Bitter News, Week of July 4th, 2011

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Here are your headlines from the Bitter Newsroom, where we don’t leave our $100m ATM receipts lying around: The Supreme Court cut through the crap and stated, unequivocally, that video games are art and subject to full First Amendment protection. We in the Newsroom applaud this decision for a number of reasons: Now a violent action game like Doom can …

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INTERESTING QUOTES AND COMMENTS OVERHEARD THIS WEEK FROM FRIENDS, ACQUAINTANCES AND STRANGERS.  (Names have been eliminated, but the quotes are real.  Too real!) SENIOR PARTNER BIGLAW: “The law business sucks right now.  It’s awful.  I’d hate to be a young lawyer starting out.  There’s no money in it anymore.  No chance at partner.  It just sucks.  Luckily, I’m 55 and …

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Bitter News, 5-28-10

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that are the eighth commandment of Memorial Day BBQ style: • Hulk Hogan will do a lot to entertain you.  But he won’t wrestle Bedrock cartoons with cankles in the name of selling surgery cereals.  He’s pissed—ala Lindsay Lohan v. E*Trade—about the use of his apparent likeness in the commercial below.  And it’s “Hogan,” not …

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Bitter News, 5-27-10

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as transformative as Willie Nelson sans braids: • “A sexy matchmaker fired back today at the lonelyheart lawyer who sued her after paying $10,000 to be paired up with dreamgirls he says were duds.  ‘There’s only so much I can do,’” Amy Laurent, the head of high-end dating service Amy Laurent International and HuffPo blogger, …

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Bitter News, 5-26-10

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that can’t keep up with our son’s two-pack-a-day habit: • Funny how the English are stereotypically known for awful dental care but there was a possibility that breasts could have been ruled a human right.  “A 58-year-old British transsexual Tuesday lost her court battle over the state-funded health service’s refusal to pay for a breast …

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Funny Tattoos: Rule number 1: Don’t talk about Fight Club if you don’t know how to spell “Fight Club

Bitter News, 5-25-10

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that did NOT mutilate and kill your cat, but our pit bull did: • One of our favorite blogs is Ugliest Tattoos (see example below).  And you can’t be featured on that site if you don’t get genius inked art needled onto your body.  And you can’t get genius inked art needled onto your body …

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Bitter News, 5-24-10

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as androgynous-ly erogenous as Venus Williams’ naughty nighty: • A woman who was told she was a big Hooter has decided to be a legal shooter.  Cassandra Marie Smith sued restaurant chain Hooters for weight discrimination—which is, evidently, a cause of action in Michigan—because she was allegedly placed on a “30 day ‘weight probation’” as …

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Bitter News, 5-21-10

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that have spent most the day playing Google Pac-Man: • Are words like ”furburger,” ”schmeckle” and “blowjob” appropriate terms to be using in a sex-ed classroom?  A Brooklyn federal judge says they are.  He supported a teacher who sued after she was ironically thrown into the “rubber room” when parents complained that she was being …

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Bitter News, 5-19-10

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that got beat to the punch on the whole beer-flavored vodka thing: • “Commercial fishermen, property owners, area businesses, municipalities, seafood processors, recreational users.” That’s a list of attendees you’d expect at a Gulf region AA meeting these days given they’re all victims of this insanity of an oil spill.  BigLaw won’t be a victim …

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