants with trousers and the book WENT TO PRINT with the word occutrousers.
Which brought to mind this similar gem: Continue reading →
A French smile today…
Poète et dramaturge illustre de la Restauration, admiré par Victor Hugo, Alexandre Soumet disait de son gendre Beuvain d’Altenheim, linguiste reputé et peu loquace : Continue reading →
Have a lovely week! And by the way, keep checking by the conference website – the programme is final, speaker bios are available, and the participants’ page will be published this week. January will soon be here! 😊
Hope you enjoy today’s smile…
8 vowels, 11 consonants, an exclamation mark, and a comma appeared in court today. Continue reading →
To start the week with a… groan?
Did you hear about the man who sued an airline company after it mislaid his luggage?
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An elaborate scheme for cheating at law exams hit the media last week. A few years ago, in Spain, a law student apparently etched (!!) a number of Bic biros with crib notes. Newsweek reported: “The pens were confiscated from a student ‘a few years ago’ during an exam on ‘criminal procedural law’ and they only resurfaced while a law professor was recently tidying up her office.” Continue reading →
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