Sunday, November 16, 2008


Would you believe...

That a town in Turkey is trying to sue the Dark Knight?
Mayor Hüseyin Kalkan of Batman, Turkey (yes, that is a real place, check it out for yourself here:,_Turkey) has started looking into the possibility of legal proceedings against Warner Brother Pictures and Christopher Nolan over "improper" use of the town's name between the recent movies Batman Begins and Batman: The Dark Knight.
Now personally, I am not an attorney, so someone more versed in the law than myself will have to decide whether or not the town's case has any merit; but even if I was not a long time comic book fan, I do wonder why such a long delay before investigating legal options? Is anyone involved with this situation unaware that Batman began within the pages of Detective Comics' 27th issue way back in 1938?

Meanwhile, our resident comedienne Ms. Waxy Dragon (one of many avatars for an avid Internet user) has provided us with some legal themed jokes this week.

What did the judge say when a skunk walked in to the courtroom? Odor in the court.

A man visiting a graveyard saw a tombstone that read: “Here lies John Smith, a lawyer and an honest man.” “How about that!” he exclaimed. “They’ve got three people buried in one grave.”

Why did the dog go to court? Because he got a barking ticket!

And finally...

A defendant appearing in court asked about the judge's odd behavior.
'Your honor, why do you keep leaping up and down?'
The judge said, 'Why do you think? It's a kangaroo court.'

See you next week for more Sunday Funnies!

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