It’s 11-11-11, and in binary legal humor we’ve got a Canadian lawyer proposing a new “taxonomy of Twitter retweets.” Plus, threatening to blow up Best Buy, pushing the hemorrhoid defense, suing over a referee’s blown call, and a satirical legal news site claims there are now more lawyers named Brian than there are named Bob. Go figure. It’s the happy hour law review for Friday, November 11, 2011.
1In this week’s entry for frivolous lawsuit of the month, we have parents of a high school football team suing a New Mexico state association over a referee’s blown call. Update: the parents’ injunction, which asked that the team be included in the high school playoffs, was denied. | KOAT
3Satirical legal news site Turnip News reports the “startling” news that there are now more lawyers named Brian than there are named Bob. | Turnip News
4A homeless man in Austin, Texas, was convicted of slashing a car’s tires in a neighborhood that has a string of more than 390 tire-slashing incidents in the last four years. His defense: he just wants medical attention for his hemorrhoids. As he told the court, “Ok, I’m going to tell you the truth on this one. It doesn’t sound right, but it is. I have had hemorrhoids at that time, super duper bad.” | YNN/Austin
5Meh. I mean, there was already the guy who actually firebombed a Taco Bell drive-thru because he didn’t get enough meat on his Chalupa. So, when a guy goes nuts and threatens to blow up Best Buy because it allegedly gave away his copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, we’re nonplussed. | Aurora Sentinel