Sunday, June 17, 2007
Law and Restaurant Orders in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…
• A California Applebee’s restaurant accidentally served a margarita to a 2-year-old toddler. After the kid grew drowsy and started making strange faces, his mom removed the sippy cup lid to discover tequila and triple sec. The child inevitably got ill, prompting an emergency room visit. “I wasn’t going to make a big deal about it,” said the mother, “but then he got sick.” The manager admitted to making the mistake, claiming the margarita mix and apple juice are housed in similar containers near each other in the restaurant refrigerator. Sounds like the Applebee’s manager has been hitting the “apple juice.”
• Michael Jackson said in a court deposition that while he was fighting child molestation charges, he received advice from Rev. Jesse Jackson and billionaire Ron Burkle. Jacko sought help against people he deemed to be disloyal advisers seeking to take advantage of him. The King of Pop proclaimed the entertainment industry is “full of sharks, charlatans and impostors. … Because there’s a lot of money involved, there’s a bunch of schmucks in there. … It’s the entertainment world, full of thieves and crooks. That’s not new. Everybody knows that.” Jacko needs to change his title to the King of Paranoia.
• A disciplinary panel disbarred District Attorney Mike Nifong, the man who led the infamous Duke Lacrosse Team prosecution. Nifong supported the decision; however, he refuses to call the players completely innocent. When asked if he believed the accuser had been attacked, Nifong said that while he didn’t know if she had been sexually assaulted, “something happened to make everybody leave that scene very quickly.” The players’ lawyers plan to seek criminal contempt charges and other possible legal actions. Wonder if Nifong will call Jesse Jackson.