Legal Humor Roundup for November 10, 2011

It’s National Vanilla Cupcake day, otherwise known as swearing-in day for many new attorneys. In the roundup, though, we’ve got fake Amazon reviews of Jerry Sandusky’s book, an undercover barber’s bad haircuts, suing for half a million over cold breakfasts, and being apprehended by a shrub. It’s the happy hour law review for Thursday, November 10, 2011.

1Lowering the Bar has a story, gleaned from the New York Times, of an undercover barber who messed up an investigation by giving bad haircuts to the other undercover officers. | Lowering the Bar

2Legal Blog Watch highlights a new book that delves into the origins of legal words and phrases, such as boilerplate, jailbait, and pound of flesh. | Legal Blog Watch

3Police in Johnson City, Tennessee have a new weapon: shrubs. According to police, the suspect in an attempted wallet snatching got stuck in some shrubs as he tried to run away, eventually apologizing to the victim and giving the wallet back. |

4A New York personal injury attorney is suing a private Wall Street gym for more than $500,000 after he was kicked out for complaining about the decline of the complimentary breakfasts the spa offered. | New York Daily News

5There’s nothing funny about the Penn State scandal and legal ramifications of Joe Paterno and Jerry Sandusky’s actions. Except the fake reviews of Sandusky’s book on Amazon. |