Friday Links

Welcome to our first edition of Friday Links of 2014. Above, you’ll find the cover of More Fun Comics #17, published way, way back in the 1930’s. Happy New Year!

Three years ago this month, we published our interview with Jeff Richardson, the author of the iPhone J.D. blog. Let nostalgia take the wheels and revisit that post here.

Speaking of anniversaries, it’s now been three years since we here at Abnormal Use received a voicemail message from Wilford Brimley. To learn that fateful story, please click here.

In case you missed it, the North Carolina Court of Appeals cited Nathaniel Hawthorne in a recent commericial litigation case. Here’s the relevant excerpt:

“No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself, and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.” Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter 197 (Bantam Books 1986) (1850). Indeed, the wearing of multiple “faces” may bewilder not only men, but also corporations.

Bank of America, N.A. v. Rice, 750 S.E. 2d 205, 206 (N.C. Ct. App. 2013) (Hat Tip: North Carolina Bar Association Bankruptcy Listserv).

The musician Beck is being sued by an actor from a Quentin Tarantino film! It’s a landlord/tenant case. We tried really, really hard to come up with a “Loser” prevailing party joke, but we just couldn’t do it. Alas.

From Mental Floss: “11 Obscure References in Classic Songs—Explained!” Our favorite: “You’re So Vain.” Yes, of course that would be our favorite.

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