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Friday, January 13, 2006

watch for flying shrimp

A family is suing Benihana (Japanese steak house / grill) after a man died, claiming he died because he ducked when a shrimp was thrown at him. Is that a joke? What a complete misuse of our legal system.

This crap is getting out of control. He died because he jacked his neck up, apparently, months after the shrimp incident. Maybe he did injure it because of the shrimp. But no one forced him to duck. People need to take responsibility for their own actions. It's ridiculous. I heard someone say the other day that it's lawyers who have ruined this country. I think there's some merit to that. I tend to blame parenting, but I see the lawyer theory, too.

It's like Howard Stern being fined. For the love of god, people. If you don't want your kids listening to Howard Stern, don't let them. And if you've raised them properly, it won't matter if they listen to him or not. They will know right from wrong.

I was listening to Rover's Morning Glory (the crap show that took over Howard's spot - I'm addicted to talk radio, okay?), and they were discussing a letter they had received from a listener. This guy found a condom wrapper in his daughter's trash can, and he was wondering if he should read her journal or not, though she had made him promise he'd never do that. They were on the side of reading the journal. Are you kidding me? What happened to talking to your kids instead of going behind their backs? The guy should at least confront the girl first. Have a civil discussion.

It's sickening. I'm beginning to wonder if people shouldn't be born unable to have kids then have to earn that ability later in life. It's just unbelievable the things people do to their kids, or to other people.

And as for all these dumb lawsuits, please. Just stop. Our judicial system has enough to worry about without that, like sending innocent people to death.

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