Tuesday, November 16, 2004

I Fought With the Law

Law suits provide me with endless enjoyment. Not the actual legal stuff, just the raw bitterness that they inevitably capture. Law suits, even those filed for the most noble of reasons, always reduce people to their most greedy and vicious, they're like modern day gladiator duels, but with more money and less blood.

I don't think it's just the hilarious spectacle they always create that amuses me (and I'm not talking about the Judge Judy bullshit), I think it's also the fact that a there is a huge spectrum of reasons that law suits are brought (from very justified to stupid petty shit) and it always seems to give off the same essence of anger and hatred from both sides.

Oh sure, there are aberrations like the United States Postal Service versus Postal Service where everyone walks away happy, but for the most part one party walks away vindictive, having laid the smackdown and the other leaves swearing appeals and just plain peeved.

So, to sum it up, it's the outcome where the losers refuse to acknowledge it and the winners try to appear as dignified as possible that makes it so silly and, thus, enjoyable. The only thing that's better is political races, and even then, law suits are usually even better.

Mostly I think it's good that we have a legal system to sponser laying the smack down on those who we think have done us wrong.



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