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Monday, May 6, 2013

I Hope We'll at Least Get a Stirring Courtroom Speech Out of This

Posted by on Mon, May 6, 2013 at 4:26 PM

Because the weather is nice outside and you're feeling good about the world, here's a bit of depressing news to give you perspective: Harper Lee is suing to regain the copyright of To Kill a Mockingbird from her literary agent:

The lawsuit alleges that Samuel Pinkus, the son-in-law of Eugene Winick, who represented Lee for over four decades, took advantage of the 87 year old author’s declining health five years ago, when he “duped” her into signing documents she did not understand.

I'm trying to imagine something lower than taking advantage of Harper Lee's infirmity and I can't. Pantsing Judy Blume comes in a close second.


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Urgutha Forka 1
"The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers."

-William Shakespeare (Henry VI)
Posted by Urgutha Forka on May 6, 2013 at 4:34 PM · Report this
Zanz Kant Danz
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on May 6, 2013 at 5:03 PM · Report this
lostboy 3
Pantsing Judy Bloom would be inexcusable, agreed, but it's a distant second to this.
Posted by lostboy on May 6, 2013 at 5:08 PM · Report this
Why would anyone waste time pantsing Judy Blume? Didn't we all get enough exposure to her "naughty bits" from the dog-eared copies of Wifey (with the paper-clipped pages and highlighted passages) that were passed around the Junior High School bus?
Posted by JohnnyC on May 6, 2013 at 5:09 PM · Report this
seatackled 5
Hopefully the stirring courtroom speech won't say that defrauding Harper Lee is a deed as black as Tom Robinson's skin.
Posted by seatackled on May 6, 2013 at 5:17 PM · Report this
Mr Flex Chesterson 6
I can only hope that Mr Pinkus meets Robert Duvall while on a drunken moonlight stroll.
Posted by Mr Flex Chesterson on May 6, 2013 at 7:04 PM · Report this
treefort 7
How about.... genocide?
Posted by treefort on May 6, 2013 at 8:55 PM · Report this
--MC 8
#6 -- yeah, right. If I were Samuel Pinkus, I'd wear that ham costume day and night for protection.
Posted by --MC on May 7, 2013 at 7:05 AM · Report this
seatackled 9
Genocide would be pretty low.
Posted by seatackled on May 7, 2013 at 7:42 AM · Report this

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