The Forbes Fictional Fifteen – if you are an avid (or not so avid) reader of Forbes other lists of the wealthy, you will enjoy this list of popular fictional characters.
Archives for June 2007
An interesting take on the case against Gordon Gekko (Wall Street). Seems it might have been hard to lock him up after all, and that the real criminal was Bud Fox.
We still await a ruling in “The Case of the Missing Pants.”
Judge Roy Pearson, the administrative law judge “suing the pants” off his dry cleaners for losing his custom tailored trousers, apparently broke down and cried on the witness stand. Those must have been some great pants! And, boo hoo, “he needed those pants for his administrative law judge job!” <sniffle>
I don’t like to resort to name calling, since it usually indicates you have absolutely no argument, but either those were the most incredible pants he ever owned, or he is an absolute wimp. I guess the other possibility would be that he is a gifted and talented actor. Since this case calls into question his suitability to be a judge, perhaps he might be more suited to playing one on TV.
To show that he is not an unreasonable man, (and probably to help his PR situation), he dropped his original claim of $67 million to a much more sensible $54 million. That should make his side of the story more popular with the general public. I mean really, $67 million for a pair of pants? Come on! But $54 million? Yes, that’s much more in line with today’s norm for a “pant suit.”
Get it? Pant suit? ROFL!
And what about this poor man’s legal fees? He is representing himself and has (according to him) spent some 1400 hours working on the case and preparing witnesses. That is the equivalent of more than 23 solid 60 hour work weeks. My question is, if he’s put that much time into this case, when is he finding time to do his administrative law, a job that is paid for by taxpayers? I smell a rat in this case.
The dry cleaners are not the only ones being “taken to the cleaners” in this case.