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Wednesday's Three Burning Legal Questions

Here are today's three burning legal questions, along with the answers provided by the blogosphere.

1) Question: Yes. Yes, I did attack my brother's neck with a knife-edged barbecue spatula. And don't even try to tell me that the "reasonable person" wouldn't have done the same darn thing under the circumstances.

Answer: There's not enough information here to really answer, sorry. But if the circumstances you're referring to relate to a disagreement over whether to use butter or margarine when making macaroni and cheese, I think I must beg to differ with you on this. (Lowering the Bar, Good Reason to Kill #7: Disagreed With Your Macaroni Recipe)

2) Question: I'm a vampire. This woman in Colorado claims that she spotted a vampire in the middle of a dirt road near Fruita, Colo., on Sunday night, threw her SUV into reverse, and crashed into a canal. That is B.S. I have asked around and none of us U.S.-based vampires were anywhere near Fruita this weekend. How can I clear our names?

Answer: You know what, that's exactly what I would expect a vampire to say. You're all alike, taking no responsibility for your actions. Look at the accident scene video below of what you did to this poor woman's car -- she would obviously have no reason to make such a story up. (, Western Slope woman blames vampire for car crash) (via Jonathan Turley)

3) Question: I just bought an American flag. Isn't this thing supposed to have just 50 stars on it -- one for every state, right?

Answer: Well, traditionally and legally, yes. But you may have accidentally purchased a "patriotic banner" made in China. Sometimes those come with 61 stars. That's 11 extra for you, free of charge! (, Dallas store sells U.S. flag with 61 stars)

Posted by Bruce Carton on June 30, 2010 at 03:12 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)


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